The Governors aim to support and drive Woodlands in their journey to become an Outstanding school.
Governors act as a critical friend challenging the Head Teacher and staff to ensure that the school provides an excellent education.
The governing body of Woodlands Community College was reconstituted on 1st September 2015.
The Governing Body who are volunteers meet six times per school year and are responsible for:
- The school having a broad and balanced curriculum
- Monitoring of progress in relation to the School Development Plan
- Special Educational Needs and Disability provision
- The school budget
- Monitoring standards and performance
For enquiries, please contact Mrs Jenny Edwards, Clerk to the Governors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Name||Post||Term of Office Start Date||Term of Office End Date||Appointed By||Date Stepped Down||Business & Financial Interests||Governance Roles & Responsibilities|
|Mr Oliver Bligdon||Co-opted Governor (Chair)||8th October 2015||9th October 2019||Local Governing Body||N/A||Employee of Wates Group||Data & Progress, Leadership (including Head Teacher’s Performance Management).|
|Mrs Karen Denyer-Hampton||Co-opted Governor (Vice-Chair)||8th October 2015||9th October 2019||Local Governing Body||N/A||None||Leadership (including Head Teacher’s Performance Management), Appeals & Admissions Panel.|
|Mr Jim Henderson||Head Teacher||16th April 2018||Local Governing Body||N/A||None|
|Mrs Sue Blatchford||LA Governor||1st September 2016||31st August 2020||Local Governing Body||N/A||None||Finance & Personnel, Appeals & Admissions Panel.|
|Mrs Pauline Hilton||Co-opted Governor||8th October 2015||9th October 2019||Local Governing Body||N/A||None||Safeguarding, Child Protection, Attendance and Health & Safety.|
|Mrs Kirsten Buist||Co-opted Governor||23rd May 2018||22nd May 2022||Local Governing Body||N/A||None||Teaching & Learning, Appeals & Admissions Panel.|
|Mr Dave Strange||Co-opted Governor||23rd May 2018||22nd May 2022||Local Governing Body||N/A||None||Behaviour.|
|Mr Andrew Whitworth||Staff Governor||25th October 2017||24th October 2021||Staff Election||N/A||None||Teaching & Learning.|
|Mrs Ruth Thomas||Parent Governor||21st October 2015||20th October 2019||Parental Election||N/A||None||Special Needs, CLA & Vulnerable Students.|
All governors appointed to the governing body have voting rights.
Governors with material interests arising from relationships with school staff (including spouses, partners or other relatives)
Dave Strange, married to a teacher within the school.
Ruth Thomas, child attends the school as a student.
Governors with roles of governance in other schools.
Jim Henderson – Kanes Hill Primary School (Inspire Learning Partnership).
Kirsten Buist – Kanes Hill Primary School (Inspire Learning Partnership).
Governors Attendance Grid 2018-19
|Governor Name||Meeting 1 – 03/10/18||Meeting 2 – 05/12/18||Meeting 3 – 06/02/19||Meeting 4 – 27/03/19||Meeting 5 – 15/05/19||Meeting 6 – 10/07/19||Total Attendance|
|Mr Oliver Bligdon||Present||Present||100%|
|Mrs Karen Denyer-Hampton||Present||Present||100%|
|Mrs Sue Blatchford||Present||Present||100%|
|Mrs Pauline Hilton||Present||Present||100%|
|Mr Jim Henderson||Present||Present||100%|
|Mrs Ruth Thomas||Present||Present||100%|
|Mr Andrew Whitworth||Present||Present||100%|
|Mr David Strange||Present||Not Present||100%|
|Mrs Kirsten Buist||Not Present||Present||0%|
|Average for Governors||88.88%||88.88%||88.88%|
Click here for information on governors who have now left the governing body, along with attendance grids for previous academic years.