Willoughby School Governors

(as at June 2023)

If you wish to discuss anything with the Governing Body, your Parent Governor Representatives will be pleased to hear from you. You will find their email addresses below, along with their terms of office & the committees on which they serve.

Please click for governor meeting dates.


Mrs Joanne Linnett (Since 01/09/2023, Pupils & Strategic Development and Finance & Personnel committees)

Co-opted governors (appointed by the Governing Body):

Dr A Bath | abath@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (11/03/23 – 10/03/27, Finance & Personnel and Pupils & Strategic Development committees; Training Co-ordinator)

Mr David Harris | dharris@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (16/01/23 – 15/07/27, Pupils & Strategic Development committee)

Mrs C Marlow | cmarlow@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (01/02/21 – 31/01/25, Pupils & Strategic Development committee)

Parent governors (appointed by the parents whose children attend the school):

Mr Nicholas Brown| nbrown@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (07/06/2021 – 06/06/2025 Finance & Personnel Committee (Chair))

Mrs Rebecca Kealy, vice chair of governors | rkealy@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (12/10/2021 – 11/10/2025)

Mr Sander Tiel | stiel@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (12/10/21 – 11/10/25, Pupils & Strategic Development and Finance & Personnel committees)

LA governor (appointed by the Local Authority):

Mr Stephen Marshall, Chair of governors | smarshall@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (28/09/22 – 27/09/26, Pupils & Strategic Development committee – Chair)

Staff governor (appointed by staff at the school):

Mrs Victoria Ridgway (20/01/2021 – 19/01/2025)  vridgway@willoughby.notts.sch.uk (full governor meetings only)

Clerk to governors Ms Caspia Baird

Declaration of business interests

No governors have any conflicting business interests or any relatives who are members of staff. Governors are required to declare any interests at the start of all governor meetings and a Register of Business Interest is updated annually in January.

Recently completed terms of office/resignations from Governing Body:

Staff governor: Mrs Rosemary Marshall (09/09/2018 – 31/12/2020)

Co-opted governor: Mrs Denise Howitt (07/10/2015 – 12/05/2021)

Parent governor: Mr Tom Bateson (09/10/2017-11/10/2021)

Mr Owen Devine (17/05/2017 – 16/05/2021)

Mrs Gretta Edley (26/01/20 – 28/07/22)

Mrs Celia Dyson (29/09/21 – 28/09/22)


Governing Body Meeting Dates

Committee Meetings:


Full governor Meetings:


Key Information

Head Teacher: Mrs Joanne Linnett

Chair of governors: Stephen Marshall (smarshall@willoughby.notts.sch.uk)

Type of School: County Primary Co-Educational Day School for 4-11 years

Contact Details

Address: Willoughby Primary School, Church Lane, Willoughby on the Wolds, LE126SS

01509 880620


Useful Links

Willoughby Primary School on the Ofsted website & the Parent View

Willoughby Primary School on the Dept. For Education website

Admissions: Standard reception criteria from Nottinghamshire CC