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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.

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

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

School policies, not on the website, are available on request from the school office.

Governor

Category/
Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committees
(attendance last academic year)

FGB meetings attendance – last academic year

Relevant interests

Mr Simon England

Headteacher

01/01/17 –

  • Resources
    (7/7)
  • Achievement
    (6/6)

6/6

 

Dr Niranjala Button

LA/ LA

30/11/20 – 29/11/24

  • Achievement (Chair)
    (6/6)

6/6

 

Mr Peter Browning

Co-opted/ Governors

27/09/21 – 26/09/25

  • Achievement
    (5/6)

5/6

  • Peter Browning Consultant -Director, Sole trader
  • Inspector – KHDA Inspector Bureau
  • Governor – Bedwell Primary School, Stevenage

Mrs Diane Jacoutot
(Chair)

Co-opted/ Governors

15/07/19 – 14/07/23

  • Resources
    (6/7)

6/6

  • Edvectus International Teacher Recruitment – Managing Director

Mrs George Boyle

Co-opted/ Governors

21/09/20 – 20/09/24

  • Achievement
    (6/6)

6/6

 

Mrs Alison Maynard

Co-opted/ Governors

07/12/20 – 06/12/24

  • Resources
    (4/5)

4/4

 

Mr Benedict Coldstream

Co-opted/ Governors

06/12/21 – 05/12/25

  • Resources

 

 

Mr Jack Busby

Parent/ Parents

03/10/19 – 02/10/23

  • Resources (Chair)
    (4/7)

6/6

 

Mr Matthew Lee

Parent/ Parents

03/10/19 – 02/10/23

  • Achievement
  • Resources
    (6/7)

6/6

  • Spouse employee at school

Mrs Hannah Pitkethly

Parent/ Parents

08/10/21 – 07/10/25

  • Achievement
    (6/6)

6/6

 

Mrs Vicki Prowle

Parent/ Parents

29/04/21 – 28/04/25

  • Achievement
    (2/2)

2/2

 

Mrs Alison Clark

Staff/ Staff

17/09/21 – 16/09/25

  • Achievement

 

 

Mrs Tricia Pritchard

Associate/ Governors
(No voting rights)

27/09/21 – 26/09/22

  • Resources
    (7/7)

6/6

 

Mrs Tracy Bowen

Associate/ Governors
(No voting rights)

12/10/16 –

  • Resources
    (7/7)

1/6

 

Mrs Rachel Lewis

Clerk/ Governors

01/04/19 –

  • Resources
    (7/7)
  • Achievement
    (6/6)

6/6

 

Retired/Resigned Governors in past 12 months

Mrs Tracy Young

Staff

19/09/17 – 18/09/21

  • Achievement
    (6/6)

4/6

 

Mrs Eleanor Northern

Associate

07/12/20 – 22/07/21

 

 

 

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