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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:


   Lucy Parr (Chair of Governors)

Autumn 2026

   Simon Caunce

Spring 2028

   Mary Jean Pritchard

Autumn 2027

   Charlotte McGovern

Summer 2027

   Marie Price

Autumn 2027

   Ken BurgessSpring 2028
Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education:


   Henry Loweth

Spring 2027



Parent Governors


Elected by the parents:


    Austin Finnegan

Autumn 2027

    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:


  Hannah Draeger (Vice-Chair of Governors)

Autumn 2027


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, Lucy Parr, Natalie Pepper and Rizelle Crouch.


Resources Committee

Natalie Pepper (Chair), Mary Jean Pritchard (Personnel lead), Simon Caunce, Henry Loweth, Austin Finnegan, Charlotte McCrossin, Lucy Parr and Rizelle Crouch.


School Effectiveness Committee

Hannah Draeger (Chair), Catherine Harvey, Mary Jean Pritchard, Marie Price, Ken Burgess, Lucy Parr, Anna Cherniaeva and Rizelle Crouch.


Additional Roles

Children in care - Hannah Draeger

Collective Worship - Dennis Stamps

Equality / Inclusion / SEND - Hannah Draeger & Marie Price

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 & Hannah Draeger

Treasurer - Simon Caunce

Staff wellbeing - Lucy Parr


Governor Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

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