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Governance Introduction


The Woodland Federation has one governing board for both schools.  The board is made up of Staff, Parent, Local Authority, Foundation and Co-opted Governors. The Federation has a committee structure for governance and uses link governors to scrutinise key aspects of the school’s functions that are considered by each committee.  The following committees have been established and feed into full governing board meetings per year:

  • Resources Committee
  • Teaching & Learning Committee

Additional committees meet to monitor progress against school improvement priorities and to discuss pay and staff performance and complaints. 

Our Chair of Governors is Lisa Smitherman.  She can be contacted by telephoning either school (01837 83554 or 01769 580512) or by email via the Clerk to Governors:

If you would like further information about the governing board, or if you would like to express an interest in joining, please make contact via the Clerk to Governors using the details above.  Governing body meeting minutes can also be requested via the Clerk.

To find out more about the current governing board, please click here.