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 two 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 three times a term as a full Governing Body.
Minutes of meetings are available via the school office on request.
To contact the Chair of Governors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As at May 2023, the present Governing Body comprises:
Fiona Duck (Vice Chair)
Elizabeth O’Reilly (Chair)
Michele Webb (Non Teaching Staff)
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.
Responsibilities: Premises, Health and Safety
Co-Vice Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor – Sept 2019-2023
First elected by parents to Greenway’s Governing Body in 2011, Lou was reappointed for a further 4 years in July 2015 and then she was reappointed as a co-opted governor in September 2019 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. She is mum to 4 – all her sons attended Greenway – and has a range of voluntary roles including as a Director for the GB Olympians Association
Responsibilities: : Chair of Behaviour Panel. Delivery and Analysis of Parent Questionnaire. Governor Link: PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) & RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education); Mental Health & Wellbeing; Behaviour & Attitudes; and PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity) including Sport Premium.
Co–Vice Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor – July 2022-2026
Fiona has been a Governor at Greenway since 2002, both as parent and co-opted governor and is now Co-Vice Chair of Governors. Over the years she instigated the school library and project managed the build through to completion in 2006 as well as overseeing the windows replacement project. She has 2 grown up children who both attended Greenway. She helps run a Design Consultancy in Berkhamsted with her husband.
Responsibilities: Development/Training. Governor link: Inclusion, SEN, Pupil Premium, Catch Up Premium;, Mental Health & Well-being; Art Curriculum
Katharine was appointed as Head Teacher in 2009
Co-opted Governor – September 2022-2026
Janet joined Greenway Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor in September 2022. She has one grown-up son, who attended Greenway. From 2007 to 2019, Janet was the General Manager of an international data management company, which she co-owned with her husband. Prior to this, Janet had been a freelance Market Research Consultant, with BT as her main client. During this time, she also worked as a freelance business coach, coaching market research professionals in people management, client handling and market research skills.
Responsibilities: English Curriculum Link
Staff Governor – September 2020-2024
Mark was appointed as a Staff Governor in September 2020 and is currently the Year 5 teacher.
Parent Governor – October 2019-2023
Rich joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. He has 2 children in Years 6 and 4 at Greenway and has had experience of leading large teams and managing big budgets during his professional career.
Responsibilities: Pay Committee. Delivery and Analysis of Staff Survey. Governor Link: Finance
Elizabeth O’Reilly, MBE
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: Pay Committee; Governor Links – Safeguarding; E Safety; Data; Personnel
Co-opted Governor (staff) – July 2022-2026
Michele was re-elected as a Co-opted non teaching Governor in July 2022 having previously served 8 years in the same role. Michele is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Midday Supervisory Assistant at Greenway.
Responsibilities: Governor link: Inclusion, SEN, Pupil Premium, Catch up Premium
Parent Governor – October 2019-2023
Tim joined Greenway Governing Body as a parent governor in October 2019. He has 3 children one of whom is in Reception and another who is in Year 3. Tim is Head of People at a large retail chain and has a background in both strategy and finance.
Responsibilities: Pay Committee.
To contact any of the Governors please telephone the school on 01442 866249 or email email@example.com
Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2022-23:
Nicola Reid, Parent Governor, Equalities, British Values, Website Compliance; SFVS
Pam Campbell, Parent Governor, Data and Maths Curriculum
Ex Governors who were in post in the school Year 2021-22:
Rachel Hesslegrave, Co-opted Governor , Curriculum & Learning Commitee
Ian McCaul, Local Authority Governor, Curriculum & Learning Commitee
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
Governing Body Information
Governor Attendance Record – 2022-2023- updated April 2023
Governing Body Code of Conduct – October 2022
Governing Body Register of Interests
Governing Body Annual Review for 2021-22
Governing Body Annual Review for 2020-21
Governing Body Annual Review for 2019-20