Governing Body

The Governing Body is a key part of the Leadership and Management of the school and works within the Department for Education and Local Authority guidelines to provide an independent view of the school. Governors work with the Headteacher to set the vision and strategic direction to ensure continued school improvement.

The Governing Body provides an oversight of the management and operation of the school, with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards. The Governing Board does not run the school on a day-to-day basis. The daily management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and the other senior staff.

The full Governing Body meets twice per term but much of the work is carried out by committees: Admissions, Business, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC), and Premises.

As a Voluntary Aided school, we have our own admissions policy and the Admissions Committee allocate places according to our criteria. This committee also deals with the appeals procedure.

The Business committee are concerned with school finances, the setting of the budget and monitoring it throughout the year. It also considers staffing issues and assists in the selection process.

The Teaching, Learning and Curriculum committee deals with all aspects of the curriculum including Special Educational Needs and Inclusion matters, monitoring and evaluation.

The Premises committee deals with day-to-day maintenance, health and safety, and any proposed building, maintenance or refurbishment proposals.

Each member of the Governing Body has at least one area of specific responsibility which they monitor regularly through school visits and liaison with school staff.

NameType of GovernorTerm of office expiresRoles & responsibilities, committeesPecuniary InterestsRelationship to a member of staff or relative
Mrs L LuxtonLocal Authority30.1.2024Chair
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Pupil Premium
Mrs H MacInnesDiocesan Foundation31.3.2024Safeguarding
Inclusion & SEND
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Revd G DearIncumbentn/a Admissions
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
RE & Collective Worship
Mrs C ScottPCC Foundation31.1.2024Business
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Mrs J EatonPCC Foundation28.2.2023Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Wellbeing Governor:
PE and Sport
Mental health
Sporting Futures Training LtdNone
Mr P VolskeDiocesan Foundation29.9.25Business
Health and Safety
Governor at St Vincent de Paul SchoolNone
Mrs C PearceParent2.7.2023Business
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Mrs L MassieFoundation23.11.25Premises
Mr T NyoniFoundation20.4.26Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Equality & Diversity
Election pending
Mr D BeachAssociate 23.11.25Premises
Mrs G StewartStaff31.1.243Admissions
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Herts Music ServiceNone
Mrs R PeddieEx-Officio
n/a Admissions
Teaching Learning & Curriculum
Shark IT Ltd
Stevenage Sporting Futures Team
Hitchin Partnership

Governor Attendance Record 2021/22


30 Sept

24 Nov 9 Feb 22 April 16 May 28 Jun
David Beach   A P A P P
Ginni Dear P A P N A P
Jill Eaton N N A P N P
Lawrence Foster P P P N P P
Liz Luxton P P P P P P
Helen MacInnes P P A P P P
Louise Massie   A P P N P
Thabani Nyoni         P A
Clare Pearce A P N P P P
Rachel Peddie P P P P P P
Carol Scott P P P P P P
Martin Stephenson P P P

Resigned 25 March 2022

Gayle Stewart P P P P P P
Paul Volske   P P P P A

In Attendance

Kerry Ingle M M M M M M
Felicity Nichols     P P P P



Present P
Apologies provided A
Not present N
Maternity leave M