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St Helen's CE Primary School

Loving Learning, Loving God, Loving Our Neighbour

Governors- Any current correspondence for the chair of governors should be sent to chair@sthelens.herts.sch.uk

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

Sets the strategic direction of the School by:

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Co-Headteachers and the school staff to ensure that the children get the best possible education, support, care and guidance.

We have a number of duties and responsibilities, and help to set the strategic direction of the school through agreeing aims and objectives, setting policies and targets, reviewing progress, monitoring standards and providing advice and support. We monitor the use of Pupil Premium money and the impact of this on children’s learning, and also oversee how the Sports Premium money is spent.

We approve the annual budget, and monitor it, and ensure that the school meets statutory requirements. The governors are unpaid, and take on the role on a voluntary basis.


Our current governing board.


Category of governor                                  Name

Term Start

Term End



Co-opted governors





Vacancy (1)





Foundation Ex-Officio





Rev Richard Banham










Mrs Kaye Healy





Mrs Katherine Taylor





Parent governors





Mrs Helen Monighan

01 Oct 2018

30 Sep 2022



Vacancy (1)





Staff governors





Claire Thompson

01 Oct 2019

30 Sep 2023



Local Authority Governors





Mr Matt Grinyer

01 Oct 2019

31 Aug 2020



Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed





Miss Rosie Birch

01 Sep 2019

31 Aug 2023



Mr Chris Ellis

01 Oct 2018

30 Sep 2022



Mr Vincent Gifford





Mr Jez Hirst

01 Sep 2019

31 Aug 2023



Sarah Lea

28 Nov 2018

27 Nov 2022



Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed





Michael Hollick





Dr Dianne Payne

25 Sep 2017

24 Sep 2021



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