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David Sims - Local Authority Governor (Chairperson) – I have lived in Oakley for over 25 years and became a parent governor in November 1992. 4 years later on re-election, I became the local authority (non political) representative, and have remained in that position ever since. I am in the middle of my 7th term of office, and have been Chair since 2003, having been Vice Chair for a few years before that. I have three children, all who have attended our Junior school and gone on to do well in Cranbourne, and then local colleges. One has a masters in Maths and Stats and has taught in China; another has a degree in Education and is now a teacher in the Independent sector KS1; and my youngest is now a Senior Instructor with an Outdoor Pursuits Charity. I have worked in the public sector for over 40 years and am currently working for Hampshire County council. I am also a local Youth football referee ( 25+ years) , and attend St Leonards Church where I am one of the service leaders. I am interested and remain enthusiastic about all aspects of Education – including Spiritual, Moral, Academia ; Sporting, Drama and musical; and the social / relationship building in the playgrounds. I believe that one of our key roles is to prepare as much as possible our children for KS3.


Claire Rosevear - Co-opted Governor, (Vice Chair and Curriculum and Standards Chair) – Maths and English Link Governor – I have been a parent at the school since 2012, when the eldest of my three children started in Year 3, and I am in my third term as a governor . My role is heavily curriculum focused and I feel privileged to be able to see ‘behind the scenes’ and witness the staff’s hard work and dedication in this area. I have observed how the school is constantly pushing to improve and I am extremely proud to be a part of where we are now and where we are heading.


Ryan Spicer – Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee. – Towards the end of 2017 I became a school governor to play a part in ensuring that Oakley Junior School continues to offer the high standard of education, sports and culture. I have two children, one that attends the school and one in Secondary School. Professionally I am a manager for a company that develops products for the media sector


Vickie Alvis – Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee – I joined the governing body in September 2020. Living in the village with a young family, I wanted to become a Governor to offer support to my local school and help the school engage with the local community.  In my professional life, I am a Deputy Head at a Federation of Schools situated in the Test Valley. I have been teaching for 14 years. I enjoy work and research around teaching and learning and the curriculum as a whole. I am responsible for Safeguarding on the Governing Body. 


Janet Cullinane - Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee - I have been a Governor at several schools in the Basingstoke area for well over twenty years.  I am delighted an opportunity has arisen for me to make a contribution to my local community and become a member of the Governing Body at Oakley Church of England Junior School.  I have lived in the village for forty years and seen it grow considerably during that time.  I believe education is vital and that every child should have an opportunity to learn, be able to develop their own abilities and individual skills, and to grow into caring, confident and mature young adults.  Our children need to know that their school provides a safe, secure and most importantly happy environment in which they are able to develop friendships and a love of learning.  My background is in Information Science in Government Establishments and in the Public Sector, and, in later years in Business and Financial Management in Education.  I look forward to contributing and supporting Mr Rich and his team at our local school. 


Co-opted Governor – VACANCY


Jennifer Bunkle – Foundation Governor - Having lived in Oakley for several years, I wanted to contribute to our local community through supporting the school. In my role as a Foundation Governor, I am a link between our C of E school and our local church. I joined the Governing Board in September 2019. My two children who currently attend the Junior School.  In my work life, I work at another local Junior School as a SENDCo, three days a week. 


Rev Dr Ben Kautzer – Foundation Governor – I joined the Oakley Governing body in May 2019 when I took up my post as the Rector of Oakley with Wootton. In addition to my responsibilities on the board of governors, I play an active role in the religious education and collective worship at the Junior school, as well as supporting the social, mental and spiritual well-being of the school community. I am passionate about seeing our young people grow in knowledge, wisdom, character and compassion and it is an amazing privilege to serve in a school filled with such inspiring students and staff. I have two sons, one in the Oakley Infant School and the other in a local nursery. Prior to ordination as a minister in the Church of England, I pursued an academic career in religious higher education


Amy Richards – Staff Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee – I joined the Governing body in March 2022 and I am excited to work with the other Governers to make a difference to the school. I have been teaching at Oakley C of E Junior School for over four years. I currently teach Year 5 as well as co-ordinating Computing, DT and English across the school. I look forward to using my experiences and knowledge as a teacher at Oakley Junior school to continue on our journey of improvement and development for the benefit of our pupils. 


Parent Governor – VACANCY


Parent Governor – VACANCY