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Governors

The Local Governing Body is made up of representatives from parents, staff (teaching and non-teaching), and the local community. The Local Governing Body meets once per school term (6 times per year). Regulations define the three key roles of the Governing Body as:

  • Setting the strategic direction
  • Securing accountability
  • Monitoring, evaluating, supporting and challenging

This means that the Local Governing Body fulfils the role of a ‘critical friend’, with the overriding aim of improving the quality of education and standards of achievement at Woodlea Primary School. We are involved with development planning, policy making, monitoring and evaluating performance, setting realistic but challenging targets for pupil performance and ensuring accountability.

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Relationship to School & staff

Relevant Interests

Nichola Riches

Headteacher

 

Ex Officio

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Employee

None

 

Therese Pullen

Staff

Governing Body

22.01.19 – 21.01.23

Assistant Head; SENCO; Designated Safeguarding Lead

Employee

None

Mr Daniel Cole

 

Staff

Staff

11.9.17 – 10.9.21

Assistant Head;

Pupil Data & Assessment

Employee

 

Susie Brain

 

Parent

Parent Body

04.06.18-03.06.22

Safeguarding; H&S Policy;

LAC Policy; Pay Appeals panel

Governor

Employed – Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

 

Mr Malcolm Booth

Co-opted

Governing Body

03.07.18 – 02.07.22

Health & Safety Visits; Finance;

Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Chair of Governors

Grandparent of child at Woodlea

Father of Vice Chair of Governors

Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Co-opted

Governing Body

1.5.19 - 30.4.23

Pupil Premium; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Governor

Employed as Vicar of St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Churches

Chair of Trustees – Parochial Church Council, St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Churches

Dr David Chambers

Co opted

Governing Body

 

2.10.17 – 1.10.21

Pupil Data & Assessment;

Community Engagement;

Pay Appeals panel

Governor

Lecturer – King’s College, London

Director – Bioinformatics Ltd

Kate Forde

Co opted

Governing Body

17.09.18 – 16.09.22

Sports Premium; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Governor

Part owner -  Baldock HR Ltd, Caterham

Gary Heath

Parent

Parent Body

05.12.19 – 04.12.23

 

Governor

Employed by The Crescent Primary School, Croydon

 

Linda O’Callaghan

 

Co opted

Governing Body

19.09.19 – 18.09.23

 

Governor

St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust – CEO/Trust Board Member