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Emma Taylor

Chair of Local Governing Board

Occupational Background: Previously I have worked in retail as well as a variety of different administration roles in various companies.

I’m also a fully qualified riding instructor and have been working with horses for over twenty years.


About me/Special Interests: I am a parent of 2 children, my son who was previously at Oakfield is now at Wilmington Grammar and my daughter is currently in year 5 at Oakfield.
I enjoy being actively involved in my childrens' school life and over the last 8 years I have been involved in different ways ranging from helping with the OPA to now being part of the team developing the Local Governing Board for Oakfield.
As a parent I am looking for primary education to be a vibrant and engaging learning experience to encourage children to grow in confidence as individuals alongside stretching their academic abilities.
I look forward to working with all the team at Oakfield to create the best possible conditions for learning and progress in all areas.

Julie Mccullie

Occupational Background:

I currently work as PMO Manager for a large Housing Association, based mainly in London and the South East. I have nearly 10 years experience within the housing sector, mainly within projects and transformation where I focus on planning and assurance. I've also worked within governance and audit, as well as procurement. Prior to this, I worked for a number of property companies, including international surveyors and letting agents.


About me / Special interests:

  1. have one son who previously attended Oakfield and is now at Wilmington Academy.

I enjoy being involved in my son's education and as Oakfield gave him such a great start, it feels good to be able to give something back! My son is borderline ASD and the staff at Oakfield were particularly supportive when he was attending tests prior to his diagnosis and supporting him once we had identified his needs. From my experience as a parent, I feel it's so important that a primary education is engaging for every child so they can grow in confidence and challenge themselves, whatever their personal circumstances.

  1. also take a keen interest in Safeguarding, both in my professional life through the work my company does caring for vulnerable adults and through to my role as a governor. I'm looking forward to working with the team at Oakfield to ensure that every child feels supported throughout their time at primary school and achieves all they can.

Gary Faiman

I'm a Dad to two girls (8 and 5) who both attend Oakfield School. They also happen to be two of the most interesting people I've ever met (apart from their Mum of course).

I work as a graphic design project manager in a small design team at the heart of a big corporate firm. I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home a couple of days a week, so I can do the school run and have dinner with the kids.

I'm passionate about family, vinyl records, trying and failing to get fit, especially by bike -- although these days I'm more likely to be running beside one of my daughters' bikes as I hold them upright!

I joined the school's local governing board to make a contribution to the local community as we raise our family. I'm learning lots of new things which is challenging and inspiring at the same time.


Amanda Pauvaday