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|
|Rev Naomi Wormell (Vice-Chair HBO)||Foundation||Ex Officio Vicar of Hatfield Broad Oak||Steering, Safeguarding, Finance & Premises, Data|
|Christopher Harding (Vice-Chair LHS)||Foundation||PCC||September 2020||Steering, Finance & Premises, Pay Committee, Complaints|
|Sonia Strickland||Executive Headteacher||Ex Officio|
|Rev Canon David Herrick||Foundation||Ex Officio Rector of Little Hallingbury|
|Eleni Chrysostomou||Staff||Staff||September 2020||Curriculum|
|Daniel White||Parent||Parents||September 2019||Finance & Premises|
|Cath Yelland||Parent||Parents||May 2021||Curriculum|
|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)|
|Julia Dadd||Co-opted||Federation Board||Office ceased on 17th January 2018|
|Grant Clemence||Parent||Parents||Office ceased on 1st March 2018|
|Adam Akhurst||LEA||Local Authority||Office ceased on 5th March 2018|
|Rev Janice Green||Foundation||Ex Officio||Office 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