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The Woodside Academy 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.

The Governing Body of The Woodside Academy:
•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.

To contact the governors you can email Julie Newman Trust Company Secretary: jnewman@thesynaptictrust.org 

The Governing Body of Woodside Academy

Governor Name

Governor Type

Start Date

Term of Office

Committee

Responsibility

John Knight – Chair

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

Ops, RA, Strategy

SEN, Finance

Paul Dowie

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

RA, Ops

Safeguarding

Samantha Golding

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

Ops Chair

 

Kay Hancox

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

Strategy, RA

Health and Safety, PP

Claire Howarth

Principal

01/09/2016

n/a

Ops, RA, Strategy

 

Stuart King

Parent

01/09/2017

4 Years

Ops

SEND

Glenn Lillo

Parent

01/01/2017

4 Years

RA Chair

Attendance

Carly Walker Vice Chair

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

Ops, RA, Strategy

Behaviour & Exclusion

Melissa Chambers

Staff Governor

01/09/2017

4 Years

RA

 

Sarah-Jane Caliste - Clerk to the Governing Body appointed 1st May 2018

Governors resignations:

Raghava Kilambi (Venkata) was appointed governor -  resigned 8th January 2018.

Louis Bryant-Buckman was parent governor - resigned 26th April 2018 

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests from September 2017

Governor Name

Governor Type

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Declaration of Interest

John Knight – Chair

Appointed

DFE

Financial Advisor

Yes

Paul Dowie

Appointed

Paul’s Pan Percussion

Music Education/Teaching

Yes

Samantha Golding

Appointed

 

 

None

Kay Hancox

Appointed

 

 

None

Claire Howarth 

Principal

 

 

None

Stuart King

Parent

 

 

None

Glenn Lillo

Appointed

 

 

None

Carly Walker Vice Chair

Appointed

 

 

None

Melissa Chambers

Staff

 

 

None

Rachel Byrne Associate

Deputy Head

 

 

None

Janet Clarke

Clerk

 

 

None

Attendance at meeting from September 2017

 

Full Governing Body

Operations Committee

Raising Achievement

Committee

WOODSIDE

12 Dec 2017

27 March

2018

10 July

2018

17 Oct

 2017

6 Feb

2018

12 June

2018

14 Nov

2017

6 March

2018

26 June

2018

Paul
Dowie
Appointed

Ab

 

 

 

Samantha Golding
Appointed

Ab

Ab

 

 

N/A

N/A

 

Melissa

Chambers 
Staff

Ab

 

Ab

Ab

 

 

Kay
Hancox
Appointed

 

N/A

N/A

 

 

John
Knight

Appointed

 

 

 

 

Carly Walker

Appointed

 

 

Ab

 

Glenn
 Lillo
Appointed

 

N/A

N/A

 

 

Claire Howarth
Principal

 

 

 

 

Stuart

King
Parent

 

Ab

 

N/A

N/A

 

Louis

Bryant

Parent

Ab

 

Ab

Ab

 

 

Rachel

Byrne
Associate

 

Ab

 

 

Attendance at meeting from September 2016 

 

FGB

Operations Committee

RA Committee

Strategy Committee

WOODSIDE

1 Dec 2016

 

 

13 Dec 2016

 

 

18 Oct 2016

 

 

6 Dec 2016

14 March 2017

 

Paul
Dowie

Absent

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Attended

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Samantha Golding

Attended

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Kay
Hancox

Attended

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

John
Knight

Attended

 

 

Absent

 

 

Absent

 

 

Attended

 

 

Carly Walker

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Glenn
 Lillo

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Claire Howarth

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

 

 

 

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. 
 
Email: governors@thewoodsideacademy.org.uk 
or write to us via the school office:
The Chair of Governors
The Woodside Academy
Morland Road 
Croydon  CR0 6NF