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 no vacancies 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
Alison BartlettCo-opted governor03.07.17 - 02.07.21Governing body24.10.14
Jay Breslaw Co-opted governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body 01.06.08 
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 
Dee O'FlahertyStaff governor  03.07.17 - 02.07.21
Elected by staff03.01.17

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

Name Role Term of office Appointed by Left the GB Original appt date 
Jonathan Worthy-PaulingCo-opted governor 16.09.15 - 15.09.19 Governing body 04.01.17 16.09.15  
Jonathan Newman Parent governor 23.09.13 - 22.09.17 Elected by parents 02.07.17 23.09.13 


Register of interests


Date declared


Joan Marshall



Carl Chambers


Church of England Minister

Charity trusteeships - Cuba para Cristo

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

Helen Booth


Assistant Headteacher at Hertford Junior; member of NUT

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

Jonathan Worthy-Pauling



Lisa Tyson



Jonathan Newman


Viva Childcare (under 4s)

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