Governors

Woodlands 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;
  • to oversee the financial performance of the schools and make sure all money is well spent.

The full Governing Board is made up of 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Foundation Governors, the 2 Headteachers and up to 7 co-opted governors. The governors have a range of skills and experiences that enable them to carry out their roles effectively. Currently there is one vacancy for a co-opted governor on the governing board.  If you are interested in becoming a governor, please email Monica Pell, our Chair of Governors at m.pell@woodlandsfederation.org.uk

The full Governing Board meets at least 6 times per year. Governors also use their identified skills and expertise in the Finance Committee and in working groups that are created from time to time, these have a specific focus and report back to the full Governing Board. All members of the Governing Board have full voting rights. Associate members only have voting rights in committee meetings.

Minutes of the Full Governing Board meetings are available and can be accessed through the school office.

Governor Roles & Responsibilities

Governor Category of Governor Appointed By Date of Appointment End of term of office Roles  & Responsibilities Business and Financial Interests Relationship

with Staff / Governors

Governor at another school Attendance at meetings 2020/21
Paul Cox Headteacher N/A 01/09/2020 Whilst in post Headteacher of Dallington None None No 10 of 10
Claire Kinsella Headteacher N/A 01/09/2020 Whilst in post Headteacher of

Punnetts Town

None None No 10 of 10
Suzanne Black Staff governor Staff 03/02/2020 02/02/2024 EYFS Teacher at Punnetts Town None None No 10 of 10
Rev. Marc Lloyd Foundation Governor Diocese 01/09/2014 Whilst in post Link governor for

Christian Distinctiveness, Maths & Wider Curriculum

None None No 10 of 10
Tony Welford Foundation Governor Diocese 01/09/2020 31/08/2024 Link governor for Finance, Christian Distinctiveness

Member of Finance Committee

None None No 6 of 10
Bintou Sy Parent Parents 14/07/2021 13/07/2025 Link governor for SEND & Inclusion, Wellbeing, Data, Member of Finance Committee None None No 1 of 1
Claire Mayhew Parent Parents 18/09/2019 17/09/2023 Co-Vice Chair

Safeguarding governor

None None No 9 of 10
Monica Pell Co-opted FGB 23/05/2018 22/05/2022 Chair of Governing Board

Link governor for GDPR, Data

None None No 10 of 10
Susan Conaway Co-opted FGB 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Federation SENDCo None None No 8 of 10
Kirsty Coates Co-opted FGB 19/06/2019 18/06/2023 Co-Vice Chair

Link governor for

Mental Health & Wellbeing,

RSE

None None No 8 0f 10
Alice Conyers-Silverthorn Co-opted FGB 02/05/2019 01/05/2023 Link Governor for

EYFS, Finance

Member of Finance Committee

None None No 8 of 10
Claire Burgess Co-opted FGB 16/06/2021 15/06/2025 Safeguarding governor None None No 1 of 2
Tim Castle Co-opted FGB 08/09/2021 07/09/2025 Link governor for

Pupil & Sports Premium,  H&S and Premises, EYFS

None None No N/A
Alison Doig LA Governor Local Authority 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Link governor for

SEND & Inclusion,

English & Wider Curriculum

None None Governor at HCC 10 of 10
Vacancy Co-opted FGB              
Anita Saunders Associate Governor FGB 12/05/2021 11/05/2025 Secretary/Bursar at Punnetts Town

Member of Finance Committee

None None No 3 of 3
Shirley Chagouri-Brindle Associate Governor FGB 12/05/2021 11/05/2025 Secretary/Bursar at Dallington

Member of Finance Committee

None None No 3 of 3
Governors who have left the governing body in the last 12 months
Simone Foy Parent Parents 01/06/2017 31/05/2021 Link governor for Inclusion None None No 8 of 8
Jon Briley Co-opted FGB 18/09/2019 09/09/2021 Link governor for H & S and Premises None None No 7 of 10