Local Governing Body


Our Local Governing Body play an important role in supporting the Board of Trustees and providing key elements of local governance for schools.

The Local Governing Body are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the academy is operating within the mission and ethos of the trust and contributing to the trust’s key strategic priorities.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the academy and progress against the academy improvement plan.
  • Holding school leaders to account for improvement of standards in the school.
  • Engaging with wider academy activities as a means of monitoring overall quality.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Trusts policy for Safeguarding and that the Academy maintains a ‘culture of vigilance in respect of all safeguarding matters
  • Appointing all staff except Principals, teaching staff on Leadership Scale and Support Staff on Grade 6 or above.

Please see below the members of the The Oaklands Primary Local Governing Body. For further details on the governance and statutory information of Summit Learning Trust, please click here


Members Title
Ava Sturridge-Packer Chair – Trust Appointed Governor
David Barker The Oaklands Principal
Amelia Turnbull Trust Appointed Governor
Jenny Wilkie Trust Appointed Governor
Kate Roberts Trust Appointed Governor
Ben Coley Parent Governor
Yazmeen Basheer Parent Governor
Vacancy Parent Governor
Emma Kiernan Staff Governor
Usha Devi School Improvement Director- Papers only