Our Governors often visit to see the children at work, and how they benefit from the positive changes implemented since we became Oak View Academy in 2014.
They chat with the pupils and meet with the school council to discuss ways to make the learning experience even better.
As a result, the school has purchased some additional play equipment for both the Junior and Infant playgrounds.
We have a Local School Board which has replaced the Governing Body and which has the power to monitor the role of the Academy at an operational day-to-day level and review:
The School Board will report to NWAT on decisions and will also provide advice and make recommendations to them on issues.
Our School Board representatives are:
Mrs Vicki Ratchford (Chair) email@example.com
Mr Steve Docking (CEO) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Julian Halstead (Vice Chair) email@example.com
Mrs Fiona Rimmer (Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Richard Clark (Deputy Headteacher) email@example.com
Mrs Sarah Buxton (Parent) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Shelley Livemore (Parent) email@example.com
Mr Danny Chapman (Parent) firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Michael Baynham email@example.com
Mr Kevin Hassett firstname.lastname@example.org
A representative from North West Academies Trust attends every meeting.
Steve Docking (CEO)
Julian Halstead (Vice Chair)
North West Academies Trust
The school has been part of North West Academies Trust since its conversion on 1st April 2014.
Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, Cedar House, c/o St Martins Academy, 91 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3NG. Tel: 01244 566167.
The trust is a charitable body offering advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview to several academies in Cheshire.
North West Academies Trust Board
|Name of Director||Register of Interests|
|Steve Docking||Steve is the Headteacher at Delamere C of E Academy, is a director at St Martin’s Academy Chester (Appointed 5/9/2012) and is also CEO of The North West Academies Trust, a multi-academy sponsor (from 20/1/2014) and a Director of ACT Education, an educational advisory company (from 1/8/2010). Steve also lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at St Martin’s Academy, and they have two children.|
|Michael Forber||Michael Forber is the Executive Headteacher of Somerville Federation and has a genuine working knowledge of improving outcomes for children. In his own educational career he has removed two schools from OFSTED categories and been praised by the DFE twice for raising attainment and achievement in schools which had previously been at the lowest possible level. He is an experienced Nursery and Primary School Headteacher able to support the governors with school leadership and management knowledge.|
|Adrian Walmsley||Adrian is a former member of Cheshire West and Chester Council, where he was Chairman of its Licensing Committee. He was a council representative at the University of Chester and also at the Countess of Chester NHS Trust. He is a Governor at The Queen's School, Chester, Upton-by-Chester High School and St Martin's Academy, Chester.|
|Iain Colledge||Iain is a Director of World Academies, a company dedicated to international school start-ups and development. He has been in leadership roles in four British international schools and in each he has significantly improved the quality of education and grown the school beyond expectations. He has been a governor in a state primary school and carried out various consultancy roles to improve school standards and develop leadership and management in primary and secondary schools.|
|Brendan Wignall||Brendan Wignall is Headmaster at Ellesmere College, a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils between the ages of 7-18. Brendan is also Chair of Governors at St Martin's Academy; Chair of the national dyslexia accreditation charity, CReSTeD; and serves on the Membership and Finance committees of HMC, the leading association for independent school heads and principals.|
Oak View Academy Local School Board
|Name||Date appointed & term of office||Register of Interests|
|Vicki Ratchford (Chair)||1.9.15 - 4 years||Vicki is a retired Maths teacher and Secondary school Headteacher from the Chester Catholic High School.|
|Julian Halstead (Vice Chair)||1.3.15 - 4 years||Julian has extensive business experience across many disciplines. He has led departments of up to 100 people and inspired many to broaden and develop their skills base, and coached people who were trainees, through to senior management. He is an excellent presenter and communicator and believes in getting quickly to the point, simplifying it, and saying it like it is. His no nonsense, yet approachable style, leads many to ask for his advice, support and mentoring.|
|Daniel Chapman||1.4.14 - 4 years||Danny is a parent of two children in the school and is head of the PE department in a local High School.|
|Sarah Buxton||1.4.14 - 4 years||Sarah is a parent of two children in the school and works as a PA in a legal company.|
|Shelley Livemore||1.4.14 - 4 years||Shelley is a parent of two children in the school.|
|Kevin Hassett||1.6.15 - 4 years||Kevin is a Governor at the Kings School, Chester. He is also the Vice Chair of Chester Municipal Charities. Since 2004, he has worked for himself developing his family's Sports and Leisure Businesses in the UK and Europe.|
|Councillor Michael Baynham||30.9.15 - 4 years||Michael is a conservative councillor for the Winsford Over and Verdin Ward.|
|Fiona Rimmer (Headteacher)||1.4.14||None|
|Richard Clark (Deputy Head)||1.4.14||None|
|Steve Docking (NWAT)||1.4.14||Steve is the Headteacher at Delamere C of E Academy, is a director at St Martin’s Academy Chester (Appointed 5/9/2012) and is also CEO of The North West Academies Trust, a multi-academy sponsor (from 20/1/2014) and a Director of ACT Education, an educational advisory company (from 1/8/2010). Steve also lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at St Martin’s Academy.|
|Michael Forber (NWAT)||1.4.14||Michael is the Executive Headteacher of the Somerville Federation on the Wirral. He is also the Education Director of The North West Academies Trust.|
All academies have to produce audited accounts which must be submitted to the EFA and displayed on the school’s website. Our auditors are White and Co, Manchester.