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There are 14 members of the governing body of Bishop Wood C of E School which consists of:

a) The Rector of Tring
b) Two parent governors
c) One Local Education Authority governor
d) Three staff governors
e) five members appointed by the District Church Council
f) Two governors appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, St Albans.

(at least 3 of e) & f) above must be parents at school)

  • There is also a clerk to the governing body and a clerk to the governor's committees.
  • The headteacher and deputy headteacher are associate members.
  • From this committee a chairman and vice chairman are elected.
  • Minutes of the meetings are available for parents to read on request.



Governors Who's Who

  Huw Bellis - Foundation Governor ex-officio

As Team Rector Huw is ex officio governor at Bishop Wood School.  He is also a governor at Tring School and has previously been a governor at Aldbury School.  He has the privilege of coming into the school every week to lead collective worship. He is the governor responsible for Safeguarding.

  Beth Townsend - Foundation Governor - Chair
I have been a foundation governor since September 2014.  My husband and I have lived in Tring since 2003.  We got married at St. Peter and St. Paul in May 2003 and have continued to be active members of the congregation ever since.  We have three children who are all at school at Goldfield and Bishop Wood.  In 2011, I took a break from my career as a music therapist in the NHS.  I have a small private piano teaching practice and I play the piano regularly for various church and school events.
  Hayley Abel - Foundation Governor

Hayley has been an Early Years SEND Advisory Teacher for a neighbouring local authority for 15 years giving advice and delivering training to schools and settings. She previously worked for Service Children’s Education throughout key stages one and two and also spent several years working for Children’s charities supporting children, families and schools. She has two children who have both recently left Bishop Wood School after a wonderful time here.

  Mary Haywood - Foundation Governor

Mary’s background is in Nursing, and she has taught in this role. Her two sons attended Bishop Wood School, forty years ago, and she has close connections with Bishop Wood, having worked in the Sunday School, which was held there from 1978-2001.

  Edmund Booth - Foundation Governor

Edmund is a semi-retired structural engineer who has lived in Tring with his wife since 2010 and is a member of the congregation at the parish church.  He has no children of his own, but was a Sunday School teacher in his previous parish for a dozen years, and has served as trustee for two parishes, taking on the roles of treasurer and chair.

  Gerald Miller - Foundation Governor

Gerry was CEO of a financial services company before semi retiring and brings a knowledge of running a business operating in a complex regulatory environment. As well as working with a local Church charity, Gerry is a keen walker and a lifetime spaniel enthusiast. More recently he has resolved to extend his skillset by learning to play lead guitar - so far with mixed results!

  Jon Reynolds - Foundation Governor

Jon is a Reader in the Tring Team Parish. He is a member of the Ridgeway Learning Partnership Multi Academy Trust and the St John’s Primary School Watford Free School Trust. His four sons attended Long Marston VA Primary School and Tring School.

  Selma Stanley - Parent Governor

Selma had two children at Bishop Wood but her eldest left last year to start at Tring school and she now has a son in Year 4. She is a solicitor by profession and has had various roles on the governing body; complaints panel, admissions applications, etc. 

  Ian Graham - Parent Governor

As a parent to two girls, I have a vested interest in ensuring that a safe and encouraging environment exists allowing Bishop Wood pupils to reach their full potential.

As a Management Consultant, working for a number of Global Corporations over the past 20 years, I am a strong believer in engaging young minds - ensuring our children are equipped with the skills to be the workforce of tomorrow.

  Simon Gilbert - LEA Appointed Governor

Simon worked for Hertfordshire County Council for three years with his most recent post being Transport and Transfer Manager in the School Admission and Transport Team.  He has 11 years experience working within Children's Services at three different councils.  However, he is currently a stay at home dad, which is his most challenging role so far!

  Gary Stanley - Headteacher ex-officio
Gary joined Bishop Wood a headteacher in January 2018.
  Jon Hall - Associate Governor
Jon is Deputy Headteacher at Bishop Wood.
  Rebecca Harvey - Clerk to the Governors - Full Governing Body



Governing Body Public Documents (PDF files)

  Bishop Wood School - Instrument of Government
  Full Governing Body Workplan - 2016-2017
  Governors Pecuniary (Monetary) Interests table
  Governor Committe Matrix

Governors' Newsletters (PDF files)

  November 2016
  September 2015


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Bishop Wood C of E Junior School
Frogmore Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5AU
Tel: 01442 822024 Fax: 01442 382950 Email:
Headteacher: Mr Gary Stanley