Our Staff

Head of School Mrs. S. Gibson
Executive Head Teacher Miss G. Wilson


Mr. M. Dyson (P.E, Computing, Geography, and History subject leader). Y5/6


Mr. A. Hassall Y3/4

Mrs. K. Howard (DSL, Maths lead teacher, Early Years Coordinator) Year 1/2


Miss. L. Firth (The Arts) Early Years 

Non-Teaching Staff  
Administrator Mrs L. Tidswell
 Teaching Assistants  
Mrs. A. Brown - EYFS  
Miss. F. Waza Yr 1/2 Miss C. Greco - Y1/2
Mrs. P. Stack - Y3/4 Miss. N. Nicholls - EYFS
Mrs. L. Holroyd - Y1/2 HLTA Mr. M. Razzaq - Y5/6
 Mrs Khan - Y5/6 HLTA  Miss. B. Karpowicz- EYFS
Miss. E. Farooq- Y3/4

 Mr. E. Ashraf- Yr 5/6

 Mr. D.Stack  
Kitchen Staff  
Mrs. S. Hussain
Mrs A. Kelly  
Miss L. Horan  
After school care staff

Mrs P. Ward & Miss V. Pillinger

 First Aid at Work  Mr D. Stack & Mrs A. Brown
Paediatric First Aiders  

Mrs. S. Gibson

Mrs. P. Stack

Miss V. Pillinger

Miss. N. Nicholls

Mrs P. Ward

 Miss L. Firth



Our Governors 

The Governing Body of Woodlands C of E  Primary School is a group of parents, staff and members of the local community who oversee the running of our school.  Each is passionate about the school and volunteer their time, away from their busy schedules, to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school.

The governors also make regular visits to the school.  In this way they get to know the staff, children and parents and are, therefore, better informed about the school they are responsible for overseeing.

The constitution of the Governing Body of Woodlands C. of E. Primary School, September 2021.

Mrs. S. Gibson (Head of School)

Mr G. Denison (Chair of governors)

Contact details- any correspondence to Chair of Governors C/O, Woodlands CE Primary school, Mill Carr Hill Road, Oakenshaw, Bradford. BD12 7EZ.


Mrs L. Tempest (Vice Chair)

Mr A. Hooton (Trust Governor)

Mrs L. O'Toole (Parent Governor)

Mrs J. Raynor (Parent Governor)

Mrs L. Tidswell (Staff Governor)



The following people have been elected or appointed to represent you on the governing body:


Governor Business Interests – September 2021

Gary Denison - none (Chair of governors)

Louise Tempest- none 

Sarah Gibson (staff) - none

Andrew Hooton- none 

Lucy O'Toole- Children at school

Joanne Raynor- Children at school

Lindsey Tidswell- Children at school


Copies of the minutes of the meetings and other relevant documents are available at the school on request.

The legal responsibilities of the Governors include responsibilities for the curriculum, appointments and staffing, discipline, financial management, the use and care of the building and reporting to parents.

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation and management of the school.

Any problem relating to the curriculum or collective worship should be discussed in the first instance with the Head Teacher. Whenever a satisfactory conclusion cannot be reached, a parent can appeal to the Governing body as set out in the school’s Policy for Managing Complaints. The Head Teacher will furnish details of these.

During the school years 2018/2019, 2020/2021 the Governors did not claim any expenses to which Governors are entitled.