WHAT SCHOOL GOVERNORS DO?

The role that goverance plays in ensuring that every child recieves the best possible education has never been more important.

Governors and trustees are there to:

  • set the schools vision, ethos and stategic direction;
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the performance of teachers and pupils, and;
  • to ensure that public money is being well spent.

For more information, visit the National Governors’ Association website

The governing body is drawn from a number of sources, but all have the interests of the school in common. Since we are a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, the incumbent is an ex-officio member of the governing body. Representatives of the Parochial Church Council and the Diocesan Board of Education are also members.

COMMITTEES

At Ickleford Primary School, we have four committees which report in to the full Governing Body. The committees examine their areas in detail at meetings which are generally held twice each term.

Finance – as its name suggests, this committee is responsible for setting the school budget, monitoring income and expenditure, and ensuring we get good value for money.

Buildings, Health & Safety – looks after the fabric of the school and its surroundings, considers what new infrastructure might be of most benefit to the children, and carefully monitors the whole school environment to minimise any physical risks to all users of the school.

Personnel – is responsible for staffing matters, including recruitment and retainment, pay (in consultation with Finance) and school policies relating to people.

Performance & Development – has oversight of the performance of the children – how this is monitored, how the various categories of children perform relative to their peers to ensure all make good progress, and the effectiveness of the interventions in raising standards.

If you are interested in becoming a co-opted governor, please send your details, along with information as to why you wish to be considered, to the school, and your information will be retained by the governing body for consideration when a vacancy becomes available.

The members of the governing body can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY ARE:

Governor Responsibilities/Committees/Subject Area
Dr Miles Maxwell (LEA)
Start Date: 29th September 2014 Finish Date: 17th September 2022 

Responsibilities: Chairman of Governing Body, Chair of P&D committee,  Safeguarding, Assessment and EYFS
Committees: Finance, Performance &  Development 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.

Mrs Elizabeth Bundy (Foundation - appointed by Parochial Church Council)
Start Date: 25th May 2017 Finish Date: 21st May 2021
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing Body, Design and Technology 
Committees: Personnel
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
 (Co-opted)
Start Date:  Finish Date: 
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing Body
Subjects: Science 
Committees: Finance 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Rev Margaret Holford (Associate Governor)
Start Date:1st September 2008 
Responsibilities: Pastoral Care
Committees: Personnel
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Shirley Willams (Co-opted)
Start Date: 1st September 2019 Finish Date: 31st August 2023
Responsibilities: PHSE and Values Education 
Committees: Personnel, Performance and Development and Buildings, Health and Safety
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Ms Cheryl Holman (Parent)
Start Date: 20th February 2017 Finish Date: 19th February 2021
Subjects: English
Committees: Finance
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Sarah Wright (Associate)
School Staff 
Responsibilities: 
Committees: 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Sue Dury (Ex Officio - Headteacher)
Start Date: 5th September 2011 
Committees: Buildings, Health and Safety, Finance,
Performance and Development, Personnel
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Chris Barker (Co-opted)
Start Date: 1st September 2019 Finish Date: 31st August 2023 
Responsibilities: Special Needs
Committee: Performance and Development, Personnel 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Nicky Pedder (Co-opted)
Start Date:  29th January 2018 Finish Date:  28th January 2022
Committees: 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mr Peter Woollard (Parent)
Start Date: 13th June 2016 Finish Date: 12th June 2020
Committees: Performance &  Development, Buildings Health and  Safety
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.

Mrs Jenny Fletcher (Parent)
Start Date: 20th February 2017 Finish Date: 19th February 2021
Subjects: P.E. and Art
Committees: Buildings, Health and Safety
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school 
Mrs Ulrike Banbury (Staff)
Start Date: 28th September 2019 Finish Date: 27th September 2023
Committees: Performance and Development
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mr Adrian Speed (Co-opted)
Start Date: 20th February 2017 Finish Date: 18th February 2021
Committees: Finance, Buildings
Subjects: Mathematics 
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Ms Jazz Minhas (Parent)
Start Date: 20th May 2019 Finish Date: 19th  May 2023
Committees : Performance and Development
Subjects : Science
No conflicting or relevant business interests with the school
No conflicting relationships with other Governors or school staff
Reverend Mary Fane de Salis - Ex Officio Foundation Governor
Start Date: 1st September 2017 
Responsibilities: Personnel committee and RE
No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.

No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.
Mrs Elizabeth Battarbee    Clerk to the Governors


Left Governors

  Dr Sally Ozaydin (Parent)
  Start Date: 4th December 2014 Finish Date: 3rd December 2018 

 
 Responsibilities: Science and History
 Committees: Performance & Development
 No conflicting financial or relevant business interests with the school.
 No conflicting relationships with other governors or school staff.

  Mr Hugo Norton-Taylor (Co-opted)
  Start Date: 1st September 2015 Finish Date: 31st August 2019 

  Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing Body
  Subjects: Science 
  Committees: Finance 
  No conflicting financial or relevant business       interests with the school.
  No conflicting relationships with other governors or    school staff.

ICKLEFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD 2019/20

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

TERM OF OFFICE START

TERM OF OFFICE END

PECUNIARY INTERESTS

FGB ATTENDANCE 2018/19

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE 2018/19**

Ulrike Banbury

Staff

28.9.15

27.9.19

(school staff)

6 out of 6

P&D   2 of 4

Chris Barker

Co-opted

1.9.15

31.8.23

 

6 out of 6

P&D   3 of 4

P         3 of 4

Elizabeth Bundy

(Vice-Chair)

Foundation

25.5.17

21.5.21

none

6 out of 6

F         5 of 5

BHS    4 of 4

Rev Mary De Salis

Foundation (ex officio)

1.9.17

n/a

 

3 out of 6

P&D   3 of 4

Sue Dury

Headteacher

n/a

n/a

(school staff)

4 out of 6

P&D   3 of 4

F        3 of 5

BHS   2 of 4

P        4 of 4

Jennifer Fletcher

Parent

20.2.17

19.2.21

none

5 out of 6

BHS   4 of 4

Rev Margaret Holford

Associate

n/a

n/a

 

2 out of 6

P        3 of 4

Cheryl Holman

Parent

20.2.17

19.2.21

none

4 out of 6

F        4 of 5

Miles Maxwell

(Chair)

LEA

29.9.14

17.9.22

none

6 out of 6

P&D   4 of 4

F        4 of 5

P        1 of 1

Jaswinder Minhas

Parent

20.05.19

19.05.23

none

2 out of 2

n/a

Nicky Pedder

Co-opted

29.1.18

28.1.22

(school staff)

3 out of 6

F        5 of 5

BHS   4 of 4

Adrian Speed

Co-opted

20.2.17

18.2.21

none

3 out of 6

F        4 of 5

BHS   2 of 4

Shirley Williams

Co-opted

1.9.15

31.8.23

none

6 out of 6

P&D   4 of 4

BHS    3 of 4

P         4 of 4

Peter Woollard

Parent

13.6.16

12.6.20

 

5 out of 6

P&D   4 of 4

Sarah Wright

Associate

n/a

n/a

(school staff)

4 out of 6

P&D   4 of 4

F         3 of 5

BHS    3 of 4

P         4 of 4

GOVERNORS WHO LEFT DURING THE YEAR 2018/19

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

TERM OF OFFICE START

TERM OF OFFICE END

PECUNIARY INTEREST

FGB ATTENDANCE 2018/19

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE 2018/19

Sally Ozaydin

Parent

3.12.14

2.12.18

None

1 out of 1

P&D    2 of 2

Hugo Norton-Taylor

(Chair until May 19, Vice-Chair until Aug 19)

Co-opted

1.9.15

31.8.19

None

2 out of 6

F          1 of 5

P          1 of 1

** committee abbreviations

P&D       Performance and Development

F              Finance

P             Personnel

BHS        Buildings Health and Safety

Our LocationFind

Our Address:
Ickleford Primary School
Arlesey Road,
Ickleford,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG5 3TG
Telephone:
01462 459150
Fax:
01462 453910
Email:
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