Governors

“Governors have a clearer understanding of the strengths and areas for improvement of the school, and the role they play in this. Through visits they have more detailed knowledge of teaching, pupils’ progress and behaviour. They have played their part in securing overall improvements in the school.”
(Woodlands School Ofsted 2015)

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Chair of Governors

Mr Paul Nicholson

Appointed: 7/12/2004

Term of Office End Date: 5/12/2020

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1
Attendance at other governor committee meetings – 1 of 1

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Louise Mallet

Appointed: 23/9/2014

Term of Office End Date: 22/09/2018

Attendance at full Governors meetings – 1 of 1

Relevant business & pecuniary interests:

  • Director of an education consultancy business

Head Teacher

Mr Robin Wilson

Appointed: 1/1/2002

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1

Staff Governor

Ms Julia Taylor

Appointed: 13/5/2013

Term of Office End Date: 12/05/2017

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1

Local Authority

Mr Edwin Thorpe

Appointed: 29/9/2000

Term of Office End Date: 28/09/2020

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1

Co-Opted

Mr Bernard Wills

Appointed: 24/6/2014

Term of Office End Date:  23/06/2018

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1
Attendance at other governor committee meetings – 1 of 1

Mr Andy Hall

Appointed: 17/5/2016

Term of Office End Date:  16/05/2020

Attendance at full governors meetings – 1 of 1

Relevant business & pecuniary interests:

  • Director of AMRL Ltd (Retail)

 

Committees

Finance & Facilities Committee

Paul Nicholson (Chair)
Bernard Wills
Robin Wilson
Tim Baker (Ex-Officio)

Premises & Health & Safety Committee

Edwin Thorpe (Chair)
Andy Hall
Robin Wilson
Tim Baker (Ex-Officio)
Brian Clay (Ex-Officio)

Education & Standards Committee

Louise Mallett  (Chair)
Julia Taylor
Claire Emery

Previous Governors

Mr Nic Carter

(Co-Opted)
Appointed: 23/9/2014
Stepped Down: 17/5/2016

Mrs Heather Lutner

Parent Governor
Appointed: 11/3/2014
Stepped Down: 29/11/2016

Mrs Claire Emery

(Co-Opted)
Appointed: 1/12/2015
Stepped Down: 30/9/2017

 

Governors receive regular training and all are trained in safeguarding, as well as the designated governor. Governors have a good overview of the budget to make sure that the school has a balanced budget and that it is efficiently used.
(Woodlands School Ofsted 2015)