Ponsbourne St Mary's Church Of England Primary School

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Governors

 Governors at Ponsbourne St. Mary’s VC School

Ponsbourne St. Mary’s School has a committed team of governors who play an important role in the leadership and everyday life of the school.  The governors are unpaid volunteers and are either elected or appointed to serve a 4 year term of office.  The current governing body of Ponsbourne St. Mary’s School comprises:

Headteacher

2 Parent Governors – elected by parents

1 Local Authority Governor – appointed by the County Council

3 Foundation Governors 

  • The rector of Ponsbourne Church
  • One governor appointed by the Church Pastoral Aid Society
  • One governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

4 Co-opted Governors

1 Staff Governor

Governors have equal rights to participate in the work of the governing body and to state their own views, but always work as a team and are bound by the collective decisions of that team.

They work in partnership with the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and is the principle professional advisor to the governing body.  In addition, we receive advice from our Hertfordshire Improvement Partner.

Minutes from the Governing Body are available to read in the school office on request.

The governors who have served since September 2023 are listed below, including associate members.  Associate members are appointed by the governing body to provide specific support and expertise at either committee or full governing body level.

Name

Role

Category

Start Date

Date Stepped Down

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended

2022/23

Mr Wayne Morris

Chair

Chair Finance

Local Authority

20.06.15

 

5/6

Mrs Susan Hawkins

Curriculum

Foundation

01.07.15

 

3/6

Mrs Dorothy Marlow

Headteacher

Headteacher

01.09.14

31.12.23

6/6

Mrs Sarah Bridgman

Headteacher

Headteacher

01.01.24

 

N/A

Mrs Aletia DeBeer

Curriculum

Parent

05.06.18

 

6/6

Mr Matthew Grey

Finance

Parent

07.10.19

07.10.23

5/6

Rev. Theresa Musiwacho

Finance

Foundation

07.10.19

 

4/6

Mrs Jan Young

Curriculum

Foundation

07.10.19

07.10.23

5/6

Mrs Louise Delfino

Finance

Co-opted

17.11.19

 

5/6

Mrs Gemma Pellant

Curriculum

Staff

17.11.19

 

3/3 (Maternity Leave)

Miss Rosie Bower

Curriculum

Staff

04.07.22

 

6/6

Mrs Amy Lilley

Curriculum

Associate

12.09.22

 

6/6

Mrs Monica Binning

Finance 

Parent 

13.11.23 

 

N/A

Dates for Next Meetings (Full Governing Body)

Monday 22nd January, 2024

Monday 4th March, 2024

Name

Pecuniary Interests and Governance Roles

Mr Wayne Morris

Electrician, Parish Council

Mrs Susan Hawkins

None

Mrs Dorothy Marlow

Headteacher of Ponsbourne St. Mary’s, Member of the Diocesan Board of Education

Mrs Sarah Bridgman

Headteacher of Ponsbourne St. Mary’s and Executive Headteacher of Tonwell and Thundridge Federation

Mrs Aletia DeBeer

None

Mr Matthew Grey

None

Rev. Theresa Musiwacho 

Vicar of Ponsbourne Church and Governor of Essendon School

Mrs Jan Young

None

Mrs Louise Delfino

None

Mrs Gemma Pellant

Teacher at Ponsbourne St. Mary’s

Miss Rosie Bower

Teacher at Ponsbourne St. Mary’s

Mrs Amy Lilley

None