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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. 

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




Term of Office


Meeting Attendance 2019 - 2020

Anna Archer


Duration of Headship

Member of Curriculum and Resources Committee

CC – 4/4

RC – 6/6

FGB - 5/5

Julie Adams-  MooreParent23/04/21 to 22/04/25  

James Anderson


24/03/20 to 23/03/24

Member of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor for RE, PSHE and wellbeing

CC – 3/4

FGB - 5/5


Jill Bolton



25/10/18 to 24/10/22

Member of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor for Inclusion and Safeguarding

CC - 4/4

FGB - 5/5

Keith Brooker


12/12/18 to 11/12/22

Member of Resources Committee

Link Governor for History, Geography and Policy Review

RC - 6/6

FGB - 4/5

Ian Cater


04/06/18 to 03/06/22

Chair of Governors

Member of Curriculum and Resources Committees

CC – 3/4

FGB – 5/5

David Hayward


16/10/19 to 15/10/23

Chair of  Resources Committee

Link Governor for Health and Safety

RC – 6/6

FGB – 4/5

Sonya ParrottStaff Governor

01/01/20 to


  Member of Curriculum Committee

  CC - 3/3

  FGB - 3/3

Simon Scott


04/02/19 to 03/02/23

Member of Resources Committee

Link Governor for PE and Computing

CC – 4/4

RC – 6/6

FGB - 5/5

Clare Shaw


09/06/18 to 08/06/22

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor for EYFS

CC – 4/4

FGB – 4/5

 Mike TookeyParent28/03/21

Associate Governor


 Emma Whiteford

Parent13/10/17 to 12/10/21

Member of Curriculum Committee

Data Protection Officer

Link Governor for English

CC – 4/4

FGB – 4/5

Jo WoodcockParent

13/11/20 to 


Member of Resources Committee

Link Governor for Science




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.

Every half term the two Committees meet to support the school leadership team.  There is also a full Governing Body meeting every half term, where strategic decisions are made.

The Curriculum Committee meets during the day time and monitors the teaching and learning that goes on at school.  The Resources Committee meets in the evening and is responsible for premises, staffing and financial management.