The Governors are responsible for strategic decisions about how the school is run, in partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Education Authority (Herts County Council). Governors are representatives of the community ranging from parents to local council representatives. The Governing Body meetings take place half termly.

Chairs Welcome

On behalf of all Governors, a warm welcome to Woolenwick Junior School.

As school Governors we have an important role in monitoring the safety, welfare and education of all of our children. We work collectively and strategically as a corporate body to drive forward the school’s vision.

Governors do not manage the school, this is the role of the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership team. Instead we oversee the development of the school by working closely with them to monitor and provide supportive challenge, ensuring our children receive the best.

These are some examples of some of our areas of responsibility:

  • Monitoring pupil achievement and progress and pupil safety.
  • Ensuring statutory requirements are met and achieved.
  • Financial oversight.
  • Setting strategic priorities for the school’s continued development and improvement.
  • Safeguarding of children and staff.

The members of the Governing Body are proud and privileged to be able to contribute to the leadership of Woolenwick Juniors for the benefit of all children, parents and staff. We hope you will take time to get to know your Governing Body and please feel free to get in touch at any time.

Governing Body Members

Getrude Acheampong Chair of Governors
Gary Hawkins Headteacher
Karen Jones Staff Governor
Ahmed Nassar Parent Governor
Jo Marshall Co-Opted Governor
James French Co-Opted Governor
Keith Westcott Co-opted Governor
Cheryl Holt Co-opted Governor
Clair Friedrich Co-opted Governor
Kathy Dunnett Co-opted Governor
Pat Cherry Additional Governor
Glenda Hardy Local Authority Governor
Nancy Yuen Clerk


To find out more about the members of our Governing Body please see documents listed below. If you need any further clarification regarding our Governing Body and the work that they do please contact either the Chair of Governors or Clerk via the school office.

Meet the Governors

Governors Declaration of Interest 2019-2020

Attendance Register 2018-19

WWJ Terms of Reference for committees 2020 REVISED