The Woodlands Federation consists of the three primary schools, Broad Oak Community Primary, Dallington Church of England Primary and Punnetts Town Community Primary. There is a single governing body over the Federation made up of 17 governors consisting of 3 parent governors, 3 staff governors, 1 Local Authority governor, 2 foundation governors, the Executive Headteacher and 7 co-opted governors. The Head’s of School are also associate members of the governing body.

The governing body is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds. School governors work with the executive headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school. If you would like to become a school governor please contact the executive headteacher to find out about any vacancies.

The Full Board meets at least 7 times per year with specific governors taking responsibility for Finance, Health and Safety and Learning standards matters and reporting to the full governing body. Governors also use their identified skills and expertise within working parities, which have a specific focus and report back to the full governing body.

The role of the governors is to determine the aims and values of the school, keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the Woodlands Federation operates. The three sub-committees meet to review the activities in their fields of interest.

The governors visit the schools regularly to observe and to aid understanding of the pupils’ needs so that these can be included in the schools plans.

Our governing board are currently looking for people who can share their expertise and professional skills to further enhance the board. If you have time to spare and experience in business we would like to hear from you.

At present we have a number of vacancies available. If you would like more information please email

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