Meet the Governors

Meet our Governors Governors Governing Bodies comprise of several categories of governors:


  1. Local Authority Governors – nominated by the elected members of the County Council.
  2. Parent Governors- elected by the parents of pupils registered at the school and who are parents at the time of their election. The term ‘Parent’ includes a carer of a child.
  3. Staff Governors – elected by and from amongst all staff paid to work at the school.
  4. Co-opted Governors – appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. They do not have to live or work near to the school and include people who are “committed to the good governance and success of the school”.


Our Governing Body


  Name Representative SDP Focus Term of Office Pen Portrait
  Cllr Paul Haslam

Nominated by LEA



  Louise Downend



SEND 24/06/16 23/06/20   
  Caroline Bates


by LEA

Mathematics 05/09/17 05/09/21  


Bridget Tayan Co-opted Governor  

20/03/18 20/08/22 

I live in the local area and have had links with Woodfield School for over 25 years.  Both my daughters attended the school and I was previously both a Parent and a Community Governor at the school.  I have also worked there as a One to One Writing Tutor.  I have been a Primary School teacher for nearly 20 years and I am currently working in a very large Primary School in Bradford.  I feel that I can offer a supportive role and act as a 'critical friend'.


Jonathan Spruce Additional Governor Chair of Governors 9/10/2018  
  Mr Richard Cook Headteacher     01/01/2019 ongoing   



Chris Walker  Clerk to the Governing Body      

For further information about Governance in North Yorkshire click here.