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
Ms Fiona Whittaker (Executive Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Charlotte Alford (Deputy Headteacher) email@example.com
Mrs Karen Cocker (Parent) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ben Record (Parent) email@example.com
Councillor Michael Baynham firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Mike Lloyd email@example.com
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||Date appointed||Expiry date||Register of Interests|
|Brendan Wignall (Chair)||1.10.17||1.10.21||Brendan is Headteacher at Ellesmere College, Shropshire.|
|Michael Forber (Vice chair)||1.10.17||1.10.21||Michael Forber is the Executive Headteacher of Somerville Federation and Nursery School, Wallasey.|
|Iain Colledge||1.10.17||1.10.21||Iain is director and owner of World Academies and a project director for the British Council. He is a registered Ofsted school inspector and provides services in the Midlands.|
|Adrian Walmsley||1.10.17||1.10.21||Adrian is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, and a Trustee/Governor at the Queen’s School - both in Chester|
|Steve Docking (CEO)||1.10.17||n/a||Steve is formerly headteacher at Delamere Academy and CEO of NWAT. He is also a director of ACT Education. He lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at St Martin's, and they have two children.|
|Kay Cook||1.10.17||1.10.21||Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy.|
|Reverend Elaine Ollman||1.10.17||1.10.21||Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is now retired as Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.|
|Kirsty Cobb||1.10.17||1.10.21||Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.|
|Julie Roberts-Joyce||1.10.17||1.10.21||Julie Roberts-Joyce is a parent governor at Delamere Academy.|
|David Jones||1.10.17||1.10.21||David retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April 2019 after 40 years service.|
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. Julian is also a Governor at Weaverham Primary Academy.|
|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||Fiona is also Executive Headteacher at Weaverham Primary Academy.|
|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. He is also a governor at Weaverham Primary Academy.|
|Mike Lloyd||1.9.19 - 4 years||Mike is a retired and very successful businessman who works closely with the Tarporley Round Table.|
|Christine Clark||22.10.18 - stepped down Easter 2019 due to increased work commitments.||Christine was a parent of two children in the school.|
|Richard Clark (Previous Deputy Headteacher)||1.9.14 - stepped down 31.8.19 due to promotion to work in another school.||None|
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.