Abbey School Governing Board
The governing board has three main core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
Holding the Head Teacher to account for the school’s performance, acting as a critical friend
Overseeing the school’s financial performance and making sure money is well spent
Who is on the Governing Board?
The Abbey School Governing Board is made up of fourteen people, the majority of who must be Foundation Governors:
Two Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education) – Nikki Loan & Linda Marchment
One Foundation Governor (ex officio) – Father Richard Watson
Five Foundation Governors (appointed by the Cathedral) – Katie Wright, Carol Borras, Gayle Ball, Robert Raine & James Stebbing
Two Parent Governors (elected by parents) – Myf Hopkins & Laurence Perrin-Rees
One Local Authority Governor (appointed by the LEA) – Debbie Gupta (Chair of Governors)
One Co-opted Governor (appointed by the Governing Board) – Graham Wright
One Staff Governor (appointed by the staff) – Miss Felstead
One Head Teacher – Miss Fenn
Ms Debbie Gupta LEA Hertfordshire CC 31/08/2018 · Strategy Chair of Governors; DG Chair of Strategy; Safeguarding governor Mrs Katie Wright Foundation Cathedral Chapter 31/08/2018 · Strategy Vice Chair of Governors; Chair Resources KW · Headteacher Performance Management · Resources · Pay and Personnel Mrs Nikki Loan Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 31/08/2020 · Resources Treasurer NL · Strategy Miss Emma Fenn Head teacher Abbey Primary School From 30/07/2010 All committees Head teacher EF Mrs Carol Borras Foundation Cathedral Chapter 30/04/2019 · Resources Lay Canon at Cathedral; Director T&B Contractors
CB · Admissions Mr James Stebbing Foundation Cathedral Chapter 31/05/2021 · Audit and Compliance JS Mr Robert Raine CBE Foundation Cathedral Chapter 31/08/2020 · Strategy Chair Pay and Personnel RR · Pay and Performance Mrs Linda Marchment Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 31/08/2018 · Headteacher Performance Management SEN governor LM · Audit & Compliance Re governor Mr Graham Wright Co-opted governor Governors, Abbey Primary School 06/07/2020 · Resources Health and Safety governor GW Vacant Ex-officio St Albans Cathedral Sub-dean of the Cathedral
Ms Myf Hopkins Parent Abbey Primary School 31/03/2019 · ~Pay and Personnal MH · Audit & Compliance Dr Gayle Ball Foundation Cathedral Chapter 08/05/2020 · Admissions Chair of Admissions, MSA, Abbey School
GB · Audit & Compliance Chair of Audit & Compliance Mrs Laurence Perrin-Rees Parent Governor Abbey Primary School 31/08/2020 · Audit & Compliance LPR Miss Lisa Felstead Staff Governor Abbey Primary School 29/02/2020 · Audit & Compliance Deputy Head LF Mrs Rosemary Campbell Associate Governor Governors, Abbey Primary School 31/08/2018 · Admissions RC Mrs Lucy Price Clerk Governors, Abbey Primary School 31/08/2015 August 2018 School Business Manager, Abbey School;
LP Governor, St Helens School, Wheathampstead
Parent Governor Forum
The Governing Board will annually seek parental views and all survey results will be available for parents at our annual Parent Governor Forum, which will now going forward combine with theFriends’ Association AGM. Our next forum Thursday 15th March 2018 from 7.30-9pm.
The Abbey School’s Vision, Mission, Values and Aims
Over the last 12 months The Abbey School Governing Board has been working on refreshing our school vision and values. The Governing Board would like to thank the parents for their input at the Parent Governor Forum, and to the children who have helped bring these words to life. We have also benefited from external facilitators, and the views of the staff and our senior leadership, to deliver vision and values for our whole school community. Please see the vision, values and aims page for more information.