Respect, Resilience, Belief, Confidence, Trust
About Willow Brook Primary School & Nursery
Willow Brook is proud to be the flagship school of The Collaborative Academies Trust in Essex. The school has 231 pupils on roll currently, most of whom are White British with an increasing proportion of pupils from other ethnic heritages.
A well-above-average proportion of our pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals or those from service families.
The school’s curriculum offer is based on the framework of EdisonLearning’s Connected Curriculum which has been adapted accordingly to meet the needs of its children and local community, ensuring that it is interesting, relevant and prepares children for their future lives.
The school’s vision of “Live, Learn, Aspire” together with its core values of ‘Respect, Resilience, Belief, Confidence, Trust’ are at the heart of every aspect of school life from Nursery to Year 6 at Willow Brook. The school has a strong and enthusiastic team of staff and governors, all of whom are committed to making Willow Brook the best it can possibly be.
The headteacher provides committed, effective and decisive leadership. She has a deep knowledge of the pupils and promotes a shared vision and values that underpin school life.
The trust provides strategic support and has made great improvements to the school buildings and grounds.
– Ofsted 2017
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointment made by||Appointment Date||Date stepped down||Business and pecuniary interests||2016/2017 % attendance whilst in office||2017/2018 % attendance whilst in office|
|Jo Aldous||Support staff||Members of staff at the school||08-Nov-16||None||100%||33%|
|Nicola Chisnall||Teaching Staff||Staff||18-Mar-17||Husband is school governor||100%||100%|
|Joanna Newitt||Headteacher||Ex-officio||N/A||Husband is CEO of Sea Horse Education LTD. Mrs Newitt is a Trustee of Child First (LDG)||100%||100%|
|Lee Phillips||Community||Trust||02-Nov-16||Related to Chief Executive of Colchester BC; employee of EdisonLearning||66%||33%|
|Helen Todd (Chair)||Community||Trust||01-Jan-15||Associate of EdisonLearning||100%||100%|
|Mrs K Fitzgerald||Community||Trust||31-May-17||04-Jan-2018||None||100%||100%|
|Mrs L Moss||Parent||Parent||31-May-17||06-Dec-17||100%||0%|
|Robert Chisnall||Community||Trust||01-Sep-14||07-Nov-17||Wife is school governor and employee||100%||0%|