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 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 2019-20

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 Jane Hopkins (Co-opted)

Mrs Elaine Capper (Staff)

Mrs Kerry Hadley (Parent Governor)

Mrs Sam McNeill (Parent Governor)

Mr Martin Bell (Headteacher)


Willow Wood Primary School Meeting Schedule for 2019-20 


Leadership & Resource

Wednesday 2nd October 3.30 pm Wednesday 29th January 3.30 pm Wednesday 6th May 3.30 pm

Children & Learning

Wednesday 9th October 3.30 pm Wednesday 4th March 3.30 pm Wednesday 10th June 3.30 pm


Wednesday 27th November 3:30 pm Wednesday 25th March 3.30 pm Wednesday 1st July 3.30 pm


Pay committee Wedneday 13th November 10.30 am 


Governor Cohort Links (2018-2019)


Year 1 – Jane Hopkins

Year 2 – Sue Stretton

Year 3 - Margaret Hanna

Year  4 – Kerry Hadley

Year 5 - Ron Stoneley

Year 6 – Ron Stoneley

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.

Governor Links with areas of the Strategic School Development Plan (2018-2019)

Leadership & Management - Sue Stretton

Teaching, Learning & Assessment - Jane Hopkins

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare - tbc

Outcomes for Pupils - 

Early Years - 





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