Hertford Juniors

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Our governors

What do school governors do?

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.

Hertford Federation Governing Body

At a joint meeting on 15 May 2017, the governing bodies from Hertford Infant & Nursery School and Hertford Junior School voted to federate their governing bodies and adopt the new name of Hertford Federation.  The newly constituted Hertford Federation started on 3 July 2017 and all the appointed governors are listed below.  The governing body also agreed to appoint the deputy headteacher from each school as associate members. There are currently two co-opted governor vacancies and one staff governor vacancy on the governing body. 

Name Role  Term of office  Appointed by Original appt date
Rachel Attwell Co-opted governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body  01.09.09
Carl Chambers Co-opted governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  30.01.12 
Claire Coyne  Co-opted governor03.07.17 - 02.07.21Governing body  23.09.13 
Daniel Goodhand Parent governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Elected by parents 03.07.17 
Justine Harvey Associate Member  03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  27.11.16 
Tracey Hill Local authority governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body 11.07.16 
Joan Marshall  Headteacher governor  03.07.17 -    Member by virtue of their office 01.01.09 
Zoe McGuiganHeadteacher governor 03.07.17 -  Member by virtue of their office06.01.14
Jenny Perrin    Co-opted governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21
Governing body  18.01.12 
Katy Poole  Co-opted governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  30.01.12 
Helen Quin Parent governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Elected by parents  03.07.17 
Rob Rosenthal Co-opted governor   03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  30.05.12
Claire Taylor Co-opted governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body 06.07.15 
Lisa Tyson  Associate Member  03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  16.09.15 

In the past 12 months, Hertford Junior School and Hertford Federation also had the following governors:

Name Role Term of office Appointed by Left the GB Original appt date 
Alison BartlettCo-opted governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body 20.12.17 24.10.14  
Jay BreslawCo-opted governor03.07.17 - 02.07.21Governing body30.12.17 01.06.08
Jonathan Newman Parent governor 23.09.13 - 22.09.17 Elected by parents 02.07.17 23.09.13 
Dee O'Flaherty Staff governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Elected by staff 08.02.18 03.01.17 


Register of interests


Date declared


Joan Marshall



Carl Chambers




Jenny Perrin


LA Governor at Royal Spa Nursery School (Chair)

Early Years Officer at BHCC

Husband is cricket coach at Hertford Junior After School Club

Rachel Attwell


Higher Level Teaching Assistant at HJS

Governor at St Peter’s Community Primary School

Claire Coyne


Teacher at Brunswick Primary School

Robert Rosenthal


Employed at University of Sussex School of Education & Social Work; Chair of Southdown Rise Residents' Association

Katy Poole



Dee O’Flaherty


Related by marriage to Business Manager at Hertford Infant

Claire Taylor


Parent of child at Hertford Infant

Lisa Tyson



Daniel Goodhand


Managing Director and owner of Goodhand Acoustics Ltd
Director/Trustee of the Institute of Acoustics
Member of Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

Jay Breslaw



Alison Bartlett



Tracey Hill


Self-employed, providing data visualisation services to Market Research Agencies

Local councillor

 Helen Quin 25.09.17

 Child at Hertford Infant & Nursery School

 Zoe McGuigan 22.11.17

 Child at Hertford Junior School