Our Governors

The Governing Body plays an active role within the school, meeting regularly to provide both challenge and support.Being a Governor of a small village school brings special challenges and commitment to support the school’s leadership team. Governors are very proud of the children and the school, devoting time to their formal commitments and to participating in the life of the school. 

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets at least every half term and there is a resource committee that also meets regularly.

Individual governors additionally take on responsibility for specific areas Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Curriculum and Vulnerable Pupils for example . In these linked roles, they carry out learning walks, pupil voice surveys and discuss the School Development Plan (SDP) with subject leaders. Governors visit regularly and report to fellow governors, these reports are circulated at FGB meetings.

 

The Governing Body is committed to the continuous improvement in the overall quality of education, including improvements to facilities, buildings, IT and the school infrastructure.

 

The Governing Body brings together the professional skills and experience from its members. An effective governing body is an essential part of the school’s leadership and management team.

 

 If you would like more information about the work of the Governing Body, please contact our Chair of Governors, Ms Carole Connelly cconnelly@greatgaddesden.herts.sch.uk. 

Ms Carole Connelly

Chair of Governors

CConnelly@greatgaddesden.herts.sch.uk

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY : SPRING '21 
 
Name  Role 
Appointed
(all positions 4 year term)
Ms Carole Connelly
Foundation Governor
 
Chair of Governors 
 
03/03/19
Mr Mick Bell 
Foundation Governor
 
Vice Chair of Governors
 
Chair of Resource Committee
 
15/05/18
Mr Leo Scarborough 
Parent Governor
 
Vice Chair of Resources 
Premises and H&S
 
29/01/18
Mrs Heather Tisbury
Foundation Governor
 
Safeguarding Governor / SEND Governor 
 
 
Mrs Gemma Williamson 
Foundation Governor
 
Curriculum 
 
01/11/20
Mr Richard Jones
Parent Governor
 
Resource Committee  
 
01/10/20
Rev'd John Russell 
Ex Officio Governor
 
Resource Committee.
HT PMD Panel
 
N/A
Mrs Sarah Wickens 
 
Headteacher 
 
N/A
Mrs Debby Lilley 
Staff Governor
 
Staff Governor
 
16/05/20
Mr John Bevan
LA Governor
17/05/21
Ms Alex Ellisdon Foundation Governor 17/05/21
Clerk to Governing Body :  Mrs Caroline Greening  Clerk@greatgaddesden.herts.sch.uk

Governor

Category

Attendance 20-21 (FGB)

Attendance Resources 20-21

Carole Connelly

Foundation

5/5

2/2

Mick Bell

Foundation

5/5

2/2

Sarah Wickens

Headteacher

5/5

2/2

John Russell

Ex Officio

4/5

1 /2

Heather Tisbury

Foundation

4/5

N/A

Leo Scarborough

Parent

4/5

2/2

Richard Jones

Parent

3/3

2/2

Debby Lilley

Staff

4/4

N/A

Gemma Williamson

Foundation

4/4

2/2

John Bevan

LA

1/1

N/A

Alex Ellisdon

Foundation

1/1

N/A

 

Great Gaddesden Church of England Primary School

Declarations of Interest

 

 

 

Current Governors

 

 

 

Member

Confirmed

Entity

Nature

Mick Bell

foundation

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 19 Apr 2021

 

 

-

-

Ms Carole Connelly

foundation

 

 

Confirmed 16 Nov 2020

 

 

Carole Connelly

Independent Education Consultant

St Albans Diocesan Education

Consultant

Aspire academy trust

Member

School DPO School

Partner

Peartree Primary

CoG

Training in Schools

Partner

Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Consultant

School Support People Ltd

Director

Southwark Diocesan Board of Education MAT

Governance Support Partner

Muriel Green Nursery and Day Care

Clerk

Caroline  Greening

 

 

 

None

 

 

-

-

Mr Richard Jones

parent

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Apr 2021

 

 

-

-

Deborah Lilley

staff

 

 

 

 Teacher at Great Gaddesden

 

-

-

The Revd John Russell

ex-officio

 

 

Confirmed 11 Jan 2021

 

 

Little Gaddesden VA School

Governor

Mr Leo Scarborough

parent

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Apr 2021

 

 

-

-

Mrs Heather  Tisbury

foundation

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 18 Apr 2021

 

 

-

-

Mrs Sarah Wickens

headteacher

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Apr 2021

 

 

-

-

Mrs Gemma Williamson

foundation

 

 

Confirmed 14 Apr 2021

 

 

Great Gaddesden School

Governor

Cherry Tree School

Governor

Great Gaddesden School

Parent

Great Gaddesden Church of England Primary School

Historical Member Records

Name

Governor Type

First Appointed

From

To

Leaving Date

Kris Kirby

foundation

 

 

 

16 Oct 2019

Catherine Wilkinson

foundation

 

 

 

19 Nov 2019

Michael Tonge

foundation

 

 

 

6 Feb 2020

Mr Robert Doe

parent

1 Jan 2017

1 Jan 2017

30 Dec 2020

22 May 2020

Mr Stephen Scarborough

foundation

19 Oct 2019

23 Jan 2020

22 Jan 2024

29 Sep 2020