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 Governor 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.
Mrs Natalie Fiddimore
I became staff governor in October 2017. I enjoy being an active member of the school community and, being on the governing body, enables me to fulfil that role knowledgeably. Working in a school is all about building good relationships in order that everyone in the school works happily together, with a common focus which is to improve the lives of our children. I have been a teacher for 30 years and still enjoy working with children; every day I learn something new!
I have a husband, 4 grown up children, 2 grand daughters and 2 dogs. In my spare time, I love to laugh with my family, work in our new allotment and read. Family life is very important to me as is supporting children in our school.
Mr Alec Malbon