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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Mrs Jan Martin Head Teacher Until superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.

Curriculum, Ofsted.
Mrs Rachel Stringer Co-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,

History,

Music.

Mrs Sue Gray

DBE Governor * (Diocesan

Board of Education)

10th September 2017 -

9th September 2021

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

HR,

School 5 Year Plan.

Mr Terry Mackie DBE Governor *

1st December 2018 -

30th November 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Admissions,

Complaints.

Maths,

MFL,

PE,

Sports Premium.

Rev. Dominic Holroyd-Thomas

PCC Governor * (Parochial

Church Council), Vice-Chair of Governors

1st July 2017 -

30th June 2021

Full Governing Body,

Chair of Learning and Pupil Progress Committee, Complaints.

RE,

Collective Worship, Distinctive Christian Ethos.

Mr Keith Thompson PCC Governor *

17th November 2017 -

16th November 2021

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

Health and Safety.
Mr Toby Baxendale PCC Governor *

17th November 2017 -

16th November 2021

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

IT.
Mrs Debbie May PCC Governor *

17th September 2018 -

16th September 2022

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Complaints.

Safeguarding,

SEN,

Early Years,

Data Protection Officer.

Dr Matthew Barfield PCC Governor *

1st December 2019 -

30th November 2023

Full Governing Body,

Chair of Finance and Resource Committee,

Complaints.

Performance Management, Monthly Reporting,

Budget.

Rev. David Munchin Ex Officio Governor * Until superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Complaints.

SIAMs Advisory,

Distinctive Christian Ethos.

Mrs Caroline Fincham

Staff Governor

1st September 2016 -

31st August 2020

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress,

Admissions.

English,

Science,

Pre-Teaching.

Mrs Stella Dunlop Parent Governor

1st November 2018 -

31st October 2022

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource.

Website,

Community Relationships,

The Friends, Environmental Issues.

Mrs Ashley Cordell Parent Governor

4th December 2019 - 3rd December 2023

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Geography, 

Art.

Mrs Kate Stuart LEA Governor

5th December 2016 -

4th December 2020

Full Governing Body,

Learning and Pupil Progress.

Mental Health,

Pupil Premium,

PSHE

Well Being,

Nurture

Mrs Abigail Seeley Clerk to Governors Until superseded

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Complaints.

 

Governors 

Whose

Term Of Office

Expired In

The Last 12 Months

Mrs Rachel Stringer Parent Governor

4th December 2015 -

3rd December 2019

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource,

Learning and Pupil Progress, Admissions.

 
Dr Matthew Barfield  PCC Governor

1st December 2015 - 

30th November 2019

Full Governing Body,

Finance and Resource, Complaints.

 

 

* Foundation Governors

Mrs Jan Martin
Mrs Rachel Stringer
Mrs Sue Gray
Mr Terry Mackie
Rev. Dominic Holroyd-Thomas
Mr Keith Thompson
Mr Toby Baxendale
Mrs Debbie May
Dr Matthew Barfield
Rev. David Munchin
Mrs Caroline Fincham
Mrs Stella Dunlop
Mrs Ashley Cordell
Mrs Kate Stuart
Mrs Abigail Seeley

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.

 

Name Business Financial Personal Relationships Governorships
Mrs Jan Martin None None None None None
Mrs Rachel Stringer None None Exams Co-ordinator at a local secondary school. Parent of children at the School. None
Mrs Sue Gray None None None None None
Mr Terry Mackie None None None None None
Rev. Dominic Holroyd-Thomas None Receives a stipend from the Church Commissioners. None None None
Mr Keith Thompson None None None None None
Mr Toby Baxendale None None None None None
Mrs Debbie May None None None None None
Dr. Matthew Barfield None None None None None
Rev. David Munchin None None None None Chair of Governors at a local primary school.
Mrs Caroline Fincham None None None None None
Mrs Stella Dunlop None None None Parent of children at the School. None
Mrs Ashley Cordell None None Teacher at local primary school Parent of children at the School. None
Mrs Kate Stuart Runs a PSHE business offering talks in schools to children. None None Parent of children at the School. None
Mrs Abigail Seeley None None Teaching Assistant at the School. Parent of children at the School. None

 

Governor Attendance 2018-19

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. 

 

Governor number of meetings attended
Rachel stringer 15/15
Dominic Holroyd-Thomas 8/9
Sue Gray 11/11
Jan Martin 15/15
Matthew Barfield 14/15
Stella Dunlop 8/8
Keith Thompson 8/11
Toby Baxendale 5/11
Caroline Fincham 8/9
Kate Stuart 8/9
Debbie May 7/9
Terry Mackie 5/6
Rev. David Munchin 6/11

 

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates 

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

This year, Governors Afternoon was held on 10 February 2020. Our Learning and Pupil Progress governors each undertook a subject focused visit in the following subjects: Music, RE, French, Science and Geography. They visited classrooms, looked in books and spoke with pupils from all year groups. After the end of the school day governors were able to chat with the subject lead over tea and cake. Our Finance and Resources Governors focused on our School Values and My Personal Best. They were very impressed with the children's ability to articulate My Personal Best  - what it is all about and the particular focus for this term - given that this is new to our PSHE curriculum this year. A Full Governing Body meeting then took place at 4.15pm. Thank you to Mrs Martin and all staff for welcoming us so warmly  - it was a pleasure to chat with the children and see how proud they are of their work!  

How to contact the Governors

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

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