Welcome to the Governors section of our school website.
As Cherry Oak School is in a Federation with Victoria School we have one Governing Body for both schools. The Governing Board of the Federation has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Victoria College, enabling the College to benefit from being associated with the Federation.
Our Federation brings innumerable benefits and it has been a huge success. We have staff who are employed across the Federation and we share resources and expertise.
Many of the governors have a great deal of experience and offer us both challenge and support as necessary. All the governors are extremely dedicated and give generously of their time to both schools in the Federation.
Our Governors are made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups - parents, staff, the local authority and the local community.
We have four Full Governing Body meetings during the school year. We also have committees for Finance, Personnel, Teaching & Learning and Buildings, Health & Safety which usually meet once each term.
You can contact the Governing Body through the Clerk to the Governors - Mr Tim Bennett by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Types and Terms of Office
Chair of Governors (Co-opted)
Vice Chair (Co-opted governor)
Executive Head Teacher
|Ross Ashcroft||Head Teacher (Cherry Oak)||Ex officio|
Elected staff governor
Elected parent governor
Elected parent governor
Local authority governor
|Gillian Hill||Co-opted governor||9/12/21||8/12/25|
|Kristin Sanders||Co-opted governor||29/03/23||28/03/27|
|Jackie Tonge||Co-opted governor||9/12/20||08/12/24|
|Lisa Wootton||Co-opted governor||7/12/22||6/12/26|
Mr Ashcroft, Mr Carpenter, Mr Coffey, Mrs Hill, Mrs Jackson (Chair), Mr Pemberton (Vice Chair), Miss Tonge
Mr Ashcroft, Mrs Bull, Mr Coffey, Mrs Hill, Mrs McCorkindale, Mrs Mills
Teaching & Learning
Mrs Ellis, Mrs McCorkindale, Mrs Mills (Chair), Miss Wootton
Buildings, Health & Safety
Mr Ashcroft, Mr Carpenter (Chair), Mr Coffey, Mrs Hill, Mr Pemberton
|Head Teacher Performance Management||Mrs Bull, Mrs Mills, Mr Pemberton|
|Discipline||All non-staff governors are enrolled as members of this committee and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
|Appeals||All non-staff governors are enrolled as members of this committee and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
Safeguarding (including attendance)
|SEND & Curriculum||Mrs McCorkindale|
|Medical Needs & Looked After Children||Mrs Sanders|
|Stakeholder Engagement||Miss Wootton|
|Pupil Data & Pupil Premium||Mrs Ellis|
|Governor Induction||Mrs Mills|