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

School Improvement



Forest School/ Safeguarding/ CLA/ Pupil Voice

14/10/13 13/10/17

Governing Body Chair

Chair Finance and Resources

Headteacher Appraisal Panel

HCC employee

Non-Executive Director of Herts for Learning Ltd.

Trustee – Layston Nursery and Pre-School 100%
Mrs Bloomfield Headteacher 01/09/13 None 100%
Mrs Henry Parent Finance and Resources Art 14/10/13 13/10/17



None 63%
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


None 71%
Mrs Powell Staff Finance and Resources  Music
10/10/15 09/10/19 None 100%
Mrs Shearn Parent



11/10/16 10/10/20



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

 Computing/ ICT


30/06/14 29/06/18  Governor Development Coordinator None 86%
Ms Lawrence Foundation School Improvement SEND 01/03/16 29/02/20



None 86%
 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%
Mr Cooper Associate 05/10/15 04/10/19

 HCC Employee.


Does not attend meetings

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

Read the governing body annual report 2015-16