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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 (appointed 29th June 2020)

Directors

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

  • Karen Lay -  Chair - appointed 29th June 2020
  • Jenny Haken - Vice Chair - appointed 7th December 2020
  • David Wright - Head Teacher - appointed 23rd April 2019
  • Ben Brown - Co-opted Trustee - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Russell Keddie - Co-opted Trustee - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Glen Tilley - Parent Trustee - appointed 7th December 2020
  • John Perreira - Parent Trustee - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Sue Elliott - Assoicate Staff Trustee - appointed 30th June 2021

 

  • Sheila Oukid - Associate Staff Trustee – resigned 30 June 2021
  • Jeramie Sutton - Co-opted Trustee – resigned 30 June 2021
  • Terry Curtis – Staff Trustee – resigned 30 June 2021
  • Karen Kerridge - Executive Head Teacher – retired 30 June 2021
  • Stephanie Rogers - Parent Trustee - end of term
  • Hilary Luckman - Co-opted Trustee - resigned 28th September 2020
  • Jumie George - Parent Trustee - resigned 7th July 2020
  • Terence Reynolds - Chair - resigned 29th June 2020

Committees

Standards, Staffing and Curriculum

  • Chair - Jenny Haken
  • Vice Chair - Russell Keddie
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright 
  • John Perreira
  • Sue Elliott

Finance, Estate and General Purposes

  • Chair - Ben Brown
  • Vice Chair - Jenny Haken
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright
  • Ben Brown
  • Russell Keddie
  • Glen Tilley

Pay

  • Chair - Karen Lay
  • Vice Chair - Ben Brown
  • David Wright
  • Russell Keddie

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