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Governors 

 

  

The governors are fully committed to supporting the head teacher and leadership team to continue to provide the very best education and school experience for our children.  The relationship between the governors and the leadership team is positive and based upon trust, openness and transparency. Parent governors are selected by the parent body by means of a election process administrated by the office staff and overseen by the head and chair of governors. Other categories of governor are appointed by the governing body. The term of office is four years.

The governors provide a robust challenge to the head ensuring that targets are appropriate, that there is a drive for continuous improvement and that the budget is wisely allocated.  Governors are well informed and know the school very well.  Governors are often in school listening to children read and meeting with subject leaders and also take the opportunity to talk to parents at consultation evenings or forum sessions.  

The Governing Body consists of representatives from the various groups associated with the school. Representatives come from the LEA, the local community, the parentand teacher bodies. Our Governing Body meets at least termly. In addition, the committees and working parties meet to discuss matters such as premises, curriculum, personnel and finance.

 

Please click on the link below for a full description of the role of chair and vice - chair.

 

The role of the Chair and Vice-Chair.doc

 

 

Chair of Governors /Co - Opted Governor

Mrs M Waller

Vice Chair

Parent Governor/ Chair of School Improvement Committee

Mrs K Kay

Parent Governor / Chair of Resources Committee

Mr A Barkey

Parent Governor

Mr P Mansour

Parent Governor

Mr S Tilbury

 Co - Opted Governor

Miss Adaobi Cliffe

Co-Opted Governor

Rev J Loveridge

 Co - Opted Governor

Mr John Palfreyman

LEA Governor

 

Staff Governor & Deputy Head

Mrs Law

Head

Mrs G Langan

 

 

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

Katy Kay (Chair)

Adrian Barkey (Chair)

Gill Langan

Gill Langan

Maddie Waller

Maddie Waller

Dorothy Abel Smith

Simon Dawson

Simon Tilbury

Pierre Mansour

Jo Loveridge

 John Palfreyman

Nicki Law

 

 

Adaobi Cliffe

 

 

 

  Link Governors

 

Subject

Governor

Subject Leader

Maths

Pierre Mansour

Miss C Rix

English

Jo Loveridge/Dorothy Abel Smith

Mrs C Hodge

Science

Maddie Waller

Mrs C Hodge /

Mrs A Cockley

E-Safety

Katy Kay

Mrs A Cockley

EYFS

Maddie Waller

Miss H Richards

Sport

Simon Tilbury

Mrs A Cockley

SEND/Inclusion

Katy Kay

Mrs N Law

Safeguarding/ PP/ CLA

Katy Kay

Mrs G Langan/

Mrs N Law

Health & Safety

Adrian Barkey

Mrs G Langan

 

 Please click below for further information regarding the roles of the Abel Smith governing body 2015 - 2016:

 

Governor Information 2015 - 2016

 

If you wish to speak to a Governor, they can be contacted via the school office on 01992 583244 or email: governors@abelsmith.herts.sch.uk.  

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Autumn Newsletter 2015

Summer Newsletter 2015

Autumn Newsletter 2014

Spring Newsletter 2014

Autumn Newsletter 2013