Governors

 

NAME RESPONSIBILITIES/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
   

Mr Keith Hutt

Keith Hutt

Chair/Term of office at Thundridge Primary School 10.05.16 to 1.07.17.

Keith has been involved in education for many years and is currently an education consultant, mainly delivering governor training and undertaking Governing Board reviews. Initially a secondary school teacher and subsequently became an RE adviser. Following a spell as a member of the SLT in a special school he moved into the education department at Herts County Council as a Planning Officer. Maintained responsibility for adapting schools to better meet the needs of people with disabilities, overseeing school building projects and property related data. Prior to Mr Gove ending the programme, Keith was Deputy Director for Building Schools for the Future in Hertfordshire, followed by Systems Development Manager in the Corporate Property Department with responsibility for the collection and analysis of data relating to school premises. Keith was also an Ofsted inspector and is now semi-retired. Meetings attended 2016/17 - 11 of 11

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 6 of 8

Pecuniary Interests - Chair of Governors at Little Hadham School

Ms Sam Clark

Vice Chair/Parent Governor - Resources Committee/Governor responsible for Safeguarding (Child Protection)/Term of Office 18.03.16 to 17.03.2020

Ms Clark is currently employed as Biology Teacher at Bishop's Stortford High School.  Sam has two children currently at the school.

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 6 of 8 

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 6 of 8

Pecuniary Interests - None declared

Miss Paula Greatrex

Head Teacher/Resources/School Improvement/

Pecuniary interests - paid member of staff/has one child currently attending the school

Meetings attended 2016/17  - 9 of 9

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 8 of 8

Mrs Ann Gaze

Staff Governor/Assistant Head Teacher/Head Teacher (1 day pw) Resources/School Improvement Committees

 

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 10 of 11

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 5 of 8

Pecuniary interests - paid member of staff/Married to Mr David Gaze, zero hours teacher contract/daughter Miss H Gaze currently holds a temporary contract at the school as Teaching Assistant am/One-to-One TA pm

 Mr Luke Davy

 

Parent Governor - Term of Office Nov 2017 to Nov 2021

Luke currently works as a Tenanted and Franchise Operations Manager for a local brewery.  He has vast experience in the hospitality and airport industries and has knowledge of employment law, public health and safety, food safety, budgeting and property management.  He lives locally and has one child at the school.

Pecuniary Interests - None declared

Meetings attended 2017/18- 1 of 5 

Ms Arabelle Jones

Arabella Jones

Foundation Governor - Term of Office Feb 2017 to Feb 2021

Arabelle currently lives in High Cross and runs a Pilates business holding local classes and also in St Albans.
She worked as a secondary school teacher of RE for 6 years, training at the Institute of Education and working for 4 years in London schools, one of which was a church school, before working at Sandringham School in St Albans for 2 years. Arabella regularly attends St John's church in High Cross.

Meetings attended 2016/17  - 2 of 3

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 2 of 8 (currently on maternity leave)

Pecuniary Interests - none declared

 

 Mr James Le Grys

 

 

Parent Governor - Term of Office Nov 2017 to Nov 2021

James has two children at Thundridge School.  He was born in Bengeo, Hertford and has lived in the village of Wadesmill for eight years.  He has worked in the management consulting industry for the past fifteen years, working with businesses to help solve problems and deliver solutions.  James also has a keen interest in the progress of the school community.  

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 2 of 5

Pecuniary interests - James' wife Mrs E Le Grys holds a zero hours MSA contract with the school

Glenda Hardy

Glenda

Co-opted Governor - Term of Office Feb 2017 to Feb 2021

Glenda’s professional background has mainly in been within Education in Local Government, starting with Student Grants (when they existed) in Staffordshire County Council and then London Borough of Waltham Forest,  Wandsworth Borough Council and finally London Borough of Islington.  Whilst there she changed direction and moved to School Admissions and then to her current post of Head of Admissions and Transport for Hertfordshire County Council which she has held for the past 8 years.

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 2 of 6

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 2 of 8

Pecuniary interests - none declared

 

Mr Nick Thomas

Nick Thomas

Parent Governor - Term of Office Nov 2017 to Nov 2021

Nick has experience working as a Chartered Accountant and spent the past seventeen years working as an investment analyst.  He has two children at the school and is committed to helping support its potential to develop the progress of all pupils. 

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 4 of 5

Pecuniary interests - Nick is married to Mrs L Thomas who works as a teaching assistant at the school

 

Mrs Natasha Smyth

Natasha

Parent Governor - Resources/EYFS/Geography/SEND Governor/Term of Office 01.03.15 to 28.02.19/EYFS Specialism/Head Teacher of Riverside Nursery School, Great Amwell, Ware  

Natasha currently has two children at the school and has knowledge and experience from her role within an EYFS setting.

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 4 of 6 

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 6 of 8

Pecuniary interests - none declared

Mr Oliver Barnes

Oliver

 

LEA Governor - Term of Office 17.01.17 to 16.01.21

Oliver has worked for Hertfordshire County Council since September 2013, firstly as a graduate management trainee and subsequently as a manager in Adult Care Services and Children’s Services. He gained experience in improving the delivery of public services and studied for an undergraduate degree in History at Cambridge and completed a diploma in public management with the University of Birmingham. Oliver lives in Hertford and is originally come from Northumberland.

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 4 of 6

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 4 of 8

Pecuniary interests - none declared

 

Clerk - Mrs Naomi Murray

Also holds position as Administrative Receptionist and Clerk to the FGB at Bengeo Primary School.

Governors term ended during academic year 2016/17 

Rev. Mrytle Cook

Foundation Governor/RE/PSHE/Church Ethos/School Improvement Committee/Term of Office 27.11.13 to 25.11.17  - ended June 2017. 

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 3 of 4

Pecuniary interests - none declared 

Mrs Sue Robinson

Co-opted Governor/Resources & School Improvement Committees /Term of Office 29.02.16 to 28.02.20 - ended 30.09.17/Retired Head Teacher

Meetings attended 2016/17  - 10 of 10

Meetings attended 2017/18 - 2 of 2

Pecuniary interests - none declared

Mr Tim White

Co-opted Governor/Resources Committee - Term of Office November 2016 to November 2020 - ended 7.6.17. 

Meetings attended 2016/17 - 4 of 8

Pecuniary interests - none declared

Meetings: Academic Year September 2016 to July 2017

  • FGB meetings

Thursday 20th October 2016 6.30 for 6.45pm

Thursday 22nd February 2017 6.30 for 6.45pm

Monday 22nd May 2017 6.30 for 6.45pm

Thursday 13th July 2017 6.30 for 6.45pm

  • School Improvement Meetings

 Friday 7th October 2016 9.15am

Friday 27th January, 2017 9.15am

Friday 7th July, 2017 9.45am

  • Resources Committee Meetings 

Thursday 6th October, 2016 6.45pm

Thursday 26th January, 2017 6.30 for 6.45pm

Monday 22nd May 2017  6.30pm

Meetings: Academic Year September 2017 to July 2018

  • FGB meetings

Thursday 7th September, 2017 Interim FGB - focus on SDP/Visits/Link Roles

 Thursday 9th November 2017 6.30 for 6.45pm

 Monday 5th February 2018 6.30 for 6.45pm

Thursday 24th May, 2018 6.30 for 6.45pm

  • School Improvement Meetings

 Thursday 21st September 2017 9.30am

 Tuesday 21st November 2017 9.30am

  • Resources Committee Meetings 

 Monday 9th October 2017 6.30pm

 Thursday 23rd November 2017 6.30pm