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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
  • Ben Brown - Vice Chair - appointed 7th December 2020
  • David Wright - Head Teacher - appointed 23rd April 2019
  • John Perreira - Parent Trustee - appointed 7th December 2020
  • Sue Elliott - Assoicate Staff Trustee - appointed 30th June 2021
  • Michelle O'Connor - Teaching Staff Trustee - appointed 13th September 2021
  • Bhakti Deodhar - Co-opted Trustee - appointed 27th June 2022
  • Jaynie Vincent - Co-opted Trustee - appointed 27th June 2022
  • Phillip Rutter - Parent Trustee - appointed 15th July 2022

 

  • Russell Keddie - Co-opted Trustee - resigned 16th June 2022
  • Glen Tilley - Parent Trustee - resigned 6th June 2022
  • Jenny Haken - Vice Chair - resigned 1st April 2022
  • 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

Committees

Standards, Staffing and Curriculum

  • Jaynie Vincent - Chair
  • Bhakti Deodhar - Vice Chair
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright 
  • John Perreira
  • Sue Elliott
  • Michelle O'Connor

Finance, Estate and General Purposes

  • Ben Brown - Chair
  • Phillip Rutter - Vice Chair
  • Karen Lay
  • David Wright

Pay

  • Ben Brown - Chair
  • Jaynie Vincent - Vice Chair
  • David Wright

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 Lay - Director of Benfleet Schools Trust 

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