Our Chair of Governors Kate Hellard and the Clerk to the Governors Rebecca Bendy can be contacted through the Academy on 01373 462539.
Kate now works for Frome Town Council, where she is a Community Project Officer; supporting local organisations to become resilient to changes in funding and meet the challenges of rising demand for their services. She is also building participative projects across the town together with local organisations and residents.
She is passionate about inclusion and participation and believes that experience is the key to enable children and adults to making informed choices; enabling everyone to affect positive change in their immediate and wider communites.
Kate has four children at various stages of their education journey in Frome and has been a parent at Oakfield for 10 years with many more to come.
Claire has previously held senior roles in both the private and public sector including as Head of Internal and Executive Communications for Dell EMEA, a Director at international marketing agency Hill and Knowlton and Marketing Director at business consultancy Ctrl-Shift.
Claire has an MBA with distinction from the Bath School of Management and is certified Prince2 Practitioner. She has a great interest in digital and tech, privacy and trust, and how to help children build the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly digital and connected world.
She is Chair of the Personnel Committee at Oakfield Academy, link governor for Teaching and Learning, and is delighted to be have been part of the governing body for the last 10 years.
With a Maths degree and a professional career covering Management Consultancy and now Data Science, he is approachable, analytical, and likes using data to drive decision making.
He is a big believer in opportunity for everyone, and that every child is capable of achievement with the right support.
Outside of work he loves playing and watching sport, and enjoys explaining maths, science and programming to anyone who’ll listen.
Gary is a member of the Personnel Committee & enjoys all the challenges being a governor brings.
I have run 3 businesses and managed others, so that is more my area of expertise.
First and foremost I am a parent of a pupil of Oakfield Academy and that is the reason I got in touch about being a Governor. I would like to make a positive difference for my daughter and her peers that was the impetus of my interest.
Prior to that she held the position of Head of Maths at Kingdown School in Warminster and Head of Year at Hengrove School in Bristol. She lives in the centre of Frome with her son Alex.