St Helen's CE Primary School


Loving Learning, Loving God, Loving Our Neighbour

Governors

In a voluntary-aided school such as St. Helen’s the governing body:

Sets the strategic direction of the School by:

  • setting the values, aims and objectives for the School within the context of the Christian foundation of the School;
  • agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • setting targets; and
  • agreeing the School improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure.  

Challenges and supports the School by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  • the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework;
  • progress towards targets;
  • the implementation and effectiveness of the School improvement strategy;
  • the budget and the staffing structure; and
  • whether the Christian ethos of the School runs through every element of School life.

Ensures accountability by:

  • signing off the School’s own self-evaluation report and the SIAMS self-evaluation form;
  • responding to Ofsted reports when necessary;
  • holding the Head teacher to account for the performance of the School;
  • ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate; and
  • making available information to the community and to the Diocese.

Members of the governing body give their time and expertise freely to the school. There are fourteen Governor places. The full governing body meets at least twice each term.

The main committees are those for:

  • Finance and premises (Chair of Committee: Mr A Griffiths)
  • Personnel (Chairs of Committee: Ms Clare Fenwick and Ms B Leng)
  • Pupils, parents, curriculum and community (Chair of Committee: Mrs L Price)

In addition working parties may be set up for different purposes.

From the 1 September 2016, the Board of Governors comprises the following Governors:

Name Governor Category Appointed by Office end date Committee positions and/or subject/area link Registered Interest
Stephen Tudway
Chair of Governors
Foundation Parochial Church Council 31/8/2018

PPCC
Personnel
Pay & Perf. (Chair)
Finance & Premises

Safeguarding

None
Lucy Price
Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation Parochial Church Council 19/1/2019

Personnel

Employed by Hertfordshire County Council, working as Business Manager and Clerk to the Governors at Abbey CE VA Primary School.
Reverend Banham
Rector of St Helen’s Church
Foundation By virtue of office N/A

Personnel

R.E./ "Loving God"

None
Chris Bigland Foundation Parochial Church Council 31/8/2019

Personnel

Science

None
Jamie Brown
Head teacher
Staff /Head teacher By virtue of office N/A PPCC
Personnel
Pay & Perf.
Finance & Premises
None
Clare Fenwick Foundation Diocese 31/8/2019

Personnel (co-Chair)
Pay & Perf.

English

None
Vinnie Gifford Foundation Parochial Church Council 31/8/2019

Finance & Premises 

P.E.

 

Married to one of St Helen’s EYFS teachers.

Andy Griffiths

Treasurer

Foundation Parochial Church Council 17/9/2018

Finance & Premises (Chair)

Computing

Employed by Herts for Learning Ltd, which supplies a range of services to St Helen’s School and all other schools in Hertfordshire.
Matt Grinyer Local Authority Local Authority 31/8/2019

PPCC

Assessment

None
Michael Hollick Foundation Diocese 31/8/2019

Finance & Premises

Health and Safety

Mathematics

None
Beliz McKenzie Parent Parents 11/2/2020

PPCC (Chair)

M.F.L/ Eco-Schools

None
Beth Leng Parent Parents 18/11/2018

Personnel (Co-chair)

E.Y.F.S.

None
Jyotika Badwal Co-opted Governors 24/2/2020

PPCC

S.E.N./Inclusion

None
Kaye Geraghty  Staff Staff election 10/09/2019 PPCC None