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Our Governors

How Wood School Governors

We have a Governing Body who take an active interest in the life of our school. The current list of our Governors is as follows:


Name
Category of
Governor
Appointed/Elected by
Term of
Office
Committees
Responsibility
Mr Mark
Hardcastle
Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Board
01/09/14 -
30/08/19
Resources
Curriculum
Chair of Governors
Chair of Premises & Finance
Mrs Doreen
Van-Cauter
Local Authority
Appointed by the Governing Board
09/04/15 -
08/04/19
Curriculum
Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Curriculum Committee
Mrs Cynthia Rowe
Staff
Elected by the Staff Body
01/09/16-
Resources
Curriculum
Mrs Victoria
Garvin
Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Board
31/03/15 -
30/03/19
Resources
Chair of Resources Committee
Mrs Kate Saunders Staff
Elected by the Staff Body
02/03/16 -
01/03/20
Curriculum
Mrs Tina
Knowles
Parent
Elected by the Parent Body
11/11/15 -
10/11/19
Curriculum
Mrs Rosie Joyce
Parent
Elected by the Parent Body
01/07/18- 30/06/22
Curriculum  
Mrs Tracy Bone
Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Board
01/07/18- 30/06/22
Resources  
Mr Phillip Warner Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Board
26/11/18- 25/11/22 Resources  
Mrs Nicola Winch Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Board
26/11/18- 25/11/22 Resources

 

Responsibilities

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities that they must exercise as a body. They cannot act individually. The core responsibilities can be summarised as:

  • Providing strategic management
  • Acting as a critical friend to the school
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the schools’ long term future
  • Formulate the school’s aims, values and policies
  • Appoint senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
  • Oversee how the school budget is spent

The Governors meet at least once per term, minutes and attendance of previous meetings may, on request, be read in school.

 

Declaration of Relevant Business and Precurinary Interests (94KB)

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings (100KB)


New Governors

We are always happy to hear from enthusiastic people who are interested in joining our governing body. For more information about what being a governor involves, see the Directgov website or the School Governors' One-Stop Shop.

If you are considering applying to be a governor and would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact us.