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Our current governors are…



Term of Office due to end:



Foundation Governors


   Revd. Dennis Stamps

Ex Officio  *



Appointed by the Parochial Church Council:


   Delia Bonner

Spring 2026

   Hilary Doherty

Spring 2024

   Caroline Fleming (Chair of Governors)

Autumn 2023

   Simon Caunce

Spring 2024


Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education:      


   Stuart Burnett

Summer 2024

   Henry Loweth

Spring 2023


Local Authority Governor:      


   Lucy Parr (Vice Chair of Governors)

Spring 2024




Parent Governors


Elected by the parents:


    Hannah Draeger

Autumn 2023

    Natalie Pepper

Autumn 2025

Co-Opted Governor


   Catherine Harvey

Autumn 2025

Headteacher Governor


   Rizelle Crouch

Ex Officio  *



Staff Governor


Elected by the staff:


  Anna Cherniaeva

Autumn 2027



Local Authority Governor


Appointed by the County Council:




Clerk to the Governors


Tracey Norris 


* Ex officio – automatically a governor due to their position and four year term of office does not apply.


All Governors have equal voting rights.




Admissions Committee

Henry Loweth (Chair), Dennis Stamps, Stuart Burnett, Caroline Fleming and Rizelle Crouch.


Resources Committee

Stuart Burnett (Chair), Lucy Parr (Personnel lead), Simon Caunce, Natalie Pepper, Delia Bonner, Hilary Doherty, Henry Loweth, Caroline Fleming and Rizelle Crouch.


School Effectiveness Committee

Hannah Draeger (Chair), Catherine Harvey, Delia Bonner, Hilary Doherty, Lucy Parr, Anna Cherniaeva and Rizelle Crouch.


Additional Roles

Children in care - Hannah Draeger

Collective Worship - Dennis Stamps

Equality / Inclusion / SEND - Hannah Draeger

GDPR - Henry Loweth

Governor training - Henry Loweth

Governor visits - Hannah Draeger

Health & safety - Stuart Burnett

PTA liaison - Hannah Draeger

Safeguarding (including Child Protection, CLA and E-Safety) - Catherine Harvey

Sport - Caroline Fleming

Treasurer - Simon Caunce

Staff wellbeing - Caroline Fleming


Governor Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

Caroline Fleming - My husband is a member of the Diocesan Board of Finance and also the Diocesan Board of Education.  These are both voluntary roles.

Dennis Stamps - Rental of Church Hall and Kitchen (St Nicholas Church) for school lunches.


Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions 

(As from September 2016)

Dennis Stamps - Archbishop's examination in Theology Degrees

St Nicholas CE Primary School, Church Green
Harpenden, AL5 2TP