The Governing Body at Leavesden Green supports the staff and leadership team to ensure that all our children are equipped with the skills to learn effectively and are ready for the next part of their educational journey. We are immensely proud of our learning culture, in which children are explicitly taught the skills they need to become an effective learner.
The emphasis around developing resilience, encouraging our children to be brave in trying new things and the ability to develop empathy to understand how others feel are all key lifelong skills which will maximize the learning potential of our young people.
As a governing body we aim to support the staff and leadership team through both an active involvement in the daily life of the school and by working closely with the schools leadership team to:
- Set challenging aims and objectives for the school;
- Agree policies, priorities, and performance targets for accomplishing these objectives;
- To look for evidence to ensure that these objectives are having the impact to improve learning; and
- To ensure our resources and time are spent in the most impactful way to support the continuous improvements the school is aiming to make.
Our actions will be rooted in the best interests of the school and its pupils to safeguard our children in a changing and challenging world. We will always be prepared to explain our decisions openly and honestly to staff, parents, pupils, government, and anyone in the wider community with an interest in the conduct and standards of the school.
We are also here to support parents/carers in supporting their children, so who are we? Please visit the governor pages which will tell you more about who we are and our experiences that we bring to Leavesden Green. We meet at least 3 times a half term, to discuss various priorities and understand progress with our leadership team. Please take the time to say hello if you see a governor in and around the school. We would love to hear from parents, so please contact us through the school office.
Role Of Governors
The Governing Body exists to support the staff in ensuring that all children receive the best possible education in a safe, healthy and stimulating environment. We welcome input from parents and value your comments. The Governors can be contacted through the school secretary.
“Give the best, expect the best”
The Governing Body aims to support the Mission Statement of Leavesden Green in striving to create a school that is a safe, caring, happy and an inspiring environment within a framework of trust, respect and shared values for everybody.
We will achieve this through both an active involvement in the daily life of the school, and by working closely with the school’s leadership team to:
- set challenging aims and objectives for the school;
- agree policies, priorities, and performance targets for accomplishing these objectives; and
- to look for evidence to ensure that these objectives are being achieved by asking questions of the whole school.
Our actions will be rooted in the best interests of the school and its pupils. We will always be prepared to explain our decisions openly and honestly to staff, parents, pupils, government, and anyone in the wider community with an interest in the conduct and standards of the school.
So, who are we? Below is a list of our Governors and the roles they hold. Please take the time to say hello if you see them in and around the school. They would love to hear your views.
|Name||Date Appointed||Governor Type||Committee
(meeting attendance 2017/18)
|Attendance at FGB meetings
|October 2012||Co-opted||Progress and Performance||Jan 18, March 18, May 18, July 18, Sep 18, Oct 18
|Lee Janaway||September 2014||Co-opted||Progress and Performance
|March 18, May 18, July 18, Sep 18,|
|Graham Sleight||July 2015||Co-opted||Finance and Resources||March 18, May 18, July 18, Sep 18, Oct 18|
|Julia Worth||January 2016||Co-opted||Finance and Resources
|May 18, July 18, Oct 18|
|Nilay Patel||May 2018||Parent
|Finance and Resources
|May 18, July 18, Sep 18, Oct 18|
|Stacey Morris||March 2018||Co-opted||Progress and Resources||May 18, July 18, Sep 18, Oct 18|
|Victoria Milford||April 2013
Stepped down Aug 2018
|Parent||Finance and Resources||n/a|
|Jim Robertson||August 2013
Stepped down Aug 2018
|Community||Finance and Resources||n/a|
|Ross Edwards||October 2013
Stepped down October 2018
|co-opted||Finance and Resources||n/a|
|Claire Humphreys||September 2016
|Parent||Progress and Resources
|March 18, May 18, Oct 18|
|Oge Zogie Odigie||May 2018
Stepped down Feb 2020
|Parent||Progress and Resources||May 18, July 18, Sep 18|
The term of office is 4 years.
How To Become A Governor
At Leavesden Green we welcome the opportunity to have new governors joining our Governing Board. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please read through our governor pages and email our school office at firstname.lastname@example.org who will pass your enquiry onto our governing body to make contact with you.
For more information on the Herts for Learning please see the link below: