Governance at Great Oaks
On 1st September 2017 Great Oaks School became an Academy forming the Solent Special Educational Trust with Rosewood School.
The School retains its own Local Governing Body who have delegated responsibility for teaching and learning and curriculum at Great Oaks School.
Details of the Solent Special Education Trust can be found on the next tab. Details of our Local Governing body are below:
Chair of Governors
Sue Williams worked in Education in Southampton for 27 years and for the last 15 years was responsible for SEN at the School where she worked.
After retiring she became a Governor at Great Oaks as her Grandson was then a student there, it gave her opportunities to learn more about ways of supporting the very special young people at Great Oaks.
Sue enjoys the Gym, the W.I, gardening Book Clubs, grand-children and being a Governor!
Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of Finance Committee
Tony is married to Mary, has two children, Alex and Amy and is a parent governor. He is a chartered architect and runs his own design company in Southampton.
A passionate Saints supporter, he is a regular at St. Mary's stadium where he and Alex are season ticket holders.
Tony is also a Trustee at Rosewood Free School.
Chair of Health and Safety Committee
Claire is married and has two sons, one of whom is Jack who attends Great Oaks Post 16.
Claire is a Consultant Needs Assessor for the Disabled Students' allowance. This provides Government funding to support students with a disability to access and succeed in Higher Education. Prior to this Claire was a researcher for an American Merchant Bank in London. She has also set up her own business providing a translation service for people owning properties in France.
Sharon has worked in Special Educational Needs since 1998 and is currently a Team Leader for Portsmouth City Council SEN Team.
She lives with her partner, Andy and has two sons, the youngest of whom has attended Great Oaks School since 2016.
Sharon's interests include music, cooking, cars and archery.