Full Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up from parents, community members and staff. We have 18 posts in total. Individually we have no authority but collectively we govern the workings of the school through corporate decision making.

To ensure that Noadswood continues to do all it can for its pupils, its staff and the wider community it is vital that interested and committed people are willing to put themselves forward and participate as governors.

Although governance is achieved through group decision making, each of the stakeholder bodies are represented on the Governing Body. For example two of the governors are parents of children at Noadswood and are selected through parent elections. We are a team made up of enthusiastic and committed people whose ultimate aim is to support and challenge the school to becoming an institution where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and secure and happy environment.

Our Governors are:


GB: Governance Board

GPC: General Purposes Committee

SIC: School Improvement Committee

P&PC: Pay and Personnel Committee

HTPMP: Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel



  Name Governor Type Appointed by End of Term of Office Committee/PanelMembership Posts Held Linked Roles
Blake, Christopher Community n/a -  Member n/a -  Member GPCP&PCHTPMP Vice Chair of GBChair of HTPMP GB Recruitment, Development & TrainingMaths
Cotton, Neil Community GB November 2022 GPC
Munden, Alison Community n/a  - Member n/a -  Member SICHTPMP Chair of SIC EnglishHouse Leaders – Guidance Staff  – SDP Views
O’Brien, Kevin Community n/a  - Member n/a -  Member Chair of GB SafeguardingHumanities Business Management & Strategic DevelopmentPerformance Management – Staff Views.
Putt, Paul-John Community n/a  - Member n/a -  Member SICP&PC Chair of P&PC Science
Rapson, Jackie Community n/a  - Member n/a -  Member GPCP&PCHTPMP
Roberts, Michael Community n/a  - Member n/a -  Member GPCP&PC Chair of GPC Health & SafetyGym Performance Management – Staff Views.
Uglow, Paul Community GB December 2021
Young, Jade Community GB November 2022 SIC
Vacancy Community
Marshall, Kathryn Head Teacher n/a – Ex Officio n/a – Ex Officio GPCSIC
Balson, Sarah Parent Elected by Parents April 2021 SICP&PC Vice Chair of SIC Able, Gifted & Talented StudentsTransition
Clark, Rachel Parent Elected by Parents September 2022 SIC Responsible Officer
Smith, Diane Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 GPC Pupil Premium
Wooster, Mark Staff Elected by Staff September 2019 SIC Modern Foreign Languages
Huttly, Elaine Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 GPC Pupil Premium
French, Jane Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 SIC SEND
Vacancy Local Authority Local Authority


Total: 18 Governor Posts



Recent Full Governor Body minutes are here:

Attendance of Governors