Our Governing Body


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

Together with the head teacher, governors set the future direction for the school 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’s improvement plan.

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 Committee Position of responsibility Date of appointment Term of office Register of interests *
Mrs Alison Davis Local Authority governor Governing Body Business Committee and Curriculum and Standards Committee Chair of Governors 11.03.19 Four years until  11.03.23 None declared
Mr Richard Hall Co-opted governor Governing Body Business Committee and Curriculum and Standards Committee Vice Chair of Governors; Chair of Business Committee 20.04.19 Four years until  20.04.23 None declared
Mrs Verity Brain Co-opted governor Governing Body Business Committee 20.04.19 Four years until  20.04.23 None declared
Mr Maurice Bent Co-opted governor Governing Body Business Committee 20.04.19 Four years until  20.04.23 None declared
Mrs Georgina Matthews Co-opted governor Governing Body Business Committee 20.04.19 Four years until  20.04.23 Member of staff
Mr Brian Bird Co-opted governor Governing Body  Business Committee and Curriculum and Standards Committee 22.10.19 Four years until22.10.23 Supply teacher
Mrs Melanie Davis Head Teacher governor N/A Business Committee and Curriculum and Standards Committee Head Teacher From appointment in Sept 2010 On-going Member of staff
Mrs Jessica Fawkes Staff governor Staff Curriculum and Standards Committee 07.06.19 Four years until 07.06.23 Member of staff
Ms Claire Horton-Bussey Parent governor Parents Curriculum and Standards Committee Chair of Curriculum Committee 21.09.20 Four years until 21.09.24 None declared
Mr Wayne Rudge Parent governor Parents  Business Committee 19.10.19 Four years until 19.10.23 None declared
Mr Martin Coleman Parent governor Parents  Business Committee and Curriculum and Standards Committee 24.05.19 Four years until 24.05.23 None declared
Mr David Wildin Co-opted Governor Governing Body 6.07.20 Four years until 6.07.24 Governor at Steam Mills School

*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 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 Mrs Alison Davis, Chair of Governors, please contact school or email chairofgovernors@woodside.gloucs.sch.uk