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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 ad 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

 

 

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 responsibilities 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

 

 

Guy Foxell

Category of  Governor: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office: 4 years
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:
Professional Experience:
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest: Vicar at 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

 

John Manning, BA (Econ), FCA  

Category of Governor: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Hertfordshire County Council
Term of Office:
Current Membership and Responsibilities: John 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

 

Tony Bond
Category of  Governor: Associate Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Board of Sarratt Church of England Primary School
Term of Office:
Current Membership and Responsibilities:
Governance Experience:
Professional Experience:
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest:

 

Andrew Young
Category of  Governor: Staff Governor
Appointing Body:
Term of Office:
Current Membership and Responsibilities:
Governance Experience:
Professional Experience:
Personal Interests:
Register of Interest:

 

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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