Governors

Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
London Road, Woolmer Green, Herts. SG3 6JP | Email: admin@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk | Tel: 01438 813267 | Fax: 01438 815623                      

Governor Update September 2017

The Full Governing Body met for its annual business meeting on September 18th. We elected roles and decided on the composition of our two principal sub-committees, Finance and Resources (FRC) and Learning and Pupil Progress (LPP).

Your Governing Body (GB) for 2017/18 is comprised as follows: 

 

Name

Governor Category

Position and Committee

Mrs Sue Gray

DBE

Chair of Governors
LPP, FRC

Mrs Rachel Stringer

Parent

Vice Chair of Governors
LPP, FRC

Mrs Jan Martin

Staff

Head Teacher
LPP, FRC

Dr Matt Barfield

PCC

Chair of FRC

Dr Stephen Long

DBE

Chair of LPP

Mrs Emma Broughton

Co-Opted

Vice Chair FRC

Rev’d David Munchin

X-Officio

FRC

Mr Keith Thompson

PCC

FRC

Mrs Caroline Fincham

Staff

Vice Chair, LPP

Mr Neil Gammon

Parent

LPP

Mrs Kate Stuart

Local Education
Authority

LPP

Mrs Lesley Griffiths

PCC

LPP

Rev’d Dominic
Holroyd Thomas

PCC

LPP

Mrs Abigail Seeley

N/A

Clerk to FGB
Co-ordinator of FRC and LPP committees

 

Governor Category - what do they mean?

 

As the table above indicates, we have several different categories of Governor. As a church school, many Governor positions are held by representatives of the church either through the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) or the Parochial Church Council (PCC). This is a requirement for all church schools. Mrs Martin and Rev’d David Munchin both sit automatically on our Governing Body, as Headteacher and Incumbent respectively. We also have two parent Governors, Neil Gammon and Rachel Stringer.

 

Link Areas

Each Governor is assigned one or more ‘link’ area. This is typically aligned to that Governors area of expertise. Please see the table below for an up to date list of each Governors link area. 

 

 

Name

Link Area

Mrs Sue Gray

SEND and Pupil Premium, HR, including Performance Management 

Mrs Rachel Stringer

English, More Able, Parent Communications, Marketing

Mrs Jan Martin

OFSTED

Financial reporting and Budget

Pupil progress and achievement

Reporting to Parents

Dr Matt Barfield

HR, including Performance Management, Policies,

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding

Dr Stephen Long

Maths, Policies

Mrs Emma Broughton

IT (including e-safety, website)

Marketing

Rev’d David Munchin

Distinctive Christian Ethos

Mr Keith Thompson

Premises (inspection, maintenance, environment for learning)

Mrs Caroline Fincham

SEND, Pupil Premium, Admissions

Mr Neil Gammon

Safeguarding

Mrs Kate Stuart

School Council, Pupil Welfare

Mrs Lesley Griffiths

Other subjects

Rev’d Dominic Holroyd Thomas

Distinctive Christian Ethos

Collective Worship

 

 

 

Other Committees

We have other committees which meet only occasionally, or when the need arises. Rachel Stringer is Chair of the Admissions committee and Rev’d David Munchin is Chair of the Complaints committee.

Rachel Stringer and Sue Gray

28th September 2017

 

 

Introduction to the Governing Body:

The Governing Body has a general responsibility for ensuring that the school is run effectively, acting within the legal framework set by legislation and the policies of our local authority (LA), so that it provides the best possible education for our pupils.  We are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day management of the school; that is the job of our Head Teacher, Mrs Jan Martin.

The Governing Body must ensure that in delivering its responsibilities, it promotes and safeguards the welfare of our pupils.

 

How to Contact Governors

Governors may be contacted directly (you may see them in the playground or at parent consultations, for example) or by way of our dedicated parental contact point:

Chair@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk

Should you have a concern or complaint, please follow the steps as laid out in the Complaint’s Policy, which can be found on our website. We would advise you that, in most circumstances, issues are best resolved by talking to the class teacher in the first instance. If this does not resolve the issue please request a meeting with our Deputy Head, Miss Prentice, or Mrs Martin, our Headteacher. 

 

 Powers and Duties of the Governing Body:

  • Helping to establish (with the Head Teacher) the aims and policies of the school, and how the standards of education can be improved
  • Deciding the conduct of the school, that is, how in general  it should be run
  • Helping to draw up (with the Head Teacher and staff) the School Improvement Plan
  • Helping to decide how to spend the school’s budget
  • Making sure that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught
  • Selecting the Head
  • Appointing, promoting, supporting and disciplining other staff
  • Drawing up an action plan after an inspection and monitor how the plan is put into practice.

 

Governors of St Michael's Woolmer Green School:

 

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Sue Gray - Chair Rachel Stringer - Vice Chair Jan Martin - Head Teacher  
Stephen  Caroline Emma  
Dr Stephen Long Caroline Fincham Emma Broughton  
Neil IMG 0937 IMG 0938  
Neil Gammon Keith Thompson Lesley Griffiths  
David Revd Holroyd Kate  
Rev'd David Munchin Rev'd Dominic Holroyd-Thomas Kate Stuart  
IMG 0940 Matt Barfield    
Abigail Seeley - Clerk Dr Matt Barfield