Governance

The Governors aim to make Woodlands #GREATER.  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
  • Policies
  • Monitoring standards and performance

For enquiries, please contact Mrs Jenny Edwards, Clerk to the Governors at jenny.edwards@woodlands.southampton.sch.uk.

Governors Details

Name Post Term of Office Start Date Term of Office End Date Appointed By Date Stepped Down Business & Financial Interests Governance Roles & Responsibilities
Mrs Sue Blatchford LA Governor (Chair) 1st September 2016 31st August 2020 Local Governing Body N/A None Head Teacher Appraisal, Finance & Personnel
Mr Jim Henderson Head Teacher 16th April 2018 Local Governing Body N/A None
Mr Andrew Whitworth Staff Governor 25th October 2017 24th October 2021 Staff Election N/A None Teaching & Learning
Mr Oliver Bligdon Co-opted Governor 8th October 2015 9th October 2019 Local Governing Body N/A Employee of Wates Group Data & Progress
Mrs Karen Denyer-Hampton Co-opted Governor 8th October 2015 9th October 2019 Local Governing Body N/A None Head Teacher Appraisal, QA Review Panel, Appeals Panel
Mrs Pauline Hilton Co-opted Governor 8th October 2015 9th October 2019 Local Governing Body N/A None Safeguarding, Child Protection, Attendance and School Council
Mrs Charlann Sharpes Parent Governor 21st October 2015 20th October 2019 Parental Election N/A None Health & Safety
Mrs Angela Whitmore Parent Governor 12th December 2013 11th December 2017 Parental Election N/A None
Mrs Ruth Thomas Parent Governor 21st October 2015 20th October 2019 Parental Election N/A None PPG, Special Needs, CLA & Vulnerable Students
Mrs Rebecca Allen Staff Governor 7th December 2016 6th December 2020 Staff Election 12th July 2017 None

There are no governors who have material interests arising from relationships with school staff (including spouses, partners or other relatives).

None of Woodlands Governors have governance roles in other schools.

All governors appointed to the governing body have voting rights.

Governors Attendance Grid 2016-17

Governor Name Meeting 1 – 12/10/16 Meeting 2 – 07/12/16 Meeting 3 – 28/02/17 Meeting 4 – 29/03/17 Meeting 5 – 24/05/17 Meeting 6 – 12/07/17 Total Attendance
Mrs Sue Blatchford 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 83.3%
Mrs Karen Denyer-Hampton 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% 83.3%
Mr Oliver Bligdon 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% 0% 66.67%
Mrs Pauline Hilton 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 83.3%
Mrs Toni Sambrook 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mrs Charlann Sharpes 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 83.3%
Mrs Ruth Thomas 100% 0% 100% 100% 0% 100% 66.67%
Mrs Rebecca Allen N/A 100% 0% 0% 100% 100% 60%
Mrs Angela Whitmore 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Average for Governors 87.5% 66.67% 66.67% 66.67% 66.67% 66.67% 69.63%

Governors Attendance Grid 2017-18

Governor Name Meeting 1 – 18/10/17 Meeting 2 – 06/12/16 Meeting 3 – 07/02/18 Meeting 4 – 21/03/18 Meeting 5 – 23/05/18 Meeting 6 – 11/07/18 Total Attendance
Mrs Sue Blatchford 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mrs Karen Denyer-Hampton 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mr Oliver Bligdon 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mrs Pauline Hilton 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mrs Toni Sambrook 100% 100% 100% 100% N/A N/A 100%
Mr Jim Henderson N/A N/A N/A N/A 100% 100% 100%
Mrs Charlann Sharpes 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 83.33%
Mrs Ruth Thomas 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 83.33%
Mrs Angela Whitmore 100% 0% 0% 0% N/A N/A 25%
Mr Andrew Whitworth 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mr David Strange N/A N/A N/A N/A 100% 0% 50%
Mrs Kirsten Buist N/A N/A N/A N/A 100% 100% 100%
Average for Governors 100% 77.7% 77.7% 88.88% 100% 90% 86.80%