Oakfield Lodge School – Management Committee
The Interim Executive Board (IEB) was formally dissolved and replaced by the new Management Committee of Oakfield Lodge School (OLS) on the 27th April 2018; it is the equivalent of the governing body of a maintained school. Cheshire East Council have decided to replace the IEB with a Management Committee to lead OLS whilst they transition to Academy Status to provide continuity of leadership to the school during this transitional phase.
- Structure of the Oakfield Lodge Management Committee
The membership of the Management Committee of Oakfield Lodge consists of:
|Su Turner||Community Governor||Chair||14/10/20||22/4/22|
|Pat Smith||Community Governor||Deputy Chair||23/4/18||22/4/22|
|Dawn Podmore||Local Authority Governor||14/10/20||22/4/22|
|Ian Southern||Community Governor||23/4/18||22/4/22|
|Emma Thompson||Staff Governor||23/4/18||22/4/22|
|John Edmonstone||Community Governor||07/12/19||22/4/22|
The Management Committee meets six times per year, once per half term. There are no sub-committees of the Management Committee.
Management Committee remit
The School is a Local Authority Pupil Referral Unit and is governed by an LA management committee under The Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Management Committees etc.) (England) Regulations 2007.
The Management Committee fulfils the same role as a governing board. It has a strategic role setting out and monitoring the aims and objectives of the unit to ensure children are safe, have their needs met and receive a good standard of education.
The Management Committee of Oakfield Lodge School is chaired by Mrs Su Turner.
Mrs Turner can be contacted by email at Chair@oakfieldlodge.cheshire.sch.uk
Minutes from Governor Meetings
Declarations of Interest
Full list of Management Committee members and individual pen portraits
I have been a school governor for many years, and have a passion for realising the difference that effective governance can make. As well as being proud the be the Chair of Oakfield Lodge’s Management Committee, I am a Chair of Governors in a Nantwich Secondary School, a National Leader of Governance and a Non-Executive for a large GP Federation in the North West.
I’m a mum of two and since 2017, have run my own governance improvement business – helping governors and non-executives across the country to be the best that they can be. In my spare time, I like to run, and have so far completed two Marathons
I was a secondary teacher specialising in careers and personnal and social studies alongside my English and Sociology teaching. I spent the latter part of my career as a lecturer in the Education department at Keele and that involved training teachers and visiting many local schools.
I have been a governor in three schools (two as the Chair)
I am married and have two grown up children and three grandchildren. I have always been keen to support children who might be in need of Special Care
I have worked for the Council for over 25 years now, I started as a Clerical Assistant in the Statementing Team in Delamere House on a temporary basis, then I move positions to Child Protection Secretary covering South Cheshire area, then onto Workforce Development and dealing with training and now in this post I am the Entertainment and Employment Licencing Officer which I love.
I like to Ski if we can, my husband and I follow my son with his Field Hockey programme.
I have been Maths teacher in Crewe for 26 yrs; 18 at Ruskin High School and 8 at Adelaide School. At Ruskin I was an Assistant Head with responsibilities for curriculum, data and timetable. I am currently a Deputy Headteacher at Adelaide and have responsibility for curriculum, data, timetable, exams and teaching Maths. I also support other schools with Arbor, data and exams.
In the bit of spare time I have I enjoy playing video games and am a judge for trampolining for the NW region.
I have been a science teacher for 10 years. I have lead whole school improvement projects at Middlewich High School where I currently work. I have completed Postgraduate research at the University of Oxford and Glasgow University for my PhD in education. I have a big interest in SEND and equity in education.
In my spare time I train in karate and enjoy spending time in Cheshire countryside with my dog.
Pen portrait awaited
Having gained a degree in Japanese, French and Business Studies; I qualified as a teacher in 2001. I spent thirteen years teaching in mainstream education, seven of them as a senior leader for behaviour, inclusion and SEND. Most recently I spent four years working in two local authorities, managing a variety of teams who support vulnerable learners. I have also been a school governor in two local primary schools. As a mum of three I lead a very busy life. I enjoy long walks with my dog, especially in the lake district. I’m an avid theatre goer and enjoy reading when I have the time.
I have worked for over 35 years in international business, mostly in sales management roles within multi-million dollar corporate organisations. My key business disciplines include: defining business case, recruiting and developing international teams, influencing resources within matrix structures, delivering on defined targets.
Having retired at the end of 2018, after years of travelling around, I’m very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to the local community. I have lived in Sandbach off-and-on since coming to England from my native Scotland at the age of 10. I am an active member of Sandbach Rugby Club, Crewe Golf Club and Sandbach Cycling Group. “
Dates of upcoming governors meetings.
All meetings take place at the school at start at 3.30pm