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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our governors' webpage.

 

The purpose of the Governing Body is to uphold the school's aim to create a caring Christian environment, where pupils feel valued and develop a life-long love of learning. 

 

Our school has strong links with St. Bartholomew's Church. The children often attend services at the church and the Reverend Jonathan comes into school every week to take assemblies, to speak with the children and to run the Thursday football club!

 

The governors themselves are a body of volunteers who support the school by providing executive and due diligence advice, challenge and support. In support of our excellent school staff, the main three roles of the governors are:

 

1. Strategy - to help ensure that the school has a clear vision and strategy.

2. Review - resources are managed well and the school is meeting its statutory duties

3. Ensure accountability for the quality of education - by receiving regular reports from the head, asking questions and making termly visits.

 

To work effectively, we link governors to a subject or a particular aspect of the school such as Special Education Needs and Disability or Early Years. These governors work on behalf of the whole governing body to gain detailed knowledge of their liked area and in supporting and challenging the subject co-ordinator to drive progress and new initiatives.

 

We are committed to listening to and understanding the views and needs of our pupils and their parents. Some of the ways that we do this are through annual parent questionnaires, annual pupil questionnaires and several informal coffee mornings/meetings throughout the year. These help us to gain the views of the whole school community and enable the community to contribute to the development of the school.

 

Contacting the Governors

 

All of the governors welcome your comments and questions and can be contacted at governors@stbarts.herts.sch.uk. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the issues mentioned above. However, individual governors cannot provide an alternative route to voicing parental concerns. If you have a concern or a complaint which is specific to your child, your first port of call should be the class teacher. If the issue is of general concern, you should make this known to the Head teacher.

 

The minutes of the governors meetings are available from the school office.

 

 

Governors for 2020-2021

NameCategoryAppointing BodyCommittee RolesTerm of officePecuniary Interests
Sally RoycroftHead teacher Head teacher14/4/15 ongoingNone
Liane NakarStaff GovernorStaffPeople and Curriculum Committee1/9/19-31/8/23None
Richard BurnellFoundationSt Bartholomew's Parochial Church CouncilChair of Governors18/10/17-17/10/21None
Rev Jonathan GordonFoundationEx-OfficioPeople and Curriculum Committee1/9/14 ongoingJonathan is also a governor at St Mary's Primary School, Northchurch.
Barbara BurchFoundationSt Bartholomew's Parochial Church CouncilFinance and Premises Committee1/9/19-31/8/23Barbara's husband does repair and maintenance jobs for the school.
Natalie BrowneFoundationSt Bartholomew's Parochial Church CouncilChair of Finance and Premises Committee18/10/17-17/10/21None
Charis GeogheganSt Alban's DECSt Alban's Diocesan Education CommitteeFinance and Premises Committee1/09/20-31/8/24Interim head at Flamstead School
Steve WilkinsonLocal AuthorityLocal Education AuthorityChair of People and Curriculum Committee9/9/17-8/9/21None
Deborah SimcockParentParentsPeople and Curriculum Committee20/9/17-19/9/21None
Jennie ArthurParentParentsPeople and Curriculum Committee1/10/18-30/9/22None
Mark BurrageSt Alban's DECSt Alban's Diocesan Education CommitteeFinance and Premises Committee

16/11/18- 15/11/22

 
VacancyFoundationSt Bartholomew's Parochial Church Council   

Interests include governance roles in other educational institutions, business and financial interests, material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff.

 

Governors attendance at meetings 2019-2020

Name FGB Meetings attended People and Curriculum committee Finance and Premises committee Position
Sally Roycroft 5/5 1/1 3/3 Headteacher
Richard Burnell 5/5 1/1 2/3 Chair of governors
Rev Jonathan Gordon 3/5 1/1 n/a Vice Chair of Governors
Barbara Burch 5/5 n/a 2/3  
Natalie Browne 5/5 n/a 3/3 Chair of F&P committee
Steve Wilkinson 5/5 1/1 n/a Chair of P&C committee
Deborah Simcock 5/5 1/1 n/a  
Jennie Arthur 5/5 0/1 n/a  
Mark Burrage 5/5 n/a 3/3  

 

Instrument of Governance

Committees

We have 2 committees.  They meet once per term.  One focuses on the people and curriculum of the school.  The other focuses on the finance and premises of the school.  Please see the work plans for these committees below.

People and curriculum committee work plan 2019-2020

Finance and premises committee work plan 2019-2020

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