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WOOLENWICK INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

 

The Governing Body includes representatives of Woolenwick staff, Woolenwick parents, the Local Authority and the local community.

 

For full information for our Governing Body click here

Our role as Governors is to be ‘critical friends’ of the school. We aim to provide support and encouragement and to recognise and celebrate the school’s achievements, but also to challenge and question the school to ensure that the budget is being well managed and that areas for improvement continue to be identified and pursued.

Being a Governor at Woolenwick is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is challenging because standards of management at the school are very high, and because education policy is always changing: we need to be on our toes to keep up and to make a contribution. But it is immensely inspiring to see close up how the school functions and to observe at first hand the key to Woolenwick’s success – the time and energy dedicated to the school by the staff team.

If you would like to talk to a Governor about any issue to do with the school, please get in touch.  The school can provide you with contact details.

Steve Akers
Chair Of Governors

 

Steve Akers

Steve Akers
Chair of Governors

Steve has been a Governor at the school for 8 Years, including 5 years as Chairperson. His 3 children have all been through Woolenwick from Nursery right through to Year 6. He is married to Clare and they have a dog called 'Alfie'. Steve has worked in Law enforcement for the past 20 years.

 

Shirley Richards

Shirley Richards
Governor

I became a member of Woolenwick Infant School Governors in Autumn 2012. What a pleasure it has been to be part of this vibrant community. I have spent more than 36 years working in Inner London Education in a variety of roles. I am passionate that all children should be given the best start in life through a first class education.

 

 

Hoichee Liu

Hoichee Liu
Governor

Hoi Has been a Governor since 2010. Born in Brighton and raised in London, she was a nurse for fifteen years before moving to Stevenage to start up a business with her husband Oz.  Ten years later she now has five children and two coffee bars.  She enjoys gardening, card making, baking and knitting.

 

 Anne Price

 

 

Anne Price

Governor


Anne has been a Community Governor since 2007. Anne came to Stevenage over 30 years ago to work as a radiographer at the Lister Hospital. For the past 15 years Anne has worked with the Breast Screening Service based at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, she is involved in all-age worship at church and leads the 'Messy Church'. Married to Mike and they have a grown up son. Anne enjoys painting, going to the theatre and dog walking.

 

 

 

 

Catherine Tierney 

Governor

 

I became a governor in 2014, and attended Woolenwick School myself as a child. I have three daughters; twins in Foundation Stage and one in year 2. After graduating with a degree in English Literature I undertook my teacher training and taught at a Stevenage Primary school for 6 years, before taking a break to bring up my family. In my spare time I enjoy baking, sewing and gardening.

 

 

Laura Burt

Laura Burt 

Governor

 

I became a governor in 2018 to complement my profession of HR director within the third sector and utilise my experience  to support the school, additionally my son attends the school. I am proud of all the work Woolenwick Infant and Nursery put into children's education, both through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, allowing children to thrive in education and personal development. 

 

 Ilaria Dragoni

 

Ilaria Dragoni 

Governor

 

I became a governor at the school in Spring 2018. I am a scientist and moved to the UK 19 years ago to pursue a career in research in the pharmaceutical industry. I then moved to the charitable sector and have been working at Cancer Research UK for the past 13 years discovering and developing innovative therapies for the benefit of cancer patients. I have a daughter attending Year 1 at Woolenwick school. In my spare time I enjoy making silver jewellery, cooking and mountain trekking in the Italian Alps.