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 academic year 2017-18
Mrs Tallis (Chair) Local Authority

Finance and Resources

School Improvement



Forest School/ Safeguarding/ CLA

14/10/13 13/10/18

Governing Body Chair

Lead Finance Governor

Headteacher Appraisal Panel

HCC employee

Non-Executive Director of Herts for Learning Ltd.

Trustee – Layston Nursery and Pre-School 100%
Mrs Bloomfield Headteacher

 Finance and Resources

School Improvement

01/09/13 None 100%
Rev Hill Foundation School Improvement RE/Collective Worship 01/09/09 None Foundation Governor Edwinstree Middle School 71%
Ms Mitchell Parent Finance and Resources  Science 30/06/14 29/06/18 None 100%
Mrs Powell Staff Finance and Resources  Music
Governor website
10/10/15 09/10/19  FRC Clerk None 100%
Mrs Sleath Parent  School Improvement / Finance and Resources



11/11/17 10/11/21  

None 100%
Mrs Smith Associate Finance and Resources  Health and Safety 14/10/13 13/10/17 None 87.5%
Mrs Salter Parent Finance and Resources



04/05/18 03/05/22 None 50%
Ms Lawrence Foundation School Improvement



Pupil Voice

01/03/16 29/02/20





None 100%
 Mr Barnett Parent Finance and Resources  PE 02/02/15 01/02/19 87.5%
Mr Edwards Parent Finance and Resources  D&T  06/10/15  05/10/19



Wife owns Buntings Out of School Club 87.5%
Ms Kell Co-opted School Improvement


Pupil Voice






Mr Cooper Associate  School Improvement

 Data Lead


05/10/15 04/10/19  Lead School Improvement Governor

HCC Employee.



There are no declared relationships between governors and members of the school staff.