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Senior Leaders

Chief Executive Officer:

Mr D Whitehead


"Hello.  My name is Mr Whitehead.  I am very proud to be the Chief Executive Officer of The Oaks Infant School. I have been a teacher for many years and I love my job! 

I support Liverpool Football club.  I enjoy listening to all sorts of music but my favourite group is The Beatles.  I also enjoy watching films, my favourite film at the moment is ‘Cars’.

I have two children who keep me very busy.

Please say hello to me when you see me around your school, I always enjoy finding out what you have been learning."


Executive Headteacher:

Mrs C Hurst


''My name is Mrs Hurst and I have been teaching for many, many years. I love The Oaks and Minterne and would not want to work anywhere else.


When I was small I went to lots of different schools and finally settled in Devon. I moved to Canterbury to go to University and loved living here so I stayed in Kent.


When I am not in school, I love watching films, reading and politics (!) My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen which I insisted my husband read on holiday. He made me read his favourite book Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks. That is not my favourite book. I also love comedy as I believe laughing every day is very important. I have got two children who entertain, delight and frustrate me on a daily basis.


My favourite subject to teach is maths because I love the moment when a child suddenly ‘gets it’. That feeling is why I wanted to teach and still love it.''

Head of School:

Mrs J Wynn


"I feel really lucky to have been part of The Oaks community for over twelve years. As a passionate teacher and leader, I strive to ensure that all of our children have a great start to their school careers. Something I work hard to achieve, is parents working as partners on that journey. When I am not at school I love to spend time with my daughter and husband; being at the beach and eating ice-cream!''

Acorn Centre Team Leader and SENCO:

Mrs K Arnold


''Hello my name is Mrs Arnold and I am the Centre Team Leader and SENCO of the Acorn Speech and Language Centre. I have supported children in The Acorn Centre for 5 years and I love my job!  I have been a teacher for a long time and I have taught children ranging in age from 4 to 18 years. Maths is my favourite subject to teach because I like helping the children to solve tricky problems.

In my free time I like to walk my dog Luna and read books.''

Special Educational Needs


Mrs E Shaw


"Hi, I am Mrs Shaw and I am the school's SENCo. I love my job and I really enjoy working with children from different classes. My door is always open if parents or children need to come and speak to me!"