Woodside Primary School strives to be an outstanding school at the heart of the local community in which every child is empowered to have self-belief and to aspire to achieve her/his highest potential.
Our Chair of Governors is Kay Hancox.
Our Vice Chair of Governors is Paul Dowie.
The Governing Body of Woodside Primary School:
- is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
- plans the school’s future direction
- monitors, audit and intervenes on safeguarding and health and safety issues
- selects the head teacher
- makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing including the performance management policy
- makes sure the agreed Curriculum is well taught
- decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
- makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs
Governors at Woodside aim to ensure that our children experience a secure, safe and stimulating environment providing the full breadth of the National Curriculum – with emphasis on English, mathematics, science and computing – where all are excited about learning and all learning activities encourage positive models of enquiry, reflection, innovation and challenge.
We nurture and support children of all abilities, helping each to achieve her/his potential in all aspects of learning and physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual development. From this foundation we encourage staff to share success and equip children to become independent, creative thinkers and learners for life and to develop the resilience to face the challenges of an ever-changing world.
We recognise and value the diversity of our school family and the uniqueness of each of its members. We ensure excellence in teaching and learning through teamwork, support, collaboration and effective leadership.
We promote inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm. We promote British values – including tolerance, cooperation, trust and respect – within the school and the wider community.
The school has a long, rich history and we actively encourage community involvement wherever possible. We achieve the best we can for our children by using the strength of partnership working with parents and others.
The Governing Body of Woodside Primary School
|Governor Name||Governor Type||Start Date||Term of Office||Committee||Responsibility|
|Melissa Chambers||Staff||01/09/2017||4 Years||Ops||Health & Safety|
|Paul Dowie - Chair||Appointed||01/09/2016||4 Years||RA, Ops||Safeguarding|
|Joe Gaytten - Vice Chair||Appointed||11/07/2018||4 Years||Ops, Chair||Finance|
|Kay Hancox - Chair||Appointed||01/09/2016||4 Years||RA|
|Rachel Byrne||Deputy Headteacher||15/02/2020||N/A||Ops, RA||Intrim Head of School|
|Glenn Lillo||Appointed||01/01/2017||4 Years||RA, Chair||Attendance|
|Sian Marshall||Appointed||11/07/2018||4 Years||RA||SEND|
|Kim Meyler-Vincent||Parent||14/05/2019||4 Years||TBA||TBA|
|Liz Rankin||Appointed||03/06/2019||4 Years||Operations||TBA|
|Carly Walker||Appointed||01/09/2016||4 Years||RA, Ops||Pupil Premium|
|Julie Newman - Clerk to the Governing Body appointed 12th March 2019|
Stuart King - Parent governor - resigned 24th April 2019
Asma Mustafa - Parent governor - resigned 8th March 2019
John Knight was appointed governor - removed 1st February 2019
Samantha Golding was appointed governor - resigned 31st August 2018
Louis Bryant-Buckman was parent governor - resigned 26th April 2018
Raghava Kilambi (Venkata) was appointed governor - resigned 8th January 2018.
Declaration of Pecuniary Interests from September 2019
|Governor Name||Governor Type||Name of Business||Nature of Business||Declaration of Interest|
|Rachel Bryne||Interim Head||N/A||N/A||No|
|Paul Dowie||Appointed||Paul’s Pan Percussion||Music Education/Teaching||Yes|
|Glenn Lillo||Appointed||Oasis Academy||Education||Yes|
|Liz Rankin||Appointed||Public Services||Accountancy||None|
|Carly Walker - Vice Chair||Appointed||N/A||N/A||None|
Attendance at meeting from September 2019
|Autumn Term||FGB||Operations||Raising Achievement||FGB|
N/A not part of the committee
The governing body at The Woodside ensures that pupils are provided a high standard of education. Parents, staff and members of the community are invited to contact governors to express your views.
Are you interested in becoming a governor? We would be pleased to answer your questions.
or write to us via the school office:
The Chair of Governors
Woodside Primary School
Croydon CR0 6NF