Governors

Consultation on the Amalgamation of the Schools

Completed Statutory Notice

Amalgamation letter Sept 2019

Appointment of Executive Headteacher Miss C McFlynn

Please click below to read a letter from the Chair of Governors, Mr David Miveld, and the new Executive Headteacher Miss Clare McFlynn. Executive Headteacher Appointment – April 2019

Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Schools’ Federation.

As of 1st January 2019, the governing bodies of the Infant and Junior School federated. Click here to follow the link to the Infant page where further information can be found.

The school governing body is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents
  • other sponsors (in our case, the diocese appoint “foundation governors”)

School governor’s duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

The governing body is accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

The Committees

The governing body is made up of four committees:

  • Resources Committee
  • Teaching, Learning and Community Committee
  • Admissions
  • Confidential

The Resources committee is responsible for matters to do with finance, human resourcing, school premises, health and safety and staffing. They meet once a term and follow a work plan which covers many aspects associated directly with their strategic role.

The Teaching, Learning and Community Committee are responsible for matter that deal with curriculum and assessment, development plans and communication.

Resources Committee

Clare McFlynn Executive Headteacher
Emma Lad Clerk
Mrs Francesca Hammond Foundation governor
Mr David Miveld Foundation governor
Mrs Laura Robertson Parent governor
Mrs Aideen Porter Head of School
Miss Aisling Cannon Head of School
Simon Jewels Co-opted governor
Mr Gerry Dolan Foundation governor
Mr Bernard McLeod Foundation governor
Mrs Elisa Bertelli Chair Local Authority Governor
Mr Richard Mills Co-opted governor

Teaching, Learning & Community Committee

Clare McFlynn Executive Headteacher
Emma Lad Clerk
Mrs Marianne McMahon Foundation governor
Mrs Bernie Murphy Staff governor
Mrs Abigail Batty Chair Parent governor
Mrs Aideen Porter Head of School
Miss Aisling Cannon Head of School
Simon Jewels Co-opted governor
Mr Bernard McLeod Foundation governor

Admissions

Mrs Francesca Hammond Foundation governor
Mrs Marianne McMahon Chair Foundation governor
Mrs Aideen Porter Head of School
Miss Aisling Cannon Head of School

CONFIDENTIAL – non staff

Emma Lad Clerk
Mrs Francesca Hammond Foundation governor
Mrs Marianne McMahon Foundation governor
Mr David Miveld Foundation governor
Mrs Laura Robertson Parent governor
Mrs Abigail Batty Parent governor
Mr Gerry Dolan Foundation governor
Mr Bernard McLeod Foundation governor
Mrs Elisa Bertelli Local Authority Governor
Michael O’Boy Foundation governor
Mr Richard Mills Co-opted governor

The Governors

The following table details the Governors. Foundation Governors are appointed by the RC Diocese of Westminster.

Miss C McFlynn
Executive Head Teacher
 David Miveld
Chair of Governors
Francesca Hammond
Foundation governor
Mrs Aideen Porter
Head of School
(Juniors)
Miss Aisling Cannon
Head of School
(Infants)
  Laura Robertson
Parent governor
Louise Forbes
Foundation governor
Bernadette Murphy
Staff Governor
Marianne McMahon
Foundation governor
Mrs Abigail Batty
Parent governor
Mr Gerry Dolan
Foundation governor
Mr Bernard McLeod
Foundation governor
Michael O’Boy
Foundation governor
Mr Richard Mills
Co-opted governor
Mrs Lesley O’Regan
Mr Simon Jewels
Co-opted governor
Mrs Lavinia Burski
Associate Member
Mrs Elisa Bertelli
Local Authority Governor
Emma Ladd
Clerk

Committees – Details

Declarations

Meetings 2019-20

Meetings 2018-19

The role of governor

Almost every year we need to recruit new school governors.

Governors must be over the age of 18 but no specialist qualifications are needed and people from many different backgrounds volunteer for the role. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a family member attending the school to become a governor. Training and development is readily available, and is an important part of becoming an effective school governor.

Governors need to attend meetings of the governing body every half term and also join one of the three committees that look at specific issues. Most meetings are in the late afternoon or early evening. The time commitment varies, but is usually a few hours each month. The role is voluntary, but expenses can be covered (such as babysitting costs).

If you ever have a question for Governors, please use the Question Box at the side of the front door at the main entrance or email governors@ssasinfants.herts.sch.uk. Alternatively you can contact us via the school on: 01727 854643.

Governors Fund

Ours is a Voluntary Aided school. This means that we have to fund 10% of the cost of any repairs or building improvements carried out at the school. Parents are invited to contribute. Such contributions are not compulsory. If you are able to contribute, you may do so via the following methods:
– online banking (bank details available from the school office)
– cash or cheque payable to SS Alban & Stephens Schools Governors handed into to the school office
Please ensure that any contribution is marked with your child’s name and for the attention of the governors to ensure we match the donation with the gift aid declaration (if applicable).

Gift Aid – If you are a UK taxpayer please also complete the gift aid form (found below), we can claim back 25p for every £1 you contribute, at no extra cost to you. For example for an annual contribution of £60 we could reclaim £15 making a total contribution of £75 by just signing a form. Please make sure that the person paying the contribution is the one who signs the form.

Whatever donation you can make, large or small please be assured that it will be spent wisely and for the benefit of all the children.

Building Fund Letter

Gift Aid Form

Ss Alban Stephen Federation Instrument