Woodgate Primary Academy

"Working together to be our best"

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our local governing body is structured.

The Local Governing Body

The local governing body for Woodgate Primary Academy is a committee of the Board of Trustees of Sussex Learning Trust constituted of up to 12 Governors.


Click here for a link to the constitution, terms of office and declarations of interest of the Woodgate Primary Academy local governing body. 


Click here for a link to the Sussex Learning Trust website.


If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please contact Woodgate Primary Office on 01444 461329 or email

Chair of Governors
Martin Parnell - Trustee-appointed Governor


Vice-Chair of Governors

Jon Brydon - LGB-appointed Governor 


Sarah Neller - Head Teacher
Jenny Bird - Staff Governor

Ruth Whaley - Trustee-appointed Governor

Dawn Cove - Parent Governor

Paul Rycroft - LGB-appointed Governor

Wendy Paul - LGB appointed Governor

Jon Brydon - LGB appointed Governor

Dan Phillpott - Parent Governor

Clerk to the Governors
Alison Carrington




Woodgate Primary Academy joined Sussex Learning Trust on 1 June 2023. The Local Governing Body for Woodgate Primary Academy was established under the Trust's Scheme of Delegation and ratified by the Board of Trustees on 7 June 2023. 


For further details of governance before Woodgate Primary Academy joined Sussex Learning Trust - please contact the clerk (