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Red Oak Primary School Governors

Our Governors are:

  • Philip O’Hear - Chair of Governors

    Term of Office:  4 years

    Type of Governor:  Trust; Chair of local governing body

    Committees:  Chair Finance & HR; Member Premises and H&S Committee

    Responsibilities:  Finance; Teaching & Learning: Lead governor for standards and assessments

    Relevant business interests:  Freelance education consultant.  No business interests with Red Oak or Active Learning Trust.

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  Chair of Aim Academies Trust in Barnet, London and Chair of Governors of the London Academy which is part of Aim Academies.

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives: Not related to any other governor or any member of staff.

  • Heather Madsen - Headteacher

    Term of Office: whilst employed as HT.

    Type of Governor:  Head teacher

    Committees:  Finance & HR; Premises and H&S Committee

    Responsibilities:  Reporting to, and being held to account by governors on all areas.

    Relevant business interests:  None

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  Niece employed as a Teaching Assistant

  • Garry Newsome

    Term of Office:  4 years

    Type of Governor:  Trust; Vice-Chair of local governor body

    Committees:  Premises/Health & Safety

    Responsibilities:  Health & Safety; Premises

    Relevant business interests:  I run a painting, decorating and property improvement business

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

  • Bryan Hall

    Term of Office:  3 years

    Type of Governor:   Staff

    Committees:  None

    Responsibilities:  Teaching and Learning

    Relevant business interests:  Director of Waveney Amplifier CIC a song writing and performance workshop for 11-18 year olds that has been running for 11 years. Also work as a community musician, currently part of a team delivering a 2 year project at Colville House with Suffolk Artlink. Director of Pro Pyro UK Ltd with 17 years of experience working in the entertainments industry as a pyrotechnician. 

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  No children, partners or relatives at the school.

  • Tanya McAneany

    Term of Office:  3 years

    Type of Governor:  Parent

    Committees:  None

    Responsibilities:  

    Relevant business interests:  

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

  • Jane Craven

    Term of Office:  3 years

    Type of Governor:  Staff

    Committees:  None

    Responsibilities:  EYFS Teaching and Learning

    Relevant business interests:  Husband works for Shaw Trust

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

  • Susan Lyon

    Term of Office:  4 years

    Type of Governor:  Trust

    Committees:  Finance and HR

    Responsibilities:  Safeguarding

    Relevant business interests:  Employed by school 1 day a week as speech and language therapist

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

  • Stuart Halsey

    Term of Office:  4 years

    Type of Governor:  Trust

    Committees:  None

    Responsibilities:  Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, PE Premium

    Relevant business interests:  Employed by Waveney District Council who deliver a number of local services

    Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern:  None

    The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

Governance roles

Please see below the Active Learning Trust information regarding Governors roles:

Please also see the links below that will take you to the ALT Trust Board and Governance pages:

http://www.activelearningtrust.org/people/board

http://www.activelearningtrust.org/our-resources/governance

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