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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 2021/2022

     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. 

MEET OUR GOVERNING BODY

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

 Tracey Page:  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 Governors:  Emma Bunn & Margaret Kamu

Emma Bunn:  I became a parent governor in December 2015 when my oldest son was in Reception. I was voted to Co-Vice Chair in Summer 2019. I now have two boys at Woodlands so I have a personal interest in the school's success and the local community. I have worked across all education sectors since 1999 and I am currently a School Business Manager within the London Borough of Barnet. I am delighted to have the opportunity to utilise my skills and experience to support and challenge the school enabling the best possible outcomes for all pupils and celebrating achievements while relentlessly striving to improve. I enjoy the challenges that governorship brings and I am keen to ensure all pupils are able to flourish in a safe environment. 

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

 Margaret Kamau: 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.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Other Governors:

Sophie Perkins: 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. 

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

 Ian Smith - Parent Governor.  I have been a Governor at Woodlands School since 2007, joining at a time when my 2 sons were in Reception and Year 5.  They thrived at Woodlands, receiving the best quality of education in a caring and nurturing environment; both going on to Hertswood Academy with Woodlands staff supporting them all the way, providing a strong educational foundation.  My eldest son is due to start his Masters In Engineering at York University and my youngest son is preparing for his A Levels at Hertswood Academy in 2021 and .  I moved to Borehamwood with my wife Julie in 1998 and am the owner of my own Plumbing & Heating Business.    Both of us enjoyed being involved with the WSSPA PTA fundraising events so it was a fantastic opportunity to join the Governing body, where I have gained invaluable knowledge in Educational matters and have used my experience both as an ex Woodlands parent and as an Engineer to support and challenge the school with a view to getting the best outcomes for the children.

Declaration of Pecuniary (Business) Interest: I K Smith Plumbing

Tracy Hoy: 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.

Janice Khanna: Support Staff Governor joined the Governing Body in 2017. My name is Jan Khanna. I am 60 years of age and have been married twice. I have 3 wonderful children and a granddaughter, who is now 20 and also attended Woodlands. I myself was a pupil in the 1960’s. I have worked at Woodlands for 25 years being employed originally in Nursery with a SEN Child. I move with her accordingly up and down classes and year groups. I completed my degree in SEN at Hatfield University whilst working full time as a Teaching Assistant here. Over the years I have served on various other governing bodies in the Primary, Middle and Upper schools in the local area. I have been twice vice chair and also chair of governors and as a governor on the team who set up the flagship of Hertswood School. At present I have various roles here at Woodlands. I am a staff governor, and with this role I am EYFS governor as well as the Pupil Premium and Science representative for the Governing Body. My current role in school is as part of the Pupil Premium Team as HLTA. I also have an additional role as the Library Assistant. I feel all my roles are very important as part of the Woodlands Team. Re-elected as staff governor at the Governing Body meeting 13/5/21.

No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Jenny Brown: Appointed a Co-opted Governor from 11th March 2021.  More background information to follow.

 No pecuniary interests have been declared.

Terrence Cheung: Appointed LEA Governor from 1st September 2021.  More background information to follow.

No pecuniary interests have been declared

 

SLT - Rebecca Woode - Head Teacher, Alice Finney & Samantha Woodcock - Assistant Head are both members of the Governing Body.

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 

  • 2 vacancies for a Parent Governors
  • 2 vacancies for Co-opted Governors

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 2020 - click to access

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

  The following documentation has further information for both parents and our Governors.  Please click on link to access information:

  

    Governor Time Table for Meetings 2021/22- Click here

    Governors Business Schedule for 2021/22 - Click here 

 

    GOVERNORS RELEVANT BUSINESS & FINANCIAL INTERESTS

    Governor & Staff Responsibilities 2021/22 - Click here

    Governors Class Responsibilities 2021/22 - Click here 

    

    Governor Sub Committees  2020/21 - Click here

   

    Governors Attendance of Meetings 2019/2020 - Click here

    Governors Attendance of Meetings 2020/2021 - Click here

    Governors Attendance of Meetings 2021/2022 - Click here