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Those that serve on our Governing Body are proud to be associated with Wollaston School.

Governors are primarily responsible for the strategic direction of the school, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school through full governing body and sub-committee meetings, in order to ensure that everything possible is being done to secure student achievement.

Governors also visit the school on a regular basis, taking time to talk to the students and staff and experiencing first hand what it is like to be part of the Wollaston School community.

Wollaston School Instrument of Governance

The name of the school is Wollaston School.
The school is an Academy and is a founding member of the Nene Valley Partnership Multi-Academy Trust.
The name of the governing body is ‘The Local Governing Body of Wollaston School.’

The governing body shall consist of:

  • The Head of School
  • 2 parent governors (elected by parents)
  • 2 staff governors (elected by staff)
  • 6 trust appointed governors
  • 3 co-opted governors

The total number of governors is 14.

Meeting Structures

  • All governors are members of the Full Governing Body, which is chaired by Dr Michael Thomas.
  • 5 governors sit on the Finance and Resources Committee, which is chaired by Mr Jay Davenport.
  • 7 governors sit on the Personnel & HR Committee, which is chaired by Dr Michael Thomas.
  • 5 Governors sit on the Learning & Achievement Committee which is chaired by Mrs Pat Smith
  • 7 governors sit on the Health & Safety Committee which is chaired by Ms Brigid-Ann Leslie.
  • Each of the Committee Chairs then form the Pay Committee.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact the governing body at any time, please email Mrs Samantha Hale, Clerk to Governors: [email protected]


Wollaston School Governor Details & Pecuniary Interests 2023-2024