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.  At present we have a number of vacancies. If you would like more information please email our clerk, Emma Neil clerk@woodlandsfederation.org.uk

The full Governing Board meets at least 5 times per year.  Governors also use their identified skills and expertise within 3 committees which report back to the Governing Board. The Leadership & Management Committee is chaired by Tony Welford; the Teaching & Learning Committee is chaired by Monica Pell; and the Character Development, Well-Being & Ethos Committee is chaired by Marc Lloyd. Working parties may be created from time to time, these will have a specific focus and report back to the Governing Board.

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

Name Category Appointed By Date of Appointment Term of Offie Roles  & Responsibilities Business Interests Relationships with Staff / Governors or Pupils in Other Schools Attendance at Meetings 2018/19 Attendance at Meetings 2017/18 Attendance at Meetings 2016/17 Attendance at Meetings 2015/19
Mrs Inez Morse EHT Ex-Officio 01.04.15 01.09.23 – Federation Executive Headteacher
– Member of FGB, L&M, T&L, C.E&WB – Audit committee and working groups
No interest declared No relationships 100% 100% 100% 100% for those in post.
Mr Paul Cox Associate

(DT. No voting rights)

FGB 01.09.14 01.09.23 Head of School
– T&L Committee
– FGB
No interest declared No relationships 75% 100% 71% 78%
Ms Claire Kinsella Associate

(BO. No voting rights)

FGB 01.05.18 01.05.23 Head of School
– T&L Committee
– FGB
No interest declared No relationships Not in post Not in post Not in post Not in post
Mrs Suzanne Black Staff

(PT school)

Staff of PT 02.02.2016 01.02.20 – FGB
– T&L Committee
No interest declared No relationships 62.5% 100% 86% 100% for those in post
Rev Marc Lloyd Foundation Governor Diocese

Ex Officio

01.09.14 31.08.39 – KS2 Link Governor
– Chair of C,E & WB Committee
-FGB
-Pay Committee
No interest declared Parent of 3 children 87.5% 85% 71% 82%
Mr Tony Welford Foundation Governor Diocese 18.11.15 17.11.19 – Chair of L&M Committee
-Finance Link Governor
– Sports Grant Governor
– Christian Distinctiveness Link Governor
Employee at Mayfield school Grandparent of one child at PT school 87.5% 100% 86% 100% for those in post
Mrs Simone Foy Parent

(BO school)

Parents at BO school 01.06.17 30.05.21 – FGB
– L&M Committee
– T&L Committee
– Values & Vision working group
-EYFS Link Governor
– KS1 Outcomes link governor
No interest declared Parent of child at BO school 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mr Andrew Ratcliffe Co-opted FGB 23.05.18 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 Not in post Not in post Not in post
Mrs Monica Pell Co-opted FGB 23.05.18 22.05.22 – Vice Chair of Governing Board
-Chair of T&L Committee
– FGB
-Safeguarding Governor
– Pay Review Panel
No interest declared No relationships 100% of those in post Not in post Not in post Not in post
Mrs Susan Conaway Co-Opted FGB 28.11.18 27.11.22 – FGB
– C,E&WB Committee
– T&L Committee
Works as Inclusion Manager for the Woodlands Federation No relationships 100% of those in post Not in post Not in post Not in post
Mrs Alison Doig Local Authority Governor Local Authority 28.11.18 27.11.22 – FGB
– L&M Committee
– SEND Link Governor
– Behaviour & Attendance Link Governor
Works for ESCC library services and Governor at HCC. No relationships 100% 100% 100% 100&
Mrs Emma Neil Clerk 01.06.18  

 

 

 

Clerk for HCC No relationships 100% of those in post Not in post Not in post Not in post
RETIRED or RESIGNED GOVERNORS 
Cllr Rupert Simmons Foundation Diocese Resigned – 01.07.15 FGB Cllr in East Sussex No relationships NA NA 44%
Una Madil Staff (BO) Staff Resigned

01.07.16

FGB No interest declared 1 Child at BO school NA 0% NA
Debbie Guyton Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.16

FGB

Safeguarding governor

No interest declared 1 child at PT school NA NA 82%
Richard Lloyd Parent Governor (DS) Parents at DS school Resigned

01.04.17

FGB No interest declared Parent of 3 children at DS school NA 50% NA
Alison Moody Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.17

FGB

Staff welfare governor

Frogheath landscapes Parent of 1 child at DS school NA 75% 100%
Mandy Woodthorpe Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.07.17

FGB

Safeguarding governor

No interest declared Parent of 1 child at BO school. NA 71% 100% for those in post
Mrs Shirley Frankis Staff Ex Officio Resigned

01.07.17

FGB No interest declared No relationships NA 90% 100%
Mr Kevin Rennie Co-opted FGB Resigned

25.09.18

FGB

L&M SIP Governor

No interest declared No relationships 100% 57% 67%
Miss Harriet Wisbach Staff (DS school) Staff at DS Resigned

15.11.17

FGB No interest declared

 

No relationships 85% 71% 89%
Jane Farley Shiplee Clerk Resigned

27.02.18

 

 

 

 

 

FGB Works as a SEN INA for an ESCC school 1 child at DS school 100% 81% 91%
Mrs Jackie Hewess Associate (BO.  No voting rights) FGB Resigned

 

Head of school No interest declared No relationships 100% 86% 78%
Mr Dave Molyneux Staff (BO school) Staff at BO Resigned

01.09.18

FGB No interest declared No relationships 100% 100% for those in post Not in post
Mr Steve Clark Foundation Governor Diocese

 

Resigned Vice Chair FGB

Bursar link Governor

No interest declared No relationships 85% 100% 100%
Ms Sam Gleadow Co-opted FGB Resigned

01.06.18

Joint Chair FGB

Safeguarding governor

Pay Committee

No interest declared No relationships 100% 100% 87%
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% 100% 100% for those in post Not in post
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 Not in post Not in post Not 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% 100% Not in post Not in post