OSA is part of Danes Educational Trust.  Each school within the Trust has a School Board comprising local Governors.  The School Board holds 4 meetings per year.  In addition, each School Board has a sub-committee for Admissions and one for Senior Staff Pay and Remuneration.

Danes Educational Trust governance information.

contact the Governors of osa


Sarah McEleavey - Chair of Governors

Sarah is a parent Governor. Her eldest child attended OSA and her youngest is now in Year 11. For the past 23 years, she has been PA to the Director of a financial services firm of IFAs. She is responsible for all aspects of compliance, performance management, training and development.

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David Bullock - Headteacher

David was appointed as Headteacher in September 2018. He is a former resident of Hatfield and attended school locally. He studied his Degree at Brunel University and his PGCE at Loughborough University before completing his MEd at Cambridge University in 2014. He loves sport and movies and has two children.

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Benjamin Cullis - Vice Chair of Governors

Ben is a Community Governor and is an Assistant Headteacher at St George’s School in Harpenden which Ofsted have judged to be Outstanding.

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Fiona Jablonski - Parent Governor

Fiona is Parent Governor, with children in years 9 and 10. Having been in Nursing for over 20 years she is now a Healthcare contracts manager for the Hertfordshire branch of a national cleaning company.

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Anwar Zaidi - Governor

Anwar is a Community Governor who has a background in international finance and is now retired. He is passionate about using his skills to contribute to the community, in particular, to support pupils to fulfil their aspirations. He is also a governor at Copthall School in Barnet.

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Janet Hayes - Governor

Janet is a community governor, working and living nearby. She runs her own executive coaching company, following a long career in Human Resources, and has 2 children at university. She was a governor for 10 years at a Hertfordshire Primary school and has volunteered with the careers lead at OSA for the last 2 years, working on the school’s approach to careers.

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Sarah Martin - Governor

Sarah is a Community Governor who has a professional background in business strategy, process improvement and complex programme delivery. She is passionate about using these skills to contribute to her local secondary school.

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Colin Hope - Governor

Colin is a parent Governor, his daughter is in year 10. He is an Associate Director of a global advisory, broking and solutions company.

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Andy Charman - Governor

Andy is a community governor and is the Director of Sport and Activities at Norfolk House School in Muswell Hill which the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged to be Excellent.




NAME Governor Type TERMS ENDS  
Vinay Bhar Current Staff Member 23.09.2024  
David Bullock  Headteacher 01.09.2022  
Andy Charman Governor 09/12/2023  
Ben Cullis Vice Chair of Governors 25.11.2022  
Janet Hayes Governor 09/12/2023  
Colin Hope Parent Governor 09.12.2023  
Fiona Jablonski Parent Governor 18.07.2022  
Sarah Martin Governor 09.12.2023  
Sarah McEleavey  Chair of Governors 26.11.2021  
Anwar Zaidi Governor 25.11.2022  


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