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 Governing Board is made up of 2 parent governors, 1 staff governor, 1 local authority governor, 2 foundation governors, 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. If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a governor, please email Monica Pell, our Chair of Governors

The full Governing Board meets at least 8 times per year. Governors also use their identified skills and expertise in working groups that are created from time to time, these have a specific focus and report back to the full Governing Board.

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

Download: Privacy Notice (How we use governors & volunteers information)

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 2019/20
Paul Cox Headteacher N/A 01/09/2020 Whilst in post Headteacher of Dallington None None No N/A
Claire Kinsella Headteacher N/A 01/09/2020 Whilst in post Headteacher of Punnetts Town None None No N/A
Suzanne Black Staff governor Staff 03/02/2020 02/02/2024 EYFS Teacher at Punnetts Town None None No 100%
Rev. Marc Lloyd Foundation Governor Diocese 01/09/2014 Whilst in post Link governor for

Christian Distinctiveness, English, Maths & Wider Curriculum

None None No 100%
Tony Welford Foundation Governor Diocese 01/09/2020 31/08/2024 Link governor for

Finance, Sports Grant, Christian Distinctiveness

None None No 90%
Claire Mayhew Parent Parents 18/09/2019 17/09/2023 Safeguarding governor None None No 100%
Monica Pell Co-opted FGB 23/05/2018 22/05/2022 Chair of Governing Board   Shadow Safeguarding Link Governor, GDPR Link Governor None None No 100%
Susan Conaway Co-opted FGB 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Federation SENDCo None None No 50%
Jon Briley Co-opted FGB 18/09/2019 17/09/2023 Link governor for Health & Safety None None No 70%
Kirsty Coates Co-opted FGB 19/06/2019 18/06/2023 Link governor for

Mental Health & Wellbeing,


None None No 100%
Alice Conyers-Silverthorn Co-opted FGB 02/05/2019 01/05/2023 Link Governor for



None None No  90%
Alison Doig LA Governor Local Authority 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Vice Chair of Governors  Link governor for

SEND & Inclusion,

Maths, English & Wider Curriculum

None None Governor at HCC  90%
Vacancy Co-opted FGB
Vacancy Co-opted FGB
Governors who have left the governing body in the last 12 months
Charlotte Ridley Co-opted FGB 04/12/2029 08/05/2020 None None No 40%
Inez Morse Ex-officio N/A 01/04/2015 31/08/2020 Executive Headteacher None None No 100%