Governors

Welcome to Woodhill Primary, we are really proud of our school. As a Governing Body, we are a strong and active cross section of people, with the objectives of providing a strategic view, ensuring accountability, and acting as a critical friend, through support and advice. 
 
By providing an exciting curriculum within a caring and secure environment, we aim to ensure that each child can reach his or her full potential in every aspect of their development at Woodhill.
 

To view the Register of Interest for our Governing Body, please click here.

 
Sam C Samantha Curtis Chair and Community Governor  - Child Protection Governor

I have been a Governor at Woodhill for five years now and became the Chair of Governors in 2012.

I became a Governor because I was interested in seeing how a school was run behind the scenes.  I quickly realised it wasn't as simple as it would appear.  It has given me a new found respect for the teaching profession.

I thoroughly enjoy my role being in school and seeing the children develop.

Over the years I have seen many positive changes and look forward to being part of many more.

James GOV James Ryan Staff Governor 

I have been Premises Manager at Woodhill Primary School for 25 Years and it is a job I love and enjoy.

I have three sons and a daughter who have all attended Woodhill, my youngest is currently in year 2.  The school has been an inspiration to my daughter who is currently in her second year of teacher training.

Over the years I have witnessed how Woodhill has grown from strength to strength.

I started as a Parent Governor 13 Years ago and am now a Staff Governor.  Being a Governor has given me a complete understanding of how the school is run and managed.

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Thomas Quinn Local Authority Governor 

I have been a Governor at Woodhill since June 2013, having previously been a Governor of a secondary school in Lambeth.  I believe very strongly in the importance of a good education to enable children to reach their potential, and I am very proud to play a small part in helping that be the case at Woodhill.

I work for the charity Save the Children, campaigning for better Government policies to help children in the UK.  I am married to an English teacher, who works in a secondary school in Eltham. 

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Ed Nedjari Vice Chair and Local Authority Governor 

This is my first school governor position, and I am thrilled and feel extremely fortunate to be working with everyone at Woodhill.  What struck me on my first visit was the energy and passion of both staff and students at all levels and how focused everyone was on improving and developing the school.

I’m currently employed by KCLSU (King’s College London Student Union) which is a registered charity that supports all King’s students during their time at University.  My role is to oversee the wide range co-curricular student activity that takes place while they are with us.  This can mean anything and everything from the radio station and all the different sports clubs, to access to education and volunteering.  Examples of this being King’s students going out in to the local community and talking to children who perhaps didn’t feel they could or should be looking towards further or higher education and giving them a direction and focus for their future.

Away from work, I have two sons, both now in secondary school, I also mentor school leavers at a school in Vauxhall and have coached a local youth football team for the last 6 years, so I fully understand the need and value for an inspiring and motivating education that supports all children, no matter what their need or background.  I look forward to supporting the continuing work that has been started at Woodhill.

Ed Britton Ed Britton Local Authority Governor

I have lived in South East London all my working life, have enjoyed the great sense of community here and am pleased, by being a governor at Woodhill, to have the opportunity  to be able to give something back, especially in the area of education. It is so important. Great education has the power to transform lives for the better.

I have returned to being a Greenwich school governor after a break of a couple of years, and am delighted to be associated with Woodhill. It is a place that strives for the best in all things for its pupils and staff. The enthusiasm for learning here is immediately striking and I look forward to contributing wherever I can.

My own children, three daughters, are well past primary age now. But the memory of how important their first school was to each of them as a foundation to their lives is still very much with me. I am determined to do all I can to help Woodhill give a great start to all the children that pass through this school.

I have had a variety of jobs in the finance sector and am currently an advisor to pension schemes and insurance companies, helping them find the best investments to meet their members’ needs. It’s great to be able to put my management experience and numeric skills to practical use to the benefit of Woodhill school.

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I recently relocated to London from South Africa to work as a Chartered Accountant at one of the big four accounting firms. 

Previously, I served as the treasurer for a charity organisation, "Johannesburg Article Clerks Association", where I had the opportunity to host events for charity and make meaningful contributions to the community via monetary, food and clothing donations.

I was interested in the school governor role as it seems to be a great way to get involved, meet and contribute to the Greenwich community.

After being contacted about the role and taken on a tour of Woodhill, I was overwhelmed and amazed what a great learning environment they provide to the children. (School looks a lot more fun than when I was in it!)

I look forward to working with the team of governors, teachers and parents to ensure Woodhill continues to deliver the quality education they have currently achieved into the future.

I trust that my background will enable me to make a positive and long lasting contribution to Woodhill.

Emma Parsons Emma Parsons Parent Governor

I am a parent Governor with a child in year 4 and a child who will hopefully be joining a reception class in September 2016.

There have been many positive changes recently in the school and I wanted to become a parent Governor to see how those changes can further develop.

This is my first school Governor position and I am excited that l have been given the opportunity to join the team of Governors, and support the school in its continued efforts to provide the highest, fully inclusive, education to the children.