Governors

The Federation Governing Board’s role is to ensure the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Federation; to hold leaders to account for the educational performance of the schools in the Federation, and the performance management of staff; and to oversee the financial performance of the schools and make sure its money is well spent

The Federation Governing Board is currently made up of a parent governor, a staff governor, a Local Authority governor, two foundation governors, the Executive Headteacher and three co-opted governors. Each Head of School is an associate member of the Governing Board. If you would like more information please email our clerk, Emma Neil clerk@woodlandsfederation.org.uk

The full Governing Board meets at least 6 times per year.

Minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings are available at each school and can be accessed through the school office. For any further information please contact Emma Neil, the Clerk to Governors at clerk@woodlandsfederation.org.uk

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Governor Roles & Responsibilities

Name Category Appointed By Date of Appointment Term of Office Roles  & Responsibilities Business Interests Relationships with Staff / Governors or Pupils in Other Schools Attendance at Meetings 2018/19
Mrs Inez Morse EHT Ex-Officio 01.04.15 Whilst in post – Federation Executive Headteacher No interest declared No relationships 100%
Mr Paul Cox Associate

(no voting rights)

FGB 01.09.14 Whilst in post Head of School No interest declared No relationships 75%
Ms Claire Kinsella Associate

(BO. No voting rights)

FGB 01.05.18 Whilst in post Head of School No interest declared No relationships Not in post
Mrs Suzanne Black Staff
(PT school)
Staff of PT 02.02.2016 01.02.20 Staff Governor No interest declared No relationships 62.5%
Rev Marc Lloyd Foundation Governor Diocese
Ex Officio
01.09.14 Whilst in post Christian Distinctiveness Link Governor
English, Maths & Wider Curriculum Link Governor
No interest declared Parent of 3 children at Dallington 87.5%
Mr Tony Welford Foundation Governor Diocese 18.11.15 17.11.19 Finance Link Governor
Sports Grant Governor
Christian Distinctiveness Link Governor
Employee at Mayfield school Grandparent of one child at Punnetts Town school 87.5%
Mrs Simone Foy Parent Parents at BO school 01.06.17 30.05.21 Shadow Inclusion Link Governor No interest declared Parent of child at Broad Oak school 100%
Mrs Claire Mayhew Parent Parents at DT School 18.09.19 17.09.23 No interest declared Parent of children at Dallington school
Mrs Monica Pell Co-opted FGB 23.05.18 22.05.22 Chair of Governing Board
Shadow Safeguarding Link Governor
GDPR Link Governor
No interest declared No relationships 100% of those in post
Mrs Susan Conaway Co-Opted FGB 28.11.18 27.11.22 SEND Link Governor Inclusion Manager for the Federation No relationships 100% of those in post
Mr Jon Briley Co-Opted FGB 18.09.19 17.09.23 Health & Safety Link Governor
Finance Working Committee
No interest delcared No relationships
Mrs Kirsty Coates Co-Opted FGB 02.05.19 01.05.23 Mental Health & Well-being Link Governor
RSE Link Governor
No interest declared Parent of 2 children at Punnetts Town
Mrs Alice Conyers-Silverthorn Co-Opted FGB 02.05.19 01.05.23 EYFS Link Governor
Finance Working Committee
No interest declared Parent of 2 children at Punnetts Town
Mrs Charlotte Ridley Co-Opted FGB 04.12.19 03.12.23 EYFS Link Governor No interest declared Parent of children at Dallington
Mrs Alison Doig Local Authority Governor Local Authority 28.11.18 27.11.22 Vice Chair of Governors
SEND & Inclusion Link Governor
Shadow Maths, English & Wider Curriculum Link Governor
Works for ESCC library services and Governor at HCC. No relationships 100%
Mrs Emma Neil Clerk 01.06.18  

 

 

 

Clerk for Heathfield Community College No relationships 100% of those in post
RETIRED or RESIGNED GOVERNORS 
Cllr Rupert Simmons Foundation Diocese Resigned – 01.07.15 FGB Cllr in East Sussex No relationships
Una Madil Staff (BO) Staff Resigned

01.07.16

FGB No interest declared 1 Child at BO school
Debbie Guyton Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.16

FGB

Safeguarding governor

No interest declared 1 child at PT school
Richard Lloyd Parent Governor (DS) Parents at DS school Resigned

01.04.17

FGB No interest declared Parent of 3 children at DS school
Alison Moody Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.17

FGB

Staff welfare governor

Frogheath landscapes Parent of 1 child at DS school
Mandy Woodthorpe Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.17

FGB

Safeguarding governor

No interest declared Parent of 1 child at BO school.
Mrs Shirley Frankis Staff Ex Officio Resigned

01.07.17

FGB No interest declared No relationships
Mr Kevin Rennie Co-opted FGB Resigned

25.09.18

FGB

L&M SIP Governor

No interest declared No relationships
Miss Harriet Wisbach Staff (DS school) Staff at DS Resigned

15.11.17

FGB No interest declared

 

No relationships
Jane Farley Shiplee Clerk Resigned

27.02.18

 

 

 

 

 

FGB Works as a SEN INA for an ESCC school 1 child at DS school
Mrs Jackie Hewess Associate (BO.  No voting rights) FGB Resigned

 

Head of school No interest declared No relationships
Mr Dave Molyneux Staff (BO school) Staff at BO Resigned

01.09.18

FGB No interest declared No relationships
Mr Steve Clark Foundation Governor Diocese

 

Resigned Vice Chair FGB

Bursar link Governor

No interest declared No relationships
Ms Sam Gleadow Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.06.18

Joint Chair FGB

Safeguarding governor

Pay Committee

No interest declared No relationships
Mrs Sarah

Thorby

Parent

(PT school)

Parents at PT school Resigned

14.11.18

-FGB
– L&M Committee
– T&L Committee
– Health & Safety Governor
No interest declared Parent of children at PT school 100%
Mrs Davina Skinner

 

Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.03.19

18.09.22 – FGB
-L&M Committee
No interest declared No relationships 100% of those in post
Mrs Catherine Winter Associate

(PT.  no voting rights)

FGB Resigned

24.02.19

31.08.21 Head Of School
– T&L Committee
– FGB
No interest declared No relationships 75%
Mr Andrew Ratcliffe Co-opted FGB Resigned

Feb 2019

22.05.22 – Chair of Governing Board
– FGB
– L&M Committee
– T&L Committee
– Pay Review Panel
No interest declared No relationships 100% of those in post