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Governors

Our Governors perform vital, legal functions and also do a lot more to help and support our school.

The governing body is made up of parents, staff and representatives of the church, diocese and Local Authority. They make decisions about how the school is run in consultation with the headteacher; they have legal duties, powers and responsibilities which include appointing staff and deciding how the school budget is spent.

Governors meet as a full group twice a term and the minutes of these meetings are displayed outside the school office. Parent governors can contribute the views and ideas of other parents to the governing body but they are not there to act as a channel for complaints or to address any issue affecting an individual child or parent. There are clear policies and procedures for such situations and parents are encouraged to select the more formal route or perhaps use the Parent Council for more general topics, as appropriate.

Governors are elected or appointed for four years and serve on one or more committees to carry out their various duties.

Please find below the details of our school governors over the last 12 months:

 

Name Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Register of Interests FGB Attendance
Rev’d David Munchin (Chair) Ex Officio – Rector N/A
  • Personnel
  • Governor at St Michael’s VA Primary School Woolmer Green
8/11
Mrs Mary Westley Ex- Officio – Head N/A
  • Admissions (2/2)
  • Finance (10/10)
  • Fabric (8/8)
  • P&D (chair) (2/2)
  • Personnel
  • Daughter runs Hertford Gymnastics (lunchtime club)
11/11
Ms Sheila Anstey Co-Opted (Staff, Teaching) 29/08/15 – 28/08/19
  • P&D (2/2)
  • Personnel
  • Married to a member of the Teaching staff
10/11
Mr Ben Ashman Staff 19/06/17 – 18/06/18
  • Fabric (1/8)
  • P&D (1/2)
8/11
Mrs Debbie Coupland (Vice-chair) Foundation (St Mary’s PCC) 29/03/17 – 28/03/21
  • Admissions (chair) (2/2)
  • Personnel
7/11
Mrs Mary Gregory Foundation (St Mary’s PCC) 19/09/16 – 18/09/20 7/11
Dr Julie Long Foundation (St Mary’s PCC) 19/09/16 – 18/09/20
  • Finance (3/10)
6/11
Mrs Elizabeth Venkatesham Parent 02/05/18 – 01/05/22
  • Fabric
  • Finance (chair) (2/2)
  • Parent of child at school
2/2
Mrs Irene Mackie Foundation (St

Albans DBE)

07/11/17 –

08/11/21

  • P&D
  • Personnel
  • Finance (1/10)
8/11
Mr Terrence Miller Parent 14/03/15 – 13/03/19
  • Fabric (chair) (8/8)
  • Finance (3/9)
  • Personnel
  • Director of TPS Ltd
  • TPS Ltd are providing some cleaning staff to school
  • Parent of child at school
6/11
Mr Bill Morris Foundation (St Albans DBE) 09/09/16 – 08/09/20
  • Admissions (2/2)
  • Fabric (5/8)
  • P&D (2/2)
  • Personnel (chair)
  • Carrying out installation work for the school – CCTV, security doors
  • Welwyn Parish Councillor
  • STEM Ambassador
8/11
Mrs Val Smith Governing Body 02/05/14 – 01/05/18
  • Finance (Associate) (9/10)
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
9/11
Mrs Evelyne Welch Foundation (St Mary’s PCC) 01/09/14 – 31/08/18 5/11
Mr Will Westwick Local Authority 13/07/15 – 12/07/19
  • Fabric (5/8)
7/11
Mr Robin Whitten Foundation (St Mary’s PCC) 01/11/14 – 31/10/18
  • Admissions (1/2)
  • Finance (9/10)
9/11
Sam Branch Governing Body
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
  • Parent of child at school
Emma Harrison Governing Body
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
Emma Phillips Governing Body
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
Diane Reason Governing Body
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
Mrs Cheryl Sivell Governing Body
  • Admissions (Associate) (2/2)
Helen Southall Governing Body
  • P&D (Associate) (1/2)
Phil Stockton Governing Body
  • Fabric (Associate) (8/8)
Mrs Annie Ragless (Clerk) Governing Body N/A
  • Finance (Associate) (8/9)
  • Parent of child at school
10/11

Associate Members

All members of the Senior Leadership team are members of the Performance and Development Committee, and are invited to attend full governing body meetings as Associate Members.

No Associate Members have voting rights.

Register of Interests

In accordance with legislation, the table above records the register of interests of governors (covering relevant business interests, details of any other educational establishments they govern and any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives), which may conflict with the individual’s duties and authorities.