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Governors

Mr S Hopkins, Chair of Governors

Name of Governor

Steve Hopkins

Governor Role

Chair of Interim Advisory Board at The Oakwood Academy

Vice-Chair of The Redhill Academy Trust Executive Board

What meetings does this governor attend?

Full Governors and Business Committee Meetings

Executive Board Meetings

Governors' Discipline Committee Meetings

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

Chartered Financial Planner

Why did they want to be a Governor at The Redhill Academy Trust?

To help develop the school working specifically on the finance side.

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Redhill Academy Trust?

Having run a local business for over 30 years, I have experience of all areas of HR, finance and leadership.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via school admin or via post to Mr S Hopkins c/o The Oakwood Academy.

Members

Mr Eric Adjaidoo

Name of Governor

Eric Adjaidoo

Governor Role

Member of the Interim Advisory Board

What meetings does this governor attend?

Attends all the meetings required of the Governors. Attends Governors Discipline Committee and is on the admissions panel.

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

I am an Independent Nursing Consultant and also working for the Care Quality Commission inspection teams across the country.

Do they have children at The Oakwood Academy?

No, but two of my children did come to this school.

Why did they want to be a Governor at The Oakwood Academy?

To see if I can use my clinical nursing skills/background in helping the school address the students social, psychological and mental well-being.

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Oakwood Academy?

I bring to the governor’s role the awareness of the student’s mental, social and psychological well-being. Valuing and acknowledging indifference the Academy had to deal with. I hope to help the Academy to address in-equalities of the students social and families’ environments. Above all hoping to contribute to the high standards the Academy has set themselves, and hoping for a successful outcome for my children at The Oakwood Academy.

Mr A Baker

Name of Governor 

Andrew Baker

Governor Role

Parent Member of the Interim Advisory Board

What meetings does this governor attend ?

Full Governor meetings and Business Committee meetings 

What does or did this Governor do for a job ?

Information To follow

Why did they want to be a Governor at the Redhill Academy Trust?

Information to follow

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Interim Advisory Board?

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Mr Timothy Croft - (Executive Headteacher)

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Mr Andrew Gilbert (Head Teacher)

Information to follow

Mrs Deborah Haynes

Name of Governor

Deborah Haynes

Governor Role

Member of the Interim Advisory Board

Member of The Redhill Academy Trust Executive Board

What meetings does this governor attend?

Full Governors and Business Committee Meetings

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

Learning and development facilitator for a professional trade union.

Why did they want to be a Governor at The Redhill Academy Trust?

I first became a parent governor in 2003 when my eldest daughter started at The Redhill Academy. I wanted to understand the comprehensive school life and offer a parent's perspective of the issues that are discussed at Governor meetings. 

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Interim Advisory Board?

I work for a professional trade union, and I am able to identify and challenge fairness and inclusiveness to ensure best practice. I have experience of formal hearings and used this in Governors' Discipline Committee meetings.

Mr Keith Hirst

Name of Governor 

Keith Hirst

Governor Role

Member of the Interim Advisory Board

What meetings does this governor attend?

Full Board

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

Headteacher - Brookfield Community School

Why did they want to be a Governor at the Redhill Academy Trust?

To support the strategic work of the Interim Advisory Board in working with The Oakwood Academy.
To work with Interim Advisory Board and Headteacher to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
To use my experience within Redhill to offer governor capacity to Oakwood academy

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Interim Advisory Board?

Experienced senior leader in a number of different schools and settings
Previous work as a Deputy Director of Education with Astrea Academy Trust working across different phases and settings.
Previously Chair of Governing Body - Waverley Academy (Doncaster).