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Welcome to the Governors' page, now known as the Local Advisory Board. We are currently a team of individuals who each have a range of skills and represent staff, parents and the wider community. Debbie Johns is our Chair of Governors and was elected to that role in January 2023, Clerk to the governing body is Nick Rich.

Community/Co-opted Governors:                    

Susanne James

Debbie Johns (Chair of Governors)

Teresa Skingle

We are currently looking to recruit new co-opted and community governors.  Please take a look at the advert and if you would like more information and have the time to volunteer and help to improve our school please contact Miss Saunders via the school office.

Community Governor Advert

Staff Governors:

Miss Saunders (Headteacher)

Mrs Jenkins (Teacher)

Parent Governors:

Michelle Todd

We have vacancies for our parent Governor, please have a look at the details and if you are interested contact Miss Saunders via the school office.

Parent Governor Advert

Clerk to Governors

Nick Rich


What is the role of the Local Advisory Board?

The role of the Local Advisory Board is to secure school improvement through effective and accountable governance, challenge and support.

The Local Advisory Board monitors the school's key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Head Teacher and the senior leadership team, providing challenge and support where appropriate. Our role is to facilitate school improvement at a local level. 

A Local Governing Body has a strategic role in the development of the school but does not become involved in day-to-day management issues – that is the role of the Head Teacher.

The role can be varied and involve recruitment of staff, meeting external stakeholders, working with other schools and ultimately ensuring children in our setting are given the support they need to achieve their full potential.

To be a local governor you need to:

  •  Attend a range of training 
  •  Attend 6 meetings per year
  •  Complete a minimum of 3 school visits per year
  •  Be enthusiastic
  •  Maintain confidentiality
  •  Ask challenging questions
  •  Be curious.

The local governors at Woodfield are united in their commitment to making a positive contribution to your child's education.  If you are interested in the role of Governor and joining our Local Advisory Body then please contact Miss Saunders via the school office.

Governor Roles and Responsibilities 

Governors Statutory Information