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:

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! 

Neville, an accountant, has been working in Financial Planning at Southampton City Council since April 2009, and prior to that spent 18 years with the Audit Commission.

In his spare time he enjoys watching most sports, and, although a Chelsea supporter, is a Saints season ticket holder.

Andy joined Great Oaks as Headteacher in 2007. He has worked in the field of Special Educational needs in schools and colleges for the past 27 years.

Andy is married to Zoe and has 4 children He enjoys swimming, music, walking and time with the family. 

Angie has worked in education for the past 30 years, 23 of them in SEND. She cares passionately about educational provision for SEND children and families and would like to continue making a contribution to this sector in her role as  school governor. 

Recently retired she enjoys travel, reading, walking, Southampton FC and spending time with her family

Governor Attendance Records

Governance Attendance 2022-2023

Governance Attendance 21-22

Governance Attendance 20-21


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