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Governance

Governing Board

Role of the Governing Board

 

The role of the Governing Board is to work with the Headteacher and school Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the pupils receive the best possible education.

 

  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined,
  • Ensuring that the Headteacher performs her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school, and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school's financial resources.

 

Please find below the member profiles of the Governing Board, further information on each Governor may be found at the bottom of the page via their named links.

Our Code of Conduct

Contacting the Chair of Governors

If you would like to contact any of the school governors please leave a message at the School Reception or send an email to admin@applecroft.herts.sch.uk marked 'For The Attention Of' either the Chair of Governors or another named Governor.

 

Our current Chair of Governors is Mrs Louise Gardner.

Role Descriptors

Structure of the Governing Board

 

The Governing Board meets as a full group and as four committees, click the respective links for further information on attendance and/or minutes:

 

  • Curriculum & Assessment (C&A)
  • Finance & Premises (F&P)
  • Personnel and Pupil Welfare (PPW)
  • Audit & Risk (A&R)

 

The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets six times each year (twice in each term) and each sub-committee aims to meet at least once each term (ideally twice).

Governor Profiles

Governing Board Framework

Please find below the Governing Board and its framework including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor:

 

Name

Appointing Body

Committees

Link subject(s)

Term of Office

Mrs Louise Gardner

(Chair)

Parents

Finance & Premises

Audit & Risk (temporary chair)

Science, Design Technology, Computing & EYFS

15/11/2019 - 14/11/2023

Mrs Geraldine Rockall

Parents

Finance & Premises

Audit & Risk

EYFS

15/11/2019 - 14/11/2023

Mrs Claire Coe

(Vice-Chair)

Parents

Pupil & Personnel Welfare

Pupil Premium, CLA, SEND, Music, Art & Design

19/06/2019 - 18/06/2023

Mr Ben Kirby

Parents

Pupil & Personnel Welfare

Safeguarding,

History, Geography

19/06/2019 - 18/06/2023

Mr Stephen Williams

Governing Board

Curriculum & Assessment (Co- Chair)

Maths & English

20/11/2019 - 19/11/2023

Rev'd Rachel Wakefield

Governing Board

Curriculum & Assessment

Music, Art & Design

27/01/2021 - 26/01/2025

Mrs Charlene Theophile

Parents

Curriculum & Assessment (Co-Chair)

Maths & English

26/05/2021 - 25/05/2025

Mr Toni Virtanen

Parents

Finance & Premises (Chair)

Audit & Risk 

History, Geography

27/01/2021 - 26/01/2025

Mrs Lisa Bright

Governing Board

Pupil & Personnel Welfare (Chair)

MFL, PE & PSHE

27/01/2021 - 26/01/2025

Mr Paul Wyatt

(Deputy Headteacher)

School

Finance & Premises

Curriculum & Assessment

 

01/10/2017 – 30/09/2021

Mr Nigel Gallacher

(Site Manager)

School

Finance & Premises

 

20/01/2012 – 19/01/2024

Mrs Lisa Withe

(Headteacher) *ex-officio

School

Curriculum & Assessment

Finance & Premises

Pupil and Personnel Welfare

Audit & Risk

 

01/09/2015 –

Mrs Odette Coe

(Business Manager)

School

Finance & Premises

audit & Risk

  

Miss Rhiannon Kerry

(Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion & Well-Being)

School

Pupil & Personnel Welfare

  

 

Please find below details of members of the Governing Board that left during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years:

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Mr Chris HaileyParentApplecroft Parents/Carers

03/02/2017 - 02/02/2021 (1st Term)

03/02/2021- 29/09/2022 (Resigned)

Mrs Lyn LamaisonStaffApplecroft Staff02/09/2014 - 01/09/2022 (Term ended)
Mr Chris IvieCommunityApplecroft Governing Board

26/05/2021 - 18/08/2022 (Resigned)

Mrs Jenny FennellCommunityApplecroft Governing Board20/03/2013 - 19/03/2021 (Term ended)
Mrs Carol ForbesCommunityApplecroft Governing Board20/01/2012 - 19/07/2020 (Term ended)
Mrs Natasha LawrenceCommunityApplecroft Governing Board20/11/2019 - 01/07/2020 (Resigned)
Mrs Lisa Kyriacou FaulksParentApplecroft Parents/Carers01/12/2017 - 31/03/2020 (Resigned)
Mr Shane YoungCommunityApplecroft Governing Board02/12/2015 - 15/09/2019 (Resigned)
Mrs Lynn BoltonParentApplecroft Parents/Carers19/06/2019 - 05/09/2019 (Resigned)

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Attendance 2022-2023

 

FGB 

 

Date29/922/1124/121/316/511/7Notes
Lisa BrightYYY    
Odette CoeNYn/a    
Claire CoeYYN    
Barbara Crawfordn/aYY   Joined 22/11/22
Nigel GallacherYNN    
Louise GardnerYYY    
Rhiannon KerryNNn/a    
Ben KirbyYYY    
Geraldine RockallYYN    
Charlene TheophileYYN    
Toni VirtanenNYY    
Rachel WakefieldYYY    
Stephen WilliamsYYY    
Lisa WitheYYY    
Paul WyattYYY    
Chris HaileyYn/an/an/an/an/aLeft 29/9/22

 

 

Audit and Risk Committee

 

Date12/10

18/1

Risk Register

27/219/6Notes
Odette CoeYY   
Louise GardnerYY   
Geraldine RockallYY   
Toni VirtanenYY   
Lisa WitheYY   

 

 

Finance and Premises Committee

 

Date21/99/1111/18/310/528/6Notes
Odette CoeYYY    
Nigel GallacherYYY    
Louise GardnerYYY    
Geraldine RockallYNN    
Toni VirtanenYYY    
Lisa WitheYYY    
Paul WyattYNY    

 

 

Curriculum and Assessment Committee

 

Date14/914/1116/113/34/54/7Notes
Claire CoeNYN    
Louise GardnerNYY    
Charlene TheophileYYN    
Rachel WakefieldYNY    
Stephen WilliamsYYY    
Lisa WitheYYY    
Paul WyattYYY    
Chris HaileyNn/an/an/an/an/aleft 29/9/22

 

 

Attendance for the Pay Committee

 

Date25/4Notes
Lisa Bright  
Odette Coe  
Louise Gardner  
Rachel Wakefield  
Lisa Withe  

 

 

Personnel and Pupil Welfare Committee

 

Date12/97/119/16/32/526/6Notes
Lisa BrightNYY    
Claire CoeYYY    
Barbara Crawfordn/an/aY   Joined 22/11/22
Rhiannon KerryYYY    
Ben KirbyYYY    
Lisa WitheYYY    
Chris HaileyNn/an/an/an/an/aLeft 29/9/22

 

Attendance 2020-2021

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