The Giles Nursery and Infants' Governing Body
All Governors are appointed for a term of four years unless otherwise stated.
Mrs Katie Beatty
Parent Governor, appointed 13/12/2016
Link Governor for PTA and SEND
Mrs Kerrhys Edwards
Co-opted Governor, appointed 13/10/2015
Government Development Co-ordinator, Link Governor for Religious Education, PE
Mrs Judith Garley
Staff Governor, appointed 13/10/2015
Link Governor for Art and DT, Music
Mrs Rouane Mendel
Staff Governor (Head Teacher), appointed 01/09/2011
Mrs Theresa Smyth
Associate Member, appointed 13/12/2016
Member of Finance Committee and Mentor for new Governors
Mr John Stevens
Co-opted Governor, appointed 17/07/2015
Link Governor for Computing, School Council, Health and Safety and Premises, Travel Plan, Member of Complaints Panel, Head Teacher's Performance Management
Mrs Stephanie Stevens
LEA Governor and Vice Chair of Governors, appointed 18/12/2013
Chair of Curriculum Committee, Member of Appeals Committee and Complaints and Staff Grievance Panel, Head Teacher's Performance Management, Link Governor for Curriculum, Early Years, English, and Mentor for new Governors
Miss Maxine Swieca
Co-opted Governor, appointed 17/10/2017
Link Governor for Child Protection, Safeguarding, Equalities and Inclusion, Disadvantaged Pupils; member of the Curriculum Committee
Mr Esron Tomlinson
Parent Governor, appointed 13/10/2015
Link Governor for Anti-bullying, Science
Rev. Kojo Wood
Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors, appointed 23/12/2016
Chair of Finance Committee, Chair of Appeals Committee and Complaints and Staff Grievance Panel, Link Governor for Mathematics, Humanities and international link school in Ghana
Clerk to the Governing Body - Mrs Kate Long, School Business Manager
The name of the school is The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School. It is a community school. The name of the governing body is The Governing Body of The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School.
The governing body consists of:
2 parent governors
1 Local Authority governor
1 staff governor
4 co-opted governors.
The total number of governors is 9.
The instrument of government, which came into effect on 23 December 2016, was made by order of Hertfordshire County Council on 23 December 2016. A copy of the instrument is supplied to every member of the governing body.
The Chair of the Governing Body is Reverend Kojo Wood; the Vice-Chair is Mrs Stephanie Stevens. The Governing Body has two committees:
Curriculum Committee – Chair: Mrs Stephanie Stevens
Finance Committee – Chair: Reverend Kojo Wood
There are also three panels: Appeals, Complaints and Staff Grievance and Head Teacher’s Performance Management.
The Governing Body three core functions and is responsible for:
developing the strategic direction of the school – values, mission and vision
being a Critical Friend – supporting the Head Teacher to raise standards of achievement and monitoring and evaluating school improvement
ensuring Accountability- value for money, ensuring effective and appropriate systems of financial and management controls and achieving agreed aims and objectives
Overview of Governing Body’s skills
Our Governors recently undertook a skills audit, a summary of which is posted below. This shows that our Governing Body collectively has an excellent range of skills that enable it to carry out its core functions effectively.