Meet the Governors of Woodland View Primary School
Mr John Wilson OBE
Having spent 41 years as teacher and Headteacher in Nottinghamshire and 3 years as a part time local authority officer. I became a teacher because I have a life time passion working with young children and adults, shaping their futures. In addition, I was a Governor of Kimberley School and for twelve years Chair of the Governing Body.
Since retirement, I have become a national park ranger in the Peak District and organise a local walking group. I am an active member of Nuttall Methodist Church and a season ticket holder, for dare I say it, Nottingham Forest.
I was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2005 for services in education and the community in Nottinghamshire. I am married, have five children and four grandchildren.
Mrs Diane Bathgate
I have been a governor at another Nottinghamshire Primary School for over 20 years, joining initially as a parent governor when my 2 children went to the school. As Chair of Governors for the past 17 years and I have seen the school through many changes. I have over 40 years’ experience in business working at board level as a HR professional for 25 years. The local authority has pulled together a group of skilled and experienced governors with a thorough understanding of good strategic governance to help other governing boards. As an invited member of the Nottinghamshire Support Governors (NSG) I play an essential role in the strategy to improve governing bodies across Nottinghamshire; by mentoring a governor, sharing expertise, or joining a governing body as an additional governor. This is an exciting opportunity both for my own personal development but also to help others grow and develop the challenging role of being a governor. I am passionate about working collectively with governors, staff and parents/carers to deliver the best possible outcomes for children.
Mr Tony Laws
My hobbies are primarily related to the many sports I have performed taught and coached. I enjoy reading mainly factual and educational books but still have time for novels. I like making things, working with my hands and get pleasure out of getting things to grow.
My interests are primarily related to coaching, learning and how to get the best out of people and situations. I wanted to become a governor to bring a parent’s view to the successful development of the school and feel that my background in the various types of education and learning would be of use in the journey the school will make to achieve an outstanding grade.
Furthermore, I feel that the role of governor offers a challenge worth undertaking