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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

James Canniford

Headteacher

TLT

n/a

 

 

Employee

 

Nikki Bail

 

Parent

Local Governing Committee

06.07.21 – 05.07.25

 

Governor

Employed – Newmarket Holidays

Susie Brain

 

Co-opted

Parent Body

06.07.21 – 05.07.25

Link Governor: History & Geography, French

Safeguarding

Governor

Employed – Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Spouse – Trustee of the Glebe Committee

Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Co-opted

Local Governing Committee

1.5.19 - 30.4.23

Pupil Premium; Looked After Children

Pay Committee

HT Appraisal Committee

Link Governor: PSHE & RE

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

Kate Forde

(Chair)

Co opted

Local Governing Committee

17.09.18 – 16.09.22

H&S Visits & Policy; Sports Premium

HT Appraisal Committee

Link Governor: Computing & PE

Vice Chair of Governors

Part owner - Baldock HR Ltd, Caterham

Gary Heath

Parent

Parent Body

05.12.19 – 04.12.23

SEND

HT Appraisal Committee

Pay Committee

Link Governor: English

Governor

Employed by The Crescent Primary School, Croydon

Fiona Hill (0.5)

Co-Staff Governor

Staff

11.09.21 – 10.09.25

 

Employee

None

Rachel Menham (0.5)

Co-Staff Governor

Staff

11.09.21 – 10.09.25

 

Employee

None

Pete Mobbs

Co-opted

Local Governing Committee

19.05.21 – 18.05.25

Finance

Pay Committee

Governor

Employed at Trinity College London

Vacancy

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co opted

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co opted

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Mr Malcolm Booth

Co-opted

Local Governing Committee

03.07.18 – 11.12.20

Health & Safety Visits; Finance;

Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Link Governor: Music, Art & DT

Chair of Governors

Grandparent of child at Woodlea

 

Mr Daniel Cole

 

Staff

Staff

11.9.17 – 10.9.21

Assistant Head

Employee

None

Linda O’Callaghan

Co-opted

Local Governing Committee

      1. - 06.07.21

Pupil Data & Assessment

Link Governor: Maths

Governor

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

Therese Pullen

Acting Headteacher

Governing Body

22.01.19 – 21.01.23

Assistant Head; SENCO; Designated Safeguarding Lead

Employee

None

Nichola Riches

Headteacher

 

Ex Officio

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Employee

None