The Governing Body

The Governing Body

The Governing Body takes a largely strategic role in the running of the school in setting its aims and objectives, policies and targets for achieving objectives, and in reviewing progress. Greenway’s Governing Body is made up of five parent Governors, one Local Authority Governor, two staff Governors and seven co-opted Governors. The Head Teacher has the right to be a Governor. Each Governor is nominated or elected for a four year period. The Chair of Governors is elected annually. The present Chair is Elizabeth O’Reilly.

The Governors are very active in their support of the school and meet at least once a term as a full Governing Body. In addition Premises, Finance & Personnel (PFP) and Curriculum and Learning (C&L) committees meet half termly.

Minutes of meetings are available via the school office on request.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email elizabeth.oreilly@greenway.herts.sch.uk

As at September 2021, the present Governing Body comprises:

Parent Governors

Pam Campbell
Richard Millar
Nicola Reid
Timothy Winmill
1 Vacancy

Co-opted

Nick Brown
Louise Collins
Fiona Duck (Vice Chair)
Rachel Hesslegrave
Elizabeth O’Reilly (Chair)
Michele Webb (Non Teaching Staff)
1 Vacancy

Local Authority

Ian McCaul

Staff

Katharine Ellwood
Mark Loczy

Governor Biographies

Nick Brown

Co-opted Governor July – 2020-2024

Nick joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in September 2016 following no nominations having been received from within the school’s parent body. He is a chartered surveyor with his own practise based in Tring and a part time university lecturer – he grew up in Berkhamsted and went through the town’s school system. Nick has taken over governor responsibilities for premises and health and safety within the school.

Responsibilities: Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee and Premises, Health and Safety, Achievement for All

Pam Campbell

Parent Governor – October 2019-2023

Pam joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. She has 2 children, one who is currently at Greenway & the other who is not yet school age. She works part time as a Data Science Manager for a Customer Data Science Company in London where she helps to understand data from large retailers & uses data to make strategic business decisions.

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Learning Committee. Governor Link: Data

Louise Collins

Co-opted Governor – Sept 2019-2023

First elected by parents to Greenway’s Governing Body in 2011, Louise was reappointed for a further 4 years in July 2015 and then she was reappointed as a co-opted governor in September 2019.  She is currently full-time mum of 3 boys as well as having a range of voluntary roles including as a Director for the British Olympians. All her sons attended Greenway. In her most recent employment, she was responsible for the quality assurance of criminal advocacy and then for the transition of Legal Aid from the Legal Services Commission to the Ministry of Justice, covering all aspects of organisational transition from legislation to transfer of operations, staff, pensions and budget.

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Learning Committee, Parent Questionnaire. Governor Link: PSHE, Achievement for All, Behaviour and Attitudes, Sports Premium.

Fiona Duck

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor – July 2014-2022

Fiona has been a Governor at Greenway since 2002, both as parent and co-opted governor and is now Vice Chair of Governors. She instigated the school library and project managed the build through to completion in 2006 as well as overseeing the new windows project. She has 2 children who both attended Greenway. She helps run a Design Consultancy in Berkhamsted with her husband.

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Learning Committee, Development/Training. Governor link: Inclusion, SEN, Pupil Premium, Measuring Small Steps, Personal Development, Mental Health & Well-being

Katharine Ellwood

Head Teacher

Katharine was appointed as Head Teacher in 2009

Curriculum & Learning Committee. Personnel, Finance & Premises Committee.

Rachel Hesslegrave

Co-opted Governor – September 2019-2023

Curriculum & Learning Committee Chair

Rachel was co-opted onto the Governing Body in September 2015.  She returned to this role after a 2 year break having previously been a parent governor at Greenway for 6 years.  She was then reappointed as a co-opted governor in September 2019. Rachel has experience in a wide range of governing roles including as Chair of Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee. She works in Berkhamsted as a consultant with Native PR and Marketing Consultancy having previously worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Head of Learning and Development at Legal and General Investment Management.  Rachel has two children, both of which attended Greenway.

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Learning Committee. Governor Link: Quality of Education

Mark Loczy

Staff Governor – September 2020-2024

Mark was appointed as a Staff Governor in September 2020 and is currently the Year 1 teacher.

Responsibilities: Personnel, Finance & Premises Committee.

Ian McCaul

Local Authority Governor – January 2020-2024

Ian was appointed Local Authority Governor in January 2020. He is the Executive Principal of the Chiltern Way Academy Trust having been a headteacher for over 15 years. It is an award winning specialist school for children with social emotional, communication and interaction difficulties (aged 9-19 years) based on three sites.

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Learning Committee.

Richard Millar

Parent Governor – October 2019-2023

Rich joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. He has 2 children in Years 3 and 1 at Greenway and works as the Commercial Director of a leading international retailer with experience of leading large teams and managing big budgets.

Responsibilities: Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee. Governor Link: Finance

Elizabeth O’Reilly

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor – September 2019-2023

Elizabeth was re-appointed as a Co-opted Governor in September 2019 having served first as a Parent Governor and then a Co-opted Governor at Greenway. In addition to her position as Chair of Governors she is the Safeguarding Link Governor and has a particular responsibility for all personnel related issues. She has acted as an external reviewer of schools Governing Bodies within Hertfordshire and is a Strategic Leader of Governance in the county. Before having her children (who both attended Greenway), Elizabeth was a partner with a large firm of solicitors in London specialising in high net worth divorce.

Responsibilities: Finance & Premises Committee; Pay Committee; Safeguarding; E Safety; Data; Personnel

Nicola Reid

Parent Governor – October 2019-2023

Nicola joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. She has 2 children one of whom is in Year 2 and the other whom is due to start Greenway in September 2020. Nicola has held senior and global communications and Corporate Responsibility roles

Responsibilities: Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee. Governor Link: Equalities, British Values, Website Compliance

Michele Webb

Co-opted Governor representing non-teaching staff – September 2018-2022

Michele was re-elected as a Co-opted non teaching Governor in September 2018 having previously served 4  years in the same role. Michele is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Midday Supervisory Assistant.

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Learning Committee. Governor link: Inclusion, SEN, Pupil Premium

Timothy Winmill

Parent Governor – October 2019-2023

Tim joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. He has 2 children one of whom is in reception and the other who is not yet school age. Tim is the Head of Strategy at John Lewis and mentors the founder of a charity focused on helping children to learn through play.

Responsibilities: Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee. Pay Committee. Governor Link: Leadership and Management

To contact any of the Governors please telephone the school on 01442 866249 or email admin@www.greenway.herts.sch.uk

Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2020-21: 
Beth Baylay, Co-opted Governor, Curriculum & Learning Committee

Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2019-20: 
Louise Farrow, LA appointed Governor, Personnel, Finance & Premises Committee
Alison Hoffman, Co-opted Governor, Personnel, Finance & Premises Committee
Beverley Murphy, Staff Governor, Personnel, Finance & Premises Committee

Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2018-19: 
Ann Marie Costelloe, Parent Governor, Curriculum & Learning Committee 
Claire Riches, Parent Governor, Personnel Finance & Premises Committee

Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2017-2018:
Mr Nigel Wiggins, Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair, Personnel Finance & Premises Committee, Curriculum & Learning Committee, Parent Forum