Woodside High School

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Governing Body

School governors form one of the country's largest voluntary groups, with around 345,000 members contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement in over 30,000 schools.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, staff, the local education authority, the community, and other groups.  This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience, whilst avoiding governors of a particular category ‘representing’ that group on the governing body. 

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement, including setting targets for student achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, as well as other responsibilities.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair.  The governing body may delegate certain responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so.

The governors are:


Noreen Graham – Chair of Governors

I am a self-employed public policy consultant and work as a researcher evaluating education, employment and social policies.  I also run training sessions for other school governing bodies who want to improve how they operate and for the past two years, I have worked closely with a care leavers’ charity.  I became a governor at Woodside as I am a Haringey resident and I wanted to help improve education in my area. I come from a family where I and my cousins were the first generation to stay on at school and go to university and I’ve seen first-hand the benefits and life chances that a good education can bring. 


Sue Davidson – Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Curriculum & Inclusion Committee

Sue has been a Governor at Woodside since 2010 and is the Chair of the Curriculum and Inclusion Committee. Sue trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama .She is passionate about raising the educational outcomes for students. Having been Chair of ArtsInform, an applied Arts organisation working with professionals in the Arts Industries, she knows the importance of good inclusive Arts education.


Sam Freedman

I have worked in education my whole career and am currently an Executive Director at the charity Teach First, which recruits teachers from top universities and places them in schools like Woodside. I previously worked at the Department for Education as a Senior Policy Adviser. I have three primary-age children and have lived in Haringey for the past seven years.


Daniel Cain-Reed

I completed my teacher training at Woodside with Teach First after graduating and am currently a Head of Year. I joined the governing body in 2018 in order to support the school’s continued commitment to providing an inclusive atmosphere in which all students have access to meaningful opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Having recently completed MA research into the role that school leadership can play in the attainment of Black Caribbean students, I am particularly interested in the impact that secondary schools can have in advancing social mobility in areas of high deprivation.

 


Jacob Adekunle

Jacob joined the Governing Body in March 2014, he serves on the Finance & Resources and Curriculum and inclusion Committee. 

Prior to joining Woodside High School, he served as a governor in a primary school in Islington where he represented Inner London Education Authority (ILEA). Jacob is deeply interested in raising the educational outcomes and supporting the ambitions of young people within and outside the Borough. He worked at City of London Corporation for over 16 years as Energy Management Professional and currently works for Local Authority as Energy Management Officer and he’s a member of Rotary Club of Tower Hamlets, he was elected the Club President for 2016-2017.


Felicia Rock

I have worked for The Brook Special Primary School since September 2011 and prior to that I worked in several schools as well as working for the London Borough of Haringey Education Department. My son attends Woodside and what drew us to choose this school was the warm, family atmosphere, close community links and polite, well-motivated pupils when we visited and I still feel that to this day.

It is my pleasure to support Ms Robinson and the Governing Body and for a very short time I was part of the Friends and Family of Woodside Group but gave that up to apply for the role of Parent Governor.

I too attended Woodside as a child and have fond memories every time I visit. Education has always been a very big part of my life and as I believe that every child deserves a rich education regardless of where you live or how you were raised, I am sure that Woodside will continue to provide a rich education to all children and be a thriving part of the local community for many years to come  and I am proud to be part of that for the foreseeable future.


Rosemary Corbin

Rose-Marie Corbin has recently joined our board of Governors at Woodside High School, in June 2017, as a Parent Governor.  As a local parent of two boys who’ve attended Woodside High School, she is now in the position to use this experience to be the voice of parents in our school and make a difference.

Rose-Marie is also keen to use her skills gained form working for the Department of Work & Pensions, as a Support for Schools Adviser for Haringey and Islington, to support Woodside High School in their delivery of Career, Advice and Information service to help prepare our students for their Post 16 Options and the world of work.  Supporting the school community to ensuring that all our students have a clear plan of what they are going to do at  16+ and help students to develop the necessary people-skills to becoming productive, active member of our community, who are empowered, who have high aspirations and a will achieve their life goals.


 Jan Balon - Governor


 Martina Breslin - Staff Governor  


 Innes Meek


 Nicola Rosen

I have worked in education for most of my career as both a teacher, and more lately, as a tutor, specialising in maths.  I have been a resident in Haringey for the last 20 years and I have two grown up children.  I am particularly interested in primary/secondary transfer and in advancing social mobility.


 Sue Higgins

 I have worked for forty years in education as a teacher, senior leader, teacher trainer, headteacher and advisor. I have always chosen to work in London schools in challenging circumstances. As a former National Leader in Education and currently as a School Improvement Partner I have focussed on adding value to schools’ efforts to support the achievement and welfare of all pupils, but especially the most disadvantaged. My areas of particular interest are leadership training and development, literacy, student leadership, curriculum development and girls’ education.


 

 

Structure of the Governing Body

 

GOVERNOR

NAME

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

APPOINTING

BODY

TERM OF

OFFICE

COMMITTEE

GOVERNOR ROLE

GOVERNANCE ROLES AT OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

RELEVANT

RELATIONSHIPS

GRAHAM, Noreen Catherine

Member / Governor

FGB

4 years  Expiry: 26/06/23

Finance & Resources

Chair of FGB

N/A

N/A

DAVIDSON, Susan Mary

Member / Governor

FGB

4 years  Expiry: 26/06/24

Curriculum & Learning

Vice Chair of FGB

N/A

N/A

FREEDMAN, Samuel James

Co-opted

FGB

4 years  Expiry: 26/06/24

Finance & Resources

Governor

N/A

N/A

ADEKUNLE Jacob

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 11/03/22

Inclusion and Safeguarding

Governor

N/A

N/A

BALON, Jan

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 11/11/23

Curriculum & Learning

Governor

N/A

N/A

BRESLIN, Martina

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 28/03/22

Finance & Resources / Curriculum &Inclusion

Staff Governor

N/A

N/A

CAIN-REED, Daniel

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 17/10/23

Finance & Resources / Curriculum &Inclusion

Staff Governor

N/A

N/A

CARROLL, Mark

Governor

FGB

Expiry: 8/01/24

Finance & Resources

Governor

N/A

N/A

CORBIN, Rosemary

Co-opted

FGB

4 years Expiry: 25/05/21

Curriculum & Learning

Parent Governor

N/A

N/A

HIGGINS, Sue

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 8/01/24

Inclusion and Safeguarding

Governor

N/A

N/A

MEEK, Innes

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 11/11/23

Finance & Resources

Chair of Finance & Resources

N/A

N/A

ROSEN, Nicky

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 8/01/24

Curriculum and Inclusion

Governor

N/A

N/A

SADEK, Ben

Governor

FGB

4 years Expiry: 8/01/24

Finance & Resources

Governor

N/A

N/A

 

Attendance 2019/20 

 

Appointment 

FR 

CI 

Full 

FR 

CI 

Full 

FR 

Full 

 

 

08/10/19 

08/10/19 

12/11/19 

28/01/20 

28/01/20 

10/03/20 

27/05/20 

16/06/20 

Gerry Robinson 

 

 

Holly Hartley 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynne Hardcastle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Cain-Reed 

28/03/18 

Martina Breslin 

18.10.19 

 

 

Felicia Rock 

25/05/17 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose-Marie Corbin 

25/05/17 

Noreen Graham. 

31/10/15 

Dr Philip Graham  

26/06/16 

Sue Davidson  

26/06/16 

Jacob Adekunle 

16/03/18 

Sam Freedman 

26/06/16 

Jan Balon  

10.11.19 

 

 

 

Innes Meek  

10.11.19 

 

 

 

Sue Higgins  

09.01.20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Sadek 

09.01.20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Carroll 

09.01.20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicky Rosen 

09.01.20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 + = apologies* = present

 

A = absent, no apologies

N = not on Committee

 

All Governors are elected for a 3 year term. The Chair, Vice Chair and committee members are appointed annually at the first FGB meeting of the School year.

Full company information is available on Companies House website, including dates of appointment:

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07831292

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