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.
Andrew Prestwich has been a governor at this school since 2007.
He has at various times been a member of each of the sub-committees.
His great grandfather, grandfather, mother and son all attended this school and he is sorry to have broken that tradition himself but, being brought up in Manchester, the daily commute would have been impractical.
Andrew was a barrister for thirty years before taking early retirement to enable him to concentrate on his secondary job of taxi driver to the family, his son now being a demanding adolescent.
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)
Rev Giles is the vicar for Woodborough, Epperstone, Gonalston and Oxton.
His 2 children went to the school and he lives in the village.
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.
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