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: Premises and Resources.
There are four 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)
- LEA Governors (appointed by Ealing Education Authority).
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.
Address: Chair of Govenors, C/O Woodlands Academy, Hathaway Gardens, Ealing, W13 0DH
Chair of Govenors: Shirley Kenworthy-Wright
Local Authority Governor: John Popham
Parent Governor: Jamilah Kanval
Co-opted Governor: Bharat Vaswani
Community Governor: John Keyes
Staff Governor: Jane Sherborne
Staff Governor: Harinder Rana