Governing Body


The Woodroffe School governing body consists of 18 governors:

  • 5 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • The head teacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 8 co-opted governors
  • 2 partnership governors

There are currently some governor vacancies: a Local Authority governor; a Co-opted governor and 2 Partnership governors.

Parent governors are elected by parents/carers or, if there are insufficient candidates, appointed by the governing body. Local authority governors are – as the name suggests – appointed by the local authority. Staff governors are elected by the school staff. The governing body seeks nominations for partnership governors from parents and carers and others in the community with an interest in the school. The governing body appoints, as co-opted governors, people who have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

The governing body has the following committees:

The governing body has the following committees:

  • The Finance Committee
  • The Premises Committee
  • The Standards, Staffing and Curriculum Committee
  • The Headteacher’s Performance Review Committee
  • Pay & Pay Review Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for monitoring the school’s income and expenditure against the approved budget.

The Premises Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the building, grounds, building projects and health and safety.

The Standards, Staffing and Curriculum Committee monitors the quality of teaching, standards and progress achieved by pupils. It monitors the staffing structure and has oversight of the school curriculum and timetable, including how the curriculum is taught, evaluated and resourced.

The Head Teacher’s Performance Review Committee considers the headteacher’s performance against objectives set for the year, in conjunction with the School Evaluation Partner (an experienced school leader or senior LA adviser).

The Pay and Pay Review Committee reviews the school pay policies and receives recommendations from the Headteacher on the pay of teaching and support staff.

Governors are also invited to attend a School Improvement Group. This is a working group that provides advice and guidance to the Head and the senior leadership team and also monitors school actions against the aims and targets set out in the School Learning Plan.

Our current governors are:
Chair of the Governors
Mrs M Kahn
Vice-Chair of the Governors
Ms A Bonwick
Parent Governors Appointed Expiry of Office
Mr J Smith 25.04.2016 24.04.2020
Ms E Pole 03.09.2018 02.09.2022
Ms M Wallace 23.11.2018 22.11.2022
Mr J Tucker 18.03.2019 17.03.2023
Mrs S Le Bas 18.03.2019 17.03.2023
Local Authority Governor
Staff Governor
Mrs L Farrow  03.12.2018 02.12.2022
The Headteacher
Mr D Watts
Partnership Governors
Vacant
Co-opted Governors
Mr M Daly 01.04.2006 26.01.2023
Mr C Sweetland 15.11.2007 26.01.2023
Mr G Ross 01.05.2012 30.14.2020
Mr J Oates 01.11.2015 31.10.2023
Ms A Bonwick 28.02.2018 27.02.2022
Mrs M Kahn 02.05.2018 01.05.2022
Ms S Earwicker 02.05.2018 01.05.2022
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Sarah Cuff

For further information, or to contact the governing body please email: scuff@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk.


Membership of Committees

Finance

  • Ms A Bonwick
  • Mr M Daly
  • Mrs M Kahn
  • Mr J Oates
  • Mr G Ross
  • Mr J Smith
  • Mr D Watts
  • Mr J Tucker

Standards, Staffing & Curriculum Committee

  • Ms A Bonwick
  • Ms S Earwicker
  • Mrs L Farrow
  • Mrs M Kahn
  • Ms E Pole
  • Mr G Ross
  • Mr C Sweetland
  • Ms M Wallace
  • Mr D Watts (Headteacher)

Headteacher’s Performance Review Committee

  • Ms S Earwicker
  • Mrs M Kahn
  • Mr J Oates

Pay & Pay Review Committee

  • Ms S Earwicker
  • Mrs M Kahn
  • Mr J Oates
  • Mr G Ross
  • Mr D Watts (Headteacher)

Premises

  • Ms A Bonwick
  • Mr M Daly
  • Mrs M Kahn
  • Mrs S Le Bas
  • Mr J Oates
  • Mr G Ross
  • Mr J Smith
  • Mr J Tucker
  • Mr D Watts (Headteacher)
Attendance at Meetings

Title
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2018-19
 14 downloads
12th August 2019 Download
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017-18
 78 downloads
6th September 2018 Download
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2016-17
 67 downloads
3rd October 2017 Download
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015-16
 58 downloads
15th December 2016 Download
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2014-15
 33 downloads
15th December 2016 Download


    Governors with relevant business and pecuniary interests which may arise from relationships between governors and school staff:

    • Mary Kahn is a member of the Interim Executive Board of Governors of Budmouth College.
    • Elizabeth Pole is Chair of Tiverton and Honiton Constituency Labour Party.