A very warm welcome from myself and the Governing board. My name is Victoria Lofthouse and I am the Chair of Governors here at Oxley Primary.
I have been a governor since 2016 and was elected to the position of Chair in September 2018. My youngest child currently attends Oxley in Year 6, gaining all the knowledge and skills to allow her to flourish and succeed in all she does – this is all down to the amazing, kind, and caring staff at the school.
As a governing board, we are made up of elected teachers, parents, a representative from the local authority, and members of the community. We work as a strategic team alongside the Headteacher and the wonderful senior team to help and support the school. The day-to-day running and operational side of the school is looked after fabulously by the senior leadership team; we as governors are here to oversee, challenge and set the criteria by which the school is run.
Our Governing Board is made up of:
|Mr D Caldwell||Head Teacher|
|Mrs V Lofthouse||Parent Governor (Chair)|
|Mr G Brown||LA Governor|
|Mr M Hook||Parent Governor (Chair of FPP)|
|Mr M Walker||Community Governor|
|Mr M Webb||Parent Governor|
|Mr T Stone||Parent Governor|
|Mr L Duffy||Staff Governor|
|Mrs L Woolcock*||Deputy Head Teacher|
|Mrs J Jones*||Clerk to the Governors|
* No voting rights
As a full governing board we meet at least once a term. We also have a sub committee that reports back to the full governing board. This is the FPP (finance, premises, and personnel) Committee.
We also conduct governor visits to the school regularly and aim to be in the school as much as possible. This may be attending assemblies, meeting with the senior leadership team, interviewing pupils to gain their thoughts and opinions, carrying out monitoring activities, and lots more. We also attend training sessions to keep our skills in tip-top condition and a finger on the pulse of governorship.
I am extremely proud to be able to support and help the school in this way; governors are an essential part of the inner workings of the school and we are always looking for new volunteers to join us. You do not need any particular skills or qualifications. If you can dedicate time to the role, you will find as I did how rewarding being a governor can be!
If you would like any more information about becoming a governor or the role of the governors in school, please feel free to contact me via the school office
Chair of Governors