My daughter attended Woodcote from Nursery until she left in 2012. I have been a Governor at Woodcote since 2007, starting as a Parent Governor of the Infant School and continuing that role through the formation of Woodcote Primary School and am now a Co-opted Governor; I am pleased to continue to support our fantastic school! I am also a Governor at another Croydon school and a member of Croydon Councils Education Scrutiny Committee so have a good rounded view on Education matters. Professionally I work in software/telecoms and have lived locally for nearly 20 years.

Mr James Collins Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors. Term of office ends 03/09/2018

Claire Baldock Associate Governor (non-voting)

Acting Head of School. Term of office ends 14/09/2019
I have been a Governor since November 2012. I have had two daughters at the school, and my wife Sarah works in the School Office. I have lived in the Purley area all of my life and have been a career banker for the past 27 years – currently a Local Director for Metro Bank in Croydon.

Mr Steve Broom Co-opted Governor

Finance & Premises Governor Term of office ends 03/09/2018

Mrs Natalie Conway Associate Governor (non-voting)

Safeguarding & Inclusion Manager. Inclusion Governor. Term of office ends 24/02/2019
I joined the Governing Body in July 2013. I have two children one at the school, and one who has just left KS2. I have an accountancy and management background for large international corporates. I currently work with my husband on our own hotel property consultancy business.

Mrs Catherine Harper Parent Governor

Teaching, Learning & Attainment Governor; Vice chair. Term of office ends 22/07/2019
I’m a recently elected parent governor and have two children attending Woodcote, one in Key Stage 1, the other in Key Stage 2. Professionally I am a director for a leading international public relations company. I believe our school should help equip our children with the life skills and knowledge they need to be the best they can be and am delighted to be a member of the governing body.

Mrs Nicola Long Parent Governor

To be allocated. Term of office ends 15/09/2020
My name is Nicky Leaker and I am the Clerk to the Governing Body. Before undertaking this role in June 2014 I spent 18 years as legal secretary and senior legal P.A. I have always lived locally to Woodcote Primary and have two young children.

Mrs Nicola Leaker

Clerk to Governors
  I was appointed as a Co-opted Governor in January 2015.  My professional skills are centred around Education, having retired only last year following nine years of Headship at a large primary school in Croydon.  During my time as Headteacher, I led the school through three very successful Ofsted Inspections.  Throughout my career, I have worked in Croydon schools and my three children also went to Croydon schools.  I feel privileged to be a Governor of Woodcote Primary School.  I hope that through my passion for high standards of education for all children, together with my professional skills and experience, that I will be able to make a valuable contribution to the excellent work of the Governing Body.

Margaret Misson Co-opted Governor

Teaching, Learning & Attainment Governor. Term of office ends 14/01/2019
I am a member staff at Woodcote Primary, Team Leader for the Breakfast, After-School Club and Midday Supervisors. I have worked at the school since 1999, and been a Governor for the last four years. Both my boys went to Woodcote and are now studying at University and I have lived locally in Coulsdon for a number of years.

Mrs Sally Mott Co-opted Governor

Premises, Health & Safety and Finance Governor. Term of office ends 03/09/2018

Tim Rome

I was elected as Parent Governor in July 2017. I have two children at the school, currently in years 2 and 3. I have been a Parent Helper at the school since 2014, currently class representative for both classes, and helping with PTFA events. This has given me a useful insight into how the school functions. I’m looking forward to representing parents on the Governing Body.

Mrs Dharmista Patel Parent Governor

Role to be allocated. Term of office ends 15/09/2020
My employment record includes 17 years as a School Manager and 23 years as a Bank Manager. Both of these professions have given me valuable experience in Financial Management and Education. I have lived in Coulsdon for 31 years, belonged to many committees in the community and am very familiar with the area.

Mr Alan Smart Local Authority Governor

Finance, Health & Safety and Premises Governor. Term of office ends 04/07/2019
Total number of Full Governing Body meetings over the academic year 2016-2017: 11
 Governing Body Attendance Record 2015-2016
Miss Claire Baldock Associate Member Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 11 100%
Mr Stephen Broom Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 9 82%
Ms Nicola Tallis Co-opted Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor 8 73%
Mr James Collins Co-opted Chairperson 10 91%
Mrs Sally Mott Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 11 100%
Miss Natalie Conway Associate Member Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor 10 91%
Mr Timothy Rome Headteacher Head Teacher 11 100%
Mr Alan Smart LA Appointed Finance and Premises Governor 8 73%
Mrs Karen Eeles Parent Vice Chairperson and Communication Governor 7 64%
Mrs Catherine Harper Parent Vice Chairperson and Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 10 91%
Miss Ruth Levers Staff 10 91%
Mrs Johanne Bland Co-opted Human Resources 7 70% (Resigned June 2016)
Mrs Margaret Misson Co-opted Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 7 64%
 Rachel Cox  Co-opted  Communication  7  70% (joined Oct 2016)







James Collins Metier 14/09/17 Y 1.Trustee and Director at The Crescent Primary School

2. Metier (employer) – supplies communications software to schools

School has not yet use the services of Metier, but interest should be noted.
Timothy Rome Headteacher at Woodcote 14/09/2016 N
Sally Mott Team Leader – breakfast club, MDS, after school club at Woodcote 14/09/2017 N    
Nicola Long Ketchum PR 12/09/2017 N
Natalie Conway Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at Woodcote 12/09/2017 Y 1.Jaspers Corporate Catering. Company owned by husband

2.Creative FX (sign writing and printing)

School has not yet use the services of this company, but interest should be noted.
Nicola Tallis Octavo 14/09/2017 Y Employee of Octavo
Catherine Harper 14/09/2017 N
Dharmista Patel  14/09/2017  N
Steve Broom Metro Bank Plc 14/09/2017 Y 1.       Purley Youth Project – Trustee

2.       Croydon Economic Loan Fund – Board Member

3.       Wife (Sarah Broom) is employed by Woodcote Primary School

Claire Baldock Deputy Head, Woodcote 14/09/17 N
Alan Smart N/A 14/09/2017 N
Nicola Leaker Clerk to Governing Board, Woodcote 14/09/2017 Y Husband works as Head of Services for Strictly Education, which has SLAs with Woodcote Primary Arrangements for someone else to take Minutes may be required if issues relating to Strictly Education arise, e.g. renewal of SE’s SLAs
 Andrew Pringle Woodcote Primary School  14/09/2017  N
Margaret Misson N/A 14/09/2017 N
Rachael Cox House of Commons 14/09/2017 N