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Governors

STRATHMORE GOVERNORS: 2022-23

 

Post (s) heldNameCategoryTerm of Office
ChairMrs Debbie Pal-BornCo-Opted06.10.20 - 05.10.24
Vice Chair & Finance GovernorMr Rhydian PetersCo-Opted07.10.20 - 06.10.24
Pupil PremiumMrs Kirsty TurnerCo-Opted29.11.22 - 28.11.26
HeadteacherMrs Rachel HowesHeadteacher01.01.21 
Staff GovernorMiss Theresa BurtenshawStaff29.11.22 - 28.11.26
SafeguardingMrs Jenny SheppardLA Governor29.11.22 - 28.11.26
SENDMrs Lisa MorganParent07.10.20 - 06.10.24
Equalities, Inclusion & DiversityMrs Jessica AhmetParent29.11.22 - 28.11.26
Parent GovernorMs Rebecca JamesParent29.11.22 - 28.11.26

 

Health & Safety & 

Finance 

 

Mr Rob Mitchell Co-Opted 24.01.23 - 23.01.27

 

 

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.  

Governor Declarations of Business Interests

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

Mr Nick WardHealth and Safety GovernorResigned 16.05.2022
Mrs Helen FurnivallParent08.10.2018 - 07.10.2022
Dr Thomas PikeCo-Opted29.01.2019 - 28.01.2023
Mr Shah MohammedCo-OptedResigned 09.01.2023
Mr Graham TibbetsParentTerm ended 28.2.23 
Mrs Laura LesterParentTerm ended 28.2.23
Mrs Mary DellerCo-OptedTerm ended 23.4.23

 

 

 

 

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, Debbie Pal-Born

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