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Governing Body

List of Governors

Name Governor type Term of office Committees
(meeting attendance)
Relevant interests FGB meeting attendance
2017-18
Rev Huw Bellis Rector of Tring Team Parish ex-officio
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
27/06/18
Gary Stanley Headteacher ex-officio
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Edmund Booth Foundation 01/03/16 – 28/02/20
  • Resources
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Gerry Miller Foundation 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
  • Resources
20/09/17
05/12/17
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Jon Reynolds Foundation 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
27/06/18
Simon Gilbert LA 21/06/17 – 20/06/21
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Ian Graham Parent 02/03/18 – 01/03/22
  • Resources
Paula Birley Staff 02/05/18 – 01/05/22
  • Teaching and Learning
27/06/18
Jon Hall Associate ex-officio
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Rebecca Harvey Clerk 20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Beth Townsend Foundation 01/09/14 – 31/08/18
(stepped down)
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Hayley Abel
(Vice-Chair)
Foundation 01/09/14 – 31/08/18
(stepped down)
  • Teaching and Learning
20/09/17
05/12/17
27/03/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Mary Haywood Foundation 01/09/14 – 31/08/18
(stepped down)
  • Resources
20/09/17
07/02/18
17/05/18
27/06/18
Mary Adams Staff 01/09/14 – 31/08/18 (stepped down)
Linda Hardman Headteacher 01/09/04 – 31/08/17
(stepped down)
Gaby Brooks Parent 01/06/14 – 31/12/17
(stepped down)
Vicki Gentle Foundation 01/02/14 – 31/01/18
01/02/18 – 31/03/18
(stepped down)
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
Selma Stanley Parent 20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18
17/05/18
Rev Valerie Rockall Foundation 2014 – Feb 2017
(deceased)
Mel Matthews Staff 01/09/17 – 19/04/18 (stepped down) 20/09/17
05/12/17
07/02/18
27/03/18

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.

Gary Stanley – Headteacher ex-officio

Gary joined Bishop Wood a headteacher in January 2018.

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.

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!

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.

Paula Birley – Staff Governor

Paula is a year 3 teacher at Bishop Wood and has two children at the school.

Jon Hall – Associate Governor

Jon is Deputy Headteacher at Bishop Wood.

Rebecca Harvey – Clerk to the Governors – Full Governing Body