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The Federation of St Mary's Hatfield

Broad Oak & Little Hallingbury C of E Primary Schools


Who are we & what do we do?


Every school has a Board of Governors constituted in accordance with its Instrument of Government.  There is a single Federation Governing Body which is responsible for both schools in the Federation. Being Church Schools, the Federation Board of Governors includes representatives of the Church at Parish and Diocesan level, as well as the Local Authority, Parents and Teachers.


The Board of Governors is responsible for the staffing, finance, curriculum, Admissions Policy, special needs and future planning of the school.  The Governors work very closely with the Executive Headteacher in making decisions about the life of the School, and the well-being of all children and staff within the Federation.

The current Governing body is made up as follows:

Name:Category of GovernorAppointed byTerm of OfficeCommittees/Responsibilities
Rev Dawn JewsonFoundationEx-Officio  
Caroline HardingFoundationPCC (LHS)  
Cath YellandFoundationPCC (LHS)09.11.24Curriculum, Safeguarding, Attendance
VacancyFoundationPCC (LHS)  
Alison HutleyFoundationDiocese (LHS)25.09.24Steering, Finance & Premises, EYFS, Pay
Sheila NashFoundationPCC (HBO) Curriculum, Policies
Dianne HaddonFoundationPCC (HBO) Vice Chair
VacancyFoundationPCC (HBO)  
VacancyFoundationDiocese (HBO)  
Audrey JonesParent 

Parent (LHS) 

VacancyParentParent (HBO)  
Stephen Oliver-DeanStaff   
Eleni ChrysostomouAssociate Governor   
Danny WhiteLA GovernorLocal Authority19.11.22Finance & Premises, Health & Safety
Julia ReevesCo-optedFederation Board09.02.23Finance & Premises, Healthy Schools, Sports Premium
Joanna LorimerCo-optedFederation Board16.09.23Finance & Premises
Ruth BaughExecutive HeadteacherEx Officio Steering, Curriculum, Finance & Premises, Data & Attendance


The full Board of Governors meets four times each year, whilst various sub-committees meet more frequently.  Governors regularly visit the school and also attend training courses and seminars on specific topics.

Parents may at any time bring matters of importance to the attention of the Board of Governors, either through the elected Parent Governors or through any member of the Board.


Governor Policies are available for parents to view through the School Office.


The Federation Board of Governors consists of:

  • 2 Parent Governors (one elected by each school)
  • 1 Local Education Authority (LEA) Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor (elected by the staff body)
  • The Executive Headteacher
  • 3 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Board of Governors)
  • 10 Foundation Governors
  • 1 Associate Governor


Governors who have stepped down within the last year:

Previous GovernorsCategory of GovernorAppointed byOffice ceased
Debbie ManningEx-officioLEA01.04.2022
Natalie PrendervilleStaffStaff01.04.2022
Rev David HerrickEx-officioDiocese30.03.2022
Sonia StricklandEx-officioLEA30.03.2022
Barry ToogoodFoundationPCC25.09.2020
Eleni ChrysostomouStaffStaff25.09.2020
Christopher HardingFoundationPCC31.12.2019
Rev Naomi WormellFoundationEx Officio06.10.19
Sue BarrFoundationDiocese31.07.19
Martin TylerAssociateFederation Board30.09.18


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