Those that serve on our Governing Body are proud to be associated with Wollaston School.

Governors are primarily responsible for the strategic direction of the school, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school through full governing body and sub-committee meetings, in order to ensure that everything possible is being  done to secure student achievement.

Governors also visit the school on a regular basis, taking time to talk to the students and staff and experiencing first hand what it is like to be part of the Wollaston School community.

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James Birkett

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Michael Thomas
Chair Of Governors


Sara Austin
Trust Appointed Governor, Vice Chair & Special Educational Needs

Darren Smith

Darren Smith
Trust Appointed Governor & Child Protection Governor

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Jasmin Smith
Support Staff Governor


Richard Hollis-Brown
Teaching Staff Governor


Joanna Bunyan
Trust Appointed Governor 


Nick Burles
Trust Appointed Governor

Craig Malloy

Craig Malloy
Trust Appointed Governor


Brigid-Ann Lord
Trust Appointed Governor

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Robert Porter
Co-opted Governor 

Pat Smith

Pat Smith
Co-opted Governor


Parent Governor


Parent Governor

Wollaston School Instrument of Governance

The name of the school is Wollaston School.
The school is an Academy and is a founding member of the Nene Valley Partnership Multi-Academy Trust.
The name of the governing body is ‘The Local Governing Body of Wollaston School.’

The governing body shall consist of:

  • The Headteacher
  • 2 parent governors (elected by parents)
  • 2 staff governors (elected by staff)
  • 9 co-opted governors

The total number of governors is 14.
The instrument of governance comes into effect on 1 February 2015.
The instrument of governance was made by order of Northamptonshire Local Education Authority on 16 July 2015.

Meeting Structures

  • All governors are members of the Full Governing Body, which is chaired by Dr Michael Thomas.
  • 7 governors sit on the Finance and Resources Committee, which is chaired by Mr Craig Malloy.
  • 6 governors sit on the Personnel & HR Committee, which is chaired by Mr Darren Smith.
  • 9 Governors sit on the Learning & Achievement Committee which is chaired by Mrs Sara Austin.
  • 3 governors sit on the Health & Safety Committee which is chaired by Ms Brigid-Ann Lord.
  • Each of the Committee Chairs then form the Pay Committee.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact the governing body at any time, please email Mrs Louisa Nixon, Clerk to Governors: