Every school has a Board of Governors constituted in accordance with its Instrument of Government. Now that Little Hallingbury School has formed a federation with St Mary’s School Hatfield Broad Oak, there is a single Federation Governing Body which is responsible for both schools in the federation. Being Church Schools, the Federation Board of Governors includes representatives of the church at Parish and Diocesan level, as well as the Local Authority, Parents and Teachers.
The Board of Governors is responsible for the staffing, finance, curriculum, Admissions Policy, special needs and future planning of the school. The Governors work very closely with the Executive Headteacher in making decisions about the life of the School, and the well-being of all children and staff within the Federation.
|Name||Category of Governor||Appointed by||Term of Office||Committees / Responsibilities|
|Susannah Dutton (Chair)||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Steering (Chair), Curriculum, Finance & Premises, Data & Attendance, Pay Committee|
|Adam Akhurst (Vice-Chair HBO)||LEA||Local Authority||September 2020||Steering, Finance & Premises, Pay Committee|
|Christopher Harding (Vice-Chair LHS)||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Steering, Finance & Premises, Pay Committee, Complaints|
|Sonia Strickland||Executive Headteacher||Ex Officio|
|Rev Naomi Wormell||Foundation||Ex Officio||Safeguarding, Finance & Premises, Data & Attendance|
|Rev Janice Green||Foundation||Ex Officio||Curriculum|
|Eleni Chrysostomou||Staff||Staff||September 2020||Curriculum|
|Daniel White||Parent||Parents||September 2019||Finance & Premises|
|Grant Clemence||Parent||Parents||September 2019||Finance & Premises|
|Alison Hutley||Foundation||Diocese||September 2020||Curriculum, EYFS|
|Kate Fuller||Foundation||PCC||February 2021|
|Katherine Juggurnauth||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Curriculum (Chair), SEN|
|Sue Barr||Foundation||Diocese||September 2020||Data & Attendance (Chair), Communications|
|Barry Toogood||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Health & Safety|
|Sheila Nash||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Data & Attendance, Policies|
|Deborah Manning||Co-opted||Federation Board||September 2020||Curriculum|
|Martyn Tyler||Associate||Federation Board||September 2018||Finance & Premises (Chair)|
|Jenny Saunders||Associate||Federation Board||Office ceased on 10th January 2017|
|Rachel Watt||LEA||Local Authority||Office ceased on 1st September 2017|
|Julia Dadd||Co-opted||Federation Board||Office ceased on 17th January 2018|
The full Board of Governors meets four times each year, whilst various sub-committees meet more frequently. Governors regularly visit the school and also attend training courses and seminars on specific topics.
Parents may at any time bring matters of importance to the attention of the Board of Governors, either through the elected Parent Governors or through any member of the Board.
Governor Policies are available for parents to view through the School Office.
The Federation Board of Governors consists of:
- 2 Parent Governors (one elected by each school)
- 1 Local Education Authority (LEA) Governor
- 1 Staff Governor (elected by the staff body)
- The Executive Headteacher
- 3 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Board of Governors)
- 10 Foundation Governors
- 1 Associate Governor