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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.



Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Therese Pullan


Governing Body

22.01.19 – 21.01.23

Acting Head; SENCO; Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr Daniel Cole




11.9.17 – 10.9.21

Assistant Head; Designated Safeguarding Lead; Pupil Data & Assessment



Susie Brain




Parent Body


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

Link Governor: History & Geography, French

Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


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 Body

05.12.19 – 04.12.23


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 body

26.11.15 – 25.11.19


Mr Malcolm Booth


Governing Body

03.07.18 – 02.07.22

Health & Safety Visits; Finance;

Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal

Link Governor: Music, Art & DT

Dr David Chambers

Co opted

Governing Body


2.10.17 – 30.06.20


Nichola Riches




Ex Officio


Designated Safeguarding Lead