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Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to safeguard the public interest in the school and to ensure that those who are directly responsible for day-to-day management (the Executive Headteacher, Heads of School and senior leaders) are accountable for decisions and actions taken.

The Governors play an important role in overseeing the maintenance and improvement of standards of achievement in the school.

It is a strategic role and does not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school, which is the role of the Executive Headteacher and senior staff.

Under the Castle CE Federation, the Governing Body is responsible for both schools in the Federation.

Key roles of the Governors are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • To hold the Executive Headteacher/Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

In addition, there are other duties:

  • Determining how the schools’ budgets are spent

  • The appointing and dismissing of staff

  • Hearing appeals and grievances

  • Forming policy on the schools’ curriculum

  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline

  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe

  • Setting and monitoring the schools’ aims and policies

Name

Category

Appointed/elected by

Mrs H Armstrong

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

Mrs S Hyde

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

Mrs M Carnegie

Foundation

St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Ms L Clarke

(Vice-chair)

Foundation

St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mrs E Dowling

Foundation

St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mrs V Harris

Foundation

St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mrs J Jenkins

(Chair)

Foundation

St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mr N Heath

Foundation

St Michael & All Angels’, Sunnyside

Fr Simon Vivian

Foundation

Ex-officio (Parish Clergy Team)

Mrs E Wallace

Local Authority

Governing Body

Mr W Ball

Parent

Parents

Mrs N Spanswick

Parent

Parents

Mr R Donald

Staff

Staff

Mr R Halls

Staff

Ex-officio (Executive Headteacher)

Mrs C Crozier

Co-opted

Governing Body

Mrs J Cutler

Co-opted

Governing Body

Dr J Huddleston

Associate Member

Governing Body

Mrs J Histed

Clerk to the Governors

Our governors can be contacted via our schools.

Our Governing Body was constituted on 16 April 2018.

Downloads relating to governance

Our Instrument of Government 

Details of governors' terms of office and register of interests 

Details of governors' meeting attendance (April-July 2018) 

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18 

Details of governors meeting attendance (Sept 2018-July 2019)