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Governors of the Federation of Mill Hill and Woodcroft Schools
 

Welcome to this section of the website.  A smaller more focused Governing Body, based on skills, started on 10 July 2014.  There are now 11 willing volunteers* who give time, energy and expertise to ensure that the Federation provides the very best learning opportunities and environment for all the pupils.  The Governors task is to ensure the Federation of the two schools continues to improve so that the highest possible standards are achieved all the time.  Governors are part of the leadership teams and focus on ensuring that there is a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction, hold the leaders to account for pupil achievements and overseeing the finances of the Federation to make sure that money is well spent.

The Leaders are responsible for the day to day running of the school and they work hard to implement the Federations Strategic Plans.  It is the responsibility of the Governors to challenge and support the school in its ways of providing the best all round education for all the children.

The Governors meet twice a term for Full Governing Body meetings and once a term for a Resources Committee meeting at 4pm. Meetings last no longer than 2 hours.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor for the Federation or wish to contact me, please ring the school office and leave your contact details and I’ll reply to you as soon as I can.
 
Mrs Jenty Young
Chair of Governors

Meet the Governors


Name:
Margaret Gray
Type:
Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities:
Special Educational Needs (SEN) & New Governor Mentor
Biography:  
Margaret has been a Governor for over 20 years. She started her Ggovernance at Waite End Infants School which, with Waite End Junior School, was threatened with closure. She campaigned strongly to keep them open and was part of this amalgamation of these two schools to become Mill Hill Primary School. She has seen the school progress from being in special measures to a school which is now good. In 2011 she played a major role in the forming of the Federation with Woodcroft Primary School. Over these years she has been Chair of Governors, Vice Chair, Chairs of many Committees and continues to be fully supportive and committed to the education of all children. Margaret has an MBE for services to the community.
 
Name:
Angela Jones
Office:
Chair of Resources Committee
Type:
Local Authority Governor
Responsibilities:
Budget & Policies, Safeguarding and Health & Safety 
Biography:  
Angela, as a healthcare professional, has been in vocational education for over 30 years at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as a lecturer and as a manager, with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is currently the Chair of the Resources Committee at the current federation but was previously part of the Interim Executive Board appointed when Woodcroft Primary School (WPS) was in Special Measures. Before that she was asked to participate on the Temporary Governing Body during the amalgamation of Meadowlands Infant and Junior Schools into the new WPS. Therefore, she has had a long association with WPS in one form or another. Additionally, she is the Chair of Governors at another federation, and believing passionately in good education for all pupils, feels that the contrasting experience from the two organisations is of great value to both. Complex decision-making has been part of her role as a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Magistrate at the local Bench of the Wiltshire, Hampshire and IoW Judiciary since 1993. Therefore she thoroughly enjoys supporting all aspects of the education system for the benefit of children. In comparison, relaxation involves exercising and training her two Golden Retrievers.
 
Name:
Jenty Young
Office:
Chair of Governors
Type:
Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities:
Leadership & Management, Pupil Premium & Data Analysis 
Biography:  
Jenty has been involved in education for most of her adult life - as a parent of three children; as a teacher of English in secondary schools; as an advisor on the teaching of English and literacy in Hampshire Secondary and Primary Schools; and now, since retirement, as a Governor. As chair of the Standards Committee, she knows what our two schools do to raise attainment and to ensure all pupils make progress. She is proud that Ofsted validated the hard work of staff and the leadership and management of the schools - and that she could contribute to that success.
 
Name:
Yvonne Dixon
Type:
Staff Governor (MHPS)
Responsibilities:
School Council
Biography:  
Yvonne is a Staff Governor representing Mill Hill Primary School. She has worked in education for almost 25 years in various roles across the primary age. She attends the Resources and Standards Committees and has a good understanding of school life. She works hard to ensure that all children leave primary school with an excellent education and the confidence to strive to be the best they can possibly be in their future lives. She has 2 children and one granddaughter and she enjoys family time together being outdoors and going on holidays.
 
  Name:   
Vacancy
Type:
Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities:
 
Biography:  

 

 
Name:
Bridget Spencer
Type:
Parent Governor (MHPS)
Responsibilities:
Training Governor
Biography:  
Bridget is a Parent Governor for Mill Hill Primary School. She has 2 children and has lived in Hampshire for the last 7 years. Originally from Yorkshire, she went to University in Hull, graduating with a BSc Computing. She is currently a Software Engineering Manager working for a large company in Whiteley, producing software for the National Air Traffic Service. She enjoys baking, singing and drawing. As a family they like to go for walks and have 2 cats!
 
  Name:
Vacancy
Type:
Parent Governor (WPS)
Responsibilities:
 
Biography:  
 
 

Name: 

Rachel Reid
Office:
Vice Chair of Governors
Type:
Co-Opted Governor
Responsibilities:
Pupil Premium, SEN
Biography:  
Rachel is a parent of a child at Woodcroft Primary School. She has 1 child and has lived in the Horndean Area all her life. Rachel is self employed and works within the Horndean Community; previous to that she held a Procurement position for a global solutions company for 16 years. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog.
 
 
Name: Office: Type: Responsibilities:

Roxanne Hammond

 

Head Teacher Staff Governor (MHPS HT) All

Tracey Marsh

 

 

Interim Head Teacher Staff Governor (WPS HT) All

The Governors are ably assisted by Kelly Stewart, our Clerk to the Governors who undertakes all the administrative tasks.

 

Governing Body Members and Roles

If you would like to see a copy of the minutes and documentation from any Governor meeting, please contact Mrs Stewart at the school office, who can arrange this for you.
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