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Governing Board

The members of our Governing Board are:

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS:

Matthew Gould

 

Matthew Gould

Category of Governor: Chair of Governors
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/4/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Chair of Governors with overall responsibility for safeguarding and MAT conversion
Governance Experience: Chair of the Board of Trustees, British School, Tehran 2003-5
Professional Experience: H.M. Ambassador to Israel 2010-15

Civil Servant 1993-present

Personal Interests: Horse riding, films, skiing and curry.
Register of Interest: None

 

VICE CHAIR:

Julie Disdale

 

Julie Disdale

Category of Governor: Vice Chair of Governors
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/04/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibility for Pupil data, SEND, Pupil Premium, Governor communications, IT and Website.
Governance Experience: None
Professional Experience: Julie is a journalist specialing in investigative consumer news and features for the motoring sector. She is also a freelance consumer feature writer for the Telegraph’s car section and a special contributor to Auto Express magazine, where she investigates motorist’s complaints about the industry.

She cut her journalistic teeth 14 years ago as a crime reporter, however; chasing ambulances and doorstepping crooks in Hackney, East London. She has since written news for national papers, worked in local, regional and national radio, and regularly worked as a motoring pundit for the BBC.

In a previous life, Julie was also an academic researcher specialising in complaining behaviour.

Personal Interests: Curries, cars, her children and alliteration.
Register of Interest: None

 

VICE CHAIR:

Tony Coupland

 

Tony Coupland

Category of Governor: Vice Chair of Governors
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/4/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibility for Health and Safety, Finance,Head Teacher Performance Appraisal, IT and Website
Governance Experience: None
Professional Experience: Tony works for a London and Hemel Hempstead based financial spread betting company as the Head of Engineering responsible for a team of 20 developers and QA resources and has 10 years management and leadership experience.
Personal Interests: In his spare time, around being a parent of two young children, he enjoys running, cycling and skiing.
Register of Interest: None

 

 

Guy Foxell

Category of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 years (15/10/2017 – 14/010/2021)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibilities for HR and GDPR. Member of the MAT Board
Governance Experience: 8 years’ Trustee experience
Professional Experience: CEO of local charity
Personal Interests: Family and sports
Register of Interest: None

 

Michele du Saire
Category of Governor: Foundation Governor
Appointing Body: Diocese of St. Albans
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/04/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibilities for SIAMS
Governance Experience: Foundation Governor at St Pauls, Chipperfiled
Professional Experience: Reverend Canon of Holy Cross Sarratt and St Paul’s, Chipperfield
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest: Reverend Canon of Holy Cross Church

 

Bridget Smith
Category of Governor: Foundation Governor
Appointing Body: Diocese of St. Albans
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/4/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibilities for Governor communications, IT and Website and SIAMS
Governance Experience: None
Professional Experience: IT Business Analyst. Project and Stakeholder Management.
Personal Interests: Outdoor sports: walking, cycling, climbing, canoeing, skiing. Dogs.
Register of Interest: None

 

Tony Bond
Category of Governor: Associate Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 years (29/03/2018 – 28/03/2022)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Tony is part of the resources committee with responsibility for finance
Governance Experience:
Professional Experience: Tony is retired and is currently sharing responsibility for editing Spotlight
Personal Interests: Editor of Spotlight; SPLAT member
Register of Interest:

 

Sally Hale
Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 years (2019 – 2023)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Governor with specific responsibility for safeguarding
Governance Experience: ….
Professional Experience: ….
Personal Interests: ….
Register of Interest: ….

 

Andrew Young
Category of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 years (01/01/2018 – 31/12/2021)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Andy is a member of the Learning and Welfare committee
Governance Experience:
Professional Experience: Andy is been at Sarratt School for 2 years, joining us as an NQT in 2017.
Personal Interests: Andy enjoys running and spending time with his family. He has a passoin for IT
Register of Interest: None

 

Nicola O’Hare
Category of Governor: Head of School
Appointing Body: Sarratt School Governing Body
Term of Office: N/A
Current Membership and Responsibilities: Head of School, Learning, Standards and Welfare including Safeguarding
Governance Experience: Nicola has previously been a staff governor
Professional Experience: Since completing her training in 2004, Nicola has worked in primary schools in the North West and North East of England, teaching all primary age year groups. Her past leadership roles include: English Subject Leader, KS1 Phase Leader, KS2 Phase Leader and Lead practitioner. She relocated to Hertfordshire in 2016, joining Sarratt C of E School as Deputy Head Teacher.
Personal Interests: Nicola enjoys spending time with her family. She tries to keep fit and healthy; enjoying long weekend runs with her husband in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Register of Interest: None

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Board, please e-mail mgould@sarratt.herts.sch.uk.

Full Governing Board Minutes

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