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Governors

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.

Our Chair of Governors is Carly Walker. .
Our Vice Chair of Governors is Paul Dowie.

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

Melissa Chambers

 

Staff  01/09/2017 4 Years Ops Health & Safety

Paul Dowie Vice Chair

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

RA, Ops

Safeguarding

Joe Gaytten Appointed 11/07/2018 4 Years

Ops

Chair

Finance

Kay Hancox

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

RA

Pupil Premium

Claire Howarth

Principal

01/09/2016

n/a

Ops, RA

Principal

Glenn Lillo

Appointed

01/01/2017

4 Years

RA

Chair

Attendance

Sian Marshall Appointed 11/07/2018 4 Years RA tba
Kim Meyler-Vincent Parent  14/05/2019 4 Years tba tba
Liz Rankin Appointed 03/06/2019 4 Years Operations tba

Carly Walker Chair

Appointed

01/09/2016

4 Years

Ra, Ops

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Julie Newman  - Clerk to the Governing Body appointed 12th March  2019

Governors resignations:

Stuart King - Parent governor - resinged 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 2018

Governor Name

Governor Type

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Declaration of Interest

John Knight – Chair

Appointed

DFE

Financial Consult in Education

Yes

Paul Dowie

Appointed

Paul’s Pan Percussion

Music Education/Teaching

Yes

Kay Hancox

Appointed

n/a

n/a

None

Claire Howarth 

Principal

n/a

n/a

None

Stuart King

Parent

n/a

n/a

None

Glenn Lillo

Appointed

Oasis Academy

Education

Yes

Asma Mustafa Parent n/a n/a None

Carly Walker Vice Chair

Appointed

n/a

n/a

None

Joe Gaytten Appointed n/s n/a None
Sian Marshall Appointed n/a n/a None

Melissa Chambers

Staff

n/a

n/a

None

Rachel Byrne Associate

Deputy Head

n/a

n/a

None

Sarah-Jane Caliste

Clerk

n/a

n/a

None

Attendance at meeting from September 2017

 

Autumn Term

 

WOODSIDE

 

 

 

 

  FGB Operations Raising Achievement FGB

Paul
Dowie
Appointed

 

 

Melissa

Chambers 
Staff

Ab

 

 

Kay
Hancox
Appointed

n/a

 

 

Joe Gaytten Appointed    

John
Knight

Appointed

 

 

 

Carly Walker

Appointed

n/a

 

 

Glenn
 Lillo
Appointed

n/a

 

 

Sain Marshall  x n/a    
Asma Mustafa n/a    

Claire Howarth
Principal

 

 

 

Stuart

King
Parent

 

 

Rachel

Byrne
Associate

 

 

√ - attended; Ab - Absent; 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. 
 
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