Oak Wood School

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Daniel Cowling - Headteacher

“I have a vision of Oak Wood School as a centre of excellence that will set an example in the local area and beyond, developing a reputation of success built on our core values; We Dream, We Learn, We Grow. I believe that an outstanding education is one that enables our students to excel across a broad range of subjects, including the creative arts, and gives them the chance to achieve outside the classroom as well as in it. This gives them fantastic opportunities to develop their social skills while having fun and creating memories that will stay with them for ever.”

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."

Mr Ben Jane - Associate Deputy 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."

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 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."