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Meet the Governors

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

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.


Governor Report for School Website

As Chair of Governors here at Woodrow First School and Nursery it is a joy for me to write this report on behalf of all the Governors. We are very proud of our school, the way it is being run and the children’s learning across the school and nursery. As Governors we are delighted with the way our creative curriculum engages our children, the many and varied opportunities offered to them, their progress throughout their time here and the positivity and respect shown by them.

Our Governing body includes parents and members of staff, alongside other elected members from the local community.

In our role as Governors we work alongside the Head teacher and staff to monitor and track the teaching and learning across the school. Our aim is always to ensure the highest possible standard of education for our children.

Another part of our role is to ensure that the school is financially stable and well run. Our Finance Committee hold regular reviews of our income and expenditure and all aspects of governance.

Regular meetings of the Curriculum Committee and updates from the Head Teacher allow all Governors to keep up to date and to challenge a range of school performance statistics and data.  Governors are also encouraged to make regular visits into school to see at firsthand what is going on. A small number of Governors are elected with specific responsibilities, for example with Safeguarding and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).

We have an excellent team of highly qualified and experienced teachers. Due to the good and continually growing reputation of our school, we are able to attract a high calibre of applicants to fill our vacancies. We also regularly attract large numbers of visitors who come to experience life at Woodrow and to meet our amazing children.


If you would like to know more about our School or about the role of our School Governors, then please either contact us through the School Office on 01527 527619 and ask for the Clerk to the Governors or email

Andrew Jackman

Chair of Governors    Woodrow First School