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There are currently no vacancies, however, if you would like more information about The Lea’s Governing Body or to register an expression of interest please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body (clerk@lea-pri.herts.sch.uk).

What does the Governing Body do?

The Governors are volunteers that are charged with the responsibility of working with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that pupils at The Lea receive an excellent standard of education. Together, they set the strategic direction and ethos of the school and help to monitor progress towards our goals. They are involved in reviewing the performance of the school and setting policies. They also oversee the school’s finances, determining how best to use the funds available to allow us to achieve our aims as a school.

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body at The Lea consists of up of 15 individuals, including parents, local authority and co-opted members, staff and the Headteacher.  They each bring distinctive perspectives and skills to the Governing body, enabling us to draw on a wide variety of talents and networks for the benefit of the school.

The Full Governing Board (FGB) meet every term and in addition, the FGB is divided into two sub committees : Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) and Resources which both meet once a term. Our governors also find that a valuable and enjoyable part of their job is to visit the school during the day to develop their understanding of school life.

The Chair of Governors is Paul Goodwin and the Vice Chair is Rachel Osborne. You can contact Paul and Rachel via the school office.

Minutes from the Full Governing Body meetings are available from the School Office.

There are no declared business or pecuniary interests, or governance roles in other educational institutions.  Please see attached table.

Governor Attendance 2021-22 and Register of Interests 2022-23
Governor Attendance 2020-21 and Register of Interests 2021-22

Our Governors

Name

Governor Type

Term of Office

Committee

Attendance at FGB meetings (2022/23)

Attendance at C’tee meetings (2022/23)

James Berry Head Teacher 01.09.18- TLC
Resources
1/1
Paul Goodwin
(Chair of Governors)
Co-opted 04.03.22-03.03.26 Resources 1/1
Rachel Osborne
(Vice Chair)
* Safeguarding
Co-opted 04.03.21-03.03.25 Resources 1/1
Krista Alesandersson Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 TLC 1/1
Helen Commandeur
(Resources Chair)
Co-opted 21.11.19-20.11.23 Resources 0/1
Paul Cousin Co-opted 21.11.19-20.11.23 Resources  0/1
Kate Davenport Staff 05.10.20-04.10.24 TLC 1/1
Matthew East Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 TLC 1/1
Renae Le’ake Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 Resources 0/1
Emma Murphy Co-opted 15.09.22-14.09.26 Resources 1/1
Helen Nistala Co-opted 19.11.20-18.11.24 TLC 1/1
Kate Suddaby Local Authority 20.06.19-19.06.23 TLC 1/1
Neki Suharan
(TLC Chair)
Co-opted 24.11.16-23.11.20
24.11.20-23.11.24
TLC 1/1
Caroline Thomas Parent 19.09.19-18.11.20
19.11.20-18.11.24
TLC 1/1
Tess Tweeddale Parent 05.09.22-04.09.26 Resources 1/1

Upcoming Meetings

Mon 3rd October 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Governors Resources Meeting
Mon 17th October 2022 - Fri 21st October 2022 Governors Week
Thu 17th November 2022, 7:00pm Governors FGB Meeting
Mon 16th January 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Governors TLC Meeting
Mon 23rd January 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Governors Resources Meeting
Thu 2nd March 2023, 7:00pm Governors FGB Meeting
Wed 22nd March 2023 Governors Day
Mon 24th April 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Governors TLC Meeting
Mon 22nd May 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Governors Resources Meeting
Thu 15th June 2023 Governors Day
Thu 22nd June 2023, 7:00pm Governors FGB Meeting

 

“Governors have a well-developed knowledge and understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They provide measured and purposeful direction for the school’s further development. They visit the school regularly and have established themselves as an integral part of the school community. Records of their work show that they successfully hold leaders to account for pupils’ achievement.”
Ofsted 2018