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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

Nichola Riches

 

Headteacher

 

Ex Officio

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Therese Pullen

Staff

Governing Body

22.01.19 – 21.01.23

Assistant Head; SENCO; Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Mr Daniel Cole

 

Staff

Staff

11.9.17 – 10.9.21

Assistant Head;

Pupil Data & Assessment

 

 

Susie Brain

 

 

Parent

Parent Body

04.06.18-03.06.22

Health & Safety; Looked After Children; Child Protection & Safeguarding; Pay Appeals panel

Link Governor: History & Geography, French

Mr Malcolm Booth

Co-opted

Governing Body

03.07.18 – 02.07.22

Health & Safety Visits; Finance;

Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Link Governor: Music, Art & DT

Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Co-opted

Governing Body

1.5.19 - 30.4.23

Pupil Premium; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Link Governor: PSHE & RE

Kate Forde

Co opted

Governing Body

17.09.18 – 16.09.22

Sports Premium; Pay Appeals Panel; Headteacher Appraisal

Link Governor: Computing & PE

Gary Heath

Parent

Parent Body

05.12.19 – 04.12.23

SEND

Link Governor: English

Linda O’Callaghan

 

Co opted

Governing Body

19.09.19 – 18.09.23

Data & Assessment

Link Governor: Maths

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Mr Philip Booth

Parent

Parent body

26.11.15 – 25.11.19

Dr David Chambers

Co opted

Governing Body

 

2.10.17 – 30.06.20