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Woodlands School, Picklecombe Drive, off Tamerton Foliot Road, Whitleigh, PLYMOUTH PL6 5ES


About Governance

The Board of Governors for Woodlands School is passionate about ensuring every child gets the best opportunities in life. They work closely with school staff to ensure that the vision they hold is applied to all. Governors are regularly in school; observing practice, meeting stakeholders and working in the wider governance community. 

The Board of Governor's Strategic Aims

Governors are committed to supporting the school to:

  • deliver high quality learning experiences,
  • raise aspirations and academic achievement,
  • increase equality of life opportunities,
  • harness our partnership resources and beyond.



All  governors are required to adhere to a strict code of conduct which sets out the expectations for anyone working in public life.  Please click the link to read this document Governor's Code of Conduct

Meeting Structure

 Governors meet 9 times a year with meetings lasting around 2 hours.  The Board of Governors all share responsibility for every aspect of the school's functioning including finance,  curriculum and staffing.  Our Board has no sperate committees as we believe every governor must be involved in debating the issues and pressures facing the school at any one time. Where there is a need,  extraordinary meetings may be called.  In the past year,  the Board of Governors has had to deal with some difficult issues and take challenging decisions which has led to us having an additional 8 meetings.  

Governors are also invited to three training days across the year and these give an opportunity for governors development,  time in school to meet pupils and professionals along with targeted training opportunities for governors in their roles.  Both 'in person' and 'virtual' attendance is offered for governors and currently all meetings are held virtually. 

To register your interest in becoming a governor or Contacting the Chair of Governors

If you would like to register an interest in becoming a governor for Woodlands School, please read the Governor Code of Conduct in the links and contact our Clerk at clerk@woodlands.plymouth.sch.uk or write to the following address: For the attention of Chair of Governors, Woodlands School,  Picklecombe Drive, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL6 5ES.

Should parents, carers or members of the public wish to contact the Chair of Governors,  they may do so by emailing the Clerk to Governors on clerk@woodlands.plymouth.sch.uk or in writing to the following address: For the attention of Chair of Governors, Woodlands School,  Picklecombe Drive,  Whitleigh, Plymouth PL6 5ES