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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Grove Infant and Nursery School – Governing Body Membership and Interests

The Governing Body of the Grove Infant and Nursery School is made up of 12 members comprising 5 parent governors (elected by the parent body or appointed by the governing body if no parent stands for election when a vacancy arises), the headteacher, 1 staff governor (elected by the staff as a whole), 1 LEA governor appointed by Herts County Council and 4 co-opted governors appointed by the governing body. Associate Members may also be appointed to a Committee of the Governing Body.

The current members of the Governing Body and their areas of responsibility are listed below. There is one current vacancy.

All governors sit on one of two Committees, Resources or Curriculum. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors are members of both Committees.

Name

Category

Term of Office

Responsibilities

Meeting Attendance Record 16/17

Anna Archer

Headteacher

Duration of headship

Member of Curriculum and Resources Committees

FGB – 5/5

CC – 6/6

RC – 6/6

James Anderson

Parent

24/03/16 to 23/03/20

Link Governor for English

Chair of Curriculum Committee

FGB – 5/5

CC – 6/6

Belinda Canham

Staff

01/09/16 to 31/08/20

Member of Resources Committee

FGB – 5/5

CC – 6/6

Jim Hampson

Parent

01/05/14 to 30/04/18

Vice-Chair of Governors (from 22/7/17)

Link Governor for Sport

Member of Resources Committee

FGB – 5/5

RC - 5/6

David Hayward

Co-opted

14/10/15 to 13/10/19

Link Governor for Health and Safety and Computing

Member of Resources Committee

FGB – 4/5

RC – 5/6

Sarah Hughes

Co-opted

13/07/16 to 12/07/20

Link Governor for SEN/PPG

Member of Resources Committee

FGB – 3/5

CC – 4/6

Catherine McGrath

Parent

30/04/15 to 29/04/19

Link Governor for Safeguarding/CLA and the Arts

Member of Resources Committee (to Jan 17)

Member of Resources Committee (from Jan 17)

FGB – 4/5

RC – 2/2

CC – 4/4

Simon Scott

Co-opted

03/03/15 to 02/03/19

Chair of Governors (from 22/7/17)

Link Governor for Science

FGB – 4/5

RC – 6/6

Clare Shaw

LEA

09/06/14 to 08/06/18

Link Governor for PSHE

Committee membership TBD – Was Chair of Governors and

member of Curriculum and Resources Committees for 16/17

FGB – 5/5

CC – 6/6

RC – 5/6

Mike Tookey

Parent

28/03/17 to 27/03/21

Link Governor for Maths

FGB – 2/2

CC – 1/2

Malcolm Wooster

Co-opted

03/03/15 to 02/03/19

Chair of Resources Committee

Was Vice-Chair of Governors for 16/17

FGB – 4/5

RC – 6/6

Emma Whiteford

Parent

20/10/17 to 19/10/21

TBC

 

Sara Prince

Associate Member

05/10/14 to 04/10/18

Member of Curriculum Committee

 

 

The following governors stood down from office in the last 12 months:

Name

Category

Term of Office

Stepped Down

Responsibilities

Meeting Attendance Record 15/16

Susanna Leaver

Parent

22/05/13 to 21/05/17

21/05/17 (term expired)

Link Governor for EYFS, SEND, Safeguarding and Children Looked After

Member of Curriculum Committee

FGB – 4/4

CC – 4/5

Richard Tweed

Parent

23/01/12 to 22/01/16 then

23/01/16 to 22/01/20

01/03/17

Link Governor for Computing

Chair of Curriculum Committee

FGB – 2/2

CC – 3/3

 

The Governors’ Register of Business Interests currently contains no declaration of any relevant interests by any current governor or any governor in post in the last 12 months.

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