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Sherwood Park Governing Body

A Message From The Chair of Governors

I am writing to introduce myself as the Chair of the Governing Body at Sherwood Park Primary School. I have a long association with the school, my own children attended many years ago now and following a period of time as a parent governor I have continued to serve on the governing body for many years in a variety of roles.

As an education professional and an experienced serving secondary school Headteacher I hope, together with the whole governing body, to bring an appropriate degree of check and challenge to the school so that Mrs Cromwell and her staff can have confidence in the support of us all as they work to drive up standards. The school is doing well and I am confident that the successful outcomes of recent years will be repeated. I know that the school will continue to nurture all of its pupils to become the confident and outgoing children that Sherwood Park is so very good at developing.

Sherwood Park is a very special place and the children are always a delight to meet. Myself and the other members of the Governing Body visit regularly throughout the year. These visits are important as they enable us to test the information that we are given and provide us with a view of how the school is working at any time. During our visits we often have the opportunity to meet parents and carers. It is vital that you all know that we are approachable and hear to listen if you need us.

Should you wish to contact me for any reason, any communication should be directed in the first instance to the school office who will pass on any matter to me in the strictest confidence if necessary.

I enjoy continuing to serve the school and all its stakeholders and welcome on behalf of the Governing Body any feedback or suggestions as to how you would like to see us serve the school and its community. 

Yours sincerely

Natalie Willbourn

Chair of Governors


Governors Details 2019-2020

Name Category Term of Office Declaration of Business Interests Responsibilities on the Governing Body
Mrs Karen Cromwell Head Teacher 1/9/2015 Head Teacher at Sherwood Park Member of the Governing body
Mrs Natalie Willbourn Appointed Governor 1/1/2014 -31/12/2020 None declared

Chair of Governors

English, Gifted &Talented, Safer Recruitment

Mr Ashley Quayle Appointed Governor 07/02/17 to 06/02/21 Deputy Head teacher at Sherwood Park  
Miss Jennie Trevillion Staff Governor 07/02/17 to 06/02/21 Assistant Headteacher at Sherwood Park  
Mr Mark Beale Appointed Governor 7/2/2017 - 6/2/2021 None declared ICT, literacy, G&T, maths
Ms Alison Harvey  Co-opted Governor 3/9/2019 - 2/9/2022 None declared  



The full Governing Body meets 3 times a year and is concerned with overseeing the strategic direction of the school, ensuring good financial management and shaping the vision and values of the school. There also two committees which meet termly: 'Teaching and Learning' and 'Resources'.  The Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for everything to do with your child’s learning from monitoring teaching and learning to reviewing performance data; from monitoring the use of Pupil Premium and SEN expenditure to pupil attendance and behaviour; from contributing to and developing of the School Development Plan to reviewing the impact of school policies. The Resources Committee is responsible for the school budget, the premises and staffing.

In addition to these committees, there are smaller, more specific committees that are only convened when they are required. Some governors also have a specific responsibility to act as a link with the school on a key area of interest.  Details of those committees and the specific interest governors are below.

Management Committee

Mrs K Cromwell, Mrs N Willbourn

Appointed Governors for Performance Management

Mrs N Willbourn

Head Teacher Appointment Panel

Mrs N Willbourn, Mr M Beale

Deputy Head Teacher Appointment Panel

Mrs K Cromwell, Mrs M Willbourn

Staffing 'First Pay'/Pay Appeals/Staff Dismissal

As required

Pupil Discipline/Complaints

As required


Contacting The Governors

Any correspondence should be addressed to the Chair of Governors via the school's email address:


For correspondence with the clerk, Felicia Ayeyemi , please email:


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