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.
Head Of School
I am so proud to have be the Head of School for Oakfield Primary Academy. Before becoming a teacher I worked in a variety of industries, most notably in the pharmaceutical industry analysing and presenting data for large multi-national companies. I also worked for a couple of years alongside refugees which helped me gain a very clear picture of the multi-cultural society we live in today. However, I never fully felt that I was doing what I was made to do – that is until I found teaching! Since qualifying in 2007 I have not looked back and have found myself on an amazing rollercoaster of discovery about the best way to teach our future generations. My first teaching school was a large middle school on the Isle of Sheppey teaching Year 5 to Year 8 children before moving twice, ending up in my last school teaching Year 2 alongside gaining experience in Early Years. It was at this school that I was initially promoted to Assistant Head, then Deputy and finally took on my first headship as Headteacher in January 2014. I also gained my National Professional Qualification for Headship while at this school.
I joined Oakfield in 2015 and I was instantly impressed with the positive learning attitude that the children display as well as the dedication the staff have to giving the children of the school the best opportunity to succeed. In the last two years I have been busily working with my staff to ensure that we keep the learning attitude and dedication but that we also redesigning our curriculum and learning offer to ensure we develop the adaptable learning skills so that our child can better thrive in the fast paced, ever-changing world they are growing up into.
Hello, my name is Richard Moore and I am currently working as a Deputy Headteacher across the Galaxy Trust in addition to being a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in Maths. In my time as a teacher I have worked at both Temple Hill and Oakfield and I feel that it is a real privilege to work to continue improving both academies in my current role. Sport has always played a big part in my life; when I was 7 my dad committed me to a lifetime of disappointment by convincing me to become a Sheffield Wednesday fan. Away from school I have two beautiful daughters to keep me very busy and I spend as much of my spare time as possible doing fun things with my family.
I am one of the staff governors at Oakfield with a keen interest in curriculum development. I am passionate about encouraging children to ‘dig deep’ in their learning through asking insightful questions and making wider local, national and global links. This is my first experience of being a governor and I am looking forward to working with the governing board in supporting and furthering the fantastic learning that already goes on at Oakfield. I, as do all the governors, always welcome questions and suggestions as to how to continue to develop the learning experiences of every child in the school.