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.

NameCategory of GovernorAppointed byTerm of OfficeCommittees / Responsibilities
Susannah Dutton (Chair)FoundationPCCSeptember 2020Steering (Chair), Curriculum, Finance & Premises, Data & Attendance, Pay Committee
Rev Naomi Wormell (Vice-Chair HBO)FoundationEx Officio Vicar of Hatfield Broad OakSteering, Safeguarding, Finance & Premises, Data
Christopher Harding (Vice-Chair LHS)FoundationPCCSeptember 2020Steering, Finance & Premises, Pay Committee, Complaints
Sonia StricklandExecutive HeadteacherEx Officio
Rev Canon David HerrickFoundationEx Officio Rector of Little Hallingbury
Eleni ChrysostomouStaffStaffSeptember 2020Curriculum
Daniel WhiteParentParentsSeptember 2019Finance & Premises
Cath YellandParentParentsMay 2021Curriculum
Alison HutleyFoundationDioceseSeptember 2020Curriculum, EYFS
Kate FullerFoundationPCCFebruary 2021
Katherine JuggurnauthFoundationPCCSeptember 2020Curriculum (Chair), SEN
Sue BarrFoundationDioceseSeptember 2020Data & Attendance (Chair), Communications
Barry ToogoodFoundationPCCSeptember 2020Health & Safety
Sheila NashFoundation PCCSeptember 2020Data & Attendance, Policies
Deborah ManningCo-optedFederation BoardSeptember 2020Curriculum
Martyn TylerAssociateFederation BoardSeptember 2018Finance & Premises (Chair)
Previous Governors
Julia DaddCo-optedFederation BoardOffice ceased on 17th January 2018
Grant ClemenceParentParentsOffice ceased on 1st March 2018
Adam AkhurstLEALocal AuthorityOffice ceased on 5th March 2018
Rev Janice GreenFoundationEx OfficioOffice ceased on 30th April 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