Green Oak Primary is now proud to be part of The Good Shepherd Trust. An Interim Academy Board (IAB) has now replaced the previous Interim Executive Board (IEB).

Their primary focus is to ensure that school leaders are held to account for progress.

Working collaboratively with the Leadership Team, the IAB is responsible for the strategic direction of the school. The IAB’s responsibilities include challenging the progress made, policies, budget and overseeing the work of the school.

The IAB meet on a monthly basis to hold the headteacher to account.

At Green Oak C of E Primary School & Nursery we have an Interim Academy Board (IAB) appointed in April 2019.

If you wish to contact Ruth Burns or any member of the IAB, please email

The IAB members are:

Name Name
Mrs Ruth Burns
Chair IAB
Miss Amanda Johnston, Director of Education, GST
Mrs Carol Lowries Mr Anthony Billings, CEO, GST
Mr David Draper, Chair of Governors at sister school St John’s Mrs Jane Conway, Clerk
Mr Mark Richards, Executive Headteacher