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Governing Body

Governing Body meeting.

As we are in Federation with Cherry Oak School we have one joint Governing Body.

Many of the Governors have a great deal of experience and offer us both challenge and support as necessary. All the Governors are extremely dedicated and give generously of their time to both schools in the Federation.

Our Governors are made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups - parents, staff, the Local Authority and the local community.

We generally have two full Governing Body meetings a term and we also have committees for Finance, Personnel and Buildings, Health and Safety.

You can contact the Governing Body through the Clerk to the Governors - Ms Clare Blackshaw on the main school telephone number.

Federated Governing Body of Cherry Oak and Victoria Specialist Arts College

Name Governor Type Term Ends
Christine Dalby-Ali Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor 9/12/18
Julie Fardell Executive Headteacher  
Maria Abbott Elected Parent Governor - Cherry Oak 12/2/19
Louise Jervis Elected Parent Governor - Victoria 14/6/20
Anne Barnes Co-opted Governor, Link and Safeguarding Governor, Medical Conditions 9/12/17
Sadie Bolton Co-opted Governor 12/7/21
Charlotte Bull Co-opted Governor 30/9/19
Martin Carpenter Co-opted Governor 12/7/21
Sue McCorkindale Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and SEN Governor 9/12/17
Clare Mills Co-opted Governor 3/2/21
Kristin Sanders Co-opted Governor 9/12/18
Peter Douglas Osborn Co-opted Governor 3/12/19
Bill Woodhouse Co-opted Governor 9/12/17
(vacancy) Co-opted Governor  
(vacancy) LA Governor  
Mark Cottam Elected Staff Governor 16/4/21
Clare Blackshaw Clerk to the Governors  


Committee Members
Personnel/Pay Sadie Bolton, Charlotte Bull, Julie Fardell, Sue McCorkindale (Vice Chair), Clare Mills, Kristin Sanders, Bill Woodhouse
Health, Safety and Buildings Maria Abbott, Anne Barnes (Vice Chair), Julie Fardell, Sue McCorkindale, Kristin Sanders, Bill Woodhouse (Chair)
Finance Christine Dalby-Ali, Julie Fardell, Louise Jervis, Peter Douglas Osborn, Bill Woodhouse (Vice Chair)
Appeals Anne Barnes. Louise Jervis, Peter Douglas Osborn
Governing Body Audit Anne Barnes, Julie Fardell, Sue McCorkindale
School Resilience Planning Team Melissa Heise, Julie Fardell, Bill Woodhouse

Declarations of Pecuniary Interests

Name Governor Type
Anne Barnes Trustee of Birmingham Parent Carer Forum
Christine Dalby-Ali Director Imaan Enterprises Ltd
Peter Douglas Osborn Director of Charles Osborn Ltd; Director of Charles Osborn Electrical Supplies Ltd; Member of Institution of Mining, Metallurgy and Minerals; Institute of Lighting Engineers (now Professionals); Engineering Council C. Eng; European Engineers - Eur. Ing; West Midlands Police and Crime Panel; Bellfield Infants Governor; Northfield Town Centre Partnership; Northfield Town Business Improvement District
Louise Jervis Partner in Steven Jervis Photographers
Clare Mills Director of Millhouse Educational Solutions Ltd, Business link- Millhouse Educational Solutions Ltd

No other Governors have any Pecuniary Interests.

Also see:

All documents are in pdf format.

Profiles of the Governing Body

Mrs Christine Dalby-Ali, Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor for six years and became Chair of Governors in 2014. I have seen great change at both Cherry Oak and Victoria and love being part of that progress. Professionally I am a qualified barrister and I am self-employed.