Hudson Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2HS


Accrington Woodnook Primary School

Woodnook School Governors 

Our Vision 

Our core values of Friendship, Aspiration, Independence and Respect guide us in everything we do.  We strive to provide every pupil with a stimulating and engaging curriculum that meets the needs and interests of all of our pupils.  We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and differences are embraced.



School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Mrs Catherine MacMahon - Headteacher, Resources, Curriculum, Standards and Effectiveness Committee (appointed September 2022)

Mr David Smith - Co-opted Governor,  Chair of Governors, Standards and Effectiveness Committee, (appointed September 2022)

Miss Rachel DelMar - Staff Governor, Resources, Curriculum Committee,  (appointed February 2020)

Mrs. Lyndsay Grimshaw - Co-opted Governor, Chair of Curriculum Committee, Child Protection Governor, Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Attendance Governor (appointed November 2021)

Mr. Mudasser Ilyas – Parent Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee (appointed October 2019)

Miss. Debbie Wilmer - Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee (appointed September 2022)

Mrs Hannah Harvey - Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee (appointed January 2023)

Mrs Juliette Brookfield    - Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee , SEN Governor (appointed February 2023)

Mr. Imran Hussain - Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee (appointed March 2023)

Mr. Will Cooper - Local Authority Governor, Curriculum and Resources Committee (appointed November 2023)


A Message from the Chair of Governors - Mr. David Smith

 On behalf of the Governing body I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to our school community.  Our school is a vibrant and dynamic place where children are encouraged to achieve their full potential and become well-rounded individuals.  Our children come from a range of backgrounds and we are proud of our diverse and inclusive community.  We are always looking for ways to improve and we are constantly seeking to enhance the experiences of our pupils.

The Governing Body plays a vital role in the overall running and direction of the school.  Our role is to provide strategic leadership and to hold the Headteacher, and staff to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. To do this we work closely with the school's leadership team to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all of its children.

We are committed to promoting high standards and to ensuring that the school is a safe and inclusive place for all.  Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff work tirelessly to provide the children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to succeed in life and prepare them for the future.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope that you find the information here useful.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through the school office.

 Information on how to become a School Governor

Governors Attendance At Committee Meetings 2023-24

Governors Attendance At Committee Meetings 2022-23

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2021-22

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2020-21