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Oak Lodge

Primary School

Cherishing Children and their Futures

Respectful. Resilient. Resourceful.


Members of the Governing Body:



Mr James Ashforth

Chair of Governors 

My name is James Ashforth and I am a local governor at Oak Lodge. I have two sons, one a current Oak Lodge pupil and one who will join when he reaches reception age. I am passionate about supporting the strategic direction of the school and giving an external viewpoint, with safeguarding as my specific role on the local governing body. I am currently the Group Head of e-Commerce for A.S Watson Group, which is the worlds largest international Health & Beauty retailer (brands in the UK include Superdrug, Savers and The Perfume Shop). The strategic nature of the role allows me to apply many aspects of it to my role as a local governor at Oak Lodge. I was lucky to have  a varied education with a BSc in Geography from Reading

University, I now live with my family in West Wickham. 


Mr G Tysall

Local Governor- Vice Chair



Mrs G Turner

Parent Governor



Mrs C Weedon

Parent Governor



Mr Tom Burrill

Local Governor

I am Tom Burrill and I have two children at Oak Lodge Primary School. I am an independent Financial Adviser and as a governor of Oak Lodge help out with the school sports facilities and budget. I love most sports, particularly rugby in the winter and tennis  and cricket in the summer.


Miss A Loveless

Staff Governor




Mrs D Lowton

Head Teacher



Contacting the School Governors:

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Local Governing Body, please address your correspondence to Joyce Munro, Governance Manager, at or alternatively through the school office


Governing Body Minutes


Copies of Local Governing Body minutes can be requested through the Oak Lodge School Office.


Oak Lodge Primary School

Chamberlain Crescent

West Wickham

Kent, BR4 0LJ

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