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Rye Park Nursery School

Playing together, learning together, achieving together.

Walton Road, Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire EN11 0LN

01992 462820

admin@ryepark.herts.sch.uk

Rye Park Nursery School Centre

'Nurturing Every Child To Fulfil Their Potential'

The role of the Governing Body 

Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal repsonsibilty to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. They set the school’s vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance acting as critical friend to the headteacher and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.  

 Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders:

  • Parents-parent governors are elected by other parents at the school
  • Staff – (including the headteacher) teaching staff and other staff are elected by the school staff
  • Co-opted- the governing body appoints co opted governors
  • LEA- the local authority appoints one or more local education authority governors
  • Associate member- appointed by the governing body as members of the committees. Associate members are not governors and are not included in the instrument of Government

Our Governors

Name

Category

 Term of Office, start date and attendance from

Feb '16

Committee and attendance

Area of responsibility

Other business or financial interest/skills/ Governor in other school

Mr Neil Harvey

 

Chair of Governors     

 2 years

01/09/2003

3/3

Finance and Personnel

 

Retired Librarian

Elected member for Broxbourne Council

Mrs Helen Ackerman

Headteacher

2 years 

01/01/2015

2/3

Finance and Personnel

Sites and premises

 

 

Mr Geoff Hayter

Vice Chair

2 years

01/09/2003

2/3 

Finance and Personnel

 SCDP Champion for Progress and Achievement

Local Authority Accountant- Newham Council

Governor at Presdales School

Mrs Wendy Wright

Co-opted

2 years

02/02/2006

3/3

Finance and  Personnel

SCDP Champion for EYPP and 2YF

SCDP Champion for Progress and Achievement

 

Retired manager of  TPCC Children’s Centre.

Former employee of the Nursery Team

 

Mr Keith Cockman

OBE

LEA

 2 years

1/09/2003

3/3

 Appeals and discipline

 

Retired Social worker with particular  interest in Service families and safeguarding

 

Mrs Jayne Gardner –Hayter

 

Co-opted

 2 years

01/09/2003

1/3

Sites and premises

 

Environmental Health Officer

Governor at Presdales School

Mrs Jacquie Wilson

Co-opted

 2 years

01/09/2003

2/3

Sites and premises

Health and Safety

Safeguarding

Retired nursery teacher former employee

Mrs Margaret Brent

Co-opted

 2 years

01/10/2009

3/3

 

SEND

Speech and Language Therapist working for the NHS and commissioned by the school on a part- time basis 

Mrs Helen Blay

Staff governor

2 years

 01/05/2017

1/1

 

 

 

Mrs Belinda Tait

Co-opted

2 years  

01/09/2005

3/3

 Appeals and discipline

SCDP Champion for 30 hours ECE

Chair of FORPNs ( Nursery School Centre PTA)

Leader for local childminder’s group

Mrs Jane Greenslade

Co-opted

 2 years

08/02/2010

2/3

 

SCDP Champion for Learning environment

Early Years Advisor at Herts for Learning

Mrs Helen Wills

Parent

 2 years

13/07/2012

1/3

 

SCDP Champion for Learning environment

 Qualified in Landscape and Design

Employed as Technical Author

Interested in environment and learning spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Suzanne Page

Associate

 2 years

11/02/2016

3/3

 

 

Experience in banking industry

Employed as school business manager at Simon Balle Secondary School

 

Mrs Sheridan Martin

Clerk

 2 years

3/3

 

 

School secretary at Rye Park Nursery School Centre