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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.

Governor Category Appointing Body Term of Office
Mr Simon England Headteacher   01/01/17
Dr Niranjala Button LA LA 30/11/20 – 29/11/24
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 Diane Jacoutot Co-opted Governors 15/07/19 – 14/07/23
Mrs George Boyle Co-opted Governors 21/10/20 – 20/10/24
Mrs Alison Maynard Co-opted Governors 07/12/20 – 06/12/24
Mr Jack Busby Parent Parents 03/10/19 – 02/10/23
Mr Matthew Lee Parent Parents 03/10/19 – 02/10/23
Mrs Hannah Pitkethly Parent Parents 04/10/17 – 04/10/21
Mrs Vicki Prowle Parent Parent 29/04/21 – 28/04/25
Mrs Tracy Young Staff Staff 19/09/17 – 18/09/21
Mrs Tracy Bowen Associate Governors 12/10/16
Mrs Eleanor Northern Associate Governors 07/12/20 – 22/07/21
Mrs Rachel Lewis Clerk Governors 01/04/19
Retired/Resigned Governors in past 12 months
Mrs Gillian Field Co-opted Governors September 2020
Mrs Eleanor Northern LA LA 29/11/20

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
D Jacoutot
  • Resources
  • Chair of Governors
 
N Button
  • Achievement
  • Chair of Achievement
  • Inclusion (SEND & PPG)
None
P Pritchard
  • Resources
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Chair of Resources
  • SPG
Chartered Accountant
P Browning
  • Achievement
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Safeguarding & CLA
 
J Busby
  • Resources
  • Health & safety
 
M Lee
  • Achievement
  • Resources
  • SPG
  • Mathematics
 
E Northern
  • Resources
  • No voting rights
   
H Pitkethly
  • Achievement
  • English
  • Early Years
None
V Prowle      
T Young
  • Achievement
  None
T Bowen
  • Resources   
  • No voting rights
  • 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.

Governor Meetings Attendance Records

 

Attendance Sept 2019 to July 2020

 

FGB

Achievement

Resources

E Northern

5/5

6/6

S England

5/5

4/4

6/6

D Jacoutot

5/5

4/6

G Field

3/5

4/4

P Browning

2/5

2/4

P Pritchard

4/5

6/6

J Busby

5/5

5/6

N Button

5/5

4/4

M Lee

5/5

4/6

H Pitkethly

5/5

4/4

T Young

5/5

4/4

T Bowen

6/6

B Deal

1/1

R Lewis – Clerk

5/5

4/4

6/6

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