“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: 6/12/2020

P Nicholson Register of Business Interests


Mrs Julia Taylor

Appointed: 5/2/2018

J Taylor Register of Business Interests

Staff Governor

Miss Holly Wainwright

Appointed: 25/5/2019

Term of Office End Date: 25/5/2023

H Wainwright Register of business interests

Local Authority

Mr Edwin Thorpe

Appointed: 29/9/2000

Term of Office End Date: 28/09/2020

E Thorpe Register of Business Interests

Ms Lucy Heath

Appointed: 19/11/2018

Term of Office End Date: 18/11/22

L Heath Register of Business Interests


Mr Ashley Silverstone

Appointed: 22/5/2018

Term of Office End Date:  21/05/2022

A Silverstone Register of Business Interests

Mr Stuart Evans

Appointed: 2/4/2019

Term of Office End Date:  1/4/2023

S Evans Register of Business Interests

Miss Rosa Smith

Appointed: 14/5/2019

Term of Office End Date:  14/05/2023

R Smith Register of business interests


Finance & Facilities Committee

Paul Nicholson (Chair)
Lucy Heath

Standards Committee

Stuart Evans
Rosa Smith

Safeguarding Committee

Edwin Thorpe
Ashley Silverstone

Premises & Health & Safety Committee

Edwin Thorpe (Chair)
Julia Taylor
Brian Clay (Ex-Officio)

Meeting Attendance





Parent Governor Election

We have a vacancy for a Parent Governor – anyone interested in finding out more should contact the clerk – Lisa Dugmore

Notification of Parent Governor Election June 2019
Disqualification Rules
Nomination Paper

Previous Governors

Louise Blackburn – Stepped down 16/7/18
Bernard Wills – Stepped down 23/6/18

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)