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, Safe-guarding 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.

Simon Barnard

Simon Barnard
Chair of Governors

Denise Kennedy

Denise Kennedy
Head Teacher

Marianne Barker

Marianne Barker

Steve Cutler Co-opted Governor

Steve Cutler

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton

Maura Gillespie

Maura Gillespie
Vice-Chair of Governors

Emma Harris Foundation Governor

Emma Harris

Gail Batchelder LEA Govenor

Gail Batchelder

Ann Hingston

Ann Hingston
Clerk to the
Governing Body

Robert Dale Parent

Melanie Hall Teaching Staff Governor

Joe Roberts Foundation Ex-Officio Governor

Revd Joe Roberts
Foundation Ex-Officio Governor

Jamie Lam Parent Governor

Jamie Lam
Parent Governor




Governor Bios & Responsibilities
Governor Meeting Attendance
Minutes of the Full Governing Board Meetings
Governor Newsletter
Instrument of Government

The next Full Governing Board Meetings will be held on:

Thursday 30th January Spring Term FGB Meeting 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.

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