GOVERNORS WHO'S WHO

  • Mrs Caroline Clode

    Staff Governor

    Appointed by: Elected by school staff
    From: 09/11/2015 To: 08/11/2019
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

    I was born in Sheffield and moved here with my family. I was a pupil at the original Longmeadow school and my children went to Oaklands before the schools amalgamated and became Oakmeadow. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be a teacher at my old school or the school where my own children went. I am married with 2 children who both got married this year. Simon who is 33 and has just returned from working in Beijing for 4 years and is now working in London again. Amy is 30 and working in Dubai with her new husband and we are looking forward to visiting them soon. I enjoy reading, gardening and travelling, having been to some fabulous places around the world I never thought I would go just so I could see my own children!

  • Mrs Katie Dawson

    Co-opted Governor

    Appointed by GB/board
    From: 09/11/2015 To:08/11/2019
    Pecuniary Interests: SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL H&S ASST
    Attendance at meetings: 2/3

    I have two children currently at Oakmeadow and I work for the Health & Safety team at Shropshire Council. I have been a governor for 2 years now and was delighted to be given this opportunity. I really wanted to give something back to the school, that has given so much to my children and the community.

  • Mr Paul Firth

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by: Elected by parents
    From: 10/10/2017 To: 09/10/2021
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

    I am originally from a small mining town in South Yorkshire and moved to Shrewsbury to take up a post as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation.

    I now work as a University lecturer teaching the related topics of physiology, exercise, health promotion and health research.

    Away from work I have a daughter who attends Oakmeadow and a partner of 20 years. We enjoy being a family, spending time outdoors, bouncy castles and hot chocolate with marshmallows.
    I am excited to be a new Parent Governor as it is a new challenge and I look forward to filling the role for the next four years.

  • Mr John Hitchings

    LA Governor

    Appointed by: Nominated by LA and appointed by GB
    From: 01/09/2009 To:18/09/2021
    Pecuniary Interests: GOVERNOR SEVERNDALE SPECIALIST ACADEMY
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

    I have been a governor of Oakmeadow and its predecessor schools for over 30 years. I was heavily involved in two major amalgamations and the appointment of three Headteachers. I have acted as Vice Chair and Chair of Finance and served on all the sub committees. I was a founder member of, and currently chair, the Shropshire School Governors Council. I am also Vice Chair of the Schools Forum.
    I worked for Severn Trent Water as a Chemist and Bacteriologist, Laboratory Manager, Operational Manager, Regional Support Manager and finally Standard Practice Manager for Water Supply. After retirement I served as a member of the Lay Judiciary on Employment Tribunals for 12 years. I was also involved in Trade Union activities within Unison at local, regional and national levels serving as both Vice Chair and Chair.
    I am married and have three children who attended the school and who now have successful careers.

  • Rev Peter Hubbard

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed by: Foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)
    From: 16/02/2017 To:15/02/2021
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

    I’ve been the Vicar of Christ Church here in Bayston Hill since November 2016, and I’m a Foundation Governor at Oakmeadow School. I’m married to Debbie, and I have two teenage daughters. In any spare time I get I like to go walking or cycling in the beautiful Shropshire countryside! I hope to see you at a school event – do stop me for a chat if you see me!

  • Mrs Maralyn Long

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed by foundation/Trust
    From: 08/03/2015 To: 07/03/2023
    Pecuniary Interests: CONCEPT CATERING
    Attendance at Meetings: 3/3

  • Mrs Susan Pugh

    Community Governor

    Appointed by GB/board
    From: 19/06/2018 To: 19/06/2022
    Pecuniary Interests:
    Attendance at meetings: 2/3

    I am a Shropshire Lass who spent her childhood growing up in Bayston Hill with her 2 older brothers.
    My very first school was Oaklands Infants School when it was newly opened. From there I went to Longmeadow Primary School following in the footsteps of my brothers. I spent 4 very happy years years there and have very fond memories, although the school looks very different from my day. It is lovely to see the 2 schools merged now, and I am looking forward to supporting the management team and giving something back to the school that gave me such a good start in my educational life.

    My first job was working for National Westminster Bank where I spent 14 years. I am now a fully qualified HR professional having gained my qualifications whilst working for Land Registry in London. Since then I have worked for the local NHS Trusts and am now working on a part time basis whilst supporting my elderly mother.

  • Mr David Tozer

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by GB/board
    From: 08/10/2013 To: 07/10/2022
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

    Secondary school teacher, PE & Sport. Several Heads of Department and Pastoral Lead both in the state and independent sector. I also undertake private consultancy work with Energize, our County Sports Partnership, helping secondaries and primaries with department policies, preparing for Ofsted and internal & external pastoral audits. Most recently I have returned to teaching at The Priory School where I have two daughters. My wife and I have four children in total, two of whom are currently at Oakmeadow. I am in my second term as parent governor and currently sit on three committees; Learning & Progress Committee (Chair), Pupils & Staff Discipline & Dismissals and the Headteachers Performance Management.

  • Mr Keith Winter

    CHAIR

    Appointed by foundation/Trust
    From: 18/06/2013 To: 17/06/2021
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 2/3

    I was born and bred in Shrewsbury and have spent all my working life here. I am a Chartered Accountant and have been in Practice at Dyke Yaxley . I was one of the owners but went part time five years ago and am now a Consultant. I am a director of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and recently finished three years as President of that organisation. I have been a Governor at the School for over 4 years.

    I have been married to Alwyn for 50 years and we have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. In what spare time I can find I go to the Gym, walk and play Bridge.

  • Mrs Carla Whelan

    Headteacher

    Appointed by:Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
    From:01/01/2013To: Not recorded
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 3/3

  • Mr Paul Breeze

    Parent Governor

    I am originally from Mid Wales and moved to Bayston Hill in 2014 where I live with my wife and 2 children, who both attend Oakmeadow.
    I have over 2 decades of service to our communities. I am also the Vice Chairman of Bayston Hill Parish Council and take over the Chair in May this year.
    Out of work I enjoy family time, rugby and walking.
    My interest in becoming a school governor is driven by my belief that all children irrespective of societal background should be adequately equipped with the right skills and foundation required to set them up for the future, enabling every child to learn, grow and reach their full potential. I look forward to the challenge ahead.