Our School

Governors

Governors work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

Caroline Kupfers

Caroline Kupfers

Chair of Governors

Hello, my name is Caroline Kupfers and I am the Chair of Governors. I have been a co-opted governor at Oakfield for nine years, undertaking the role of Chair for the past five years. I am privileged to have been given an opportunity by my governing body to undertake this extremely important role.

Children are the key to any school, it is vital that all decisions are made with their best interests at heart. I joined the governing body as I felt that I could help make a difference to the lives of local children and want them to receive the best education possible. Many years into the job and this is still my main focus.

My career is within Local Government and I have been a Secretary for many years. Whilst there have been many transferable skills that I have been able to bring to the role, the role of Chair has developed and strengthened my skills set further.
If you would like to raise any issues or concerns with me please feel free to e-mail the school office and I will get back to you.

Vicki Whittaker

Vicki Whittaker

co-Vice Chair of Governors

I became a parent governor in June 2016 as I wanted to help ensure that everything the school does positively benefits our pupils’ education and development. I would like every child to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and personal goals in a stimulating learning environment. My children have attended Oakfield since 2009 – I have a son currently at the school while my daughter recently left.

As a university lecturer in research methods and statistics I will apply my knowledge to ensure Oakfield uses its data in the most efficient and effective manner to provide tailored teaching and learning for every child.

I am currently Vice Chair of Governors, link Governor for maths, Chair of the Resources Committee, a member of the School Development Committee and part of the team responsible for leadership development.

Gill Shaw

Gill Shaw

co-Vice Chair of Governors

Hello I have been a Governor at Oakfield since 2018, and I have recently been elected as co Vice Chair.

I have a varied working career, from CEO at a Hospice, Premises Manager at a local secondary school and I am currently working with a local Homeless charity. During my working time I have acquired many varied skills which I will put to good use to support the school and as part of the governing at Oakfield Primary School.

I want to ensure that that the school consistently sets high aspirations for everyone, and that each child at Oakfield achieves their own best possible outcome.

Paul Baker

Paul Baker

Governor

After having a relationship with the school since the days of Sunway Infants & Rochdale Road Juniors I decided that the time had come to give something back. I became a parent governor earlier this year because I wanted to help ensure that everything the school does positively benefits our children’s’ development and welfare. I would like every child to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a safe and positive learning environment.

Whilst my work as a multi-site operations manager for a multi-national company has allowed me to develop a skill-set, that I believe could be put to good use in the role of a parent governor, it is my experience as a parent that will prove to be of the greatest benefit and remains my primary motivation with regards to the role that I fulfill as part of the Governing body.

Lisa James

Lisa James

Governor

I am proud to be a Governor at Oakfield as I have a long term relationship as a staff member and as a parent, dating back approximately 20 years. I became a governor because I am enthusiastic, passionate and committed in all aspects of the quality of a childs education and personal development. I enjoy being part of a team which ensures that everything Oakfield does positively benefits each childs development and wefare in a stimulating, happy and safe learning environmnent.

Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence

Governor

I am headteacher at Frederick Gough School and a non-voting governor at Oakfield. I am enjoying learning more about primary education from one of our feeder primary schools and and committed to sharing the best from both child centred institutions.

Lisa Redfearn

Lisa Redfearn

Governor

Hello! I am Lisa Redfearn and I am Staff Governor. I have worked at Oakfield Primary School for the majority of my 20 year teaching career and currently hold the position of Assistant Head. Oakfield Primary is a fantastic place to work and learn, with the highest aspirations for each and every pupil. Our pupils are at the heart of everything we do.

Elizabeth Snell

Elizabeth Snell

Governor

Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I work as a Certified Chartered Accountant at a local firm. I look forward to using the knowledge and skills I have developed professionally and transferring them in this role. I chose Oakfield as I attended the school when I was young (as Sunway Infants and Rochdale Road Juniors) and I wanted to join the team who are working to ensure that all pupils receive the best education possible.