Governors

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who work collectively, as a corporate body, forming part of the school leadership. The Governing Body 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%).

More information about the work of a governing body can be found here:

http://www.nga.org.uk/getattachment/Be-a-Governor/What-do-governors-do/What_does_a_governor_do.pdf.aspx

Our Governing Body 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.

You can contact the governing body by writing to them care of the school.

You may also be interested in the Governor News.

Current and previous governors (includes anyone who has been a governor during the last 12 months)*:

Name Category of governor Appointed by Term of office Committees served on Position of responsibility Business interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives
Vanessa Hunt Staff Ex-Officio From 01.01.15 Ethos, Premises, Resources, Standards**, Steering Group Headteacher none none none
Tom Potter Staff Staff 01.09.14 – 31.08.18 Standards, Steering Group Deputy Headteacher none none none
Alan Kemp Foundation Hertfordshire County Council 01.09.14 – 31.08.18 Resources, Steering Group Chair of Governors Alan’s wife works for Herts for Learning, a service the school
subscribes to.
none See business interests.
Jonathan Clarke Co-opted Northchurch Parish Council 17.02.14 – 16.02.18 Ethos, Premises none none none
Karen Bristow  Associate  Governing Body  1.09.14-18.11.17  Premises  none  none none
Lara Pringle Associate Governing Body 01.09.14 – 31.08.16 Standards none none none
Jonathan Gordon Foundation Ex-Officio From 01.09.05 Ethos, Resources none none none
Peach Berry Foundation St Mary’s Parochial Church Council 01.09.14 – 31.08.17 Ethos, Standards Chair of Ethos Committee none none none
Hannah Horton Foundation St Mary’s Parochial Church Council 15.03.14 – 14.03.18 Resources Chair of Resources Committee Hannah’s husband works for Herts Music Service, which St.
Mary’s uses to provide music tuition.
none See business interests.
Louise Moorby Foundation St Mary’s Parochial Church Council 01.09.14 – 31.08.17 Standards, Steering Group Vice Chair of Governors none none none
 Jana Toon  Parent  Parents of pupils 01.09.14-31.12.16  Standards  none  none none
David White Foundation St Albans Diocesan Board of Education 01.02.14 – 31.01.18 Ethos, Standards none none none
 Owen Lewis  Local Authority  Hertfordshire County Council  06.03.17-05.03.21  TBC  none none none
Lynne Gore Associate Governing Body 01.09.14 – 31.08.18 Standards (with voting rights) none none none

Louisa Osmond

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

01.10.15 – 30.09.19

Standards, Ethos Louisa works for Herts Music Service, which St. Mary’s uses to provide music tuition. none none

James Walker

Parent

Parents of pupils

01.10.15 – 30.09.19

Premises none none none

John Canagasuriam

Parent

Parent of pupils

06.03.17 – 05.03.21

Resources none none none

Stuart Goss

Foundation

St Albans Diocesan Board of Education

22.02.16- 25.02.20

Resources none none none

** Academic Standards and Achievement Committee – shortened to “Standards”

Minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 12th October 2015

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 7th March 2016

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 24th May 2016

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 10th October 2016

Governor Meeting Attendance 15-16

Forthcoming Meeting Dates

Monday 15th May Resources Committee
Tuesday 23rd May Full Governing Body
Thursday 22nd June Ethos Committee
Monday 3rd July Resources Committee
Monday 10th July Academic Standards and Achievement Committee
Monday 17th July Steering Group