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A warm welcome to Oak Green School from the Governing Board


The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

We are all proud to play an important role in the development of the school and passionate about making this happen.  We value the contribution of all children, parents and staff.


The Governors are a dedicated team of volunteers who work closely with the Headteacher to set the direction of the school and to support the school in providing the best possible education for our pupils.


Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds: parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community.  We aim for a diverse mix of individuals who have a range of relevant skills.  Most importantly, they are committed to acting in the best interests of the children and their learning.


The Governing Board aims to promote high standards of educational achievement, by ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance.  Collectively, the Governing Board and the talented and committed team of staff, strive to ensure each child at Oak Green School gains the skills and confidence to progress to the next stage of their learning journey.


How to Become a Governor at Oak Green School

A good school governor is passionate about children’s education, is open to ideas, enjoys working as a team, is willing to ask questions and can commit to spending some time attending the meetings and training sessions.  If you are interested in becoming a governor at Oak Green School, please contact the Chair of Governors at or enquire at the school office.


Our Governors

Ms Abida Khokher – Chair & Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Julia Garrett – Headteacher

Mrs Sue Newling – Vice Chair & LEA Governor

Mr Steve Cross – Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Fausat Hanidu - Parent Governor

Mrs Jenny Mynott - Staff Governor

Mr Alistair Finn - Parent Governor

Mr Matthew Wimpenny-Smith - Co-Opted Governor


Oak Green School Aylesbury Seeks School Governors 

Being a school governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the group of people who commit  their time and expertise to our school.  

Oak Green School is a very special place to be.  It is a school that allows children to thrive within a secure, safe,  welcoming environment.  As Ofsted stated in their report of 26/09/17 ‘There is a strong sense of joy about learning  in the school’.  We work in partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors and local services to meet the needs of  the community.  The inspiring curriculum ensures that we have a sharp focus on meeting the individual needs of all  of our learners.  Every member of the school community is celebrated for the positive contributions they make.  The  nurturing and aspirational culture within the school is the result of many years of hard work by the staff, governors  and whole school community. 

Why should I volunteer to be a school governor? 

School governors make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures.  Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role.  It will give you the chance to make a real  difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board level environment.  You will be assigned a governor mentor and there is plenty of training available to help you learn  about governance in education.  

What will be expected of me? 

The average time commitment is 5 to 8 hours per month, although it will vary depending on the needs of the school  and your role on the board.  We hold Full Governing Board meetings once a term.  We also have three governing  board committees, that hold termly meetings.  Depending on your skill set, you will be a member of at least one of  the three committees.  If necessary, meetings are held virtually.  

Governors are also encouraged to visit the school and to attend events such as the Christmas shows and the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. 

Over the past decade, I have found being a school governor an enormously enjoyable and rewarding voluntary role.  Watching children grow into kind, smart people, in a safe, nurturing environment is simply amazing. 


If you would like to discuss joining us at Oak Green School, please do not hesitate to contact me, 

Ms Abida  Khokher at 

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