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Governor's Welcome


I would like to welcome you and your family to our school.  White Waltham C of E Academy is a unique and special place where we nurture children from their first experience of education on their journey to become lifelong learners.


Every child is different and we work in partnership with parents to develop each individual to reach their full potential.


With our rapidly changing environment I am confident that we can play our part in preparing our children for their future to be responsible, creative, well educated adults with a strong Christian ethos.


Mr Clive Haines

Chair of Governors

Picture 1 Governor Linda Jones meeting with children

Governor Comments


Christmas Fayre

It was lovely to see so many people supporting this event- lots of parents and children enjoying the different stalls and a number of high-quality products on sale too. Good to chat to those people I met while helping my husband on the St Mary’s stall. Anne Crittenden



What a joy! Wonderful to see these small children performing with real gusto. Congratulations to all staff for their hard work, achieving such a high standard, and to all the children who looked and sounded charming. Anne Crittenden


Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch at White Waltham is a visit I make every effort to attend. The atmosphere is full of excitement and an innocent anticipation is still evident despite everything we hear on our media. I spent this year with Foundation and Year 1 – a special treat. I must give all relevant parents and staff a big pat on the back for encouraging the exemplary manners displayed by the children, both while I served and when I sat down with them to enjoy a traditional turkey lunch.  As every parent knows, you learn a lot when you sit down to a meal with a child! All was good.


My own offspring have long since left White Waltham but every year our ‘Christmas lunch’ day conversation follows the same pattern. ‘Awwwh, and do they still have crackers and silly jokes and wayward peas and gravy and is there still ice cream and…?’ I can report that indeed they do – after 30 years. So well done to Kelly Warwick for all her hard and much appreciated work on the day and a warm welcome to Gavin Stephenson who takes over the role of chef in January. Linda Jones


Christmas Service

St Marys Church was packed for the school’s Christmas Service this year, our first with the Rev. Dave Atallah presiding.

Traditional services like this, far from being repetitive, are a cornerstone for our church school, giving us a chance to reflect and be glad for the many gifts that we enjoy as part of a safe, stable and inclusive community.


The children were brilliant, especially those who earnestly played their part in the nativity that is the centrepiece of this service. Most of the angels’ wings stayed in place, most of the halos stayed on heads, most of the animals went in the right direction and all of the teachers were on high alert, ensuring that everything and everyone was where they should be.


The readers, the choir, the soloists – all made a special contribution to what was a joyous occasion.


Children, parents, vicar, staff, governors and visitors all joined together to sing a mix of traditional and modern carols, those who could got up and wiggled their hips and we finished by raising our voices with Joy to the World. What better thought to take us all to Christmas? Linda Jones


Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Mr Clive Haines - Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 2 Mr Cliff Warne - Vice Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 3 Mrs Rachel Hollier - Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 4 Mrs Anne Crittenden - Foundation Governor
Meet our Governors 5 Mr Andy Eden - Foundation Governor
Meet our Governors 6 Mr Myles Woodhouse - Non - Teaching Staff Governor
Meet our Governors 7 Mrs Linda Jones - Governor

Our Governing Body

  • Clive Haines - Chair of Governors
  • Cliff Warne - Vice-Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
  • Isabel Cooke - CEO
  • Matt Thompson - Head of School
  • Andy Eden - Foundation Governor
  • Anne Critteden - Foundation Governor
  • Rachel Hollier - Parent Governor
  • Linda Jones - Governor
  • Myles Woodhouse - Non Teaching Staff Governor


Governor Roles

  • Data - Rachel Hollier and Andy Eden
  • Safeguarding - Anne Crittenden
  • Health and Safety & Building and Premises - Cliff Warne
  • EYFS - Myles Woodhouse
  • Finance and Audit - Clive Haines
  • SIAMS - Linda Jones 
  • SEND - Linda Jones
  • Pupil Voice - All Governors


Supporting Staff

  • Carolyn Thompson - Business Manager, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust
  • Kirsty Freebody - Clerk to the Governors, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust
  • Chris Hodgson - Finance Officer, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust


Committee Structure

We have three Committee's of Governors who meet on an ad-hoc basis when needed as follows:-


Admissions Committee                       Appeals Committee                          Staffing Committee

Isabel Cooke                                      Andy Eden                                        TBC

Myles Woodhouse                              Knowl Hill Governors                                      



Governor Date of Appointment and Term of Office

All Governors were elected or re-elected for a four year term of office on 16th October 2018 to 31st August 2022.


How to contact our Governing Body

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please address your letter to the Chair of Governors, c/o White Waltham CE Academy, Waltham Road, White Waltham, SL6 3SG.

Governors Attendance Register

Please find below the Governors Attendance Register for 2017-2018. The key is as follows:-

  • P - Present
  • A - Absent


Name of Governor 19.09.17


Extra mtg

22.01.18 24.04.18


Extra mtg

Chris Ford P P P P P
Alison Mills A A P P P
Suzie Henwood P P P P P
Julia Hodgson A A P P P
Andy Eden A P P A P
Linda Jones P P P A P
Lisa Knill P A A A A
Myles Woodhouse P P P P P
Abigail Palmer-Page P A P A A
Isabel Cooke P P P P P
Matt Thompson P P P P P
Anne Crittenden     A P P

Governor Business Interests

Relationships between Governors and members of the school

Articles of Assocation and Annual Reports

Governor visit forms can be requested from the school office.