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Click Here to Meet our Local Monitoring Council Representatives

We currently have spaces for co-opted and parent representatives. If you are interested please email admin@oaks.kent.sch.uk or write to Emma Tench, Clerk to the LMC and hand to the school office.

Anne Ryback

Chair of the Local Monitoring Council

"I am the Chair at the Oaks, where I have been a Governor since 2009. I have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs, but I want all the children to get the best out of their education at The Oaks.

I’ve lived  and worked in Sittingbourne for over forty years.  I worked as a scientist at Shell Research, now the Kent Science Park, and later retrained as a secondary school science teacher.  I taught in Medway and Sittingbourne for nearly twenty years before retiring."

Julia Youens

Vice Chair of the Local Monitoring Council

"I am a mum of two boys, both of whom have attended The Oaks. My career and passion is sport and getting young people interested and involved with PE and School Sport. I run my own Education company working with teachers, young people and sports coaches to 'learn through sport'. I hope that I can bring a parent's perspective to the Local Monitoring Council, as well as support using my 'educational' background."

Emma Tench

Clerk

"I am a mum of two; one in secondary education and the other at University.  I have 10 years experience within Education, both in the classroom and with outside agencies.  I am passionate about schools in our local area as I believe they are among the best in the country."

Lyndsey Wood

Staff Representative

"I am the Headteacher at The Oaks Infant School. I have been teaching since 2004 and I enjoy every minute of it. As Headteacher I feel I have a good standing to be a supportive and challenging member of the Local Monitoring Council."

Leigh Bacon

Parent Representative

"I am a Mum of two boys who keep me busy and active. I have recently changed careers and I now work as a Teaching Assistant at another School, which I love. I hope I can represent parents' point of view while having some understanding of the education sector."

Melissa Prince

Staff Representative

"I’ve been a member of staff at The Oaks since 2016. I started at The Oaks as a 1-1 TA in reception and now I support children across the school with interventions in Speech and Language, Social and Emotional communication, Nurture sessions and WILD. I help support the Breakfast Club the school offer each morning, where pupils have a welcoming environment, a yummy breakfast and activities.

Before I started at The Oaks I was the manager of a local Early Years Nursery, offering full day care for children aged between 3mths and 4yrs of age. It was while I was in this position I gained my 2:1 degree in EY’s management.

I am very much interested in developing my professional skills around children’s well-being and mental health to further support the pupils at The Oaks."

Tim Harwood

Co-opted Representative

"I have been teaching since 2000 predominantly in Early Years and some in Key Stage 1.  Recently I have become a Deputy Headteacher within a primary school in a local academy, but my passion is still ensuring that the early stages of a child’s education are as strong as they can be, to give them the best possible start.
After working on a project with the Senior Leadership team and staff at The Oaks, I was excited to have the opportunity to become a LMC representative as I think the ethos of the school is great, and I am looking forward to working as part of the team.  I hope my experience provides me with the background to both support and ask challenging questions in my time within the school."

Tom Manktelow

Parent Representative

"I am a Dad of three girls, my oldest started at The Oaks in September 2019 and my three year old will start nursery in September 2020.  I have spent my career in business and global digital sales but originally my degree is in Biology. To me, capturing a love for education in the first few years will set you up for life. I was a passionate scout leader for 15 years and I believe in guiding a well rounded and diverse approach to education."

 

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