The Woodlands School and Wood View Short Breaks Board of Governors

Naomi Ibbs - Chair of the Board of Governors

Areas of Responsibility:

Finance (including Pupil Premium) Personnel, SEN and H&S

Sixth Form Curriculum

Short Breaks Governor

Naomi has been a school governor for seven years in the role of Parent Governor & Chair of Finance, and latterly Local Authority Governor and Chair of Governors. In a professional capacity, Naomi has commissioned and managed Mental Health, Learning Disability and Children's Services. She has also managed placements for young people and adults with very complex needs. Naomi is delighted to have been nominated Chair of the Woodlands and Wood View Short Breaks Governing Body

Andrea Hemmens - Headteacher

Andrea has worked in settings where learning presents challenges for over 20 years. She relishes the problem solving that this requires and is driven to see every child reach their potential. Andrea has been Headteacher at Woodlands School for eight years and enjoys working on the multi-school Wood View site.

Jason Willingham - Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor

Areas of Responsibility:

Appraisal and SEN

Main School Curriculum (shadowing)

e-safety in Computing

Formerly a parent governor, Jason is the father of a Woodlands pupil. Prior to moving to Devon Jason managed a team for RBS in London. He is now a wages clerk and carer for his son.

Donna Holloway - Staff Governor

Areas of Responsibility:

Main School Curriculum

Donna has worked for Woodlands School for over 20 years, mainly concentrating on communication skills. She currently has a split role with communication and working 1:3 with a pupil. Donna is an expert in deaf-blind communication and has taught BSL. This is her first time as a Governor.

Lara Clark - shared Vice Chair - Parent Governor

Areas of Responsibility:

Short Breaks Governor

Safeguarding and SEN (shadowing)

Lara is the parent of a pupil at Woodlands with a rare genetic condition. She has gained experience of a range of conditions as a parent which she feels will be invaluable in her role as parent governor.

Nicky Slight - Parent Governor

Areas of Responsibility:

Appraisal and SEN

Early Years Curriculum

Nicky is a trained pharmacist and previously worked as a manager in Boots. Her son is a pupil at Woodlands school. Her aim as a Parent Governor is to use some of her professional skills to see every child reach their potential.

Rebecca Pengelly - Co-opted Governor

Areas of Responsibility:

Appraisal and SEN

Safeguarding and SEN

Rebecca works for Plymouth City Council as a consultant in the Virtual School.  Her responsibilities include overseeing the quality of education afforded to vulnerable children. Prior to moving to the Virtual School she held various roles in mainstream secondary schools including a senior leadership position and school governor. 

Vicky Greig - Co-opted Governor

Vicky is a Registered General Nurse whose nephew attends Woodlands School. Throughout his life it has been a privilege to observe his progress and his enjoyment within the school setting. She hopes that by being a Governor it will assist in ensuring that education is meaningful and accessible for all.

Areas of Responsibility:

To be agreed

Laura Faith (maternity leave)

Being covered by Mike Coomber

Clerk to the Board of Governors 

If you would like to get in touch with our Governors, please do so via our Clerk to Governors at clerk@woodlands.plymouth.sch.uk or send your correspondence to the school address.

Former Governors

Dr Rosemary Evans

Dr Evans is a retired Consultant Peadiatrician who served Woodlands School through the Federation and afterwards for 10 years. Dr Evans retired from governance at Woodlands in July 2016. She remains a Governor at Courtlands School, Plymouth.

Martine Collins

Martine is an accountant and auditor. She was unable to maintain her commitment to governance after a change in circumstances and attended one meeting in 2016.

Naomi Ibbs
Naomi Ibbs

Andrea Hemmens
Andrea Hemmens

Jason Willingham
Jason Willingham

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

Lara Clark
Lara Clark

Nicky Slight
Nicky Slight

Rebecca Pengelly
Rebecca Pengelly

Vicky Greig
Vicky Greig

Laura Faith
Laura Faith