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St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School

'Shine as Lights in the World'


Welcome to our Governors’ section

Our Governing Body actively contributes its skills and expertise to provide strong strategic leadership to support and challenge the School in equal measure. Although this is a voluntary role, Governors have a vital role in ensuring the promotion of high standards of performance and ensuring that resources are well used.


We have two principal sub-committees: Finance and Resources and Learning and Pupil Progress. The responsibilities of the Finance and Resources Committee include, but are not limited to: Finance, Performance Related pay, Human Resources, Health and Safety, the School Buildings and site, Admissions, the Environment for Learning, Safeguarding. The responsibilities of the Learning and Pupil Progress Committee include, but are not limited to: Tracking and Monitoring of School Data, the Curriculum, Pupil Progress, the Quality of Teaching, Safeguarding, SEND, maintaining our Distinctive Christian Ethos. Both committees are involved with the reviewing and adopting of policies


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories  and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Appointing Body

Term of Office


Link Areas

Mrs Jan MartinHead TeacherUntil superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.

Curriculum, Ofsted, External Advice.
Mrs Debbie May

PCC Governor *

Chair of Governors

17th September 2022 -

16th September 2026

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Finance and Resource, Admissions,


Safeguarding, Early Years, SEND, Pupil Premium, LAC, Early Reading.

Mrs Gail Lumsden

PCC Governor *

Chair of the Learning and Pupil Progress Committee.

26th November 2021- 25th November 2025

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,


SIAMS and RE, Maths, Wellbeing.

Rev. Christie GilfeatherPCC Governor *

3rd July 2022 -

2nd July 2026

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,


Collective Worship.
Mrs Karen Wallace-PoultneyPCC Governor *18th January 2023 - 17th January 2027

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Admissions,


Rev. David MunchinEx Officio Governor *Until superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,


SIAMS Advisory, Distinctive Christian Ethos, RE, Collective Worship.

Mrs Stella Dunlop

LEA Governor

Chair of the Finance and Resource Committee.

1st November 2018 -

31st October 2022

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource.

Website, Community Relationships,

The Friends, Environmental Issues, Health and Safety, Buildings and Premises.

Mrs Ashley CordellParent Governor

4th December 2019 - 3rd December 2023

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Geography, Art, Reading.

Mr Tawanda HondoraParent Governor5th December 2022 - 4th December 2026

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource.


Mrs Leah Peters

Staff Governor

7th March 2022 - 6th March 2026.

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Admissions.

Admissions, Interventions, Curriculum Days.

Mr Jay NairDBE Governor*23rd March 2023 - 22nd March 2027Full Governing Body, Finance and Resource.Science.
Mrs Abigail SeeleyClerk to GovernorsUntil superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.



Governors Whose Term of Office Expired, or Who Retired in the Last 12 Months

Mrs Rachel StringerCo-opted Governor, Chair of Governors

3rd December 2019 -

25th September 2023

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Chair of Admissions Committee.

Parent Communications,

Marketing, English, Art, History, Music, Admissions.

Mrs Karen TaskerPCC Governor *1st September 2022 - 2nd March 2023Full Governing Body, Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints. 
Mr Terry MackieDBE Governor *

1st December 2018 -

30th November 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,



Maths, MFL, PE, Sports Premium, Computing, School Council, Attendance.


* Foundation Governors

Register of Interests

Below is a record of the register of interests of the Governing Body including business interests, details of any other educational establishments they govern and any personal relationships which may conflict with the individual's duties and authority.


Mrs Jan MartinNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Mrs Gail LumsdenNoneNoneSupply teacher at a local primary school.NoneNone
Mrs Debbie MayNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Rev. David MunchinNoneNoneNoneNoneChair of Governors at a local primary school.
Mrs Stella DunlopNoneNoneNoneParent of children at the School.None
Mrs Ashley CordellNoneNoneTeacher at local primary schoolParent of children at the School.None
Mr Tawanda HondoraNoneNoneNoneParent of children at the School. None
Mrs Karen Wallace-PoultneyNoneNoneSBM at a local primary school.NoneNone
Mr Jay NayNone NoneNoneParent of children at the School.None
Mrs Abigail SeeleyNoneNoneTeaching Assistant at the School.NoneNone


Governor Attendance 2022-23

The figures below include Full Governor Body meetings, Finance & Resource Committee meetings and Learning & Pupil Progress committee meetings. For full details of this data please click on the link underneath. 


GovernorNumber of Meetings Attended
Rachel stringer10/12
Jan Martin12/12
Stella Dunlop8/9
Debbie May10/11
Terry Mackie3/3
Rev. David Munchin5/9
Ashley Cordell6/9
Gail Lumsden9/9
Leah Peters9/9
Karen Tasker3/6
Rev. Christie Gilfeather2/9
Karen Wallace-Poultney3/5
Tawanda Hondora2/6
Jay Nair1/3



Governing Body Meeting Dates 

Recent Governor Visits 


Academic Year 2022-2023

27th June - Science.

20th June - Single Central Record.

20th June - First Aid.

3rd December - Winter Wonderland.

13th October - Art.

3rd October - Early Reading.

29th September - Maths.


Academic Year 2021-2022

8th July - Governors' Afternoon and Sports Day.

12th June - Fix Up Day.

30th June - New Reception Parents' Evening.

27th June - History, Early Years, Science.

23rd May - IT and E-Safety.

18th May - SEND, Pupil Premium, Well Being.

24th April - The Friends.

12th April - Health and Safety.

21st January - Interview.

Governors' Strategic Plan

Governor Communications

Governors report regularly to parents either by way of newsletters or presentations at parent consultations.  Please see below for recent examples.

Annual Parent Questionnaire

Annually the parents are asked to complete a questionnaire that reflects the Ofsted standards.  The responses are then analysed and presented to the parents by the Governors.  Please see below for the most recent questionnaire results.


Annual Governors' Afternoon


Governors greatly enjoyed their Governors' afternoon on 8th July 2022. We were delighted that it was able to coincide with our first Sport's Day since 2019, followed by an open classroom session for the children to have an opportunity to share their books and work with their families.


Mrs Egerton had introduced several changes to the format of our Sport's Day which proved to be very popular. Governors greatly enjoyed the year 6 Tug of War, though were relieved to be watching from the sidelines. Congratulations to the Yellow Team who were the overall winners of our Sport's Day. Thank you to our families for such a wonderful turnout, it was clear a great time was had by all. 


Governors were present in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and were grateful for the opportunity to chat with children and their families. Our children take great pride in their work. So many books were beautifully presented and the children were able to speak confidently to us about some of their favourite topics of the year. 


It was lovely to be together as part of a thriving and nurturing school community where our children can truly 'shine'.  Thank you to Mrs Martin, staff and all our families for making Governors feel so welcome.

How to contact the Governors

The Governors can be contacted directly using the email address