Our Chair of Governors Mr Tim Cutting can be contacted through the Academy on 01373 462539.
He became an Oakfield governor in 2007 and was elected as chair of governors in September 2009
QUALIFICATIONS - M.A. (Cantab) - 2.1 in English 1973
CAREER - 6 schools in all, including HIGHGATE (Head of English) 1986-92
SHIPLAKE COLLEGE, HENLEY (Deputy Head) 1993-2002
EDGEHILL COLLEGE, BIDEFORD (Head) 2002-4 - school subsequently closed
EXETER SCHOOL (Head of English) 2005-2008
Worked as an Educational Adviser to the Singaporean Government from 2008-2010.
Governor of Shiplake C of E Primary School 1997-2002
Currently self-employed - Tour Manager with Great Rail Journeys since 2011.
INTERESTS - Theatre, Reading, History, Travel, Walking
Recently Claire worked on the Technology Strategy Board funded Smart Transport Internet of Things Data Ecosystem (Stride<http://www.stride-project.com/>) programme as a business analyst and business engagement lead for Ctrl-Shift, one of the consortium partners. She worked with complex group organisations to realise the value from the emerging Internet of Things market. Claire has an MBA with distinction from the Bath School of Management and is certified Prince2 Practitioner.
She is Chair of the Personnel Committee at Oakfield Academy and is delighted to be part of its governing body.
I have worked in the finance department here at Oakfield since September 1997 and prior to that used to help as a parent volunteer. I have a keen interest in painting and drawing and therefore appreciate the opportunity to be linked to the Art Department through my role as Governor.
I have three children all of whom attended Oakfield and I have had a long attachment to the school. I am proud of its history as a Middle school in Frome, the success it has had as an Academy and the good relationship we have with the local community.
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.