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Governors

Governors have a general responsibility to parents and the Local Education Authority for the effective management of the school. They act within the framework set by the national legislation and Local Education Authority policies.

There are three elected parent governors, one staff governor, one Head Teacher governor, one LA appointed governor and six co-opted governors. Our governors take a very close interest in all aspects of school life. Their role is to support the Headteacher in determining the strategic direction of the school and act as a critical friend.

Formal meetings of the full Governing Body take place five times a year. Committees meet regularly and discuss finance, personnel, curriculum, premises, pay and travel.

Full Governing Body meetings receive reports from the Headteacher and each committee; they discuss educational matters at local, county and national level.

The Governing Body can be contacted via the following email address: gb@newberries.herts.sch.uk

 

Name Category Responsibilities Committees
(Attendance)
Term of Office FGB Attendance
Ms N Peters Head Teacher
  • Resources (3/3)
  • Personnel (4/4)
 N/A  3/3
Mrs A Traxon Associate HT Governor
  • Curriculum (6/6)
  • Personnel (8/8)
 N/A 5/5
Sarah Ginsberg (Chair) Co-Opted Governor Child Protection Governor incl Prevent
  •  Curriculum
27/6/16 – 26/6/20 1/1
Gabi Panto
(Vice Chair)
Local Authority Governor Vice Chair of Governors
  • Resources (6/6)
  • Personnel (8/8)
9/5/07 – 31/5/19  5/5
Niel Caplen Parent Governor  

 

 

  • Curriculum
    – Chair (/)
  • Personnel (/)
 /5
Martin Shields Parent Governor
  • Resources
    – Chair
    (6/6)
9/1/14 – 8/1/18  4/5
Lewis Myers Governor Health & Safety Governor
  •  (/)
 /5
Mr M Almond Staff Governor
  •  (/6)
18/3/14 – 19/3/18  /5
Rachel Hines Co-Opted Governor
  • Curriculum (6/6)
11/12/15 – 12/5/19  4/5
Claire Kenny Co-Opted Governor  

 

  • Curriculum (6/6)
11/5/15 – 12/5/19  3/5
Co-Opted Governor
  • Resources (/)
  • Personnel (/)
 /5
Simon Cresswell Co-Opted Governor
  • Resources (2/6)
11/12/15 – 22/11/17  2/5
Lucy Selby Co-Opted Governor
  •  Personnel
    – Chair (4/5)
7/12/15 – 6/12/19  3/3
Lindsey Kirby Co-Opted Governor 16/11/16 – 15/11/20 N/A
Richard Finer Parent Governor
  •  Resources
1/2/17 – 31/1/21 N/A
Hazel Wilkinson Observer
  • Resources
  • Personnel
– 5/11/18 N/A

* Associate Governors and Observers do not have voting rights.

No pecuniary interests have been declared by any Governors and none of our Governors has a governance role in another educational institution.

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