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 Sue Stretton, Chair of Governors or Sue Tomlinson, 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 2017

Sue Stretton (Co-opted) Chair of Governors

Mrs Margaret Hanna (LA) Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Jan Kay (Co-opted)

Mr Ron Stoneley (Co-opted)

Mrs Sheila Mellor (Co-opted)

Mrs Jane Hopkins (Co-opted)

Mrs Elaine Capper (Staff)

Mrs Gemma Aspinall (Parent Governor)

Mrs Kerry Hadley (Parent Governor)

Ms Susan Tomlinson (Headteacher)

Full Governing Body Meetings

29th November 2017

14th March 2018

4th July 2018

Leadership and Resources

27th September 2017

24th January 2018

2nd May 2018

Children and Learning

12th October 2017

28th February 2018

23rd May 2018

Governor Cohort Links (2017-2018)

EYFS – Sheila Mellor

Year 1 – Gemma Aspinall

Year 2 – Vacancy

Year 3 - Margaret Hanna

Year  4 – Kerry Hadley

Year 5 - Ron Stoneley

Year 6 – Jane Hopkins

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.

Governor Links with areas of the Strategic School Development Plan (2017-2018)

Leadership & Management - Sue Stretton

Teaching, Learning & Assessment - Jane Hopkins

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare - tbc

Outcomes for Pupils - Sheila Mellor

Early Years - Sheila Mellor





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Contact the School

Willow Wood Community Primary School

Bradbury Road

Main Contact: Helen Tolley, School Business Manager

Tel: 01606 593896