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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 chair@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 2023-2024

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Committee Roles

Term of office

Pecuniary Interests

Kelly Wall & Victoria Mowbray 

Head teacher

 

Head teacher

Commenced

19/04/22

Kelly undertakes tutoring locally

Keira Poland

St Alban's Diocesan

Board of

Education

St Alban's Diocesan Board of Education

To be confirmed

24/11/23- 23/11/27

None

Vacancy

St Alban's Diocesan

Board of

Education

St Alban's Diocesan Board of Education   

Liane Nakar

Staff Governor

Staff

People and Curriculum Committee

01/09/19-31/8/27

None

Rev Jonathan Gordon

Foundation

Ex-Officio

People and Curriculum Committee

01/09/14 ongoing

Jonathan is also a governor at St Mary's Primary School, Northchurch.

Barbara Burch

Foundation

St Bartholomew's Parochial Church Council

Finance and Premises Committee

01/09/19-31/8/27

Barbara's husband does repair and maintenance jobs for the school.

Gordon Hughes

Foundation

St Bartholomew's Parochial Church Council

Finance and Premises Committee03/11/23 - 02/11/27None

Kathryn Carlisle

Foundation

St Bartholomew's Parochial Church Council

Co-Chair of Governor & People and Curriculum Committee

11/10/23 - 10/10/27

None

Adam Howard

Foundation

St Bartholomew's Parochial Church Council

Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

09/09/22-08/09/26

None

Kelvin Reay

Parent

Parents

Chair of People and Curriculum Committee

01/10/22 - 30/09/26

None

Ben Walters

Parent

Parents

Finance and Premises Committee

09/09/21 - 08/9/25

None

Jennie Arthur

Local Authority

Local Education Authority

Co-Chair of Governor & People and Curriculum Committee

01/10/22 - 30/09/26

None

 

 

 

 

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 2022-2023

Name

FGB Meetings attended

People and Curriculum committee

Finance and Premises committee

Position

Kelly Wall

5/5

3/3

4/4

Co-Headteacher

Victoria Mowbray

5/5

3/3

3/4

Co-Headteacher

Charis Geoghegan

2/3

3/3

4/4

Chair of governors

Resigned 24.5.23

Mark Burrage

5/5

1/1

4/4

Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of F&P committee until 25.5.23

Appointed Chair of Governors 25.5.23

Barbara Burch

5/5

n/a

3/4

 

Jennie Arthur

5/5

3/3

n/a

Chair of P&C committee

Liane Nakar

5/5

2/3

n/a

 

Rev. Canon Jonathan Gordon

3/5

1/3

0/0

 

Ben Walter

5/5

n/a

3/4

 

Natalie Dean

3/4

3/3

n/a

Resigned 23.5.23

Michael Eggleton

1/5

0/3

n/a

 

 

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 2023-2024

Finance and premises committee work plan 2023-2024

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