Governors stand for four years and they form important links between the school, parents and the local community.
Our governors have three main roles :
- Critical friend – Providing encouragement and honest feedback.
- Accountability – Ensuring that the school is effectively run, and continually improving.
- Strategic – Helping the headteacher decide how the school should be run.
Our Governing Body has two committees – the Finance and Resources Committee, and the School Improvement Committee. All Governors are assigned to one of these committees based on a skills audit. The governors can be contacted through our school office.
Our governors are…
|Governor||Type||Committee||Link||Term Starts||Term Ends||Positions of Responsibility||Relevant Business Interests||Other Governor Roles||Percentage meetings attended over last 12 months|
|Mrs Tallis (Chair)||Local Authority||
Finance and Resources
Forest School/ Safeguarding/ CLA/ Pupil Voice
Governing Body Chair
Chair Finance and Resources
Headteacher Appraisal Panel
Non-Executive Director of Herts for Learning Ltd.
|Trustee – Layston Nursery and Pre-School||100%|
|Mrs Henry||Parent||Finance and Resources||Art||14/10/13||13/10/17||
|Rev Hill||Foundation||School Improvement||RE/Collective Worship||01/09/09||None||Foundation Governor Edwinstree Middle School||86%|
|Mrs Kinnear||Foundation||School Improvement||Literacy||14/10/13||13/10/17||Appeals||None||71%|
|Ms Mitchell||Parent||School Improvement||30/06/14||29/06/18||
Governing Body Vice Chair
Chair School Improvement
|Mrs Powell||Staff||Finance and Resources|| Music
|Husband is Assistant Head at Freman College||71%|
|Mrs Smith||Co-opted||Finance and Resources||Health and Safety||14/10/13||13/10/17||None||88%|
|Mrs Sokulluoglu||Co-opted||School Improvement||
|30/06/14||29/06/18||Governor Development Coordinator||None||86%|
|Ms Lawrence||Foundation||School Improvement||SEND||01/03/16||29/02/20||
|Mr Barnett||Parent||Finance and Resources||PE||02/02/15||01/02/19||Complaints||None||75%|
|Mr Edwards||Parent||Finance and Resources||D&T||06/10/15||05/10/15||
|Wife owns Buntings Out of School Club||63%|
|Ms Kell||Co-opted||School Improvement||Nurture||Exclusions||67%|
|Does not attend meetings|
There are no declared relationships between governors and members of the school staff.