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St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School

'Shine as Lights in the World'

Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Our Governing Body actively contributes its skills and expertise to provide strong strategic leadership to support and challenge the School in equal measure. Although this is a voluntary role, Governors have a vital role in ensuring the promotion of high standards of performance and ensuring that resources are well used.

 

We have two principal sub-committees: Finance and Resources and Learning and Pupil Progress. The responsibilities of the Finance and Resources Committee include, but are not limited to: Finance, Performance Related pay, Human Resources, Health and Safety, the School Buildings and site, Admissions, the Environment for Learning, Safeguarding. The responsibilities of the Learning and Pupil Progress Committee include, but are not limited to: Tracking and Monitoring of School Data, the Curriculum, Pupil Progress, the Quality of Teaching, Safeguarding, SEND, maintaining our Distinctive Christian Ethos. Both committees are involved with the reviewing and adopting of policies

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories  and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Name

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committees

Link Areas

Mrs Jan MartinHead TeacherUntil superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.

Curriculum, Ofsted, External Advice.
Mrs Rachel StringerCo-opted Governor, Chair of Governors

3rd December 2019 -

2nd December 2023

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Chair of Admissions Committee.

Parent Communications,

Marketing, English, Art, History, Music, Admissions.

Mr Terry MackieDBE Governor *

1st December 2018 -

30th November 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Admissions,

Complaints.

Maths, MFL, PE, Sports Premium, Computing, School Council, Attendance.

Mrs Debbie May

PCC Governor *

Chair of the Learning and Pupil Progress Committee.

17th September 2018 -

16th September 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Complaints.

Safeguarding, Early Years, Data Protection Governor, Science, Early Reading.

Mrs Gail LumsdenPCC Governor *

26th November 2021- 25th November 2025

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Complaints.

SEND, Wellbeing,Pupil Premium.

Rev. Christie GilfeatherPCC Governor *

3rd July 2022 -

2nd July 2026

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

 
Mrs Karen TaskerPCC Governor *1st September 2022 - 31st August 2026Full Governing Body, Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints. 
Rev. David MunchinEx Officio Governor *Until superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

SIAMs Advisory, Distinctive Christian Ethos, RE, Collective Worship.

Mrs Stella Dunlop

Parent Governor

Chair of the Finance and Resource Committee.

1st November 2018 -

31st October 2022

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource.

Website, Community Relationships,

The Friends, Environmental Issues, Health and Safety, Buildings and Premises.

Mrs Ashley CordellParent Governor

4th December 2019 - 3rd December 2023

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Geography, D&T, Reading.

Mrs Leah Peters

Staff Governor

7th March 2022 - 6th March 2026

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Admissions, Interventions, Curriculum Days.

Mrs Abigail SeeleyClerk to GovernorsUntil superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.

 

 

Governors Whose Term of Office Expired, or Who Retired in the Last 12 Months

Mr Toby BaxendalePCC Governor *

17th November 2021 - 31st July 2022

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

IT, E-Safety.
Mrs Sue Gray

DBE Governor * (Diocesan

Board of Education)

10th September 2021 - 31st July 2022

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

HR, Performance Related Pay, 

Governors Strategic Plan, Attendance, Budget.

Mrs Claire Woods

Staff Governor

1st September 2020 - 7th March 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Admissions, Core Subjects including English and

Science, Interventions, Curriculum Days, After-School Club.

Mr Keith Thompson

PCC Governor *

(Parochial

Church Council)

17th November 2017 -

16th November 2021

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

Health and Safety.

 

* Foundation Governors

Register of Interests

Below is a record of the register of interests of the Governing Body including business interests, details of any other educational establishments they govern and any personal relationships which may conflict with the individual's duties and authority.

 

NameBusinessFinancialPersonalRelationshipsGovernorships
Mrs Jan MartinNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Mrs Rachel StringerNoneNoneExams Co-ordinator at a local secondary school. Husband is a coach at Knebworth Football Club.Parent of children at the School.None
Mr Terry MackieNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Mrs Gail LumsdenNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Mrs Debbie MayNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Rev. David MunchinNoneNoneNoneNoneChair of Governors at a local primary school.
Mrs Stella DunlopNoneNoneNoneParent of children at the School.None
Mrs Ashley CordellNoneNoneTeacher at local primary schoolParent of children at the School.None
Mrs Abigail SeeleyNoneNoneTeaching Assistant at the School.Parent of children at the School.None

 

Governor Attendance 2021-22

The figures below include Full Governor Body meetings, Finance & Resource Committee meetings and Learning & Pupil Progress committee meetings. For full details of this data please click on the link underneath. 

 

GovernorNumber of Meetings Attended
Rachel stringer12/13
Sue Gray9/9
Jan Martin13/13
Stella Dunlop9/9
Keith Thompson0/3
Toby Baxendale3/9
Claire Woods0/5
Debbie May9/9
Terry Mackie9/9
Rev. David Munchin5/9
Ashley Cordell8/9
Gail Lumsden6/6
Leah Peters4/4

 

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates 

Recent Governor Visits 

 

Academic Year 2022-2023

13th October - Art.

3rd October - Early Reading.

29th September - Maths.

 

Academic Year 2021-2022

8th July - Governors' Afternoon and Sports Day.

30th June - New Reception Parents' Evening.

27th June - History, Early Years, Science.

23rd May - IT and E-Safety.

18th May - SEND, Pupil Premium, Well Being.

12th April - Health and Safety.

Governors' Strategic Plan

Governor Communications

Governors report regularly to parents either by way of newsletters or presentations at parent consultations.  Please see below for recent examples.

Annual Parent Questionnaire

Annually the parents are asked to complete a questionnaire that reflects the Ofsted standards.  The responses are then analysed and presented to the parents by the Governors.  Please see below for the most recent questionnaire results.

Policies

Annual Governors' Afternoon

 

Governors greatly enjoyed their Governors' afternoon on 8th July 2022. We were delighted that it was able to coincide with our first Sport's Day since 2019, followed by an open classroom session for the children to have an opportunity to share their books and work with their families.

 

Mrs Egerton had introduced several changes to the format of our Sport's Day which proved to be very popular. Governors greatly enjoyed the year 6 Tug of War, though were relieved to be watching from the sidelines. Congratulations to the Yellow Team who were the overall winners of our Sport's Day. Thank you to our families for such a wonderful turnout, it was clear a great time was had by all. 

 

Governors were present in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and were grateful for the opportunity to chat with children and their families. Our children take great pride in their work. So many books were beautifully presented and the children were able to speak confidently to us about some of their favourite topics of the year. 

 

It was lovely to be together as part of a thriving and nurturing school community where our children can truly 'shine'.  Thank you to Mrs Martin, staff and all our families for making Governors feel so welcome.

How to contact the Governors

The Governors can be contacted directly using the email address chair@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk 

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