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Oakley Lower School Governors

Mrs S Lovett


Mrs R Gray, Chair

Co-opted Governor

Mr J Abbott, Vice

Co-opted Governor

Mr I Watson

Local Authority Governor



Who are we?

Many of us are parents of current or former pupils at the school; others are people from the school's community who wish to make a positive contribution to our children's education. You will see many of us in the playgorund and we are always happy to chat or answer any questions you may have.


Why we are here?

Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country.  It is our responsibility to:

  • raise school standards through 3 key roles:  setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance,
  • manage the school's budget
  • assuring the well being of all staff with particular responsibility for the Headteacher
  • participate in the appointment of staff


We meet as a whole 5 times a year and sit on at least one sub-committee. We have 3 main sub committtees, these are: Finance & Personnel, Curriculum and Health & Safety. In addition we also have at least one specialist responsibility that we monitor and feedback on to the rest of the board.  This can be from a curriculum area such as Numeracy, ICT etc or a specific needs area such as Gifted & Talented, Special Educational Needs etc. Being a governor is a 4 year commitment, it is challenging and exciting and ultimately very rewarding.

Mrs P Olney

Partnership Governor

Mrs S Fisher

Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Coghlan

Partnership Governor


Ms E Halls

Parent Governor

Mrs S Litchfield

Staff Governor

Mr S Daniels

Parent Governor


Mr D Gray

Associate Member

i Awaiting new Associate Member


We have high aspirations for the children at school and we are committed to providing the best for all our children. The support of the staff governors and parents is a vital element in achieving this.

Should you have any questions or would like more information about governance then you can contact us via Karen Wille, the clerk to the governors. (01234) 822104

Oakley Lower School, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford MK43 7REoffice@oakley.bedssch.co.uk T: 01234 822104 F: 01234 826472
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