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Governors

The Governors at Ashwell School are a team of hard working and committed individuals who contribute to the work of the governing board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all our children 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

All of our school Governors give their time and energy on a voluntary basis because they care passionately about our school, the children, the staff and our place in the wider community.

Governor Category Appointing Body Term of Office
Mr Simon England Headteacher   01/01/17
Mrs Eleanor Northern LA LA 30/11/16 – 29/11/20
Mrs Patricia Pritchard Co-opted Governors 27/10/17 – 26/10/21
Mr Peter Browning Co-opted Governors 27/10/17 – 26/10/21
Mrs Gillian Field Co-opted Governors 15/07/19 – 14/07/23
Mrs Diane Jacoutot Co-opted Governors 15/07/19 – 14/07/23
Vacancy Co-opted Governors  
Mr Jack Busby Parent Parents 03/10/19 – 02/10/23
Dr Niranjala Button Parent Parents 08/02/17 – 07/02/21
Mr Matthew Lee Parent Parents 03/10/19 – 02/10/23
Mrs Hannah Pitkethly Parent Parents 04/10/17 – 04/10/21
Mrs Tracy Young Staff Staff 19/09/17 – 18/09/21
Mrs Tracy Bowen Associate Governors 12/10/16
Mrs Rachel Lewis Clerk Governors 01/04/19
Retired/Resigned Governors in past 12 months
Mrs Hannah Greenham Clerk HfL March 2019
Revd Robert Evens Associate Governors June 2019
Mr Graham Kingsley Co-opted Governors July 2019
Mrs Fiona Richards Parent Parents October 2019
Mr Duncan Brumby Parent Parents October 2019
Mr Brian Deal Co-opted Governors October 2019

Committee Membership and Responsibilities

Governor Committees

Link Governor Roles & Responsibilities

Business & Financial Interests and Governance Roles in Educational Settings
S England
  • Resources
  • Achievement
  • Headteacher
None
E Northern
  • Resources
  • Achievement
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Chair of Governors
 
D Jacoutot
  • Resources
   
G Field
  • Achievement
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Mathematics
None
P Browning
  • Achievement
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Safeguarding & CLA
 
P Pritchard
  • Resources
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Chair of Resources
  • SPG
None
J Busby
  • Resources
  • Health & safety
 
N Button
  • Achievement
  • Inclusion (SEND & PPG)
None
M Lee
  • Resources
   
H Pitkethly
  • Achievement
  • English
None
T Young
  • Achievement
  None
T Bowen
  • Resources
  • SBM
None
       
R Lewis
  • All Governor Meetings
  • Clerk
 

The Governing Body meets approximately once every half term. Minutes of these meetings are available from the school office.

School policies are available on request from the school office.

The Governor email address is: governors@ashwell.herts.sch.uk or they can be contacted through the school office.

Governor Meetings Attendance Records

FGB 16/07/18 24/09/18 26/11/18 11/02/19 20/05/19 15/07/19 %
E Northern ABSENT YES YES YES YES YES 83
S England YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
G Kingsley YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
B Deal N/A N/A YES ABSENT YES YES 75
G Field YES ABSENT YES YES YES YES 83
P Browning YES ABSENT ABSENT ABSENT YES YES 50
P Pritchard YES YES YES YES YES ABSENT 83
F Richards YES YES YES YES YES ABSENT 83
N Button YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
D Brumby YES ABSENT YES YES YES ABSENT 67
H Pitkethly YES YES YES YES YES ABSENT 83
T Young YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
T Bowen YES YES N/A N/A YES N/A N/A
H Greenham YES YES YES YES N/A N/A N/A
R Lewis N/A N/A N/A N/A YES YES N/A
Achievement & Pupil Welfare Committee 02/07/18 08/11/18 22/01/19 02/04/19 07/05/19 09/07/19 %
E Northern YES ABSENT ABSENT ABSENT ABSENT YES 33
S England YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
G Field YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
P Browning YES ABSENT ABSENT ABSENT YES YES 50
F Richards ABSENT ABSENT YES ABSENT YES YES 50
N Button YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
D Brumby YES YES YES YES ABSENT YES 83
H Pitkethly YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
T Young YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
R Lewis N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  
Resources Committee 16/07/18 13/11/18 24/01/19 28/03/19 09/05/19 11/07/19 %
E Northern YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
S England YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
P Pritchard YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
G Kingsley YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
R Evens ABSENT YES YES ABSENT ABSENT N/A 40
G Fields
YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
T Bowen YES YES YES YES YES YES 100
R Lewis N/A YES YES YES YES YES 100

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