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 management and organisation of the Academy
- The implementation of the decisions of the Board and the Executive Headteacher.
- Performance in relation to targets and standards approved by the Board
- The implementation of policies monitoring student welfare and behaviour
- The implementation of policies approved by the Board
- The implementation of all extended school activities.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Julian Halstead (Vice Chair) email@example.com
Mrs Fiona Whittaker (Executive Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Richard Clark (Deputy Headteacher) email@example.com
Mrs Christine Clark (Parent) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ben Record (Parent) email@example.com
Councillor Michael Baynham firstname.lastname@example.org
A representative from North West Academies Trust attends every meeting.
Terms of Office & Register of Interests
North West Academies Trust
The school has been part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) since its conversion on 1st April 2014.
NWAT is passionate about supporting schools within their community and helping to ensure outstanding learning opportunities for every child. The Trust, and its schools, aspire to excellence in education and this is underpinned by The Seven Principles of Public Life: Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty and Leadership.
Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, The Coach House, Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP 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 (CEO)||Steve 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 (Vice chair)||Michael Forber is the Executive Headteacher of Somerville Federation and Nursery School.|
|Adrian Walmsley||Adrian is a Governor at The Queen's School, Chester, Upton-by-Chester High School and St Martin's Academy, Chester.|
|Brendan Wignall (Chair)||Brendan Wignall is Headmaster at Ellesmere College, Shropshire.|
Oak View Academy Local School Board
|Name||Date appointed & term of office||Register of Interests|
|Vicki Ratchford (Chair)||1.9.19 - 4 years||Vicki is a retired Maths teacher and Secondary school Headteacher from the Chester Catholic High School.|
|Julian Halstead (Vice Chair)||1.3.19 - 4 years||Julian has extensive business experience across many disciplines. Although semi-retired, he spends a lot of time coaching and mentoring people at many levels.|
|Ben Record||22.10.18- 4 years||Ben is a parent of two children in the school and works for an Educational Recruitment Company.|
|Karen Cocker||24.6.19 - 4 years||Karen is a parent of a child in school and is a SENDCO in a secondary school in Crewe.|
|Councillor Michael Baynham||30.9.15 - 4 years||Michael is a conservative councillor for the Winsford Over and Verdin Ward.|
|Fiona Whittaker (Headteacher)||1.4.14||None|
|Charlotte Alford (Deputy Head & SENDCO)||1.9.19||None|
|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.|
|Mike Lloyd||1.9.19||Mike is a retired and very successful businessman who works closely with the Tarporley Round Table.|
Accounts – NWAT limited
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.