Meet the Governing Body

Mr Desmond Jarrett

Co-opted Governor

djarrett@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Chair of Governors
Link Governor - Premises, Health and Safety Issues
Link Governor - GDPR & Website
Chair of Trustees – Friends of Oak Lodge Charity


Prior to my retirement, I was an investment manager dealing with commercial real estate investments and unlisted securities. I have experience in financial analysis, accounting and project management.

I enjoy gardening, tennis, croquet, country walks and overseas adventures.

The role of school governor attracted me as it is a way to have involvement in the local community and in the case of Oak Lodge, it has developed a deeper awareness of Deaf culture and the challenges of ensuring the best quality learning experience is delivered to Oak Lodge students.

Mrs Kate Clanchy

Co-opted Governor

kclanchy@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Chair of School & Residential Committee
Link Governor – Post 16 - Vocational Careers/ Skills for Life / Lifelong Learning / Work Related Learning
Director, Friends of Oak Lodge School for Deaf Young People Limited

I have spent 18 years in education, latterly as Head and now as Improvement Director at a school in West London. I have experience in state and independent schools, boarding and day, mixed and single sex, secondary and all-through, selective and non-selective.
My hobbies are visiting gardens and gardening, especially wildlife friendly gardens
I enjoy Languages (French, Russian, German, Japanese, BSL level 2), Number and word puzzles& listening to
Classical music.

I particularly enjoy being a Governor of Oak Lodge School, because it is a welcoming, caring and aspirational school with wonderful pupils and staff in my local community. It is rewarding for me to have a role in education outside my day job and to work with like-minded Governors to support the school in becoming the best it can be.

Mr Stephen Cave

Co-opted Governor

scave@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Vice Chair for First School Term
Link Governor - Safeguarding / Student Welfare /Attendance

I work as a senior lawyer in central government, and have experience in a wide range of legal issues affecting bodies in the public sector.

Interests: All the usual ones! Cinema, walking, swimming, cycling, languages and travel. I’ve also been known to enjoy a bit of sci-fi.

I live close to Oak Lodge, and like playing an active in my local community, and using my professional skills to help the pupils and staff at the school.
I’ve got BSL level 2, and it’s great to be able to put that to good use as a governor too.

Angela Dudman

Staff Governor

adudman@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Link Governor - Health & Safety & Premises

All my working life and still currently, I have worked in finance. This has been for finance companies, entertainments companies, and art galleries. Managing the accounts for various superstars and groups.

I love gardening, I have been researching my family history for over 10 years and which I find fascinating. I also enjoy upholstery and soft furnishing projects.

I have worked in the main school and transferred to Deaf First 6 years ago I wanted to be able to contribute to the whole school function. I wanted to be involved more in how we can improve the life of staff and students and to help widen the knowledge of our wonderful school

The role of school governor attracted me as it is a way to have involvement in the local community and in the case of Oak Lodge, it has developed a deeper awareness of Deaf culture and the challenges of ensuring the best quality learning experience is delivered to Oak Lodge students.


Mr Michael Bowen

Clerk to Governors

mbowen@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk