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Wooburn Green Primary School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Our Governors

Wooburn Green Governors

The Governing Board is responsible for the success of

Wooburn Green Primary School


The role of the Governing Board is to work in partnership with the Headteacher and the Great Learners Trust to agree the long-term objectives and priorities for the school. This is a strategic role. The Governing Board supports and challenges the leaders of the school to ensure the school achieves its objectives. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of education for all pupils.


Who is on the Governing Board?

The Governing Board is composed of:

  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governors
  • Community and Co-opted Governors
  • Headteacher


    The Governing Board consists of:


    Chair of Governors: Sheila Pikulski

    I am delighted to be a part of the Governing Board at Wooburn Green Primary School.  I am a retired Headteacher who enjoyed a long and happy career both as a class teacher and as a senior leader.  I loved my role as a Special and Additional Needs leader and wholeheartedly believe that ‘inclusion’ is at the heart of our journey towards providing an excellent educational experience.

    My passion is for all children to receive a high quality education through which they are provided with a life-long love of learning, the life skills they need to become independent contributors to society and to have high aspirations for their future.


    I believe Wooburn Green Primary School is the school where children will achieve all of this! I was previously associated with the school and have returned to enthusiastically support the work of the Headteacher, Mrs. Moore, other senior leaders of the school and the wider Great Learners Trust.


    Community Governor-Laurence Postgate

    Having lived in Wooburn Green and next to the school for 10 years, I felt it was important to be able to support a local school at a strategic level and joined the school in 2019. I work as a freelance project manager in the IT and energy sector and previously studied Zoology at Kings College London.


    Headteacher- Jo Moore

    Mrs Moore became the Headteacher of the school in September 2016. She has 14 years of experience in Education and has taught in schools in Hertfordshire, Inner London and Buckinghamshire- across both KS1 and KS2. Mrs Moore was a Deputy Headteacher for four years before becoming Headteacher at Wooburn Green Primary School. She is very passionate about ensuring all children receive a high quality education and are provided with a wide range of learning experiences and opportunities.


    Community Governor- David Bushnell

    I have lived locally for ten years and am currently the Deputy Headteacher at an Independent school in Buckinghamshire. I have been a governor for several years. I enjoy sport and spending time with my family in Wooburn Green.


    Staff Governor-Mr Cotter

    I have been a teacher at Wooburn Green Primary School for 6 years, and have worked in the education sector for over 20 years. I have taught in all year groups from Year 1 through to Year 6, as well as being a maths teacher in Secondary School. I am the Deputy Headteacher at Wooburn Green and I am responsible for SEND, Behaviour and Safeguarding. Outside of school, I have a wide variety of interests including creating artwork, riding motorbikes and playing guitar.


    Parent Governor-Melanie Carter

    I have been a parent at this school for many years. All four of my children have attended Wooburn Green Primary School and I have one child who is still a pupil at the school. I feel very passionate about Wooburn Green Primary School and its progress and development over the last few years has been incredible. My children's education and happiness has always been my number one priority and Wooburn Green Primary has fulfilled this in all areas. In my spare time, my weekends and evenings are spent enjoying quality time with my family. I also enjoy exercising, I love to play netball, Zumba dancing and regularly going running.


    Community Governor- Sian Williams

    I am so excited to be a part of the Governing Board at Wooburn Green Primary School. Though this is my first Governor post, I am thrilled to be a part of the school community, and to see what we can achieve throughout my posting. I am the Teaching and Learning governor, so will be making sure that the curriculum strategy within the school provides the best learning experience possible.  I have worked in the private education sector for the past five years and am incredibly passionate about children having an incredibly rewarding (and enjoyable!) experience throughout their schooling. I have a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies, and specialised in Theatre in Education throughout my studies. 


    Community Governor-Bhopinder Sanghera

    I am a father of two young boys who both attend Wooburn Green Primary School.

    My boys adore their school and have come on leaps and bounds since attending.

    I work locally in Bourne End, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.

    We love the community spirit and the enriched learning environments that the school offers. I am extremely proud to be part of Wooburn Green Primary and all that the school stands for. I am excited to have joined the Governing board and look forward to working along side the school and the fantastic team.



    What are the Governing Board responsible for?

    To set the vision, ethos and objectives of the school

    To work with the Headteacher to set the targets and plans for achieving the above

    To monitor the progress the school is making

    To support and challenge the school's leaders to ensure objectives are being met 


    The governing board carry out their responsibilities through the following committees 

    • Teaching and Learning: To ensure that the National Curriculum is taught throughout the school.
    • Finance: Responsible for setting the school’s budget each year and for monitoring it on a regular basis.
    • Personnel: To agree the strategic staffing structure and deployment of staff set by the Headteacher each year
    • Premises: To ensure the safety and security of children and staff at the school. To monitor the condition of the school premises.


    The following list shows the areas specific governors are responsible for:




    Term of Office

    Sheila Pikulski

    SEND and Vulnerable Pupils

    Teaching and Learning


    Melanie Carter


    Laurence Postgate

    Health and Safety



    David Bushnell





    Adrian Cotter

    Mel Carter 2025
    Sian WilliamsTeaching and Learning2024
    Bhopinder Sanghera 2024


    Conflicts of Interest and Attendance at Meetings

    Since September 2015 there is a requirement for certain information about the Governing Board to be published on websites.