Our Governors

Welcome to our School Standards Committee (SSC). Our Governors play a vital role here at The Woodlands. Here is an introduction to the work that they do:

All Parent and Community Governors are unpaid volunteers, with the Headteacher and Staff Governors giving up their time to attend and contribute to SSC meetings.

Governors attend regular meetings and are frequently in contact with the school to ensure that successes are celebrated, and areas of concern are acted upon.

Each Governor has their own area of responsibility and they work as a whole to be a 'critical friend' of the school and ensure that the school:

- follows an effective and appropriate strategy and vision in line with the aims of the Community Academies Trust;

- has high standards of outcomes, behaviour, personal development, teaching and leadership;

- listens to and values the views of pupils and parents in the running of the school.

The SSC will also:

- Support and challenge the Headteacher and the school's leadership for the quality of provision in the school and monitor the standards being achieved

- Report to the Trust

- Develop links with the school community and other CAT schools;

- Cooperate and assist with any OFSTED or Peer Review Inspections.

We thank our Governors for giving their time and expertise to the improvement of school standards and helping us to give all the children the best primary school experience possible.

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors (Alison Wheeler) please e-mail governors@woodlands.staffs.sch.uk

We are currently seeking to fill the role of 'Clerk to Governors'. Please contact of school office on 01827429020 for more information.
Mrs Jenny Wallbank

Chair of Governors

Jenny has worked locally as a teacher and school leader for over 35 years. Now retired, she works part-time as a 1:1 tutor with young people not attending school. Jenny seeks to use her role as a Governor to support the school and academy aspirations for young people at The Woodlands Community Primary School to achieve academic, social and personal excellence.

Mr Adam Curtis

Parent Governor/English Link

Adam has two daughters, both of whom love school and are enjoying the educational experiences and nurturing provision that The Woodlands provides. As a representative parent voice he is keen to keep education to a high standard for the benefit of all pupils. Adam works in the creative industry as a graphic designer and seeks to draw upon his experience to bring fresh ideas to the school and make a positive difference in school and the local community.

Mr Tom Ward

SEN Link Governor

Tom is the designated safeguard lead and a SENCO at The Telford Park School (11-16 Secondary). He is excited to be given the opportunity to help support another trust school. Having worked in Primary Education previously he is keen to stay involved and to develop his own knowledge on how Primary schools are led and governed. Secondary transition is a important milestone for all young learners and a sound understand of the Primary sector is very Important. Tom hopes that his insight to a Secondary perspective will help KS2 learners.

Mrs Jennie Marsland

Community Govenor

Jennie has worked within the Tamworth community for 20 years as a secondary school teacher. She currently holds a leadership role in a CAT secondary school and leads on teacher development and the quality assurance of teaching and learning across the curriculum. While new to governance, she is looking forward to supporting The Woodlands Primary School in their continuing commitment to excellence and growth for all.

Mrs Dalia Molokhia

Parent Governor

Dalia has a deep passion for education and learning which is what motivated her to become a parent governor. Working for one of the universities of the Ivy League, she is able to bring the latest insights and expertise in a variety of disciplines to deliver impact and support both the school and the community.

Miss M Bailey

Staff Governor

Miss Bailey is a teacher at The Woodlands who is undertaking her first role as a Governor. Her reasons for becoming a Governor are to be part of a team who support the school in all areas to ensure children are receiving the best possible opportunities whilst at The Woodlands.