Hertford Juniors

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Governing Body

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.  Although there are different categories of governor they are all equal, work as a team and make collective decisions.  All abide by the governing body code of conduct. The categories of governor in the Hertford Federation governing body are: co-opted and local authority (both appointed by the governing board); parent governor and staff governor (elected by the parental/staffing body) and headteacher staff governor (who can choose to take up the position).  An in-depth handbook about the important work of school governors has been produced by the Department for Education.  The notes, minutes, from the formal meetings held are posted on the governors' meetings page.

Hertford Federation Governing Board

There used to be separate governing bodies at Hertford Junior School and Hertford Infant and Nursery School. At a joint meeting on 15 May 2017 both governing bodies decided to join up 'federate' their governing bodies and adopt the new name of Hertford Federation.  The newly constituted Hertford Federation started on 3 July 2017 and current  governors are listed below.  It was also agreed to appoint the deputy headteacher from each school as associate members. Associate members do not have a vote at meetings of the full governing body.  There is currently a vacancy for a co-opted governor and if you are interested in applying please contact either Chair of Governors: jennyperrin@hertfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk or traceyhill@hertfordinf.brighton-hove.sch.uk  an application form is available here.

Name Category Term of office  Appointed by Original appt dateInterests Registered* last updated 11.9.18
Rachel Attwell Co-opted 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body  01.09.09

Teaching Assistant at Hertford Junior School

Governor at St Peter's Community Primary School

Alexander Bennett Co-opted 11.9.18 - 10.9.22 Governing body  11.9.18 None
 Tracey Bowers Staff 18.4.18 - 17.4.22 Elected by staff 18.4.18 Teacher at Hertford Infant School
Claire Coyne  Co-opted 03.07.17 - 02.07.21Governing body  23.09.13  Employed at Hillpark School
Daniel Goodhand Parent governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Elected by parents 03.07.17  Acoustic consultant and director of Goodhand Acoustics
Justine Harvey Associate Member  03.07.17 - 02.07.21  Governing body  27.11.16  Head of School - Hertford Infant and Nursery School
Tracey Hill Local authority governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body 11.07.16 

 Brighton and Hove City Councillor

Self-employed market research consultant

 Valery KnightCo-opted11.9.18 - 10.9.22Governing body11.9.18 None
 Stephanie LakelinCo-opted7.6.18 - 6.6.22Governing body2.7.18 Employed by Brighton and Hove City Council as Children's Centre Manager
 David LushCo-opted7.6.18 - 6.6.22Governing body7.6.18 Employed by the Development Agency International Media Support
Zoe McGuiganHeadteacher staff 03.07.17 -  Member by virtue of their office06.01.14

 Executive Headteacher of Hertford Infant and Hertford Junior School

Child at School

Jenny Perrin    Co-opted 03.07.17 - 02.07.21
Governing body  18.01.12 

 Chair of Governors at Royal Spa Nursery School

Early Years' Officer at Brighton and Hove City Council

Spouse is Cricket Coach at Hertford Junior After School Club

VacancyParent governor  
  Nominations for new parent governor to be sought soon
Rebecca Robinson Co-opted 7.6.18 - 6.6.22 Governing body  7.6.18 Committee member for mASCot and mASCot representative for the Parent and Carer Council Steering Group
Lisa Tyson Associate Member 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Governing body  16.09.15  Head of School - Hertford Junior School
Vacancy Co-opted

Helen Booth Associate Member 28.11.18 - 27.11.22 Governing body 28.11.18 Employed by school

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 
 Interests Registered*
Dee O'Flaherty Staff governor 03.07.17 - 02.07.21 Elected by staff 08.02.18  Spouse of business manager at Hertford Infant School
 Carl ChambersCo-opted 3.7.17 - 7.6.18Governing body 7.6.18
Katy PooleCo-opted3.7.17 - 7.6.18Governing body7.6.18 none
Robert RosenthalCo-opted3.7.17 - 7.6.18 Governing body 7.6.18 Employed at University of Sussex School of Education & Social Work; Chair of Southdown Rise Residents' Association
Claire TaylorCo-opted3.7.17 - 7.6.18Governing body7.6.18 none
Joan MarshallHeadteacher Staff3.7.18Ex-officio31.8.18 Headteacher
 Helen QuinParent governor3.7.17Parent Body7.1.19 none

 *  Governors declare their interests at appointment, annually and at each meeting.  If a governor has an interest relating to an item under discussion then they do not have a vote on that item and withdraw from discussion.