Governors


Welcome to the Governors' section of the JFK website.

Here you will find out about the current composition and working of the Board of Governors, its role and how it supports the school on a day-to-day basis.

The Board of Governors has been re-constituted in accordance with revised regulations regarding composition. Our governors are categorised as Foundation governors appointed by the Diocese of Westminster; Parent governors elected from parents/carers of current students; one Local Authority governor; one Staff Governor; one Co-opted governor and the Headteacher. 

The Board of Governors should operate at a strategic level, leaving the headteacher and senior leadership team responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school. (DfE The School Governance Regulations 2013)

The Board has three core functions:

Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school

Holding the Headteacher to account for its educational performance

Ensuring financial resources are spent well     

The Headteacher is responsible for the educational performance and for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. The Board’s role is to hold the Headteacher to account, assisting in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, budgets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness. It also evaluates the school’s performance through results and data, outside agency reports and the School Development Plan. This is done through a number of committees which each meet several times a year, usually once per term. Governors also form a range of panels and appeal panels necessary for disciplinary, exclusion and professional issues such as staff pay and performance appraisal.

Governors are invited to attend major school events, such as Presentation Evenings, the Gym & Dance Display, musical concerts and school productions and there are opportunities to meet the staff at informal social occasions.

The governors are all volunteers who have the best interests of the school at heart who enjoy the school’s successes and progress and work hard to aid improvements. There is a close working relationship between governors and staff but governors take the role of ‘critical friend’ very seriously and challenge the school's Senior Leaders on issues of performance and effectiveness.

For further information regarding the current Board of Governors committees.

If you would like to contact the governors please write to the school or email the Chair of Governors, Mrs Heather Houston at hhouston@jfk.herts.sch.uk

The JFK Governing Body

Chair - Mrs H Houston

Vice Chair - Mrs E Krajewski

Headteacher - Mr P Neves

Clerk - Ms E Final

List of Governors  
Mrs M Stanley (Staff Governor) Mrs L Clifton (Foundation Governor)
Mrs M Coxage (HCC Nominated Governor) Mrs A Gilder (Foundation Governor)
Dr M Bromberg (Co-opted Governor) Mrs H Houston (Foundation Governor)
Mrs L Anderson (Foundation Governor) Fr Derek Hyett (Foundation Governor)
Mr D Bloomfield (Foundation Governor) Mrs E Krajewski (Foundation Governor)
Mrs C Ribeiro (Parent Governor Mrs D Cooper (Parent Governor)
Miss I Cerasale (Foundation Governor) Mrs D Norris (Parent Governor)