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The Governing Team

Name and Position of Responsibility (if any) Category and How Appointed

Register of Interests Declaration 

Term of office

Rachel Attwell

Chair of Safeguarding and Inclusion Committee

Co-opted by governing board, originally 3.7.2017

29.8.23 retired Teaching Assistant 


12.07.21 -


Joanne Barton Co-opted governor appointed by the governing board TBA 4.12.23 to 3.12.27
James Farrands Co-opted governor appointed by the governing board Commercial Bank Manager Employed by HSBC 2.12.21 to 1.12.25

Tom Freeman

Chair of Quality of Education Committee

Parent governor appointed by the parent body

1Teacher employed by Oriel school

2 2.9.23 Self employed sports coach, with JASC

24.11.21 to 23.11.25

Co-opted governor (4) 

Local authority (1)

Parent (1)

Mary Murphy Staff Governor - elected by the staffing body Teacher at Hertford Federation 12.9.22 - 11.9.26

Beatrice Orchard

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted by the governing board

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager at the Trussell Trust

29.3.21 to


Jenny Pearson Co-opted by the governing board

Sept 23 None.

Previously Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Phnom Penh

16.1.23 to 15.1.27

Jenny Perrin

Chair of Governors and Chair of FPHSP Committee


Co-opted by the governing board, originally 3.7.17 Early Years Officer at BHCC
Husband is cricket coach at Hertford Junior After School Club
18.5.21 - 17.5.25
Rachael Durneen Headteacher staff governor by virtue of office.  Previously associate member appointed by the governing board. Original appointment 26.11.19

Acting Headteacher of Hertford Junior School and Hertford Infant School

1.9.23 -
Justine Harvey 
Associate Member appointed by the governing board originally 3.7.17

Head of Inclusion - Hertford Schools

Trustee of Hurstpierpoint preschool

29.3.21 - 28.3.25
Abi Pearce Associate member  Deputy Headteacher Hertford Schools 11.9.23 - 31.8.24

Governors and associate members who stepped down in the past year:

Name Category Interest Date of Original Appointment Term ended
Zoe McGuigan Headteacher staff governor by virtue of office Executive headteacher  3.7.17  31.8.23
Holly Bishop Local authority.  Appointed by the board Teacher Balfour Primary School 21.3.23  14.11.23

Jess Htay


Parent governor elected by the parental body Freeland Marketing Consultant for publishers 24.11.21  18.1.24


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