Our governors are all volunteers and have an important part to play in raising school standards. They provide strategic leadership and accountability in the school. They appoint and performance manage the Headteacher. It is governors that hold the main responsibility for finance in school, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. They are also here to support the head in a very challenging role.
The board meets as a Full Board twice a term; once to ensure all legislative procedures are being carried out and adhered to and once to discuss how the school is progressing and how it could improve and develop.
Two sub-committees also meet once a term ( ‘Finance and Resources’ and ‘Teaching and Learning’). These committees discuss relevant issues and impact of actions relating to each area. The Headteacher attends all meetings and discusses and informs Governors on all matters. The Governor’s role is then to validate or challenge the information they are given by gathering information, talking to staff, pupils and parents.
Individual governors take ownership of particular areas of responsibility. This involves meeting with staff counterparts each term to monitor progress and stimulate discussion at board level.
We are very happy for parents to gain a better understanding of the issues and outcomes of our meetings by reading the minutes, please contact the school office.
If you are interested in joining our board, do please get in touch with the Chair via the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also like to download and read our Prospective Governor Pack which gives you an idea of the role and commitment needed. We value the input of parents and community members and appreciate the value of a diverse range of perspectives. Do get in touch.
Current Membership (last 12 months)
|Name||Governor Type||Current Term From||Current Term To||Roles||Attendance 18/19 No. Attended (No. Required)||Business Interests and Other Governance Appointments||Relevant Relations|
|Nicholas Hunt||Co-opted governor||24 Nov 2018||23 Nov 2022||Chair Full Board
|6 (6)||Chair of Jordans School||N/A|
|Helen Matthews||Co-opted governor||08 Oct 2019||7 Oct 2023||Vice Chair
|Graham Innes||Co-opted governor||24 Nov 2018||23 Nov 2022||Chair F&R, Health & Safety, GDPR||8 (9)||N/A|
|Steve Sinden||Parent governor||07 Feb 2019||6 Feb 2023||Performance Management
|David Teasdale||Co-opted governor||08 Oct 2019||27 Sep 2023||School Website
|7 (9)||Chair of Trustees at Action4Youth||N/A|
|Ellie Cheshire||Co-opted governor||08 Oct 2019||7 Oct 2023||Development
|2 (3)||Employed by Bucks Education Partnership (Herts for Learning). Currently providing Governor Support Services to MFCJS.||N/A|
|Maqsood Siddiqui||Co-opted governor||21 Jan 2020||20 Jan 2024||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Gemma Hillier||Staff governor||09 Oct 2018||8 Oct 2022||Safer Recruitment||1 (6)||N/A||N/A|
|Andrew Sierant||Headteacher||N/A||N/A||Safer Recruitment||9 (9)||N/A||N/A|
|Mandy Lewis||Co-opted governor||08/10/2018||07/02/2019||Stepped Down||N/A||N/A|
|Lisa Cornwell Webb||Co-opted governor||02/07/2018||19/03/2019||Stepped Down||1 (5)||N/A||N/A|
|Ana Buron||Parent||11/10/2018||21/09/2019||Stepped Down||5 (8)||N/A||N/A|
|John McSheery||Co-opted governor||21/05/2018||28/05/2019||Stepped Down||N/A||N/A|
|Helen Callis||Parent governor||11/03/2019||03/12/2019||Stepped Down||3 (5)||N/A||N/A|
- Employee Grievance, Complaints Panel, Pay Review & Staff Dismissal Appeal Committees are made up of any three Governors with no prior knowledge called on by the Chair of Governors.
- Business Interests are Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school and details of any other educational establishments governed.
- Relevant Relations are those between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.
- All Terms of Office are 4 years
- Attendance* = Number of scheduled committee meetings carried out (and number invited to) in last academic year