Our Governors

The Role of Governors

Governors are the strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. They focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governors of Oak Lodge School are responsible with the Head Teacher for setting the aims and objectives of the school, and monitoring progress in delivering the best educational outcomes for all students.

The governors are accountable to parents and other key stakeholders in the community for decisions taken about the school.

Governors are actively involved in supporting the school working with staff on a variety of projects to improve the facilities, opportunities and achievements of our students.

If you have any questions for the governing body please contact the Chair of Governors, c/o Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NA.

The Governing Body

Current Governors Appointed as: Date of appointment
Sean Pond Chair, Co-opted Governor 12/ 12/ 2016
Desmond Jarrett Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor 21/ 12 /2016
Jane Biddulph Parent Governor  21/ 12 /2016
Stephen Cave Co-opted Governor 26 / 11/ 2013
Kate Clanchy Co-opted Governor 11 / 6 / 2015
Mary-Anne Driscoll Co-opted Governor 14 / 12 / 2015
Michael Vivian Co-opted Governor 14 / 12 / 2015*
Dan Watkins Local Authority Governor 21 / 6 / 2014
Saffron Whitehead Co-opted Governor 16 / 7/ 2012
 Sue Machell  Co-opted Governor  12/ 12/ 2016
 Levent Marasli  Staff Governor  11/ 06/ 2015

* 2 year appointment

All governors are appointed for a four year term, unless indicated otherwise. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected every two years.

None of the Governors hold Governorships in other schools.

None of the Governors or their partners has business interests that are relevant to the school.

The full governing body meets 3 times a year, in addition the following sub committees also meet at least once a term

Sub Committees

 School & Residential  Premises  Resources  Deaf First
 Kate Clanchy(Chair), Jane Biddulph, Sue Machell, Mary-Anne Driscoll, Sean Pond, Saffron Whitehead, Pat Ashworth Desmond Jarrett (Chair)Pat Ashworth, Sean Pond Sean Pond (Chair), Stephen Cave, Mary-Anne Driscoll, Dan Watkins, Desmond Jarrett, Pat Ashworth Dan Watkins (Chair), Michael Vivian, Sean Pond, Pat Ashworth

 Governing Body – Attendance Record






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