My name is Kathryn Watson and I am your Chair of Governors. I have lived in Woodborough for 17 years and am involved in many of the opportunities this wonderful village has to offer. I am a member of St. Swithun's church and have been a governor here since 2008 and Chair since 2012.
I am a retired Headteacher who taught much of her career in a church school in Mansfield. Because of this background I feel I can very much appreciate the significance of the Christian ethos as well as the complex environment that defines a school.
As a Foundation Governor, I feel privileged to be part of the life of Woods Foundation School. I have three granddaughters and in my spare time I enjoy reading, meeting my friends, walking and being outdoors.
Sharon Johnson joined the governing body in October 2020 as Local Authority governor.
She is business manager at a primary school in Nottinghamshire.
I am a retired teacher with experience across all Key Stages, specialising in Music and Religious Studies.
I live in Epperstone and am an active member of the school’s link church, St Swithun’s Woodborough. Also I enjoy being involved in local community activities. I have been a Governor since 2011 and support the Christian ethos of the school.
I have been a Diocesan Governor here since 2017, having previously served as a governor on several schools over 25 years. I am a retired teacher and have worked latterly in year 5. I belong to St John’s Church in Mansfield where I live, however l take part in several activities in Woodborough. I enjoy walking, travel and photography.
I have been a foundation governor at WWFS for over 20 years. My children started at the school in 1994 when we moved to the village and I started the Parents group a couple of years later to help support the school finances. I have been involved with the school ever since and I Chair Admissions Appeals Panels for The Diocese. I am an optometrist by profession and enjoy all sporting activities.
I have been a parent governor at Woodborough Woods since 2017. Originally from Birmingham, I graduated from university in Nottingham over 20yrs ago! As a qualified accountant, I have worked in several businesses in the East Midlands, and currently head up a commercial finance team in the retail sector. I live in the village and currently have two children at the school.
Shaun Hopwell (Head Teacher)
Peter Asplin (Deputy Head)
Sam Sycamore (Business Manager)
Linda Foster (SDBOE)
I am a recently appointed Foundation Governor and I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to support the school community. I am a retired Education Improvement Adviser, with experience across all phases of education and prior to that was the Headteacher of a Church of England school. I am a governor at St Giles School in Retford and at St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Edwinstowe. I attend St Mary’s Church, where I have led one of the Youth groups for many years and I enjoy walking, travel and reading.
From 12 October 2021
Minutes of Meetings