Oldfield Park Schools Local Governance Committee

Following the appointment the substantive Executive Headteacher across both Oldfield Park Infant and Oldfield Park Junior Schools in February 2023, the decision taken to merge and form one Local Governance Committee (LGC). This new LGC, made up of members from both schools, met for the first time in March 2023 and will continue to do so on a termly basis.

What does the LGC do?

The LGC has an important role in setting the strategic direction of the school. They are not involved in the day to day management of the Oldfield Park Schools, but agree the objective and aims of both schools. This includes formulating development, updating policies, setting targets, holding senior leaders to account, keeping on top of health and safety and reviewing progress against targets.

Who are the Oldfield Park Schools governors?

The LGC is made up of staff, parents, members of the local community and representatives appointed by the Palladian Academy Trust.

Name of Governor

Type of Governor and Position


End of Term of Office

Alex Barnett Chair and Community 01/05/20 30/09/24
David Goucher

Executive Headteacher


01/09/15 Ongoing

Liz Alvey






Alison Paul Trustee Appointed 28/09/22 27/09/26

Kathryn Brownell

Trustee Appointed



Mari Edmans OPI - Staff 01/01/22


Laura Guppy

Parent Governor



Alexandra Humphreys OPI - Parent Governor 01/11/23


Victoria Johnson Community Governor 23/11/23


Hannah Gatter OPJ - Staff 16/01/24


Nancy Widdowson

OPJ - Parent Governor 29/03/24 28/03/28

Florence Lupton

OPJ - Parent Governor 29/03/24 28/03/28

Binky Clark

Trust Governance Development Officer Ongoing  

Any governor can be contacted via either School Office.

When do they meet?

The LGC meets every term (six times a year) to review the overall work of the school. As noted, the LGC holds senior leaders to account, upodates policies, reviews the vision of values and, finally, each governor is linked to a particular area or subject. 

Becoming a School Governor

Vacancis for governors are advertised in newsletters, bulletins and online.

As a governor you are expected to attend the six meetings of the LGC, be a subject link with a member of teaching staff, attend training and Trust events. Time is also required to read relevant documents prior to meetings and follow up on actions agreed.

Training for governors is provided by the Palladian Academy Trust and the National Governance Association for induction and to help with the development of particular roles.

Although being a governor is a considerable commitment, it is rewarding and supports the school and community. More information is available on the Directgov website:


Register of Business Interests

Find below the Register of Business Interests: 


Palladian Academy Trust and Governance

As noted in previous sections, please follow the link http://www.palladianacademytrust.com/ to find out more about the Governance/Trustee structure of the our trust.

2022 2023 Attendance Report:


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