Our Governors

The Governing body includes representatives of Featherstone Wood staff, parents the LA and local community.

Our role as Governors is to be 'critical friends' of the school. We aim to provide support and encouragement as well as recognising and celebrating the school's achievements. But we are also there to challenge and question the school to ensure that the budget is well spent and that areas for improvement continue to be identified and pursued.

Being a Governor at Featherstone Wood is a challenging but rewarding experience. As Governors we need to ensure we are fully aware of the changes to education so that we can make a valuable contribution to school improvement. Working with the Featherstone Wood School team is immensely inspiring. As Governors we can see how much time and energy is given to the school by the dedicated staff team.

Find out more about becoming a School Governor with these videos:

 Make an impact - Become a School Governor - https://youtu.be/SoMsVNRg3rc

Becoming a School Governor - https://youtu.be/p3z1FZoYvNc 


Meet Our Governors:


Jason Brown

Chair of Featherstone Wood Governors

SEN & GDPR Governor

I have been a Governor at Featherstone Wood Primary School since December 2018 and I have enjoyed working with such a dedicated team of Governors and staff who are trying to help improve all aspects of education for the children at our school. I have a son in year 6 who has made great progress since he started at the school when we moved to the area a couple of years ago. I have worked as a Civil Servant for the Ministry of Justice for over 20 years and I am currently working with young men who are involved in gangs in the London area. 

My hobbies are Rugby and fly fishing. 


Kayleigh Kingsland

Clerk to the Governors


Cathy Holgate

Safeguarding Link Governor & Early Years - Co-opted Governor

I am a retired Primary School teacher from Stevenage. I know how the support of a good Governing Board is key for the effectiveness of a school and so was happy to offer my services. On a personal note,  I like to keep abreast of the latest changes and challenges in the education sector and being a governor allows me to do this from a wide perspective. I enjoy the opportunity to come into school and see how children are learning from day to day.


Danica Causton

Reading - Parent Governor

Hi, my name is Danica Causton and I'm quite new to Featherstone Wood Primary. I have 4 boys in total, two of whom who are at Featherstone Wood Primary school, one in reception and one in nursery as of September 2021, my older two are now out of primary education. 

My experience in the past year of Featherstone Wood Primary has been nothing but amazing. We have a great local school with the most caring staff. After seeing first hand how happy the children and staff of the school are, I decided to join our Board of Governors as a Parent Governor. I hope to make a difference to all the children and parents of Featherstone Wood, please feel free to approach me at drop off and pick up time if you need to discuss anything with me.

A little bit about my background, I run a local party and children's entertainment business in Stevenage. I have a passion for children's wellbeing and strive to keep all children safe, happy and well. I hope to serve many years as a Parent Governor, committing to my role, and you as parents, 110%.
Staff Governors
Maria Newhouse
Sarah Haynes





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