Our Governors

The Governing Board has overall responsibility for the school. This includes overseeing the smooth running of the school, ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught, drawing up and monitoring policies to cover all aspects of school life and maintenance of buildings and grounds.

There are usually four Full Governing Board (FGB) Meetings each year. Specialist Governor Committees oversee the following areas: curriculum, personnel, policies, premises and finance. These committees each meet at least once per term. There are a number of other posts too: Special Needs Governor, Child Protection Liaison and Subject Liaison Governors.

All our Governors are available for consultation and can be contacted, confidentially, via e-mail at governors@pottenend.herts.sch.uk. The Chair may also be contacted through the school. The Governors have regular “drop-in” weeks when they come into school and observe lessons and activities.

Liz IllingworthChair/Parent Governor

Liz Illingworth
Chair/Parent Governor

Simon Barnard

Simon Barnard
Vice-Chair/DBE Foundation Governor

Claire Wallis Non-Teaching Staff Governor

Claire Wallis
Non-Teaching
Staff Governor

Marianne Barker

Marianne Barker
Co-Opted
Governor

James BettParent Governor

James Bett
Parent
Governor

Wendy Birch Teaching Staff Governor

Wendy Birch
Teaching Staff
Governor

Gail Burgess

Gail Burgess
Foundation
Governor

Neil Cutmore

Neil Cutmore
Co-opted
Governor

Maura Gillespie

Maura Gillespie
Parent
Governor

Chrisitne SimsLEA Governor

Christine Sims
LEA
Governor

Emma Harris Foundation Governor

Emma Harris
Foundation
Governor

John McGrath

John McGrath
Parent
Governor

Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris
Head
Teacher

Revd Penny NashFoundation Governor

Revd Penny Nash
Foundation Governor

Bradley Nunn Parent Governor

Bradley Nunn
Parent
Governor

Ann Hingston

Ann Hingston
Clerk to the
Governing Body

Governor Bios & Responsibilities
Governor Meeting Attendance
Minutes of the Full Governing Board Meetings
Chair's Report
Instrument of Government

The next Full Governing Board Meeting will be held on

Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm.

Governors’ Policy on Charging

All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum, although we do ask parents to make a voluntary contribution where additional costs are incurred. When inviting contributions from parents we make it clear that these are voluntary.

If an activity goes ahead, it will include children whose parents have not made a contribution. We ensure that these children are allowed to participate fully in the activity. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions for an activity the school will either pay the additional costs or cancel the event. The school keeps financial records of all activities for which additional costs have been incurred. Summary information is available on request.

We feel strongly that no child should be disadvantaged for financial reasons. Where costs for board and lodging are involved or if a charge is made by an outside provider, parents on low income are invited to apply to the school for financial support. Applications are treated as confidential. When an application is received, the Head Teacher will discuss the request with the parent and determine the level of support to be offered.

  • Mapac

    Mapac
  • Diocese of St Albans

    Diocese of St Albans
  • Wisepay

    Wisepay
  • Activemark 2008

    Activemark 2008
  • School Games Bronze

    School Games Bronze
  • Healthy Schools Hertfordshire

    Healthy Schools Hertfordshire
  • Walk to School – Living Streets

    Walk to School – Living Streets