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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery


Welcome to the Governors' Section


The purpose of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:


  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.


Our Governing Body meets at least once a term for a Full Governing Body meeting and once a year for a Finance meeting.


  • Chair – Helen Altringham

  • Vice Chair – Emma Richardson


In addition, Governors are members of either the Teaching and Learning committee or the Resources committee. These committees also meet at least once a term. 


  • Teaching and Learning Committee – Chair Emma Richardson

  • Resources – Chair Helen Altringham


Governors are linked to faculties in the school and regularly meet with individual staff members to discuss progress and development in the areas. Reports are presented to the Full Governing Body,


We currently have governors with a responsibility for: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health & Safety, Pupil Premium, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Safeguarding/Child Protection and Finance.

National Database for Governors 2020-2021


NameTerm of OfficeCategoryCommitteeBusiness/Financial InterestsAttendance 
Liz Evans1.7.17 - presentHeadteacherSafeguardingNone6/6
Helen Altringham24.6.19 - 23.6.23Chair/Co-optedResources
Emma Richardson30.1.21-29.1.24Vice-chair/ParentTeaching and LearningPTA6/6
Jo Williams15.12.20-14.12.24TeacherTeaching and LearningNone6/6
Robert Driver9.11.18 - 8.11.22Co-optedTeaching and LearningNone6/6
Ruth Cousins23.10.18 - 22.10.22Co-optedTeaching and LearningNone6/6
Jackie Keegan5.2.19 - 4.2.23LAResourcesNone6/6
Stephanie Williams22.7.19 - 21.7.23ParentTeaching and LearningNone6/6
Ross Freeman22.7.19 - 21.7.23Parent


Simon Cornish3.3.21 - 2.3.25ParentResourcesNone4/4


The Appointing Body for Trotts Hill Primary School & Nursery School is Hertfordshire County Council.

Posts ending last academic year


Stewart Swain 12.6.16 - 11.7.20 Vice Chair/Parent Finance None 4/4

Governor Training

  • January 2021 - Meeting the Ofsted Inspector

  • October 2020 - Chairs Strategic Information Briefing

  • July 2020 - Safeguarding

  • June 2020 - Chairs Strategic Information Briefing

  • January 2020 - Knowing your School and Ofsted

  • November 2019 - Governor Annual Conference

  • November 2019 - Radicalisation 

  • November 2019 - FGM 

  • November 2019 - Governor visits

  • October 2019 - Chairs Strategic Information Briefing

  • September 2019 - Safeguarding and School Governance

  • September 2019 - PREVENT

  • September 2019 - Financial Management for Governors