Governor Attendance

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Oak Learning Trust

Oak Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust based in the north east of England. We currently have three schools in our Trust and have supported a number of schools in their school improvement journey.

Our vision at Oak Learning Trust is to support our school to provide outstanding education for children every day, to develop our staff to be the best that they can be and to create a positive and supportive learning environment where everyone can thrive and enjoy learning.

The Trust Board and senior Leadership team at Oak Learning Trust are passionate about ensuring that all children in schools within the Trust receive the best possible education to allow them to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. Because of this we ensure that all of our schools focus not only on excellent academic achievement for all but that we provide an exciting and enriched curriculum. This will include visits to and working with theatres, museums and galleries, with opportunities for performance and drama, excellent music tuition and successful sports engagement within the curriculum and through out of school clubs. Our forest school programme helps our children develop investigative and problem-solving skills as well as developing resilience and the ability to work with friends and peers.

Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely committed to improving the lives and outcomes of children within the Trust. There is extensive collaborative practice across the Trust at all levels with staff sharing ideas and resources as well as meeting together on a regular basis to plan joint work and projects. This creates a strong bond between schools and supports staff development which then leads into school development.

Although we have a strong ethos of high standards and high expectations, we also believe that every school within the Trust should be an individual. The communities that each school serves will be different and the staff within each school will bring different interests and experiences. By harnessing all of these we ensure that the school is individual and the best it can be for its own community while the Trust SLT and Trustees ensure that each child is able to achieve his or her academic potential.

Staff are supported to develop their own interests and passions to provide new opportunities for our children and we are keen to share good practice across the Trust in any areas that might be of benefit to our children. We hope you enjoy looking around the website for George Washington Primary school and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Governance Structure

Miss Gillian Kelly

Chair of Governors

Elected date: November 2021

School Link: Chair of Governing Body, Safeguarding Governor, Link Governor for Lower School

Cllr Fiona Miller

Community Governor

Elected date: November 2021

School Link: Link Governor for Attendance

Nick Hardy

Vice Chair of Governors

Elected date: November 2021

School Link: Vice Chair, Link Governor for Assessment and Upper School

Miss Julia McCready

Staff Governor

Elected date: October 2022

School Link: Link Governor for Curriculum

Miss Zoe Forster

Staff Governor

Elected date: October 2022

School Link: English

Mrs Claire Riedlinger

Parent Governor

Elected date: November 2021

School Link: Link Governor for Maths

Miss Leanne Southern

Parent Governor

Elected date: December 2021

School Link: Link Governor for SEND

Mr Ryan Knight

Head of School

Elected date: September 2023

School Link: Head of School

Mrs Elaine Fletcher

Parent Governor

Elected date: November 2023

School Link: Link Governor for Attendance