Meet the Governors
To contact any of our Governors please phone, email or write to them care of Great Oaks School.
The whole Governing Body meet 6 times a year. There are also four governor committees covering pay, finance and building, health and safety and staff and curriculum. They meet termly.
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
Annette is a parent Governor. She is married to Andy, has two sons one of whom was a pupil at Great Oaks. Annette and Andy run their own Security firm in Southampton.
In her spare time Annette helps with the Hurricane Rugby team which is made up of current and ex-pupils and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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.
Local Authority Governor
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.