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Thomas Wolsey School caters for children between the ages of 3-16 years, with                                  twitterfacebook

physical and/or sensory needs. Many pupils also have complex medical and                                   Tel 01473 467600
learning needs.We are co-located with Ormiston Endeavour Academy.                                office@thomaswolsey.com
                        Headteacher – Helen MacDougall                                                           Defoe Road, Ipswich, IP1 6SG

Our Governors

 

At Thomas Wolsey, we have a very active and committed governing body who work closely with school staff to ensure that all pupils are safe and receive the support most appropriate to their needs in order to achieve to the very best of their ability. It is also the role of the governing body to ensure that school resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible. 
 
Our full governing body meet termly but all governors have additional responsibilities and meet regularly in sub-committees to discuss particular aspects of school life.  All governors attend training sessions to ensure they are up-to-date with developments and are supported by a substantive clerk.
 
Our Governors visit school the regularly and enjoy being involved in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of school life. Most have personal or professional experience of working with young people with special needs.
 
In accordance with the law, all our governors are required to declare if they have any personal or financial interests. These declarations are up-dated termly.
 
All our governors can be contacted via the school office either by email: office@thomawolsey.com or by letter.  Please mark your envelope private and confidential and it will be forwarded to the named governor.

 

Governor Attendance

 
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Barbara Berresford

Curriculum Attainment Committee

 

 

My association with Thomas Wolsey goes back over many years. I have been a Parent Governor, Vice Chair and Chair. Previous experience as a high school teacher enables me to play an active role on the Curriculum Committee and I chair the Steering Committe. 

 

Term of Office 19/ 03/13 - 19/03/21

 

Pecuniary interests:

 

Nil

 

Attached to: Wonder Class

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Sue Chesworth

Chair

Finance Committee

 

I have had many years of experience in the field of special educational needs.  My roles have included: educational consultant, headteacher of a special school and CEO of a local charity which supports young people with additional needs.

 

Term of Office 21/01/2013 - 21/03/2021

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

Attached to: Da Vinci Class

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Nicky Ashworth

Parent Governor

Finance Committee (Chair)

Personnel Committee

My daughter started at Thomas Wolsey in September 2012 and I became a Parent Governor in 2013.  I work full time for a technology company in the Payment Industry.  Having chaired the Management Committee at our local playgroup, I wanted to transfer what I had learnt from that role to support Thomas Wolsey.  I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to fulfil their individual potential.

 

Term of Office 19/03/2013 - 19/03/2021

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

Attached to: Owls Class

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Chris Chenery

Staff Governor

Well-being Committee

I have worked at Thomas Wolsey for over 25 years in various roles.  I started as a Midday Supervisor, then went on to become a Learning Support Assistant. For the last 8 years I have been the Senior Support Assistant.  I know the school very well and I feel I would like to put all my knowledge and experience to good use. I feel I have a lot to give to the school and my role on the Governing body allows this.

 

Term of Office 21/01/2013 - 21/01/2017

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

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Lynne Goodwyn

Co-opted Governor

Wellbeing Committee (Chair)

 

I have been involved with the school for a number of years as a parent of a former pupil who is now at One. My background is in nursing and I also run an accessible holiday home.

 

Term of Office 19/03/2013 - 19/03/2021

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

Attached to: Mandela Class

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Hollie Newton

Parent Governor

Personnel Committee (Chair)

Finance Committee

I have a child who is currently at the school.  My former background is in HR and investment banking.

 

Term of Office 28/02/2015 - 28/02/2019 

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

Attached to:Hedgehogs Class

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Dot Steeds

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum  Attainment Committee (Chair)

I have a long involvement with the school as I am a parent of a former pupil. I have alot of experience of working in schools as I am a former primary school teacher.  Other responsbilities that I hold include parish clerk.

 

Term of Office 19/03/2013 - 19/03/2021

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

Attached to:Rabbits Class

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Emily Webster

Staff Governor

Curriculum Attainment Committee

I have worked at Thomas Wolsey School for over 12 years. I consider it an honour and a privilege to work with such a wonderful group of young people who challenge, entertain, ethuse and inspire me in equal measure!

I have a number of roles in school which keep me very busy. These include coordinating literacy and computing across the school and heading up the Secondary Department. Naturally I have to ensure that our pupils meet their individual learning goals, but I am also passionate about encouraging them to be as independent as possible and making sure they have lots of opportunities to develop their ideas and have their voices heard.

 

Term of Office 03/03/2014 - 03/03/2018 

 

Pecuniary interests:

Nil

 

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Nigel Woods

Co-opted Governor

Finance Commitee

I have spent nearly 30 years in the IT industry and built up a successful IT consultancy company.  I am new to Thomas Wolsey although my daughter has been assisting the school through work experience for the last 4 years and she was so impressed at the level of support and commitment the school gives she inspired me to become involved. I focus on IT and Finance as part of my role as Governor.

 

Term of Office 23/11/2015 - 23/11/2019

 

Pecuniary interests:

 

Woodlands Consultancy Limited (director / shareholder)

 

Attached to:Foxes Class

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