Annual Governance Position Statement

During the week commencing Monday 7th October 2019, Woodlea governors, within their remit to oversee the running of the school, undertook a planned and focused visit to the school which happens yearly. This is over and above termly meetings, drop in visits and governor attendance at numerous school events. During the week the senior management team and teaching staff were interviewed, observed or questioned by governors depending on their position. It was pleasing to find that the school continues to be well led, effectively managed and well maintained. It works within budget, and there is a clear focus by all on the educational attainment and well-being of our children. The annual school improvement plan is being progressed and the school identifies and drives forward new opportunities for improvement or further development of the school provision.
Governors continue to be reassured that the school actively facilitates, encourages and supports children’s educational needs and continues to embed a culture of personal and shared values, respect, tolerance and individual achievement. These views also mirror the findings of the most recent Ofsted inspection.
Woodlea Primary School strives to inspire, guide and prepare our children for the next stage in their education and is held in high regard as a place of learning. This is made possible by the commitment and efforts of all staff, parents and pupils of which they should feel PROUD.
Mr Ken Reed, Chair of Governors, On behalf of the Governing Body


Register of Interests

There are currently no business interest registered and no relationship between governors and staff members. 


Governor Skills Audit January 2020

Governor training record November 2019

Governor Pen Portraits

How To Become A School Governor

If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.

Meeting Dates

  Autumn 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Full Governors

 15th October at 4:45pm

 21st January at 4:45pm 19th May at 4:45pm 
Achievement & Standards 4th February at 4:30pm


Curriculum Development

3rd March at



 Finance & Premises  26th November at 4pm 31st March at 4:30pm




Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies

Woodlea Primary School adheres to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.

For further information please view or download the full document below.

The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools (Updated Sept 2016)

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