I have been a Governor at Woodcote for 12 years dating to before the Infants & Junior School Amalgamated to see the school grow and flourish into the outstanding school it is today. My daughter attended from Woodies and is currently in the 6th form at Woodcote High School. I passionately believe all children should get the opportunity to outstanding education and the value of a school is not just measured by the SATS results but more importantly producing confident, able and independent learners.

Mr James Collins Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors. Term of office 03/09/2014 - 03/09/2020

Claire Baldock Associate Governor (non-voting)

Head of School. Term of office 14/09/2018 - 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 03/09/2018 - 03/09/2022

Mrs Natalie Conway Associate Governor (non-voting)

Assistant Head for Inclusion. Inclusion Governor. Term of office 16/03/2018 - 24/03/2019
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 Co-Vice Chair of Governors

To be allocated. Term of office 22/07/2017 - 15/07/2019
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 15/01/2015 - 14/01/2019
I am a member of staff at Woodcote Primary School; Team Leader for the Midday Supervisors, Breakfast Club and After-School Club. I have worked at the school since 1999, and joined the Governing Board in 2010, as both staff and latterly co-opted Governor.  Both my boys attended Woodcote Infants and Woodcote Junior Schools as they were then known. They are now both gainfully employed after finishing University. My eldest in Asset Management in London and my youngest as an Engineer near Oxford.  I live locally in Coulsdon, and have done for the past 20 years. 

Mrs Sally Mott Co-opted Governor

Premises, Health & Safety and Finance Governor. Term of office 03/09/2018 - 03/09/2022

Tim Rome

Executive Headteacher
 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 Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Communications & Governor Training. Term of office 22/07/2017 - 15/07/2019

Mr Andy Pringle Staff Governor

Role to be allocated. Term of office ends 14/09/2018 - 15/09/2020

Mr Peter Russell Staff Governor

Role to be allocated. Term of office 22/07/2017 - 15/09/2020

Total number of Full Governing Body meetings over the academic year 2017-2018: 11
 Governing Body Attendance Record 2017-2018
Mrs Claire Baldock Associate Member Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 10 91%
Mr Stephen Broom Co-opted Finance and Premises Governor 9 82%
Ms Nicola Tallis Co-opted Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor (Resigned) 2 18%
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%
Mr Timothy Rome Headteacher Head Teacher 11 100%
Mr Alan Smart LA Appointed Finance and Premises Governor (Term of Office ended June 2018) 10 91%
Mrs Nicola Long Parent 9 82%
Mrs Catherine Harper Parent Vice Chairperson and Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 8 73%
Mrs Dharmista Patel Parent  Communications 10 91%
Mr Andrew Pringle Associate Communications 10 91%
Mrs Margaret Misson Co-opted Teaching, Learning and Attainment Governor 10 91%
 Rachel Cox  Co-opted  Communication  0 (Maternity)  0%
Mr Peter Russell  Staff  Premises and Health and Safety  9  82%







James Collins Metier 14/09/18 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 14/09/2018 N
Sally Mott Team Leader – breakfast club, MDS, after school club at Woodcote 14/09/2018 N    
Nicola Long Ketchum PR 12/09/2018 N
Natalie Conway Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at Woodcote 12/09/2018 Y 1.Jaspers Corporate Catering. Company owned by husband

2.Creative FX (sign writing and printing)

Dharmista Patel  14/09/2018  N
Steve Broom Metro Bank Plc 14/09/2018 Y 1.       Purley Youth Project – Trustee

2.       Croydon Economic Loan Fund – Board Member

Claire Baldock Head of School, Woodcote 14/09/18 N
Nicola Leaker Clerk to Governing Board, Woodcote

Office Member of Staff Woodcote

14/09/2018 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 or Personnel arise
 Andrew Pringle Woodcote Primary School  14/09/2018  N
Margaret Misson N/A 14/09/2018 N
Peter Russell Sitemanager Woodcote Primary 14/09/2018 N