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The Role of the Governing Body

As governors at Woodlands School we work with the Acting headteacher, Miss Woode, to ensure that Woodlands delivers a good quality education.  The headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management;  the governors set the aims and policies for the school.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

We also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Appointing the headteacher and deputy head
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting policies and standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure the school environment is welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring implementation of the school's aims and policies

The full GB meets at least termly and sometimes every half-term.  It appoints committees which are able to look at issues in more detail; at present we have two committees, Finance and Premises and Curriculum and Personnel. 

Our Chair of Governors is Graeme Franklin

Our Vice Chair of Governors is Donna Inwood

Under the current Instrument of Government, Woodlands Governing Body consists of 18 governors: six elected parent governors, four appointed LEA governors, four staff governors and four co-opted community governors.  Governors are appointed or elected for a four year term. The GB may also appoint additional associate governors who are not full members but may attend GB meetings and sit on committees.


Woodlands currently has the following vacancies.  If you would like to be considered, please email the clerk on admin@woodlands.herts.sch.uk

1 x Co-opted Governors

Application to become a governor.  /docs/Governors_/school_governor_application_form.doc


Please find attached Governors e-Newsletters for governors to download

Summer 2019 /docs/GovNewsJuly19v2.pdf

  The following documentation has further information for both parents and our Governors.  Please click on link to access information:


    Governor & Staff Responsibilities - /docs/Governors_/GOVERNORS_ROLES_AND_RESPONSIBILIES_2018___19.pdf

    Governor Sub Committees - /docs/GOVERNORS_SUB_COMMITTEES_2018_AND_2019.pdf

    Governor Time Table for Meetings - /docs/GOVERNORS_OVERVIEW_OF_MEETINGS_2018_AND_2019.pdf

    Governor Class Responsibilities - /docs/GOVERNORS_CLASS_RESPONSIBILITIES_2018_AND_2019.pdf

    Governor Terms of References for Committees - /docs/GOVERNORS_TERMS_OF_REFERENCES_FOR_2018_AND_2019.pdf

    Governor Code of Conduct - /docs/GOVERNORS_CODE_OF_CONDUCT_2018_AND_2019.pdf

    Governing Body Constitution - /docs/Govenors_Current_Constitution.pdf