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School Governors

Please send email correspondence for the Chair of Governors to admin@highwych.herts.sch.uk

All governor terms are for a period of 4 years apart from the Headteacher and Vicar which are ex-officio posts.

The Governors do not hold positions in any other schools.

High Wych Code of Practice for Governors (562KB)

Name

Category/Body/

AppointedBy

Committees Term of Office

Mr Alan Ashworth

 

LA (Herts)

 

Finance, Premises

 

Appointed 16/10/14,

22/04/16, 21/04/20

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I have served terms as both Parent and LA governor. I currently sit on the Curriculum, Finance and Premises committee and am responsible for monitoring the School's provision and implementation of Special Educational Needs (SEND) throughout the school. I spent 23 years in the legal profession before retiring on health grounds, and for the past six or so years my wife and I have been fostering full time for HCC. I am not related to any current school staff or pupils but my wife worked at the school for many years as a TA. Our two boys attended High Wych school, now aged 23 and working repairing and maintaining hydraulic lifts, and the other aged 20, currently reading Biology at Portsmouth University.

Mr Mark Brocklehurst Parent Governor Curriculum (Clerk)

Appointed 06/17

Retired 06/21

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I am a parent governor with one child at the school in Reception. My professional background is in finance; I am an Actuary working in the Lloyd's insurance market, currently as an independent consultant. My wife and I have lived in High Wych for the past six years and really enjoy the local community, a key part of which is High Wych School. Having a successful and friendly local village school is something I feel very strongly about and I am delighted to be able to support the school as a parent governor.

Mrs Wendy Carter

 

Foundation - Ex Officio Vicar

Personnel (Clerk)

 

Appointed 01/01/18

Retired 01/02/2020

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I served as a Foundation Governor for High Wych School when I was in the Parish seven years ago . I was trained as a teacher and have worked with adults in leisure courses as well as secondary and primary school students before I was Ordained in the Church of England in 2004. I moved from Birmingham Diocese to be Priest in Charge for High Wych and Gilston with Eastwick  on a short term contract.  I am widowed with three adult daughters and seven  grandchildren. I will serve on SIAMS committee and enjoy coming in to school for Assemblies and I hope to welcome classes into church for various curricular activities.  I am  not related to any member of staff or pupils.

Mr Jim Jones

 

Associate

 

Premises

 

Appointed 05/19

Resigned 06/09/20

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I advise and report on the premises regarding Health & Safety. I am now semi-retired after 39 years of running mechanical plant and specialist access equipment companies.

Mr Matthew Littlewood

 

Parent Governor

 

Finance (Chair), Premises (Chair), Safeguarding

Appointed 06/17

 

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I am a Parent governor and have 3 children at the school, in different year groups. My background is in finance and consulting; I have 20 years experience of advising investors and companies as an investment banker; also as a business mentor for the government backed Start-Up Direct programme, and have served as both an executive and non-executive director of various companies in the consumer and services sectors. I grew up in a family of teachers in a rural community, and believe strongly in supporting the school in achieving the very best for all of our children, and in the right way.

Catherine McHugh

Parent Governor

Premises

Appointed 22/06/21

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - TBA
TBA

Mrs Michelle Moulsher

Staff Governor

Premises Appointed 04/18
Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I have been Deputy Head since April 2018 and have worked in several primary schools across Essex. I currently sit on the premises committee.

Mrs Cathryn Sharples

(Chair)

Foundation (Diocese)

Safeguarding

Curriculum, Finance (Clerk), Personnel, Premises (Clerk)

Appointed 27/9/17

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I am currently the Chair of Governors and sit on the Finance, Personnel, Curriculum and Premises committees. I am a 'Foundation Governor' due to my association with St James Church. I work for Hertfordshire County Council and manage a supported housing and short breaks scheme which provides accommodation for adults with learning disabilities. My daughter is a former pupil of the school from Nursery age and because of this I became involved as a school governor.

Mr Neil Smith

(Vice Chair)

Foundation (PCC)

 

Curriculum (Chair), Personnel (Chair)

Appointed 28/9/14,

27/9/18, 16/10/18

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I am a Foundation Governor, although I was previously a parent governor while my children attended High Wych School. My professional background is in the pharmaceutical industry; however I now work in the charitable sector. I sit on both Curriculum and Personnel committees and am currently the Vice Chair of the Governing Body. I am not related to any member of staff at High Wych School.

Mrs Mandy West

Headteacher

Curriculum, Finance, Personnel

Appointed 1/1/01

Relevant business and pecuniary interests - None

I have been Headteacher since September 2003 and was previously the Deputy Head here at High Wych from January 2001. I sit on three committees.


Subject

Staff

Governor

CLA/Inclusion/SEN

Miss J Ling

Mr A Ashworth

English

Mrs J Monk

Mr N Smith

FS EY

Mrs J Monk

Mrs C Sharples

Mathematics

Mrs A Saggers

Mr A Ashworth

PP Children/ Safeguarding

Mrs M West

Mrs C Sharples, Mr M Littlewood

Sports and PE premium Mrs M West Mrs C Sharples

DPO

Deputy DPO

 

Mrs C Sharples

Mr N Smith


School Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in providing the best possible education for our pupils. By law the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

Their three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The minutes of the Governors’ meetings are available in the school office for viewing.

Meeting Dates

FGB meetings 2020/2021

 

03.12.20 04.02.21 11.03.21 18.05.21 15.07.21
Mr A Ashworth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr M Brocklehurst Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs W Carter Yes     Yes Yes
Mr J Jones       Yes Yes

Mr M Littlewood

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs M Moulsher

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs C Sharples

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mr N Smith

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs M West Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Curriculum 2020/21

 

02.11.20

26.01.21

09.03.21 13.05.21

Mr M Brocklehurst

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Mrs M Moulsher

No

Yes

Yes Yes
Mrs C Sharples Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr N Smith Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs M West

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

 

 

 

 


Finance 2020/2021

  06.10.20 29.01.21

Mr M Brocklehurst

Yes Yes

Mr M Littlewood

Yes Yes
Mrs C Sharples Yes Yes

Mrs M West

Yes Yes


Personnel 2020/21

 

23.09.20 24.11.20 28.01.21 11.02.21 12.05.21
Mr A Ashworth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs C Sharples

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr N Smith Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs M West

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Premises 2020/21

  06.11.20 21.01.21 15.04.21 05.05.21 10.06.21

Mr A Ashworth

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Mr M Brocklehurst

No Yes Yes Yes No
Mr M Littlewood Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs M Moulsher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs C Sharples Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

pdfGovernor Meetings 2017/18 (254KB)