Willow Wood has a supportive Governing body that works with the Head Teacher and staff to provide children with the highest quality education, encouraging them to develop and reach their potential.

The three core functions of a Governing Body are as follows.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.  (Governance Handbook January 2017)

The governors represent different sections of the community and play an active part in the life of the school. The Guide to School Governance explains the role and responsibilities of a school governor and we would encourage all to get involved with the school. Any further questions about the life and work of the Governing Body can be directed to Margaret Hanna, Chair of Governors or Martin Bell, Head Teacher. 

Part one minutes of the Full Governing Body termly meetings are available from the School Office, on request and located in the newsletter file, located at the front of school.

Governing Body 2020-2021

Mrs Margaret Hanna (LA) Chair of Governors

Mrs Georgia Winstanley (Co-opted)

Mr Ron Stoneley (Co-opted)

Mrs Sue Stretton (Co-opted)

Mrs Jan Kay (Co-opted)

Mrs Elaine Capper (Staff)

Mrs Kerry Hadley (Parent Governor)

Mrs Sam McNeill (Parent Governor)

Ms Lyndsay Barwell (Co-opted)

Mr Martin Bell (Headteacher)



Willow Wood Primary School

Meeting Schedule for 2020-21








Leadership & Resource

Wednesday 7th October 4:00 pm

Wednesday 27th January 4.00 pm

Wednesday 12th May 4.00 pm

Children & Learning

Wednesday 14th October 4:00 pm

Wednesday 10th February 4:00 pm

Wednesday 9th June 4.00 pm


Thursday 10th September 4:00 pm

Wednesday 24th March 4:00 pm

Wednesday 30th June 4.00 pm


Wednesday 18th November 4:00 pm



Pay committee

Wednesday 18th  November 3.00 pm




Link governors:

  • SEND – Sue Stretton and Kerry Hadley
  • Pupil Premium – 
  • Safeguarding and PREVENT - Sue Stretton
  • H&S– Elaine Capper
  • GDPR – Margaret Hanna
  • PE and Sports –George Winstanley


Strategic Plan Lead Governors

  • L&M – Sue Stretton & Martin Bell
  • Outcomes for pupilsreading champion -
  • Critical friend for maths - Sam McNeil
  • Behaviour & Welfare – Margaret Hanna and Lindsay Grigg.
  • Early Years– Kerry Hadley and Naomi Coates.
  • Quality of teaching – 


EYFS     Kerry Hadley

Year 1    Sam McNeil

Year 2    Sue Stretton

Year 3/4  Margaret Hanna

Year 5/6  Georgia Winstanley

Lilac  Sue Stretton


These governors take a special interest in their year group attending special events and progress meetings for example. Governors move through school with the cohort which means that they get a good view of teaching, learning, progress and the curriculum over time.





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