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Governing Board

Our new Governing Board replaced the Interim Executive Board with effect from 18th April 2016.

The members of our Governing Board are:

 

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: John Manning, BA(Econ), FCA

Category of Governor: LA Governor
Appointing Body: Hertfordshire County Council
Term of Office: 1 Year (18/04/2016 – 01/10/2017)
Current Membership and Responsibilities: John is the Chair of the Sarratt School Governing Board and has specific responsibility for Finance and Personnel and Head Teacher Performance Appraisal.
Governance Experience: John has over 25 years experience as a school governor. He is currently a Strategic Leader of Governance for Hertfordshire, working with several schools to develop leadership in governance
Professional Experience: John is a Chartered Accountant and, before retiring, enjoyed a career in tax consultancy and sustainability with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has Board-level leadership experience in global professional services
Personal Interests: In his spare time, apart from grandchildren duties, he takes part in endurance running events over distances from 30 to 100 miles.
Register of Interest:  None

 

VICE CHAIR: Julie Disdale

Julie Disdale

 

Category of Governor: Parent Governor
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: Julie is Vice Chair until 01/10/2017.

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: Matthew Gould

Matthew Gould

Category of Governor: Co-opted
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: Vice Chair until 01/10/2017.

Governor with specific responsible for Safeguarding and is the Governor Training Co-ordinator.

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, curry.
Register of Interest:  None

 

Name: Timothy Bailey

Timothy Bailey

Category of Governor: Co-opted
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 Health and Safety, Finance and Personnel and Head Teacher Performance Appraisal.
Governance Experience: 16 Years

  • Current Chair of Governors at Hobletts Manor Infants School.
  • Current Chair of Governors at Summerswood Primary School.
Professional Experience: BP Engineers and Leadership (35 years)
Personal Interests: Cooking, Gardening, Philanteny, Canal Boating.
Register of Interest:
  • No  relevant business interests.
  • Governor positions at other Herts schools.

 

 

 

Name: Tony Coupland

Tony Coupland

Category of Governor: Co-opted
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 Pupil data, SEND, Pupil Premium, Governor communications, IT and Website.
Governance Experience: None
Professional Experience: Tony works for a London and Hemel 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

 

Name: 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:
Governance Experience:
Professional Experience:
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest: Vicar at Holy Cross Church

 

Name: Robert Garvey

Robert Garvey

Category of Governor: Parent Governor
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 responsible for Safeguarding.
Governance Experience: New to governance.
Professional Experience: Qualified secondary school teacher with PGCE and substantial pastoral experience.  Recently appointed to senior leadership team of local independent secondary school.  Qualified solicitor.
Personal Interests: Cycling, tennis, outdoor pursuits/camping.
Register of Interest: None

 

 

Name: Kevin Rylett
Category of  Governor: Associate Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England School
Term of Office: 4 Years (18/4/2016 – 17/04/2020)
Current Membership and Responsibilities:
Governance Experience: National Leader of Governance.
Professional Experience:
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest:  None

 

Name: 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 responsible for Governor communications, IT and Website and Head Teacher Performance Appraisal.
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

 

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

Full Governing Board Minutes

Governing Board Communications to Parents

 

SLT Newsletters

download Summer 2016 (1.4MB)

 

Parent Survey Results

 

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