National Database for Governors 2018-2019
|Name||Term of Office||Category||Committee||Business/Financial Interests||Attendance|
|Liz Evans||Not Applicable||Headteacher||Safeguarding||Not Applicable||4/4|
|Helen Altringham||04.09.15 – 03.09.19||Chair/Co-opted||Finance
Teaching and Learning
|Stewart Swain||12.07.12 – 11.07.20||Vice Chair/Parent||Finance||None||4/4|
|Jo Williams||16.12.16 – 15.12.20||Teacher||Teaching and Learning||None||4/4|
|Emma Richardson||31.01.17 – 29.01.21||Parent||Teaching and Learning||PTA||4/4|
|Robert Driver||9.11.18-8.11.22||Co-opted||Health and Safety||None||3/4|
|Ruth Cousins||23.10.18-22.10.22||Co-opted||Teaching and Learning||None||3/4|
|Jackie Keegan||5.2.19-4.2.23||LA||Teaching and Learning||None||2/2|
The Appointing Body for Trotts Hill Primary School & Nursery School is Hertfordshire County Council.
Posts ending last academic year
|Annette Clynes||23.09.17-May 2019||Resigned May 2019|
|Clare Miller||14.03.14 – September 2018||Resigned September 2018|
|Nicola Day||01.09.17 – September 2018||Resigned September 2018|
|Colette Pidgeon||01.09.17 – September 2018||Resigned September 2018|
Meet the Governors
The Governing Board meets once a term for a Full Governing Board meeting. Governors are also members of either the Teaching and Learning or the Finance committees.
Chair: Helen Altringham
I first started as a parent governor when my son attended Trotts Hill and currently am the Chair of Governors. I am the link Governor for safeguarding, special educational needs and disadvantaged children. I work part time as a midwife at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, a job I really enjoy.
I am very proud to be part of a team of Governors who together, with Mrs Evans and all the staff, help to make Trotts Hill a happy, safe and well performing school.
I have been a Parent Governor since 2012 and Vice Chair since 2013. I currently have three sons attending Trotts Hill, all of whom find it a very happy and rewarding environment. Within the governing body I sit on the Finance committee and I also help out with sports when work commitments allow. I really enjoy playing a part in ensuring Trotts Hill continues to be a happy, welcoming and good performing school.
Parent Governor: Emma Richardson
I have been a parent governor since January 2017. I currently have one daughter at Trotts Hill in Year 1. I have worked as a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline for 12 years now and I am a STEM ambassador where I run science workshops at the school. I also chair the school fundraising group FROTH (Friends & Relatives Of Trotts Hill). I thoroughly enjoy my involvement with the school and working with the staff and pupils.
Staff Governor: Jo Williams
I have worked at Trotts Hill as a class teacher since 2012 and received my BEd and QTS qualifications from Hertfordshire University. I have been the Computing subject leader since 2013 and am now a member of the Well-Tech Faculty. Teaching is in my family, with my mother, father and Uncle having teaching qualifications.
Governor: Ruth Cousins
Governor: Rob Driver
I have worked at Trotts Hill as Site Manager for 4 years and I became a governor in Autumn 2018. My background is in Interior Design and this been useful in developing the school environment. My main focus is to ensure that our school site is clean and safe every day for our pupils. I also run the lunchtime drama club for year 5 pupils, which I really enjoy as I am a member of Letchworth Arcadians and enjoy performing in musicals. As a governor I am responsible for reporting on the Arts Faculty and am proud of the high level of Performing Arts at Trotts Hill.
Governor: Jackie Keegan
I have over 19 years’ experience working in education business management and have worked with both the secondary and primary sector, maintained, single academy and multi academy trust (MAT). Currently, I work for HfL as a Business Management Consultant and has been with HfL for 3 years. Prior to joining HfL, I was the Director of Finance and Business for a MAT of 2 secondary schools and 4 primary schools. I played a key part in the conversion from maintained to single academy status and worked with the CEO and RSC to support local schools by forming a MAT and working with them to convert to academy status as part of the MAT. As part of my role as Director of Finance & Business, I was a member of two local governing bodies, the chair of one, supporting Headteachers’ and staff with the challenges and rewards of student behaviour, learning and achievement.