Governors

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, 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 2022 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 2022 None
Linda Slim Foundation St Mary’s Parochial Church Council 12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2022 None
Jo-Anne Tunmer Associate Governing Board 12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2022 None
Emily Turnbull Parent Parents 23 Nov 2018 – 22 Nov 2022 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:
Andy Besent Parent Parents None
Lynne Gore
(Staff)
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

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes 11th September 2018

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes 23rd May 2018

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes 5th March 2018

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes 9th October 2017 (Meeting 1)

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes 9th October 2017 (Meeting 2)

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017-18