Governors Who's Who?

  • Mrs Carla Whelan

    Head Teacher

    Appointed by: Trustees
    Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

  • Mrs Susan Pugh

    Chair of Governors

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests:
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    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 Keith Winter

    Community Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: Consultant at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants; Director of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce

    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    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 Caroline Clode

    Staff Governor

    Appointed by: Elected by school staff
    From: 18/09/2020 To: 17/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    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!

  • Rev Peter Hubbard

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    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: Trustees
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: Concept Catering
    Attendance at Meetings: 1/1

    I have served as a foundation governor for ten years and have enjoyed my involvement in the journey Oakmeadow has been on during that time. I am vice chair. I am married to Peter and we have lived in Bayston Hill for over thirty years. I am Managing Director of my own business in the hospitality sector. I love to travel and have enjoyed my time in many countries both near and far.

  • Mr Tim Ryan

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by Parents
    From: 18/09/2020 To: 17/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: Mammoth Consulting, Wife Sarah Ryan = Supply teacher
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    I am father to Jake, husband to Sarah, foster-carer, coach at Mammoth, quizmaster at the Beeches and bad actor in the Christ Church assemblies! I'm totally committed to supporting our school in becoming the best it can be for our children and future generations. I've enjoyed helping at the fireworks and fetes before Jake started at school. I'm passionate about upholding the culture, values and ethos of Oakmeadow for the benefit of the students, village and wider community. I've a strong background in sales, management and business, which means that I have skills that can offer within my role as a parent governor.

  • Mrs Claire Thomas-Davis

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by Parents
    From: 18/09/2020 To: 17/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    I have 20+ years experience working in a variety of roles in Financial and Business sector. Having utilised the school, clubs and support fully for over 5 years, I am invested in ensuring Oakmeadow remains a great place for our children. I have one child aged 8 in Oakmeadow, with one also just started in the nursery so am keen to get involved long-term. I wanted to become a governor to offer great support to the Headteacher, staff, parents and most importantly be child focused to help continue to make the school a great place for all.