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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

School Governance

The Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School Board of Governors is a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils and buildings and the community of which it forms a part. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Board, but all have a commitment to helping the school. 

The full governing body meets at least twice a term. The Headteacher provides all the necessary information to the governing body so that it can do its job well. The governors delegate the day to day responsibility for the management of the school to the Headteacher, including implementation of the strategic direction agreed by the governing body.

The governors focus strongly on three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The  governing body has places for 12 governors: 

  • 7 Co-opted governors who are appointed by the Governing Body from the community
  • 2 elected parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor 
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • The headteacher 

Governors are appointed or elected for a four year term, but can stand for re-appointment or re-election if they wish. 

The Governing Body at Wooden Hill works as a ‘whole team’, meeting a minimum of 6 times per year, once in each term, without any separate committees.  

For further information or to contact the Governing Body, please contact the clerk to the governing body:

Email – clerk@woodenhillprimary.co.uk

Letter – Clerk to Governors, Woodenhill Primary and Nursery School, Staplehurst, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8DB

Wooden Hill Chair of Governors: Mr Gavin Handford 
Contact: chair@woodenhillprimary.co.uk

 

Co-opted Governors

Mrs Helen Kinch

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: Attendance, EYFS & Nursery

 

Mrs Jane Critchlow

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor

Roles & Responsibilities:

 

Mr Alexander Rogers

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Lead Governor for Finance, Development Governor

Mrs Susan Leigh

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Lead Governor for Pupil Premium and SEN&D and Reading.

Mr Brian Poxon

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Vice-Chair of FGB, Lead Governor for Data, Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Writing

Co-opted Governor Vacancy

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

 

Co-opted Governor Vacancy

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: Co-opted Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

 

 

Parent Governors

Miss Jo Prior

Appointed by: Parent Election
Category: Parent Governor

Roles & Responsibilities: Safeguarding Governor. PE

Mr Gavin Handford

Appointed by: Parent Election
Category: Chair of Governing Board

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Lead Governor for Resources, High Priorities

 

 

   

Local Authority Governor

Mrs Miriam Stallard

Appointed by: Parent Election
Category: Local Authority Governor

Roles & Responsibilities: Maths

 

Staff Governor

 Mr Martyn Billers

Appointed by: Staff Election
Category: Staff Governor 

Roles & Responsibilities:

Teacher

Lead Governor for Health & Safety and Wider Curriculum Development

 

Headteacher and Clerk

Mr Ian Garner

Appointed by: N/A
Category: Headteacher

Roles & Responsibilities:

Headteacher

Mrs Dawn Deykin

Appointed by: Governing Body
Category: N/A

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

No longer on Governing Body Served on Governing Body in last 12 months

Ms Rebecca Witney

Mr Marco Ng

Mr Ben Beasley