The Governing Board is a group of volunteers who work collectively, as a corporate body, forming part of the school leadership. The Governing Board operates at a strategic level, ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:
• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
As a Voluntary Aided (VA) school, we are the employer of staff, the admission authority and have responsibility for any new building or external repairs (funded by a grant from the DfE of up to 90%).
Our Governing Board is made up of representatives of all those groups who have an interest, or stake, in the effective delivery of education and care of the pupils in our school. These groups are represented by the different categories of governors. As a VA school, the majority of our governors have to be foundation (Church/Diocese) governors.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, you can find more information here.
You can contact the Governing Board by writing to them care of the school.
You may also be interested in the Governor News.
Current and Previous Governors
|Name||Category||Appointed By||Term||Committee Roles 1||Interests 2|
|Alan Kemp (Chair of Governors)||Foundation||St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education||02 Jun 2015 – 01 Jun 2019||Academic Standards, Ethos, Pay (Chair), Premises, Resources, Steering Group (Chair)||Alan’s wife works for Herts for Learning, a service to which the school subscribes|
|Vanessa Hunt (Headteacher)||Staff||Ex-Officio||Academic Standards, Admissions, Ethos, Premises, Resources, Steering Group||None|
|Joanne Bates (Staff)||Associate||Governing Board||01 Sep 2018 –31 Aug 2019||None|
|Jonathan Clarke||Co-Opted||Governing Board||05 Mar 2018 – 04 Mar 2022||None|
|Jonathan Gordon||Foundation||Ex-Officio||Ethos||Jonathan is a governor at St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, Wigginton|
|Stuart Goss||Foundation||St Mary’s Parochial Church Council||26 Feb 2016 – 25 Feb 2020||Resources (Chair), Steering Group||None|
|Owen Lewis (Vice Chair of Governors)||Local Authority||Hertfordshire County Council||06 Mar 2017 – 05 Mar 2021||Academic Standards (Chair), Resources, Steering Group||None|
|Louisa Osmond||Foundation||St Mary’s Parochial Church Council||01 Oct 2015 – 30 Sep 2019||Academic Standards, Ethos (Chair), Steering Group||Louisa works for Herts Music Service, which the school uses to provide music tuition|
|Tom Potter (Deputy Headteacher)||Staff||Staff||01 Sep 2018 – 31 Aug 2022||Academic Standards||None|
|Jennifer Sallis||Associate||Governing Board||12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2019||Academic Standards||None|
|Linda Slim||Foundation||St Mary’s Parochial Church Council||12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2022||Admissions, Ethos||None|
|Helen Thrussell||Foundation||St Mary’s Parochial Church Council||22 Feb 2019 – 21 Feb 2023||Admissions, Ethos, Premises||None|
|Jo-Anne Tunmer||Associate||Governing Board||12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2019||Premises, Resources||None|
|Emily Turnbull||Parent||Parents||23 Nov 2018 – 22 Nov 2022||Resources||None|
|James Walker||Parent||Parents||20 Sep 2015 – 19 Sep 2019||Admissions (Chair), Premises (Chair)||None|
|David White||Foundation||St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education||05 Mar 2018 – 04 Mar 2022||Academic Standards, Ethos, Pay||None|
|Former governors who have served over the previous 12 months:|
|Associate||Governing Board||01 Sep 2014 – 31 Aug 2018||None|
1 Academic Standards and Achievement Committee abbreviated to Academic Standards.
2 Business and financial interests, governance roles in other educational institutions, material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.
Minutes of Full Governing Board Meetings
Governor Attendance at Meetings