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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 11 Years, including 7 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.

 

 

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Maxine Gorvett 
Governor

 

I joined the Governing Board as a parent governor in 2019. I have two children at the school and have seen first hand the breadth, depth and wealth of learning experiences Woolenwick offers, which is a credit to the school team. As a litigation lawyer, I hope to bring practical assistance to the Board to support the school's strategy for continuous improvement. 

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

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Adrian Doe 

Governor

 

 

I attended my first Governor's meeting in March 2020 - for fairly obvious reasons that was the only one where I have managed to be physically present! Being formally appointed in April 2020, I suppose I have seen the school, as with all others across the country, attempting to work through something that none of us had previously experienced or expected. I am full of admiration for the manner in which the staff have responded throughout the most stressful of times and, I hope, if/when the world gets back to a position that we might all see as close to "normality" that my own previous experience and qualifications from the business world may actually start to be of some use.

 

 

Laura Burt

 

Laura Burt 

Governor

 

I'm a parent of a child at the school and my eldest has also been part of the Woolenwick community. I'm passionate about supporting the school in their quest of engaging education for children and inspiring their learning through creativity. I am co-opted Governor working within the field of Human Resources, and also act as Data Protection Officer for the school.

 

 

Simon Griffiths 

Parent  Governor 

 

 

I have recently been elected as a Parent Governor and have two daughters at the school. The link between the teachers, parents and the school is crucial to the success of the children and I believe I can help with that. I moved to Stevenage 9 years ago and live in the Old Town.