Who can be a School Governor At Woodlands?

You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations.

What’s really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children of Woodlands Infant and Nursery School.

The Governing Body

The governing body has 3 key roles:

  • To provide a strategic view
  • To provide support and challenge to the head teacher and staff
  • To ensure accountability and probity over the school finances

The governing body has to comply with regulations set out by the Department of Education and is required to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body is also required to meet 3 times a year at ‘full governor meetings’ which generally take place near the beginning of each new term.

The responsibilities of the governing body include setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school finances, making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff pay and performance.

Instrument of Governance

  Term End Date
T BowmanHeadteacherN/A
J ToddParent Governor23 September 2018
H CockettStaff Governor23 September 2018
A MelhuishCo-opted Governor30 January 2021
C HewlettParent Governor31 August 2019
M DudleyCo-opted Governor1 September 2020
A GantCo-opted Governor22 May 2021
J SmithParent Governor4 December 2021
T BoulterCo-opted Governor4 December 2021
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Vacancy Parent Governor
Vacancy Local Authority Governor
C GantClerk to GovernorsN/A

Total number of governors is 13.
The term of office for all governors is four years.
This instrument of governance came into effect on 9 June 2015.
This instrument was made by order of the Department for Education on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council.

Governors Declaration of Interests

NameDeclared interests
Mrs Tracey BowmanExecutive Headteacher of Birchwood Junior and Lancaster Infant Schools
Mrs Cathryn GantClerk to Governors at Lancaster Infant School and temporary Finance Manager at Kyra Teaching School Alliance. Married to Andrew Gant, Co-opted Governor
Mrs Amy MelhuishDeputy Headteacher at Lincoln Carlton Academy
Mr Andrew Gantmarried to Cathryn Gant, Clerk to Governors
Mrs Jude SmithCommunications and Media Manager at Kyra Teaching School Alliance
Mrs Tracy BoulterDeputy Headteacher at Bishop King CE Primary School

Register of attendance at Full Governing Body meetings

2016/2017

Meeting date/Governor name
03.10.16
22.11.16
14.12.16
22.02.17
24.04.17
23.05.17
26.06.17
Tracey Bowman

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James Todd

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Helen Cockett

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Amy Melhuish
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Maz Dudley

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Andrew Gant
- appointed May '17

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Cliff Penning
- appointed Apr '17

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Christine Hewlett

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April Turner
- resigned Mar '17

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Laura Cook
- resigned Nov '16

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Ruth Lewis
- resigned Apr '17

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Simon Louth
- resigned Nov '16

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Jackie Mawer
- resigned Nov '16

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Cathryn Gant

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2017/2018

Meeting date/Governor name
19.09.17
05.12.17
06.02.18
20.03.18
15.05.18
03.07.18
Tracey Bowman

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James Todd

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Helen Cockett

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Amy Melhuish

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Maz Dudley

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Andrew Gant

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Cliff Penning
- appointed Apr '17

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Christine Hewlett
Jude Smith
- appointed Dec '17

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Tracy Boulter
- appointed Dec '17

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Cathryn Gant

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