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Governors

Meet our team of school governors...

 

Co-Chair of Governors 

& Parent Governor

Meghan Brown

I love being part of the Wymondley community and Governing Board. My two eldest daughters blossomed through the school and I am enjoying watching my younger girls following in their footsteps. I am a business owner of a health and wellness business and enjoy the flexibility it gives me to be able to be part of the school. I firmly believe Wymondley enhances children’s abilities academically, socially and emotionally.  It is a privilege to be part of a team that helps children thrive.

Co-Chair of Governors

& Parent Governor

 Tom Watts

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair &

Parent Governor

Alison Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

 

Tony Plunkett

I am very proud of our happy and welcoming school and school community. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and football and supporting Tottenham Hotspur. I am a very approachable person and I welcome questions and conversations from all members of our school community. I can usually be found standing at the school gate each morning and afternoon, welcoming everyone in and out, regardless of the weather conditions!

LEA GovernorSheena Kitchener

I retired in 2015 after a 38-year career as a secondary school English teacher in Luton. My last role was Assistant Principal with responsibility for behaviour and achievement, where I felt privileged to watch young people develop in confidence and reach their potential. I am a firm believer in holistic education - along with a set of exam results, pupils should leave school as well-rounded individuals. Since
retiring, I have taken the opportunity to travel and learn new skills. I am currently taking a silver smithing course and learning German. In joining the governors of Wymondley JMI, I hope to use my knowledge and experience to help the headteacher and staff continue their sterling work, ensuring all pupils enjoy the best possible primary education.

Staff GovernorClaire Burningham

I am proud to be part of the friendly staff team and we enjoy sharing our skills and experience.  In addition to the work that I do in the classroom I run clubs which pupils can attend including gardening, cooking and sewing.  We are able to sell produce from our gardening club to families and staff members as well as jams, chutneys and cordial which we make from the fruit and vegetables we have grown together. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted GovernorHarry Harvey

I have been a governor at Wymondley since April 2017. I am currently Chair of the resources committee. I live in Hitchin and work as a commercial solicitor at a company based in Covent Garden. I grew up in the local area and joined the school as a governor as I was keen to play a more active part in the community. It is always a privilege to visit Wymondley and to see what the children are learning on any given day. and I welcome all comments from our school community.

 

Co-opted GovernorEmma Kiddle

I am really pleased to have joined the governors of Wymondley and to also be a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. I live in Hitchin with my husband and young son. I have worked in communications and marketing for many years, most recently at organisations providing housing and at a charity supporting children and their families. I am enjoying getting to know everyone at Wymondley and I hope I can use my experiences from work and home to help our school community.

Co-opted GovernorBarry Burningham

I am very pleased to be rejoining the governing body at Wymondley following a break for a number of years.  I live in Little Wymondley and my grown up children both benefited from attending our lovely school.  Having recently retired as the Deputy Head at Nobel School in Stevenage I find that I have a little more time on my hands.  When I am not gardening, I look forward to getting back into the school to support the great staff and of course children.

 

Co-opted GovernorBrian Liddle

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted GovernorGeoff Pick

Having retired early at the beginning of 2021 from my roles in managing global and european healthcare business I’m delighted to have joined the board of governors at JMI Wymondley. I have a keen interest in Science and Technology and anything to do with the environment and outdoors and hope my commercial background and interests can play a part in supporting the Wymondley school community. I’ve lived in Hitchin for many years with my partner and now also work as a Hitchin ranger so you may see me around town.

 

Parent Governor  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to the Governors  Tina Taylor

       

 

 

There are up to twelve members of the school governing body, some elected, some appointed. Their responsibilities include setting the annual budget, maintaining the site and buildings, agreeing general policies and strategic planning. Their responsibilities do not include the internal organisation and day to day running of the school, which is the responsibility of the Headteacher, although he is fully supported in this role by the governors.

The governing body meets at least once a term. There are two sub-committees of the governing body that meet on a regular basis according to need.  These are the Resources (which includes Finance and HR) and Teaching & Learning Committees.  By working in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Education Authority, the School Governors help to ensure that Wymondley School provides the right learning environment for our pupils. The term of office for all governors is four years, with the exception of the Headteacher. A copy of our Instrument of Government is attached below.

Governor attendance at meetings for academic year 2020-2021

 

  

T&L

 

 

Res

 

 

FGB

 

 

FGB

 

 

FGB
(Extraordinary

meeting)

T&L

 

 

Res

 

 

FGB

 

 

    30.09.2027.01.2124.03.21   
Meghan Brown

Parent (Co-Chair)

YYYYY   
Tom WattsParent (Co-Chair)YYYYY   
Alison Joy

Parent (Vice Chair)

Y YYY   
Tony PlunkettStaff (Headteacher)YYYYY   
Claire BurninghamStaff YYYY   
Harry HarveyCo-opted YYYY   
Emma KiddleCo-opted YYYY   
Sheena KitchenerLEAY YYY   
Barry BurninghamCo-optedY N/AYY   
Brian LiddleCo-optedY N/AN/AY   
Geoff PickCo-opted YN/AN/AY   
Parent governor vacancyParentY N/AN/AN/A   

 

Governor Declarations 2020-2021

 

Governor                     Declaration of Business Interests

Read and familiar with

Keeping Children Safe in Education

and school Child Protection policy

Meghan Brown None Yes
Claire Burningham None Yes
Harry Harvey News UK employee Yes
Alison Joy None Yes
Emma Kiddle Settle Group employee  
Sheena Kitchener None Yes
Tony Plunkett None Yes
Tom Watts Ordinance Survey employee Yes
Geoff Pick Awaiting - Joined spring term Awaiting - Joined spring term
Brian Liddle Awaiting - Joined spring term Awaiting - Joined spring term
Barry Burningham Awaiting - Joined spring term Awaiting - Joined spring term

 

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