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
The Governing Board consists of:
Chair of Governors: David Bushnell
I have lived locally for fourteen 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 since 2015, 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.
Community Governor: Chad Jeeawock
I joined the Governing Board at Wooburn Green Primary School in November 2022 following a number of enjoyable years spent as a Trustee at a multi-academy educational trust in West London. After moving to nearby High Wycombe I knew that I wanted to continue in a governing role within the locality, and came to Wooburn Green after visiting the school and seeing how excited the staff and students were about learning and their school community. My background is in higher education professional services, and I hold a Bachelors degree in Music and a Masters degree in Education, Policy and Society. I look forwards to bringing my skills and experience to Wooburn Green and working with the team here make sure the students receive the best education possible.
Community Governor: Joe Burley
I joined the Governing Board at Wooburn Green Primary School in May 2023. I am new to school governance, with this being my first role as a school governor. I have a good understanding of some of the challenges that primary schools face with my partner and other members of my family being primary school teachers. Wooburn Green Primary School are on an incredible journey and I am excited to join the board and bring in fresh ideas and a different perspective coming from outside of the education sector.
Parent Governor: Rose Maka
I live locally in Wooburn Green and my eldest attends Wooburn Green Primary School and my youngest recently started at the preschool there.
Both girls have thrived at the school and we couldn’t be happier seeing them enjoy school and learning as much as they do. I am therefore extremely pleased to have become a parent governor to be part of and support the school in continuing the great journey it has been on.
I have worked in the private sector for over 20 years across different industries and in a variety of roles.
I am also a qualified personal trainer and enjoy keeping fit.
Community Governor: Jacquie Coles
I have lived in Wooburn Green with my husband Simon, for 40 years and been part of The Community Church for the same length of time. Both my children spent happy years at the school and now I have retired, being a governor is an opportunity for me to give back to the school. I have been a Headteacher of three very different primary schools and am passionate about everyone working together within a school community, to make it the best place it can be for the children. I like to spend time outdoors, running and exploring pathways and belong to the local gym.
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.
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.