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Sherwood Park Primary School's 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 Miss Trayers 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 here 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

Governor's Details


The Governing Body as at February 2024 are Natalie Willbourn (chair of governors), Nicola Saunders (vice-chair), Natasha Trayers (Headteacher), Ashley Quayle (staff governor), Emma Chapman (staff governor), Kyle McGimpsey (Parent governor), Leigh Rogers (Parent Governor), Lucas Barlett, Carmel Vega, Barbara Chapman (appointed governors). Fatima Afolayan is clerk to the governors. The full Governing Body meets 3 times a year and we have a finance committee that also meets three times a year. The pay committee meets in te Autumn term. The Governing Body is concerned with overseeing the strategic direction of the school, ensuring good financial management and shaping the vision and values of the school.

The Governing Body also have responsibilty for monitoring teaching and learning, reviewing performance data, the use of Pupil Premium and SEN expenditure and pupil attendance and behaviour as well as the school budget, the premises and staffing.  Governors also contribute to the School Development Plan and the development and review of school policies.  It is responsible for the school budget, the premises and staffing.

Management Committee                                                              Appointed Governors for Performance Management

Mrs N Willbourn                                                                              Mrs N Willbourn

Head Teacher Appointment Panel                                               Deputy Head Teacher Appointment Panel 

Mrs N Willbourn                                                                              Mrs N Willbourn

Staffing 'First Pay'/Pay Appeals/Staff Dismissal                       Pupil Discipline/Complaints

As required                                                                                     As required

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Contacting the governors

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


For correspondence with the clerk, Fatima Afolayan, please email:


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