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Governing Body

List of Current Governors

Name Governor type Term of office Committees
Rev Huw Bellis Rector of Tring Team Parish ex-officio
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Head Teacher Performance Management
Gary Stanley Headteacher ex-officio
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
Edmund Booth Foundation 01/03/16 – 28/02/20
  • Resources
  • Health & Safety
Gerry Miller Foundation 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
  • Resources
  • Chair of Governors
  • Staff Pay Review Panel
  • Head Teacher Performance Management
Jon Reynolds Foundation 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Collective Worship
Simon Gilbert LA 21/06/17 – 20/06/21
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Data Link Governor
Ian Graham Parent 02/03/18 – 01/03/22
  • Resources
  • GDPR Link Governor
Paula Birley Staff 02/05/18 – 01/05/22
  • Teaching and Learning
Jon Hall Associate ex-officio
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
Steffi Buse Foundation 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Maths Link Governor
  • Head Teacher Performance Management
Pippa Chappell Foundation 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Vice Chair
  • Teaching and Learning
  • English Link Governor
Hannah Ade-Oroleye Foundation 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Resources
Louise Abslom Parent 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Teaching and Learning
  • PPG Link Governor
Gerald Golding Co-opted 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Resources
Jane Shardlow Foundation 26/09/18 – 25/09/22
  • Resources

Clerk to the Governors

Rebecca Harvey Clerk

Governors – Stepped Down

Name Governor type Term of office Committees
(meeting attendance)
Simon Gilbert LA 21/06/17 – 20/06/21
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Data Link Governor

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.

 

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