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Name

Category

Start Date

End Date

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Martin Penny

Chair of Governors

Trust

1/9/17

31/8/21

N/A

11/9/19

None

Jeremy Steeley

Vice Chair

Parent

1/9/17

31/8/21

N/A

11/9/19

None

Chelsea Atkins

Head Teacher

23/4/19

31/8/19

N/A

11/9/19

Dad works at the school as an MSA

Valerie Biggs

Trust

1/9/17

31/8/21

NA

11/9/19

None

Jen Hart

Trust

1/9/17

31/8/21

N/A

11/9/19

None

Ian Marsh

Co-opted

1/9/17

31/8/21

N/A

abs

Wife works at school

Helen Alder Co-opted 1/9/19 31/8/23 N/A 11/9/19 None

Barry Pate

Co-opted

1/9/17

31/8/21

31/7/19

-

-

Iona Creedon

Parent

1/9/17

31/8/21

31/6/19

-

-

Stephanie Cawsey

Staff- teaching

1/9/17

31/8/21

11/9/19

11/9/19

None

Chris Tuff Interim Head teacher  1/9/18 31/6/19 31/6/19   None

 

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted via the School Office, or letter posted to the School's address.

Below is the full Governing Board.  The list shows the route by which each person was appointed as a Governor (the Type of Governor) and the particular links and responsibilities held by each. Below the list are some brief details and a photograph of each Governor.

 

Advice and Requirements for the Governing Board:

Information about Wilbury Junior School's Governing Board:

 

Governor List

 

 

 

Chair of Governors- Martin Penny - Trust governor 

Vice Chair Of Governors- Jeremy steely - Parent Governor 

Val Biggs- Trust Governor

Jen Hart- Trust Governor 

Ian March - Co-Opted Governor 

Helen Alder- Co-Opted Governor 

Head Teacher - Chelsea Atkins

Deputy Head Teacher- Venita Banks- Associate Governor

Teacher governor- Virginia O'Connor

Non teaching governor- Vacancy 

 

 

Picture 1 Martin Penny - Chair of Governors

Martin Penny

Chair of Governors

I have extensive experience in people, project, programme and business management coupled with many years of assisting organisations of many shapes and sizes to grow and flourish. I worked for Unisys for 27 years in a variety of roles before returning to my first love and have been working as a freelance organist and choral director since 2002. Mary, my wife and I moved to North Herts in 1982 and have been running a successful music tuition business here ever since. Like many others, I commute South to work, in my case as Director of music and Parish Administrator of All Saints' Church, Hertford. I was delighted to be approached to become a governor at Wilbury and to be able to join with and contribute to a team committed to working with everyone to grow the school, encourage its staff and support parents in doing the best for all children.

chair persons email: mpenny@wilbury.herts.sch.uk

Picture 1 Valerie Biggs

Valerie Biggs

Born and raised in the North-East of England,  I moved to live in Wilbury Hills Road, Letchworth in 1972 where our children went to  the now-closed Westbury JMI school. I have been involved in teaching children all my working life, including schools in Letchworth and areas in  Hertfordshire.  Retirement has not dimmed my enthusiasm for education and I have been privileged to be a governor of Wilbury Junior School for the last four years. My ambitions are for all children to experience an enjoyable,  richly rewarding and well-rounded education; for the school to become a strong, stable and well-run establishment and be valued as a successful and vibrant  part of the whole community. To improve my skills as a governor, I have attended and continue to attend numerous Governor training courses including those in Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding in schools.

 

 

 

Alex Jones

I have lived in Letchworth all my life, and in the Wilbury area for the last 13 years.  I have two daughters –  my youngest in Year 1 at Icknield Infant’s School, and my eldest in Year 4 in Wilbury Junior School.  I have worked as a project officer and data analyst in school improvement for the last 12 years, first at Hertfordshire County Council and now in Herts for Learning Ltd.  My role gives me a good understanding of the education sector generally and in school performance data and monitoring for impact.  For the last 18 months I have also been developing my understanding of the governance role as a clerk for governors in a number of Hertfordshire schools.  I believe very strongly in the importance of providing an education which supports our children to become confident and independent learners and which gives them the tools they need to continue to flourish in Secondary education and beyond.  I hope to make a positive contribution to the school and play an active role in supporting the new leadership team to drive improvements across the school.

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