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Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7DT


Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal


Governors Register of Business Interests

As of March 2016 one Governor has declared a business interest. He has a family link to the school Business Manager.  


Parent Governors

Mrs Dawn Hall is our Parent Governor. If you wish to speak to her then please let school know and we will pass on your contact details.  We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor.


Category: Chair of Governors 

 Name:  Ernie Lockett


I am currently serving my second 4 years term as Governor at Oakfield Park School. Previously I have served on the governing bodies of both Ash Grove First School and Minsthorpe Community College. I am the designated Governor responsible for Safeguarding at Oakfield Park.


Category:  Vice Chair of Governors

  Name: Kathryn Hallas

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 Category:  Headteacher

Name: Steve Copley


The Headteacher is always on the Governing Body of the School.


Category: Co-opted Governor

Name: Sheila Murphy

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I became a school governor through my membership of Ackworth Rotary. I have always had an interest in education and especially SEND. I am a qualified career adviser and started in this in main stream and special needs for 25 years. more recently I worked for Leeds City Council SEN SAP team as a  post 16 casework officer writing EHCPs and supporting young people. 


 Category:  Parent Governor 

Name: Dawn Hall

I am a governor at Kingsland school and have been for 3 years. I was also a governor at Stanley Grove School. I am a very active governor and I enjoy it.


 Category:  Staff Governor 

 Name: Tracy Bunko


My role in school is Parental Support Adviser and this is my third term of office representing Oakfield Park School as a Staff Governor. Being involved with the Governing body is interesting and rewarding and I enjoy meeting with other people who want to have an interest in our school.


 Category: Co-opted Governor

 Name: Deborah Barker

I have lived in the village for over 20 years, to which I have been involved in youth work through Girlguiding (Brownies and Guides).  I have worked in Education for Wakefield Council longer; recently in MASH (multi agency safeguarding HUB), and currently working in Education Welfare.  I hope my experience in education can support the school and young people within.


Category: Co-opted Governor

 Name: Mrs Jane Ellis


 Happily retired after 39 years of teaching in Wakefield special schools. Now child minding for my daughter, although tbe pay is not very good, and some times for my son. Looking after my mother, gardening, walking - some times without the dog and enjoying time with my husband. I cycle, walk and swim. I am so honoured to continue my relationship with Oakfield Park School as part of Friends and on the governing body. 


Category: Co-opted Governor Name: Ms Amelia Hallas
Category: Local Authority Governor NameMrs Joanna Beal
Category: Co-opted Governor NameMrs Wendy Fereday



Category: Parent Governor Name: Mrs Sheard




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Further information regarding the Governing body are available to download below:

 Declarations of interest.docxDownload
 Governing Board Constitution.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance.docxDownload
 Governor Committee.docxDownload
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