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Governors

  • Staff governors are elected by and from staff at the school.
  • Parent governors are elected by and from parents and carers of pupils at the school.
  • LA governors are appointed by the local authority (Herts County Council).
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body.

The term of office is 4 years.

 

Governor

Body by which appointed

Term of Office

Committees

Roles & Responsibilities

Gov. Roles at other Schools

Pecuniary
Interests

Mr Simon England Staff 01/01/2017

FGB

Achievement

Resources

Headteacher    
Mrs Eleanor Northern LA

30/11/2016  29/11/2020

FGB

Resources

Chair of Governors

Health & Safety

  2 cousins work at the school
Mr Graham Kingsley Co-opted 24/07/2015 23/07/2019 FGB

Resources

Science & Computing Gov. at Knights Templar School  
Mrs Gill Field Co-opted 24/07/2015  23/07/2019 FGB

Achievement

Chair of Achievement Committee

Maths

   
Mrs Tracey Gladstone Co-opted 24/07/2015 23/07/2019 FGB

Resources

Early Years    
Mr Peter Browning Co-opted 27/10/2017  26/10/2017 FGB

Achievement

Safeguarding & CLA    
Mrs Patricia Pritchard Co-opted 27/10/2017  26/10/2017 FGB

Resources

Sports Premium    
Mrs Fiona Richards Parent 23/10/2015  22/10/2019 FGB

Achievement

Joint Vice Chair    
Dr Niranjala Button  Parent 08/02/2017  07/02/2021 FGB

Achievement

English    
Duncan Brumby Parent 22/10/2015  21/10/2019 FGB

Achievement

Joint Vice Chair    
Hannah Pitkethly Parent 04/10/2017  04/10/2021 FGB

Achievement

SEND/Inclusion & Pupil Premium    
Tracy Young Staff 19/09/2017  18/09/2021 FGB

Achievement

     
Tracy Bowen Associate 12/10/2016  11/10/2020 FGB

Resources

Non voting    
Robert Evens Associate  

Resources

Has voting rights    
Ann Kibby       Clerk    
Retired/Resigned Governors  
Suzanne Summerhayes Staff 01/09/2016 – 31/12/2016   Interim Headteacher    
David Short Co-opted 24/07/2015 – 20/07/2017   Vice Chair of Governors, Health & Safety   Private history teacher
Jo McCallion Parent 02/11/2013 – 20/07/2017  

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Looked after Children, English

   
Sarah Jones Staff 13/09/2013 – 20/07/2017        
 Peter Chapman  Co-opted 24/07/2015 – 20/07/2017   Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee, Safeguarding    

 

Attendance record over last 12 months
Name FGB Achievement Resources
Simon England

 6 of 6

   
Eleanor Northern  5 of 6    
Graham Kingsley  6 of 6    
Gill Field  4 of 6    
Tracey Gladstone  4 of 6    
Fiona Richards  5 of 6    
Ni Button  5 of 5    
Duncan Brumby  5 of 6    
Hannah Pitkethly  1 of 1    
Tracy Young  1 of 1    
Peter Browning  0 of 1    
Tricia Pritchard  1 of 1    
Tracy Bowen  6 of 6    
Robert Evens      
Retired/Resigned Governors
David Short  4 of 4    
Jo McCallion  2 of 4    
Sarah Jones  2 of 4    
Peter Chapman  4 of 4    

The Governing Body meets once a 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.

What do Governors do?

The DfE states that all governing bodies have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

Full details are available from the DfE

Governance Handbook

 

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