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We are currently looking for parents and members of the local community to join our Governing Body.  If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact the school office on 0208 953 2717

Governors 2023/2024

THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

As governors at Woodlands School we work with the Headteacher, Miss Woode, to ensure that Woodlands delivers a good quality education.  The headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management;  the governors set the aims and policies for the school.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the head teacher
  • To ensure accountability

We also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Appointing the headteacher and deputy head
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting policies and standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure the school environment is welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring implementation of the school's aims and policies

The full GB meets each half-term.  It appoints committees which are able to look at issues in more detail; at present we have two committees, Finance and Premises and Curriculum and Personnel. 

OUR GOVERNING BODY

Chair of Governors: Tracey Page - Appointed 11/3/21

 Tracey Page Co-opted Governor:  I am a Co-opted Governor and have been on the Woodlands Governing Body for approx. 2 years. I have 2 grown up children who attended Woodlands and I served as a parent governor at Woodlands for nearly 10 years and I also was a parent governor at Hertswood for 6 years. I now have grandchildren who are due to start school in the next year. In my business life I worked for Ford Credit for over 32 years and my roles included managing project and department budgets; Office manager; Compliance adherence;  plus many more roles. This I believe gives me a foundation to support the school in decisions to those things  that are not necessarily educational related and need a business perspective. That being said, l am wherever possible attending the relevant course which support safeguarding children and other appropriate school governor training. Being a school governor enables me to use my experience to support our local community and provide assistance to Woodlands, which I truly believe is great school in our town.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Vice Chair of Governor:  Margaret Kamu

 

 Margaret Kamau  Parent Governor:   I have been a parent governor since November 2018. I am a mum of two children at Woodlands and I manage an office at Finchley. I enjoy my role as a school governor and am learning a lot from the experience. I keep up to date with governor training mainly at Modern governor Herts for Learning website which has lots of courses. I enjoy the challenges that being a governor brings and being a parent at the school gives me the opportunity to express my thoughts from a parent point of view.  Re-appointed 20/10/22.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Other Governors:

Sophie Perkins:  Parent Governor.   My name is Sophie Perkins, I am a parent governor and have been for 1 year.   My son is currently at the school, he joined in year 1 and is now in year 3.  I plan to send my daughter when she is old enough. I have always worked within education starting as a teaching assistant in a secondary school supporting children with emotional, social and developmental needs. I then moved into early years and progressed to manager. I have a wealth of knowledge in the early years and gained Early Years Teacher Status in 2014. My background contributes to the school supporting early years and understanding some of the requirements that cross over into school such as moderation, supporting development of staff and children, use of pupil premium, developing policy and procedures, being a designated safeguarding lead and over seeing SENCO for my own setting.  Being a parent at the school gives me the opportunity to express my thoughts from a parent point of view and wanting the best for our children. Re-appointed 20/10/22.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

 Tracy Hoy Co-opted Governor: Hi my name is Tracy Hoy. I am a mum of 2 teenage children, I work for the NHS and I like listening to music, socialising and travelling. I have been associated with Woodlands School since 2006 when my children starting attending the school. After a few years I became a member of the WSPPA team. With the other members we raised money for Woodlands to buy school equipment, pay for the coaches for trips/visits and held the annual summer/winter fayres. I became a Parent Governor and then a Co-Opted Governor in 2016 and I’m also on two sub-committees within the Governing Board. Being a Governor can be very challenging at times but also very rewarding and I hope I can bring my experience as a Woodlands parent and member of the community to the team.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

 Terrence Cheung LEA Governor:  I became a governor in September 2021, and it is the first time I have been appointed to such a role. My family moved from Hong Kong to Watford in Jan 2019 and we have 2 girls at a nearby primary school. I have more than 20 years' experience in the business sector, working for Mercedes-Benz and General Electric in a range of Sales, Distribution and Finance roles. I am looking forward to using my business skills in an educational environment, helping the school to achieve its long-term objectives. I am active at Wellspring church in Watford, and also love cycling, theatre, and listening to all types of music. I really look forward to being part of the Woodlands school community.

No pecuniary interests have been declared

Samantha Woodcock Co-opted Governor: Previously the Deputy of Woodlands, Sam is now a co-opted governor.  She left Woodlands to become the head of Maple Grove in Hemel Hempstead.

Johnathon Stanway Co-opted Governor from January 2024.   Johnathon is currently a Yr 6 teacher in another primary school in Hertfordshire.  He is the English lead and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

No Pecuniary Interests have been declared 

Helen Parker Parent Governor from February 2024.  Helen has a daughter in Reception and believes it is important to incorporate a parents view into shaping of how to manage/deliver the school curriculum and allocate funding. Helen has an invested interest, being a parents with the potential opportunity to be part of discussions which impact her child's day to day life.

No Pecuniary Interests have been declared 

 SLT - Rebecca Woode (Head Teacher), Eloise Day and Khairun Islam (Assistant Head Teachers).

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Clerking:    Roz Girling is currently the clerk for the Governing Body and took over from Carol Byfield (Office Manager) in September 2019.  

Declaration of Pecuniary (Business) Interest: Clerks to the Governing Body  - paid service

 

 Instrument of Government

Under the current Instrument of Government, Woodlands Governing Body consists of Woodlands Governing Body consists of 15 governors: six elected parent governors, one Local Authority governor, one Head teacher, one staff governor and six co-opted governors. Governors are appointed or elected for a four year term. The GB may also appoint additional associate governors who are not full members but may attend GB meetings and sit on committees.

Woodlands Instrument of Government - click to access 

Vacancies on Woodlands Governing Body

Woodlands currently has the following 

 Woodlands has Governor vacancies - please contact Miss Woode, Head Teacher for more information.

Please contact the school office for further information on joining our governing body

An application form can be found here

Governors Letters

 

Please find attached Governors end of year letter for last academic year.

Governors End of Year Letter - Summer 2021 - click to access 

Governors End of Year Letter - Summer 2022 - click to access

Further Governor Information

Governor Time Table for Meetings 2023/24- Click here

Governors Business Schedule for 2023/24 - Click here 

Governor & Staff Responsibilities 2023/24 - Click here

Governor Sub Committees  2023/24  - Click here

Governors Code of Conduct and Governors Guidance - Click here

Governor Attendance of Meetings

Governors Attendance of Meetings 2022/2023 - click here

Governors Attendance of Meetings 2021/2022 - Click here

Governors Attendance of Meetings 2020/2021 - Click here