School Governors are unpaid volunteers who help the Head Teacher manage Saxon Wood School. They meet formally twice each term for about one and a half hours. Amongst other tasks, Governors help

  • monitor the curriculum and how the school operates
  • set a financial budget, monitor spending and approve actions where new costs are involved
  • set School Improvement Targets and help formulate the School Development Plan
  • receive and discuss the Head Teacher's termly reports on the school
  • approve School outings programmes.

There is one Local Authority appointed Governor, two Parent Governors, (one Parent Governor vacancy), four Co-opted Governors, one Staff Governor and the Head Teacher on the Governing body.


Wendy Morgan

Chair of Governors

Ben Walton

Vice Chair of Governors

Nick Forsyth

Alan Rowden

Jakki Alexander

Details of our Governing body 2021-22

Name Category Responsibility Committee Membership Date Appointed Date for re-election Pecuniary Interests
Wendy Morgan Parent Chair

Pay & Personnel

Pupil Discipline


Staff Dismissal Appeals

28/07/20 27/07/24 None
Ben Walton LEA Vice Chair

Finance, Buildings & Grounds

Pay & Personnel

Performance Management

Staff Dismissals

Pupils Discipline

20/05/18 19/05/22 None
Nicholas Forsyth Co-opted Safeguarding

Finance, Building & Grounds

Performance Management

Staff Dismissals Appeals

16/03/20 15/03/24 None
Alan Rowden Parent


Development & Training

Finance, Building & Grounds (chair)


Pay & Personnel

20/01/20 19/01/24 None
Jakki Alexander Headteacher  

Finance, Building & Grounds (chair)


Pay & Personnel

01/01/20   None
Philippa Lane Clerk     01/01/16   None

Governor attendance

Governor Constitution