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WOOLENWICK INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

 

The Governing Body includes representatives of Woolenwick staff, Woolenwick parents, the Local Authority and the local community.

 

For full information for our Governing Body click here

Our role as Governors is to be ‘critical friends’ of the school. We aim to provide support and encouragement and to recognise and celebrate the school’s achievements, but also to challenge and question the school to ensure that the budget is being well managed and that areas for improvement continue to be identified and pursued.

Being a Governor at Woolenwick is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is challenging because standards of management at the school are very high, and because education policy is always changing: we need to be on our toes to keep up and to make a contribution. But it is immensely inspiring to see close up how the school functions and to observe at first hand the key to Woolenwick’s success – the time and energy dedicated to the school by the staff team.

If you would like to talk to a Governor about any issue to do with the school, please get in touch.  The school can provide you with contact details.

Steve Akers
Chair Of Governors

Steve Akers

Steve Akers
Chair of Governors

Steve has been a Governor at the school for 8 Years, including 5 years as Chairperson. His 3 children have all been through Woolenwick from Nursery right through to Year 6. He is married to Clare and they have a dog called 'Alfie'. Steve has worked in Law enforcement for the past 20 years.

 

Shirley Richards

Shirley Richards
Governor

I became a member of Woolenwick Infant School Governors in Autumn 2012. What a pleasure it has been to be part of this vibrant community. I have spent more than 36 years working in Inner London Education in a variety of roles. I am passionate that all children should be given the best start in life through a first class education.

 

 

Hoichee Liu

Hoichee Liu
Governor

Hoi Has been a Governor since 2010. Born in Brighton and raised in London, she was a nurse for fifteen years before moving to Stevenage to start up a business with her husband Oz.  Ten years later she now has five children and two coffee bars.  She enjoys gardening, card making, baking and knitting.

 

 Anne Price

 

 

Anne Price

Governor


Anne has been a Community Governor since 2007. Anne came to Stevenage over 30 years ago to work as a radiographer at the Lister Hospital. For the past 15 years Anne has worked with the Breast Screening Service based at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, she is involved in all-age worship at church and leads the 'Messy Church'. Married to Mike and they have a grown up son. Anne enjoys painting, going to the theatre and dog walking.

 

 

 

 

Catherine Tierney 

Governor

 

I became a governor in 2014, and attended Woolenwick School myself as a child. I have three daughters; twins in Foundation Stage and one in year 2. After graduating with a degree in English Literature I undertook my teacher training and taught at a Stevenage Primary school for 6 years, before taking a break to bring up my family. In my spare time I enjoy baking, sewing and gardening.

 

 

 

 

Mike Bradley

Governor 

 

I qualified and worked as a teacher for several years before moving into management and human resources where I obtained a Masters degree and a professional HR qualification.  Recently served as an NHS Governor.  Now as a parent living locally I am looking to commit time and effort to ensure Woolenwick stays the excellent school it is and assist making it even better.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Smith

Governor 

 

I grew up in Suffolk and have lived in Hertfordshire for over ten years since completing my undergraduate degree in Birmingham.  I began working in Stevenage for the Borough Council in 2007 and moved to the town with Kate and our family three years ago.  Both our sons are at Woolenwick and I became a Parent Governor in 2014.