Woolavington Village Primary School

Woolavington Village Primary School

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories and responsibilities for each Governor.

Our Chair of Governors is Emily Stocks.

Our Clerk to the Governors is Helen Roper

Governors are an important part of the strategic leadership of Woolavington Village Primary School. We work together and in partnership with the school staff, the wider school community, and colleagues in the Clevedon Learning Trust to secure the best possible outcomes for the children in our charge.  

 Within the framework of governance of the Clevedon Learning Trust, each member school has a Local Governing Board (LGB) with important responsibilities:

  • Setting the vision, values and strategic direction of the school in consultation with the Head of School and senior leadership team.
  • Establishing a culture of dialogue with pupils, their families, staff and the wider community
  • Within an agreed set of priorities, supporting and challenging the school’s leadership and holding them to account for performance.
  • Overseeing spending on agreed budgets and securing value for money
  • Approving policies that are specific to the school
  • Setting targets and monitoring the school’s levels of attainment, taking account of interventions to support particular needs and vulnerable learners
  • Overseeing the effective implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures in all aspects of school life.

The local Governing Board currently has seven members.  There are two parent Governors, elected by parents, two staff Governors (one being the Head of School) and the rest are appointed for their skills and experience. The Board’s work is supported by a Clerk for administration and advice on the policies, procedures and responsibilities of governance.

Contact Details

Woolavington Village Primary School
Higher Road
Woolavington 
TA7 8EA

Contact Telephone: 01278 683267

Contact Email: governance@woolavingtonprimaryschool.org.uk 

Documents 2021 - 2022

Name Ellie Chilcott
Appointment made by Trustees
Date of Appointment 1st September 2020
Term of Office end date 31st August 2024
Governance Role Wellbeing and Health and Safety Link Governor
Business and Pecuniary interest Nil
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year 89%

Name

Jacqui Dredge

Appointment made by Trustees
Date of Appointment 5th May 2021
Term of Office end date 4th May 2025
Governance Role Early Years Foundation Stage Link Governor
Business and Pecuniary interest Family member employed by Clevedon Learning Trust and based at the school
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year 100%
Name Philip Jenkins
Appointment made by Trustees
Date of Appointment 27th May 2021
Term of Office end date 26th May 2025
Governance Role Pupil Premium Link Governor

Business and Pecuniary interest

nil

Attendance during 2019/20 academic year

50%
Name
Georgina Maclennan
Appointment made by
Ex-officio
Date of Appointment
1st April 2018
Term of Office end date
N/A
Governance Role
Head of School
Business and Pecuniary interest
Employee of Clevedon Learning Trust
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year
100%
Name Emily Stocks
Appointment made by Parent Election
Date of Appointment 1st June 2019
Term of Office end date 31st May 2023
Governance Role

Chair of Governors

SEND Link Governor

Business and Pecuniary interest Employee of Hayes Education, potential supplier to the school.  Parent of pupils in  Y2 and Nursery
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year 100%
Name Nicola Thompson
Appointment made by Parent Election
Date of Appointment 1st June 2019
Term of Office end date 31st May 2023
Governance Role Safeguarding Link Governor
Business and Pecuniary interest Employee of Somerset Music (Supplier to school). Parent of pupils in Y2 and Nursery
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year 100%
Name Heather Cooke
Appointment made by Staff Election
Date of Appointment 1st September 2021
Term of Office end date 31st August 2025
Governance Role Staff Governor
Business and Pecuniary interest

Employee of Clevedon Learning Trust

Attendance during 2019/20 academic year

n/a

Governors who have stood down in the last 12 months
Name
Hannah Kennard
Appointment made by
Trustees
Date of Appointment
1st September 2020
Date stepped down
7th January 2021
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year (Attendance in office 75%)
Name
James Cannon
Appointment made by Trustees
Date of Appointment 2nd December 2019
Date stepped down 8th June 2021
Attendance during 2019/20 academic year 100%

Documents 2020 - 2021

Documents 2019 - 2020