The Governors are responsible for strategic decisions about how the school is run, in partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Education Authority (Herts County Council). Governors are representatives of the community ranging from parents to local council representatives. The Governing Body meetings take place half termly.

Chairs Welcome

On behalf of all Governors, a warm welcome to Woolenwick Junior School.

As school Governors we have an important role in monitoring the safety, welfare and education of all of our children. We work collectively and strategically as a corporate body to drive forward the school’s vision.

Governors do not manage the school, this is the role of the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership team. Instead we oversee the development of the school by working closely with them to monitor and provide supportive challenge, ensuring our children receive the best.

These are some examples of some of our areas of responsibility:

  • Monitoring pupil achievement and progress and pupil safety.
  • Ensuring statutory requirements are met and achieved.
  • Financial oversight.
  • Setting strategic priorities for the school’s continued development and improvement.
  • Safeguarding of children and staff.

The members of the Governing Body are proud and privileged to be able to contribute to the leadership of Woolenwick Juniors for the benefit of all children, parents and staff. We hope you will take time to get to know your Governing Body and please feel free to get in touch at any time.

Yours truly

Catherine Tierney
Chair of Governors

Governing Body Members

Getrude Acheampong                                     Parent Governor
Gary Hawkins                                                       Headteacher
James French                                                        Co-Opted Governor
Mark Hessey                                                         Co-Opted Governor – Vice Chair
Karen Jones                                                           Staff Governor
Jo Marshall                                                            Co-Opted Governor
Alan Smith                                                              Co-Opted Governor
Maggie Tamcken                                                Co-Opted Governor
Catherine Tierney                                              Parent Governor –Chair

Associate Governors

Carly McDowell

Nancy Yuen  –   Clerk



To find out more about the members of our Governing Body please see documents listed below. If you need any further clarification regarding our Governing Body and the work that they do please contact either the Chair of Governors or Clerk via the school office.

Meet our Governors here

Governors Declaration of Interest 2019-2020

Attendance Register 2018-19

Governors Code of Conduct and Terms of Reference