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Mrs Rachel Martin
School Business Manager, Clerk to the Governors
Finance and Audit Committee
Date of appointment: 01/09/2021
Jacqui Goodall – Chair of ASEC
I have worked in education for over thirty years with experience of headship and governance. Although I have mainly worked in the secondary sector, it is a delight to work with primary schools as it is here that pupils learn the basic skills and knowledge that will equip them for life-long learning and their future aspirations. It is a privilege to support the School in its aims to ensure all children become confident, competent and caring learners, within its safe and secure Christian environment.
I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Colin Martin
Mrs Caroline Holt
Area of focus: Child Protection and PSHE
Buildings and Ethos Committee
Date of Appointment 01/09/2020
I first worked with the school when I was school liaison officer in Wiltshire police delivering talks and running the local junior good citizen scheme. My daughter joined the school in reception and thoroughly enjoyed her whole schooling, leaving to join South Wilts Grammar School in 2015. After retiring from the police I was Chair of the PTA for 2 years and I now work for Wiltshire Council as an EducationWelfare Officer. As a governor I recognise how special the school is and will work to ensure it continues to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and reading.
Mrs Verena Huntley
Area of Focus Early Years and Art
Buildings and Sites committee
Date of appointment: 01/09/2015
I was previously a Parent Governor for 12 years having had 3 children at the school between 1996 and 2012. My specialist area is Early Years and I run Little Orchard Preschool. My reason for being a governor is to promote the safeguarding, wellbeing and education of the children in a school whose ethos I share.
Mrs Amanda Iles
Area of focus – Music
Buildings and Ethos committee
Date of appointment: 12/03/2019
I have lived in the Woodford Valley for almost 30 years, and have a daughter at the school. As a Foundation Governor I hope to further strengthen the school’s links with the local church and wider community. With a background in Town & Country Planning I am particularly interested in the maintenance and development of the buildings and outdoor spaces of the school. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, craft and partaking in the arts.
Mrs Fiona Makin
Area of Focus – SEN and Modern Foreign Languages
Curriculum and Ethos Committee
Date of Appointment: 20/5/2021
I have three daughters who all attended Woodford Valley, and whilst they have all now left, I have continued as a Governor, firstly as a Foundation Governor, and now a Co-opted Governor.
As the SEND governor, I regularly come into the school to work with pupils and ensure I keep up to date with the support offered.
I work part time for the National Childbirth Trust and in my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog and keeping fit. I also have been learning tap dancing for the past few years, and enjoy the challenges, both mental and physical, that the classes bring.
Mr Colin Martin
Rev Dr Mike Perry
Area of Focus: ICT
Date of appointment: 01/09/2017
Vicar of the Woodford Valley with Archers Gate, Foundation Governor and Trustee of Woodford Academy. I have been a vicar for just over twenty years, with the last six in the Woodford Valley. With a background in research biology I have a passion for Christian care of the natural world and issues of global justice.
Mrs Susie Vivian
Area of focus: Design & Technology
Finance and Audit and Ethos Committee
Date of Appointment – 13/01/2021
I’ve lived in the Woodford Valley for the last 11 years. My background is in business and I was managing director of a marketing communications agency for a number of years. I’m currently a director of my husband’s training & coaching company with responsibility for finance. I’m also a researcher for a media database company and a telephone bidder for a local auction house.
Mrs Rebecca Carson
Curriculum, Finance and Audit Committee
Date of appointment: 01/06/2012
Headteacher and a member of the Finance Committee. I have been the Head for the last sixteen years and a member of staff since 1994. I am a new head teacher mentor, a member of the executive committee for the SAS (Salisbury Association of Schools and PHF (Primary Head’s Forum) I love gardening, reading and being with family in my spare time.
Mrs Donna Young
Ethos (chair) Buildings and Sites Committee (chair)
Date of appointment: 11/09/2020
I have been at Woodford since 1999 and I am currently the Deputy Head, SENCo as well as the Year 5 class teacher.
On the governing body I am part of the Building and Sites Committee and the Ethos Committee. I love my job as no day is ever the same!
Outside of school, I enjoy walking my dog, being in the garden and going on sunshine holidays.
Mrs Nina Griffin
Area of focus – Science
Date of appointment: 19.12.21
I currently have two girls at Woodford Valley and I take a keen interest in the school as a whole, especially the curriculum. I am Parent Governor and I am hoping to build strong links between parents and the school.
My career is within Healthcare, I am a Senior Nurse at SDH, working in all areas of Medicine and Surgery.
A few interests of mine are walking, cycling, kayaking and chicken husbandry.