Governors

The Full Governing Body (FGB) for Wood Green School meets six times each year together with the Headteacher and other members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Our role is to gain assurances in respect of the management and organisation of the school, and monitor progress against the School Improvement and Development Plan (SIDP). The work of the Governors involves challenging as well as supporting the SLT, and we are all totally committed to ensuring Wood Green School becomes an Outstanding school, widely recognised for excellence in teaching and for enabling all pupils to achieve their aspirations and goals.

We have established Link Governors who regularly come into school to focus on monitoring specific aspects of the SIDP and statutory requirements. Link Governors report back to the LGB. Minutes of our meetings are available on request from the Clerk to the Governors, by emailing clerk.gov@wgswitney.org.uk.

WGS Governing Body Code of Conduct

Information about the Role of a School Governor

WGS Full Governors Membership 2018/2019

Full Governors Committee schedule 2018/2019

John Green

Parent Governor

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Chair of Governors

Finance Link Governor

I have been a Parent Governor since February 2016. I have two sons at Wood Green School, currently in Years 8 and 11 (2018/19 school year). We have lived in Witney for over 15 years, just a short walk away from WGS. In my career I’ve spent the past 25 years working in quality assurance & regulatory affairs within the medical device / diagnostics industry and I now run my own consultancy company. I have a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Business Administration.

email: J.Green@wgswitney.org.uk

Appointed as a Governor: Feb 2016 / Term of office ends: Feb 2020

FGB attendance: 100%

Sarah Showan

Parent Governor

Sarah Showan

Vice Chair of Governors

Link Governor for Quality of Teaching, Learning and Achievement

I have lived in Witney for over 11 years. I am a Physiotherapist and work locally in private practice. Primarily my work is clinical but I also have some post-graduate teaching commitments teaching other health care professionals.

I have been a Parent Governor since October 2013. My current role is as Link Governor for Raising Achievement. I have two daughters at the school.

email: S.Showan@wgswitney.org.uk

Appointed as a Governor: Oct 13 / Term of office ends: Oct 21

FGB attendance: 100%

Liz Jones

Co-opted Governor

Liz Jones

Link Governor for Leadership Development

I joined the Governing body in January 2014. I have lived in Witney since 2008, and I am married with a young son. I am currently working in international development and run my own consultancy business. My specialism is organisational development and effectiveness.

email: L.Jones@wgswitney.org.uk

Appointed as a Governor: Jan 2014 / Term of office ends: Jan 2022

FGB attendance: 71%

Michael Cotter

Parent Governor

John Cotter

Link Governor for CEIAG and Careers

I trained as an engineer at Trinity College, Dublin, and moved to the UK in 1992. After a number of years working in the industrial sector, I moved into publishing and have now worked in the education sector across Primary and Secondary levels, for almost 20 years. I am currently Primary Director for Learning Services at Pearson UK.

I have lived in Witney for over 15 years and currently has a son in North Leigh Primary and another in Year 8 at Wood Green School. I hope to bring my experience of working with schools from around the country to the benefit of Wood Green on the Learning and Assessment Committee.

email: m.cotter@wgswitney.org.uk

Appointed as a Governor: Dec 2016 / Term of office ends: Dec 2020

FGB attendance: 57%

Trish Davies

Parent Governor

Trish Davies

Link Governor for Welfare (including Safeguarding)

I have one son at Wood Green School and our middle son attended Wood Green School and is now at university. We’ve lived in Witney since 2011 when we re-located from West Sussex and live just a short walk away from WGS.

In my career, I have worked as a social worker both in the UK and in South Africa. I have predominantly worked in mental health services and presently am employed as a Service Manager by Oxford Health NHS Trust. I have a particular interest in child development and attachment theory.

email: t.davies@wgswitney.org.uk

Appointed as a Governor: Dec 2016 / Term of office ends: Dec 2020

FGB attendance: 86%

Gill Pagliuca

Community Governor 

Gill Pagliuca

Link Governor for Site Development (including Health and Safety)

I have lived close to the school in Witney for the past 20 years and have two boys currently at WGS. My daughter also attended the school before going on to university.

I work for a small consultancy company that helps the chemical industry to comply with health, safety and environment regulations, and am also involved with a professional body for those working in this field.

My current role in the Governing Body is as the link governor for health and safety. I have previously served as a governor at Blake School.

Appointed as a Governor: Dec 2017 / Term of office ends: Dec 2021

FGB attendance: 86%

John Bhogal

Community Governor 

John Bhogal

Finance Link Governor

I’ve been actively involved in school governance since 2015, proudly serving as Vice Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Performance & Standards committee at West Witney Primary School. I have lived in Witney since 2003 apart from a couple of years when I lived and worked in the USA. I've worked in the medical device industry since 1998 and lead global programmes of work for a large international company based in the local area.

Appointed as a Governor: Sept 2018 / Term of office ends: Sept 2022

FGB attendance: n/a

Robert Shadbolt

Headteacher

Rob Shadbolt

Being a Governor is a vital part of my role as Headteacher, as I work with the Governing Body to set the strategic direction for the school. Governors at Wood Green have been an essential part of our school improvement and success in recent years and I look forward to future improvement and achieving our aim of ‘Excellence for All’.

email: headteacher@wgswitney.org.uk

Governor by virtue of holding office since April 2013

FGB attendance: 100%

Unless otherwise stated Governors have no declared interests and are not Governors at any other schools.

Attendance data is for the academic year 2017/2018

Previous Governors

Duncan Enright

Parent Governor

Appointed as a Governor: Oct 2013 / Date stepped down: July 2018

FGB attendance: 92% / Committee attendance: 87%

Linda Tew

Co-Opted Governor

Previous Link Governor
for SEN

Appointed as a Governor: Oct 10 / Date stepped down: July 2018

FGB attendance: 75% / Committee attendance: 100%

Deborah O’Sullivan

LA Governor

Previous Link Governor
for Safeguarding

Appointed as a Governor: Oct 2006 / Date stepped down: June 2017

FGB attendance: 45% / Committee attendance: 67%

Robbie James

Co-opted Governor

Previous Chair of Community Committee

Previous Link Governor for Careers

Appointed as a Governor: Jul 2014 / Date stepped down: Feb 17

FGB attendance: 60% / Committee attendance: 100%