Woodlands Governors have an important part to play in raising school standards through their key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. Governors act as a “critical friend”, challenging and supporting the management team. They are also accountable for monitoring the school’s progress towards development aims, ensuring strong financial control against the budget and that statutory requirements are met. They are not involved with the day-to-day running of the school, which is the responsibility of the Head and the school leadership team.

The Full Governing Body meets monthly and delegates some responsibilities to committees and working groups. Currently at Woodlands there are two main committees: Curriculum and Resources.

There are different categories of Governor:

  • Parent Governors (voted in by the parents and carers)
  • Co-opted Governors (co-opted for their expertise)
  • Staff Governors (voted in by members of the school staff)

All governors are unpaid volunteers, who give their time and enthusiasm freely, and at Woodlands, many have children at the school.

Should a parent wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please do so in writing, care of the school:
Chair of Govenors
C/O Woodlands Academy
Hathaway Gardens
W13 0DH

Chair of Govenors: Shirley Kenworthy-Wright
Co-opted Governor: Ravi Lamba
Co-opted Governor: Scott Sutherland
Co-opted Governor: Ms Naheema Walji
Associate Member: Wasim Salti
Headteacher Governor: Harinder Rana
Staff Governor: Jane Sherborne
Staff Governor: Jamilah Kanval
Parent Governor: Wendy Pinkney
Parent Governor: Vanessa Valentine


Resources Committee Terms of Reference
Woodlands Supplement Funding Agreement
Woodlands Governors Related Parties Disclosure                                                                                                                                         Woodlands Governors Committees and Attendance
Woodlands Governors Related Parties Disclosure
Grand Union Multi Academy Trust Accounts 2016-17

Please visit the Grand Union Multi-Academy Trust site for accounts



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