St Mary's C of E

Primary School

Governors

The Governing Board is a group of volunteers who work collectively, as a corporate body, forming part of the school leadership.  The Governing Board operates at a strategic level, ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a Voluntary Aided (VA) school, we are the employer of staff, the admission authority and have responsibility for any new building or external repairs (funded by a grant from the DfE of up to 90%).

Our Governing Board is made up of representatives of all those groups who have an interest, or stake, in the effective delivery of education and care of the pupils in our school.  These groups are represented by the different categories of Governors.  As a VA school, the majority of our Governors have to be Foundation (Church/Diocese) Governors.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school office.

You can contact the Governing Board by writing to them care of the school.

Governing Board

Name

Category

Appointed By

Term

Committee Roles 1

Interests 2

Owen Lewis (Chair of Governors)

Local Authority

Hertfordshire County Council

06 Mar 2017 – 05 Mar 2021

Academic Standards (Chair), Pay, Resources

None

Lynne Osborne (Headteacher)

Staff

Ex-Officio

 

Academic Standards, Admissions, Ethos, Resources

None

Joanne Bates

(Staff)

Staff

Staff

05 Oct 2020 – 04 Oct 2024

Academic Standards

None

 Jonathan Clarke

Co-Opted

Governing Board

05 Mar 2018 – 04 Mar 2022

 

None

Jonathan Gordon

Foundation

Ex-Officio

 

Ethos

Jonathan is a governor at St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, Wigginton

David Lee

Parent

Parents

31 Mar 2020 – 30 Mar 2024

Resources

None

Louisa Osmond

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

01 Oct 2019 – 30 Sep 2023

Academic Standards, Ethos (Chair)

Louisa works for Herts. Music Service, which the school uses to provide music tuition

Linda Slim (Vice Chair)

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2022

Admissions (Chair), Ethos, Pay

None

Garth Taljaard

Foundation

St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education

28 May 2020 – 27 May 2024

Ethos

None

Helen Thrussell

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

22 Feb 2019 – 21 Feb 2023

Admissions, Resources

None

Emily Turnbull

Parent

Parents

23 Nov 2018 – 

22 Nov 2022

Admissions, Ethos

Emily offered fitness classes to members of school staff

David White

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

05 Mar 2018 – 04 Mar 2022

Academic Standards, Ethos, Pay (Chair)

None

Emma Wilson

Foundation

St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education

01 Sep 2019 – 31 Aug 2023

Resources (Chair)

None

Former governors who have served over the previous 12 months:

Stuart Goss

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

26 Feb 2016 – 25 Feb 2020

 

 

Vanessa Hunt

Staff

Ex-Officio

01 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2019

 

 

Alan Kemp

Foundation

St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education

02 Jun 2015 – 31 Dec 2019

 

 

Tom Potter 

Staff

Staff

01 Sep 2018 – 03 Apr 2020

 

 

Jennifer Sallis

Associate

Governing Board

12 Nov 2018 – 11 Nov 2019

 

 

Ceris Taylor

Associate

Governing Board

04 Apr 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

 

 

Jo-anne Tunmer

Associate

Governing Board

01 Sep 2019 – 28 Feb 2020

 

 


1
 Academic Standards and Achievement Committee abbreviated to Academic Standards. 

2 Business and financial interests, governance roles in other educational institutions, material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.