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Sherwood Park Governing Body

A Message From The Chair of Governors

I am writing to introduce myself following my recent election as Chair of the Governing Body at Sherwood Park Primary Academy. 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, and that the school will continue to nurture all its pupils to become the confident and outgoing children that Sherwood Park is so very good at developing.

It was with great pleasure that I accepted the honour of the role of Chair. Sherwood Park is a very special place and the children always a delight to meet. I hope during my tenure to continue to visit often and to meet with as many of you as I possibly can during those visits.

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 look forward to serving 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 2017/2018

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 - 31/12/2017 None declared

Chair of Governors

English, Gifted &Talented, Safer Recruitment

Mrs Ann Leach Appointed Governor 3/11/2013 -2/11/2017 None declared

Vice-Chair of Governors

Safeguarding ,Safer Recruitment, Child Protection and Looked After Children

Mrs Kelly Blackwood Appointed Governor   None declared Early Years
Mr Stanley Jacobs Parent Govenor   None declared Resigned as from October 2018
Mr Robert Doyle Parent Governor 12/10/2016 - 11/10/2020 None declared Health & Safety
Mr Mark Beale Appointed Governor 7/2/2017 - 6/2/2021 None declared ICT, literacy, G&T, maths
Mrs Diane Wilson Appointed Governor   None declared


Resigned as from October 2018

Ms Jennie Trevillion Staff Governor 07/02/17 to 06/02/21 Assistant Head Teacher at Sherwood Park  
Mr Ashley Quayle Appointed Governor 07/02/17 to 06/02/21 Deputy Head Teacher at Sherwood Park  
Mr Steve Clubb Observer 01/09/2017 Site Manager at Sherwood Park  



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 A Leach, Mr R Wood, Mrs N Willbourn

Appointed Governors for Performance Management

Mrs A Leach, Mrs N Willbourn

Head Teacher Appointment Panel

Mrs N Willbourn, Mrs A Leach, Mr R Doyle, Mr M Beale

Deputy Head Teacher Appointment Panel

Mrs K Cromwell, Mrs A Leach, 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,  Mrs Carol Thomas, please email:



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