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TRUSTEES

Woodlands School is proud to boast committed and well-informed Trustees to ensure we are moving in the right direction and in the right way, driven by out ethos of Aspiration, Resilience, Opportunity and Excellence.

Please click on the link below to see the list of roles and responsibility for each of our Trustees.

Click here for Trustees Roles and Responsibilities

Mrs Karen Lay - Chair - KLa@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

Takely Education Trust T/A Woodlands School

Members

Benfleet Schools Trust

  • Peter Hillman (appointed 20th February 2015)
  • Karen Lay

Directors

Directors - four years Term of Office
Co-opted Directors - as determined by Directors on appointment 

  • Karen Lay -  Chair - appointed 29th June 2020
  • Jenny Haken - Vice Chair - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Karen Kerridge - Executive Head Teacher - reappointed 24th June 2019
  • David Wright - Head Teacher - appointed 23rd April 2019
  • Jeramie Sutton - Co-opted Governor - appointed 12th March 2018
  • Terrence Curtis - Staff - reappointed 24th June 2019
  • Stephanie Rogers - Parent Governor - appointed 19th June 2017
  • Ben Brown - Co-opted Governor - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Russell Keddie - Co-opted Governor - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Glen Tilley - Parent Governor - appointed 7th December 2020
  • John Perreira - Parent Governor - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Sheila Oukid - Associate Staff - appointed 7th December 2020

 

  • Terence Reynolds - Chair - resigned 29th June 2020
  • Janet Fennelly - Staff - end of term 24th June 2019
  • Caroline Skingle - Staff - resigned 2nd March 2020
  • Peter King - Parent Governor - resigned 5th July 2019
  • Jumie George - Parent Governor - resigned 7th July 2020
  • Hilary Luckman - resigned 28th September 2020

Committees

Standards, Staffing and Curriculum

  • Chair - Jenny Haken
  • Vice Chair - Jeramie Sutton
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright 
  • Stephanie Rogers
  • Sheila Oukid
  • John Perreira

Finance, Estate and General Purposes

  • Chair - Jeramie Sutton
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright
  • Terence Curtis
  • Ben Brown
  • Russell Keddie

Pay

  • Chair - Karen Lay
  • Vice Chair - Karen Kerridge
  • David Wright
  • Jenny Haken

Declaration of Interests

Directors have made the following declarations in relation to their business interests although the Trust does not trade with or receive any benefits from these businesses.

Directors are also asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest arising from any matter or agenda item discussed by the Board at each meeting and this is formally recorded.

  • Peter Hillman - Member and Director of Benfleet Schools Trust, Governor of The Appleton School, Director of Legacy Trust (Benfleet), Legacy XS Ltd
  • Karen Kerridge - Head Teacher at The Appleton School, Director of Benfleet Schools Trust 
  • Karen Lay - Director of Benfleet Schools Trust 
  • Jenny Haken - Deputy Headteacher at Millhouse Primary School, Governor at Kingswood Primary School and Associate Governor at Millhouse Primary School

Any requests for governors minutes must come through Mrs Liz Purser (Head Teacher's PA) on lpu@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk