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

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 Singh Headteacher

 Finance and Resources

School Improvement

01/09/18 None
 Vacancy Co-opted
Rev Hill Foundation School Improvement 01/09/09 None Foundation Governor Edwinstree Middle School 71%
 Mrs Jones  Foundation  School Improvement  Teaching and Learning / Assessment SIAMS  09/10/18  08/10/21  Exclusions / Appeals / Complaints
Vacancy Parent
Mrs Powell Staff Finance and Resources   Governor website 10/10/15 09/10/19 None 100%
Mrs Sleath Parent  School Improvement / Finance and Resources



11/11/17 10/11/21 Headteacher Appraisal

None 100%
Vacancy Co-opted
Mrs Salter Parent Finance and Resources HR / Performance Management 04/05/18 03/05/22 None 50%
Ms Lawrence Foundation School Improvement SEND / PPG 01/03/16 29/02/20  Exclusions / Appeals / Complaints / Headteacher Appraisal None 100%
 Mr Barnett Parent Finance and Resources  Sports Premium 02/02/15 01/02/19 87.5%
Mr Edwards Parent Finance and Resources  Site Lead  06/10/15  05/10/19   Wife owns Buntings Out of School Club 87.5%
Ms Kell Co-opted School Improvement Nurture / Pupil Voice  09/10/20  Exclusions / Appeals / Complaints 100%
Mr Cooper Associate  School Improvement  SIAMS 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.