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Welcome to our Governors' section.

STRATHMORE GOVERNORS: 2016-17

 

Post (s) held Name Category Term of Office
Chair Mr Mike Leaver Co-Opted 12.12.16 - 11.12.20
Vice-Chair Dr Ian Davies Parent 04.12.15 - 03.12.19
Safeguarding Mrs Mary Deller Co-Opted 24.04.15 - 23.04.19
  Miss Mandy King Co-Opted 24.04.15 - 23.04.19
  Mr Graham Lamb Co-Opted 24.04.15 - 23.04.19
  Mrs Debbie Pal-Born Co-Opted 06.10.16 - 05.10.20
  2 x vacancy Co-Opted  
Headteacher Mrs Bernadette Holmes Headteacher 01.09.09 - 
GDC Mrs Zoe Folbigg Parent 06.05.15 - 05.05.19
  Dr Thomas Pike Parent 20.11.15 - 19.11.19
  Mr Chris Roblett Parent 15.11.16 - 14.11.20
Health & Safety Mrs Susie Winstanley Parent 03.12.14 - 02.12.18
  Mr Rob Stubbs Parent 

20.01.17 - 19.01.21

  1 x vacancy Staff 03.06.14 - 02.06.18
  Mrs Margaret Warren Local Authority 26.05.16 - 25.05.20

 

GOVERNORS WHO HAVE LEFT SCHOOL DURING THE CURRENT AND PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR: 

Mr Stephen Parker Local Authority 01.05.2012 - 30.04.2016
Mrs Joanne Morris Parent Governor 02.10.2014 - 01.09.2016
Mrs Nicola Payne Co-Opted Governor 10.12.2015 - 31.06.2016
Mrs Jane Gentry Co-Opted Governor 10.12.2015 - 21.12.2016
Mrs Catherine Harrison Co-Opted Governor 10.12.2015 - 21.11.2016
Mrs Louise Wills Co-Opted Governor 24.04.2015 - 15.03.2017
Mrs Jordana Makwaya Staff Governor 03.06.2014 - 31.03.2017

 

Each Governor has completed a Declaration of Pecuniary / Business Interests, held in a register and reviewed annually each September.  At each meeting Governors are asked declare any potential conflict of interest, which is minuted.  

What do School Governors do?

Board of Directors - School Governors are like a board of directors, who are there to make sure that the school provides the best possible education for all its pupils.

 

The Headteacher and Leadership Team manage the school on a day to day basis, but Governors look at the school in terms of planning ahead, checking that the school is running smoothly, ensuring standards are high and acting as a "critical friend".

 

Governors are not education experts - they leave that to the staff.  Governors come from many different sectors of the community and what they offer the school is a view from the world outside education.  The headteacher and staff welcome the support offered by Governors, which often covers management areas outside traditional educational expertise.

 

Why do people become Governors?

Governors are people who have an interest in education and want to get more involved in the life of the school.  Governors work as a team, in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.  They share decision making and they share responsibility.

 

Governing covers all aspects of school activities, including curriculum, finance, staffing, premises, discipline, communication and inspections.  Governors support the school, but also have other roles to play - monitoring, judging, mediating and determining changes to be made.  No individual has to bear these responsibilities alone though - they are the collective responsibility of the whole governing body.

 

Hertfordshire Governors are well supported by the School Governance team within the local authority.  There are training courses provided and the Governance unit offers advice on any situation that may arise.  The Headteacher and Clerk to Governors are also well placed to offer any guidance needed.

 

What do you need to become a Governor? - Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, an ability to work with others and a bit of spare time!  There are no special qualifications required - more important is a commitment to achieving the best for the pupils at the school.

 

Contact our Governors

All enquiries made via this link will go directly to our Chair of Governors, Mike Leaver