Governor Information

Chair of Governors Welcome

Hello and welcome to St Oswald’s Church Of England Academy. 

The Governing body in partnership with our Head teacher Mrs Patton, children, parents and staff work together to deliver a warm, welcoming family feel to our church school and I am proud to lead the Governing Body of St Oswald’s Church Of England Academy and enjoy working for the benefit of our children, parents and staff.

Our Governing Body is currently made up of 11 members, representing Holy Trinity and St Oswald’s church, the Diocese of Sheffield, elected parents and members of school staff. We are proud to have a Governing Body that is made up of a team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

We are a rural school situated in the heart of Finningley village. We enjoy strong links with the local church, Holy Trinity and St Oswald’s, and we are passionate about delivering opportunities to our children and ensuring each child reaches their full potential, enshrined in a rich Christian environment.

As governors we have responsibility to ensure that the school delivers a first class education for all our children, regardless of their background. We do this in a variety of ways:

We meet as a full board to monitor the overall strategy of the school taking into account national education guidelines and agreeing a range of targets ensuring the progress of all children.

The Governing Body also operates through sub committees groups, these groups monitor all aspects of school life, children’s progress, finance and policies.

As Governors we meet with our children regularly through attendance at acts of worship, assemblies, Pupil Parliament, school trips as well as being in and around school.

Parents play an important role in the work of the school and the home school partnership is integral to delivering the very best education, so governors take every opportunity to interact with parents and strengthen the relationship between home and school life.

The Governing Body and Trustees decided earlier this year that the school should join the Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust (DSAT), this transition should be completed before the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

I hope you find our website interesting and informative but if you require any further information do please hesitate to contact the school office or myself.

Dave Moore

Chair of Governors

On behalf of the Governing body      


For further information about our Governing Body, please click on the links below:


Governing Body Register of Interests


Structure of the Governing Body


Governor Responsibilities


Governor Committees


Academy Governor Development Plan


Record of Governor Attendance


Below are links to our reports and accounts information: 

Articles of Association and Funding Agreement


The links below will take you to the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements.

Trustees Report 2017/18


Trustees Report 2016/17


Trustees Report 2015/16


Trustees Report 2014/15



If you require paper copies of any of the documentation on this website, please do not hesitate to ask.


Governor Awards

Every half term children are nominated for a Governor award, in celebration of the school ethos. Linked to our 'Learnabilities' this award is given to children who have been a Good Samaritan, a positive role model or a good friend to others. Governors chose a child from upper and lower school to receive this award and they are given a certificate and gold pin badge.