Meet the Governors

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I have two children at Woodcote, one in Year 4 and one in Reception and have been on the Governing Body since July 2013. My professional skills are developed from IT Project Management and Business Analysis, along with more recently a change in career qualifying as a Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. I have lived in Coulsdon all my life, and am therefore very familiar with the local area and community.

Karen Eeles Parent Governor

Co-Vice Chair and Communication, CPD & Link Governor. Term of office ends 22/07/2017
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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
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Claire Baldock Associate Governor (non-voting)

Deputy Headteacher. Term of office ends 14/09/2017
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I have been a Governor at Woodcote since November 2014. I’ve lived in Croydon for 30 years, having grown up in Coulsdon, and have two children who went to school in Croydon. I work as an HR professional having been in local government for 20 years and now in post 16-education.

Ms Johanne Bland Co-opted Governor

HR Governor. Term of office ends 05/011/2018
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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
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Miss Natalie Conway Associate Governor (non-voting)

Safeguarding & Inclusion Manager. Inclusion Governor. Term of office ends 24/02/2017
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I joined the Governing Body in July 2013. I have two children at the school, both in 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. Term of office ends 22/07/2017
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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
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After qualifying from Kingston University (BA Hons Degree) I joined Woodcote as a classroom teacher. I have been a teacher at Woodcote since 2012 and have experience in both Year 2 and Year 1; in which I am currently teaching. I joined the Governing Body in the Spring Term of 2014. My professional skills are mainly classroom based. I have a passion for teaching and learning and ensuring that all children have an opportunity to succeed.

Miss Ruth Leavers Staff Governor

Year 1 Teacher. Term of office ends 03/09/2018
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  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
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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
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Tim Rome

Headteacher
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I have three children, two of which attend Woodcote in Year 1 and Woodies nursery. I have been on the governing body since March 2014. I am both a qualified primary school teacher and Educational Psychologist. After teaching for 5 years I decided to pursue a career in Educational Psychology. I currently work as an Educational Psychologist in Croydon for schools local to the Coulsdon area. I therefore have extensive knowledge of education and learning particularly in the field of Special Educational Needs. Both living and working in Coulsdon has enabled me to become very familiar with the local area and community.

Mrs Nicola Tallis Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor. Term of office ends 03/09/2018
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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 04/07/2017
Total number of Full Governing Body meetings over the academic year 2015-2016: 11
 Governing Body Attendance Record 2015-2016
NAME GOVERNOR TYPE POSITION NO. OF MEETINGS ATTENDED % OF MEETINGS ATTENDED
Miss Claire Baldock Associate Member Communication Governor 11 100%
Mr Stephen Broom Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 9 82%
Ms Nicola Tallis Co-opted Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor 10 91%
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 11 100%
Mr Timothy Rome Headteacher Head Teacher 10 91%
Mr Alan Smart LA Appointed Finance and Premises Governor 8 73%
Mrs Karen Eeles Parent Vice Chairperson and Communication Governor 11 100%
Mrs Catherine Harper Parent Vice Chairperson and Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 8 73%
Miss Ruth Levers Staff 10 91%
Mrs Johanne Bland Co-opted Human Resources 10 91%
Mrs Margaret Misson Co-opted Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 10 91%
Other:
Sam Green – Did not attend the necessary number of  meetings and so his term of office was terminated in October 2015
Laura Edwards – Attended the September 2015 meeting. LE was absent from the October meeting, with her term of office ending thereafter.
WOODCOTE PRIMARY SCHOOL
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE RECORD 2014 – 2015
         
Total number of Full Governing Body meetings over the accademic year 2014-2015:  11    
         
         
NAME GOVERNOR TYPE POSITION NO. OF MEETINGS ATTENDED % OF MEETINGS ATTENDED
Miss Claire Baldock Associate Member Communication Governor 9 82%
Mr Stephen Broom Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 11 100%
Ms Nicola Tallis Co-opted Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor 10 91%
Mr James Collins Co-opted Chairperson 11 100%
Mrs Sally Mott Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 11 100%
Miss Natalie Conway Associate Member Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor 11 100%
Mrs Laura Edwards Associate Member Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 8 73%
Mr Timothy Rome Headteacher Head Teacher 11 100%
Mr Alan Smart LA Appointed Finance and Premises Governor 9 82%
Mrs Karen Eeles Parent Co-Vice Chair and Communication, CPD and Link Governor 10 91%
Mrs Catherine Harper Parent Co-Vice Chair and Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 9 82%
Miss Ruth Levers Staff   10 91%
Mrs Johanne Bland* Co-opted Human Resources 7 78%
Mrs Margaret Misson** Co-opted Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 6 100%
Mr Sam Green*** Co-opted Communication Governor 2 33%
       
*Joined as Governor November 2014, therefore total number of meetings for accademic year: 9
**Joined as Governor February 2015, therefore total number of meetings for accademic year: 6
***Joined as Governor February 2015, therefore total number of meetings for accademic year: 6

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR SCHOOL GOVERNORS

WOODCOTE PRIMARY SCHOOL

2016-2017

NAME EMPLOYER/POSITION AT WOODCOTE DATE COMPLETED INTEREST

Y/N

INFORMATION OF INTEREST NOTES
James Collins Metier 15/09/16 Y 1.  Vice Chair of Governing Board at The Crescent Primary School

2.  Croydon Council Educational Scrutiny – Vice Chair

3.  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 15/09/2016 N    
Ruth Leavers Class teacher, Woodcote 15/09/2016 Y Provides paid tutoring to Woodcote pupils  
Natalie Conway Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at Woodcote 15/09/2016 Y Jaspers Corporate Catering. Company owned by husband School has not yet use the services of this company, but interest should be noted.
Nicola Tallis Octavo 15/09/2016 Y Employee of Octavo  
Catherine Harper Leisure Property Services Ltd 15/09/2016 N    
Karen Eeles Financial IT Support Ltd 15/09/2016 Y Director of Financial IT Support Ltd – provides admin/secretarial services School has not yet use the services of this company, but interest should be noted.
Steve Broom Metro Bank Plc 13/09/2016 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 19/09/2016 N    
Alan Smart N/A 05/09/2016 N    
Nicola Leaker Clerk to Governing Board, Woodcote 05/09/2016 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
Johanne Bland Croydon College 15/09/2016 Y 1.     Employed by Croydon College

2.     Governor at The Crescent School

 
Margaret Misson N/A 15/09/2016 N    
Rachael Cox House of Commons 20/10/2016 N    

 

Completed register for School Year starting September 2016

Signed by Chair of Governors (James Collins)__________________________________      Date___________________________

 

Register of Governor’s Business Interests 2015 -2016

NAME EMPLOYER/POSITION AT WOODCOTE DATE COMPLETED INTEREST

Y/N

INFORMATION OF INTEREST NOTES
James Collins Metier 19/11/2015 Y 1.  Trustee/Director at The Crescent Primary School

2.  Croydon Council – Co-opted parent gov. representative – Educational Scrutiny

3.  Harris Academy, Purley – Parent Governor

Timothy Rome Headteacher at Woodcote 19/11/2015 N
Sally Mott Team Leader – breakfast club, MDS, after school club at Woodcote 19/11/2015 N
Ruth Leavers Class teacher, Woodcote 19/11/2015 (subsequently updated on 14/03/16) Y Provides paid tutoring to year three pupil
Natalie Conway Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at Woodcote 19/11/2015 Y Jaspers Corporate Catering – could potentially provide catering services to school
Nicola Tallis Octavo 19/11/2015 N
Catherine Harper Leisure Property Services Ltd 19/11/2015 N
Karen Eeles Financial IT Support Ltd 19/11/2015 Y Director of Financial IT Support Ltd which provides Admin and IT consultancy services. School has not yet use the services of this company, but interest should be noted.
Steve Broom Metro Bank Plc 19/11/2015 Y 1.       Purley Youth Project – Trustee

2.       Croydon Economic Loan Fund – Director

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

Claire Baldock Deputy Head, Woodcote 19/11/2015 N
Alan Smart N/A 19/11/2015 N
Nicola Leaker Clerk to Governing Body, Woodcote 19/11/2015 Y Husband works as Manager 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
Jo Bland Croydon College 19/11/2015 Y 1.     Employed by Croydon College

2.     Governor at The Crescent School

Margaret Misson N/A 19/11/2015 N