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All maintained schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for the strategic decisions of the school. The Governing Body and Headteacher each have a distinctive role in leading the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management and leadership of the school, whereas the governors are the strategic arm of the school.  


The Governing Body is made up of elected parents, staff including the Headteacher, and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority. The document below outlines the structure and responsibilities of the Governing Body and its committees.



We have an active Governing Body at Oakwood, who form an important link between the school and the community with overall responsibility for the school. The Governing Body of the school meet at least three times a year. The Sub-Committees (‘Pupil and Curriculum Committee’ and ‘Resources Committee’) also meet regularly. Minutes of their meetings are available for parents to view in the school office.


If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Oakwood Primary School, or would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please email Mrs J Elliott at: