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Local Governing Body

Governance of Oakmoor is from a Local Governing Body (LGB) appointed by the University of Chichester Academy Trust. Further information about the multi academy trust can be viewed on the following link:

Peter Hurst - Chair of Local Governoring Body  

Peter has worked in education for over 40 years. Nearly 40 years of this was based in secondary schools. He mainly taught Mathematics and also taught Computer Studies, Information Technology, Religious Studies, English, Technical Drawing and PE. He was the Head of Mathematics and ICT in two secondary schools before moving on to become Assistant Headteacher. In his post as Assistant Headteacher he had the opportunity to take on a number of responsibilities including performance management, staff professsonal development, assessment and target setting, timetabling and off-site activities.

Peter retired from teaching and started working part-time at the University of Chichester within Initial Teacher Education, supporting new teachers joining the profession and lecturing. He also works for the University of Chichester Academy Trust.

Peter has more than 15 years experience as a school governor. This has been in both primary and secondary education and included being vice-chair and chair of various committees.

Peter has enjoyed a range of volunteering opportunities in his retirement. He believes in lifelong learning for all.

Mr Hemmings - Headteacher

Mr Hemmings has been a school leader for almost 20 years. Beginning his career as a Teacher of Economics and Business Studies, he then held the position of Director of Sixth Form in a Cambridgeshire school before moving to Hampshire where he took up his post as Assistant Headteacher in 2004. In 2007 he moved to another Hampshire school as Deputy Headteacher before becoming Oakmoor's first Headteacher. Within our Academy Trust, Mr Hemmings is a Trust Leader in Education. As part of this role he is a member of the Chief Executive Officer's Strategy Group.

Mike Gaston

Mike has over 25 years experience in both Further and Higher Education. He is presently Principal and Chief Executive of Havant and South Downs College having led both Havant Sixth Form College and South Downs College to a merger in August 2017.

Mike is a leader who is passionate about education and creativity. As a founding leadership fellow at St Georges House, Windsor, Mike has a particular interest in leadership and also works as an executive coach to challenge and facilitate leaders in their own development.

Having trained both as a Fine Artist and in Business Administration, Mike ensures a creative means to problem solving. He believes it is a privilege to serve as a governor at Mill Chase Academy. He also serves as a co opted governor to an additional secondary school and as a trustee of a Single Trust Academy.

James Child

James has had a variety of roles in construction and property companies in the UK and overseas. He is currently leading the regeneration of the Price Phillip Barracks in Whitehill and Bordon delivering a new town centre, housing, new schools and new community spaces. James is delighted to be a governor of Mill Chase Academy school and to be involved in shaping its future. His work has focussed on large regeneration projects where community building is vital for their success. To quote James, "Schools are at the heart of these projects and are pivitol in shaping them".

Elizabeth Puttock

Elizabeth has nearly 20 years experience of working in finance with 9 years recently spent in higher education focusing on project accounting. As a qualified management accountant her roles have focused on financial controls ensuring financial stability and maximising benefits from funding. Elizabeth's current role involves managing a finance team in te construction industry.

Elizabeth is mother to a child currently attending a local primary school. She is committed to ensuring young people receive the best possible start through a challenging, varied and fulfilling experience at Mill Chase Academy.