Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Gilly Hare - Interim Head of School
"Oak Wood is a community where both pupils and staff are encouraged to aspire. We know that everyone is different and we encourage everyone to dream of the future that they want for themselves. We find the right path to help every individual achieve success and we nurture and grow their talents through our unique curriculum offer. Staff and students at Oak Wood experience a sense of common purpose during their time here because every individual is encouraged to learn and flourish."
Mr Andrew Lazarevic - Deputy Headteacher
"At Oak Wood School we strive for excellence in every aspect of our work. We will work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success. Oak Wood can make a real difference to the life chances of our students so that they grow into confident, active and socially responsible citizens."
Mrs Kat Eves - Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning)
"Oak Wood is more than just a school, it is a community where everyone is valued and respected. We realise that everyone is an individual and all are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal dreams and aspirations. We believe in stretching students of all abilities, to help them strive for their best and become successful members of the wider society."
Mr Ben Jane - Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum/DSL)
"Oak Wood is a school where every student has the opportunity to achieve, because we understand that achievement is different for every student. We work very hard to ensure our young people leave Oak Wood with the best opportunities for success in an ever-changing World."
Mr Edward Spary - Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)
"Whether a student, parent, or member of staff, when you join Oak Wood you become part of a dedicated, caring and supportive community. We are known for our inclusive ethos that focuses on the growth of the whole child, but we also take great pride in our collaboration with parents and in our excellent opportunities for staff to develop their practice."
Miss Emma Turner - Assistant Headteacher (Attendance)"Oak Wood School is in the heart of the community and the staff who work here. Our role is to help every single student achieve their best regardless of their starting point. Accepting nothing but the best from our students in behaviour, resilience, attitude to learning, uniform and being part of the community helps prepare them for the world beyond education."
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop".
Miss Elaine Dawkins - Associate Assistant Headteacher
"Oak Wood School provides a rich curriculum for all pupils to flourish and thrive for excellence in order to reach their potential. This is supported by welcoming, caring and dedicated staff in a happy, safe, secure and engaging learning environment that underpins the school motto; we dream, we learn, we grow."