Elkesley Primary and Nursery School

To inspire a community of life-long learners

Who's Who

Barry Woodcock

Committees: Finance, Pupils and Personnel; Strategic.

Roles: Co-opted Governor, Chair, Health and safety

Louise Douglas-Koch

I am co-opted parent Governer and parent to 3 children at Elkesley school. I am the designated safeguarding Govenor and part of the school PTA. 

I have been a teacher for 20 years and have spent the last 17 years working in Special Education. 

I am passionate about my local community, SEN and high-quality education for all.  

Committees: Finance, Pupils and Personnel; Strategic.

Roles: Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair, SEND and Safeguarding 

Louise Ball

I am a Qualified Accountant with 20 years experience in finance, currently manage a team of 12 people for an Agricultural company. More importantly I am a mum of 2 children that attend the school.

I am a co-opted governor and form part of the Finance, pupils & personnel committee as well as the reading champion governor. I have a good knowledge of assessing financial data along with the ability to multitask.

I wanted to be a governor to help give back something to the school where my children attend and that I also attended as a child. Whilst my area of interest is the financial aspect of the school and the funding available, I am really privileged to be part of the Reading Champion, something that I love to see the children do and eager to help them to love reading and get lost in a good book. I also play an active role in the fundraising for the school and involving the wider community through this.

Committees: Finance, Pupils and Personnel.

Roles: Co-opted Governor, Finance

Kirsty Griffiths

Hello, I am Mrs Kirsty Griffiths and I am the Early Years Lead and SENDCo at Elkesley Primary and Nursery School. I have worked at the school for 6 years and have been a Governor since I started. I joined the Governing Body as I wanted to be part of a team of people who each bring their own unique take on life in school and work together to make everyday a successful one for our children. In my spare I enjoy spending time outdoors with my Husband and 3 year old daughter (the messier the better!) and all things crafty. 

Committees: Finance, Pupils and Personnel.

Roles: Staff Governor