Yewtree Primary School

Learning and Laughter, Achievement and Aspiration, Safety and Security
Everyone doing the very best they can

Address: Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5QR

admin@yewtree.herts.sch.uk

01442 424920

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Governors

The Governors at Yewtree School have been elected or appointed to represent Parents, Staff and various groups within the community.

The Governors work closely with the school staff to support the school and to help it to meet its statutory obligations. This covers three main areas:
  • Strategic: involving setting policies, planning for the future and managing change.
  • Monitoring and accountability: ensuring the school meets educational and financial targets and has plans in place to meet performance objectives.
  • Supporting: supporting the school by celebrating and praising achievement, but also act as a critical friend, seeking improvement and asking questions where appropriate.

The full Governing body meets on a regular basis, usually a minimum of once a term. In addition to this the Governors attend sub-committee meetings at least twice a term. At Yewtree we have two sub-committees; Teaching and Learning Committee and Resources Committee. The approved minutes of the meetings held by the Governing Body detail attendance at the meetings and are available from the school office.

The Governors also try to visit the school during the day and at events such as the school fayre, open evenings etc. They also represent the school at a variety of functions and meetings.

As a Governing body we respect (and need) feedback from parents and we are always happy to meet with you. Contact can be made via the school office.

 

Governor's Register of Interests

 

Name

Term of

office start date

Term of office finish date

Appointed by

Relevant

Committees

Responsibilities

Register of business interests/Any relationship to staff.

Other Governance Duties

Jenny Underwood

01/11/2014

31/10/2018

Governing Body

Teaching & Learning

Chair of Governors

Manager of Jack in the box pre-school, situated on site

None

Kelly Lainton

01/03/2016

28/02/2020

Governing Body

Resources 

Committee Member

TA

None

Faye Ewen

01/09/2012

Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Resources

Headteacher

Headteacher

None

Holly Ritchie

19/10/2017

18/10/2021

Staff Body

Teaching & Learning

Committee Member

Teacher

None

Tia Robinson

07/09/2017

06/09/2021

Governing Body

Teaching & Learning

Committee Member/Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Previous member of Teaching Staff now employed at Hertfordshire University

None

Daniel Roe

19/10/2017

20/10/2021

Governing Body

Resources

Committee Member (NON VOTING)

Teacher

None

Natasha Kingham

11/06/2018

10/06/2022

Governing Body

Resources

Committee Member

Pupil Parent

None

Dawn Helfgott

01/11/2018

30/10/2022

Governing Body

Resources

Committee Member/Chair of Resources Committee

Vice Chair of Governors at a local Academy

Vice Chair of Governors at a local Academy

Claire Wells


17/01/2019

 


16/01/2023

 

Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Resources

Committee Member

Teacher at local school in Hemel Hempstead

None

Michael Beck

27/02/2019

26/02/2023

Governing Body

Resources

Committee Member

Pupil Parent

None

Governors No Longer Serving

Name

Term of office start date

Term of office finish date

Appointed by

Ginnette O'Higgins

14/05/2015

13/04/2019

Governing Body

Matthew Pope

25/01/2018

14/05/2019

Governing Body

 

Governor Attendance 2018-19

 Name

06/09/2018

27.09.2018

29.11.2018

17.01.2019

24.01.2019

27.02.2019

Jenny Underwood

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kelly Lainton

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Ginnette O'Higgins

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Faye Ewen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Holly Ritchie

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tia Robinson

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Roe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Matthew Pope

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Natasha Kingham

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Dawn Helfgott

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Claire Wells

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Michael Beck

 

Yes