Coombe Wood School


Coombe Wood School is part of Folio Education Trust (FET), and although we work very closely with the Trust, the day to day governance of the school is carried out by the Local Governing Body (LGB).  The Local Governing Body help the school in implementing a strong Culture and Ethos and are responsible for monitoring performance and holding school leaders to account through adopting the role of a “critical friend”.

The structure and remit of the Board of Trustees and members can be viewed here.

Local Advisors attend Local Governing Body meetings twice a term; these meetings have a different focus to cover relevant aspects of school evaluation and development.   

LGB Education (one meeting per term) covers the following:
  • Outcomes for Students (To include SEND & Pupil Premium)
  • Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Leadership & Management – Evaluation and Development Objectives

LGB People (one meeting per term) covers the following:

  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (To include Safeguarding & Child Protection)
  • Health & Safety including Educational Visits
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership & Management – Evaluation and Development Objectives

In order to share the workload Lead Advisors are appointed for each of these areas; Advisors visit the school to keep up to date on these areas.

The Local Governing Body is made up of volunteers from the parent body, staff, and the wider community.  The names of the current members are set out below.

As Chair of the Local Governing Body I can be contacted via the school office.

Ms T Oriezi
Chair of CWS Local Governing Body

Coombe Wood School Local Governing Body are:

Position Name Role
Chair of Local Governing Body Ms T Oriezi Lead Advisor Leadership and Management, Health & Safety (Educational Visits). Curriculum Intent & Implementation / Curriculum impact
Headteacher Ms N Williams  

Parent Local Advisor

Mrs S Chaudhuri Lead Advisor Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) and other Vulnerable Groups

Vice-Chair / Co-opted Local Advisor

Mr J Shabazz

Lead Advisor Personal Development & Behaviour (including Safeguarding)/ Health & Safety including Educational Visits

Co-opted Local Advisor Mrs A Jones Lead Advisor Curriculum Intent and Implementation/ Careers, Employability and Local Community Engagement
Co-opted Local Advisor Ms E Ponnuthurai Lead Advisor Health & Safety including Educational Visits / Careers, Employability, Local Community Engagement
Parent Local Advisor   Lead Advisor SEND and other Vulnerable Groups/ Finance & Risk
Co-opted Local Advisor Mr M Moore Lead Advisor Leadership & Management
Parent Local Advisor Mr J O Garcia Lead Advisor Leadership & Management/ Finance & Risk
Teaching Staff Mr S Gosling Teacher of History
Support Staff Ms M Doe Science Technician

We are currently looking for a School Governor to join us, please see the attached information and application form.

School Governor Advert

Trustee Application Form

Chair Candidate Pack

Ms T Oriezi can be contacted via the school office, the email and postal address can be found here.