Governors



Our governors are a dedicated group of people who volunteer their time to improve and support Woodcote Primary School; they are our ‘critical friends’ in helping us to develop further. As part of their role, the governors often visit the school during the school day. The visits often have a particular focus and we have a Governor Visits book situated in the reception area where you are able to read their comments.

Governors

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Stephen Parker 

Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor (previously referred to as Community Governor)

I have been a governor at Woodcote for more than twenty years now. I started as a parent governor when my children attended the school.I am a retired structural draughtsman with interests in wildlife, science & sustainable lifestyles.I find my work as governor very rewarding. It pleases me to see the children develop their academic & life skills. I am currently the Chair of the Governing Body as elected by the governors.

Term of Office: 10th October 2016 – 9th October 2016.

Committees: Premises / Health & Safety, Finance & Personnel, Pay Committee, Headteacher Performance Management.

Other Duties: Governor Training, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education, School Development Plan reports

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

 Vice-Chairperson – Parent Governor 

Term of Office: 23rd September 2013 – 22nd September 2017

Committees: Appeals, Curriculum, Headteacher Performance Management, Complaints panel. 

Other Duties: Child Protection, Higher Ability Children.

 

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


 

Mrs Jones

Suzanne Jones

Headteacher – Staff Governor 

Committees: Premises / Health & Safety, Finance & Personnel,  Curriculum, 

Other Duties: School Development Plan reports 

 

 

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


Alison Butler

Alison Butler

   Staff Governor 

I have been teaching for more than 30 years during which time I have worked across the Primary age range from 4+ to 11 years. I have worked at Woodcote in a variety of roles since 2010. For the past 3 years I have been responsible for Ash Class (Early Years Foundation Stage) and have curriculum responsibility for computing. I am currently completing a national qualification for Senior Leadership and am on the Senior Leadership Team at school with Teaching and Learning responsibility for EYFS and Key Stage 1. I am keen to develop Staff, Parent, Governor and Community links and partnerships as part of my governor role.

Term of Office: 23rd June 2014 – 22nd June 2018

Committees: Curriculum 

Other Duties: Post-Ofsted Action Plan Reports

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


 

Clive Caulfield

Clive Caulfield

Co-opted  Governor 

Term of Office: 5th November 2014 – 4th November 2018

Committees: Premises / Health & Safety, Finance & Personnel, Pay Committee, Curriculum, Headteacher Performance Management, Complaints panel. 

Other Duties: Child Protection, Special Educational Needs, Science, Post-Ofsted Action Plan Reports, Public Relations 

 

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


 

Jean Harrison

Jean Harrison

Co-opted  Governor 

I have been involved  at Woodcote since the school first opened in 1987. Firstly as a parent, then as a member of staff, starting as secretary and finishing as Business Manager, and when I retired I became a Co-opted Governor. I felt that with my experience of a number of years in the financial sector, I had a lot to offer. I am finding the role of governor very rewarding and I enjoy visiting and talking to the children.  

Term of Office: 3rd February 2014 – 2nd February 2018

Committees: Premises / Health & Safety, Finance & Personnel, Pay Committee 

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


Tim Massingham   Parent Governor 

Term of Office: 2nd February 2015 – 1st February 2019

Committees: Curriculum 

Other Duties: Special Educational Needs, Public Relations

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: None


 

Gary Sirrell  Parent Governor 

Term of Office: 23rd September 2013 – 22nd September 2017

Committees: Curriculum

Other Duties: Maths, Higher Ability Children, Physical Education, Pupil Premium Funding

Register of interests:

1. Relevant business interests: None

2. Other educational establishments of which I am a governor: None

3. Any relationships between members of the staff at the school, including spouse, partner or relative: Married to Mrs Sirrell – Nursery Nurse