Our Governing Body


We are proud to be federated with Steam Mills Primary School and we have one federated Governing Body, which is responsible for both schools.

What does a school governor do? (from LA information leaflet)

Together with the head teacher, governors set the future direction for the schools and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the school improvement planning. Everyone works together for the benefit of the children and they are at the heart of decision making.

Governors monitor the impact of policies and oversee the use of the school’s budget. They report to parents on the school’s achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.

Governors provide the head teacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They may ask searching questions. The governing body respect the head teacher’s position as professional leader of the school. Being a Governor is a voluntary, unpaid role and the work of Governors is greatly appreciated by staff and families.

Who are our Governors?

Name of Governor Category of Governor Appointed by Date appointed Term of office Register of interests
Brian Bird Associate Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026 Member of staff
Verity Brain Associate Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Martin Coleman Parent Parents 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Alison Davis Local Authority Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Mel Davis Headteacher N/A 1.09.2010 On-going
Jessica Fawkes Staff Staff 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026 Member of staff
Peter Greenwood Parent Parents 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Richard Hall Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Georgina Lewis Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Georgina Matthews Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026 Member of staff
Wayne Rudge Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Vashti Tingay Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026
Jennifer Thomas Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026 Member of staff
David Wildin Co-opted Governing Body 14.03.2022 Four years 14.03.2026

*Relevant business interests (eg catering, building, stationery, transport); other educational establishments they govern; any relationships between other governors and staff members such as spouse, partners or relatives

Governor attendance at meeting 2020-21 Attendance 2020 – 2021 Woodside

Governor attendance at meeting 2019-20: Governors’ Attendance 2019 – 2020

Governor attendance at meeting 2018-19: Governors’ Attendance at meetings 2018-19

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Dave Wildin, please contact the school or email chair@smwf.org.uk

To contact our Clerk, email clerktogovs@smwf.org.uk