A very warm welcome to our Governors’ website page.


School Governors are essential for the effective management and development of a school. They help to provide strategic management, make executive decisions and are there to support and challenge the school leaders.

Governors get to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school, understanding the challenges it faces, and are directly involved in setting appropriate priorities for improvement. They engage regularly with staff, pupils and parents and respond quickly to their views and any significant concerns they may have. They carry out their statutory duties and ensure that the pupils and staff are safe.  So, from finance to site management, staffing to marketing and pupil welfare to curriculum development, every School Governor is guaranteed to use their experience and broaden their skills and knowledge in some way, with training and support always available.


Mrs Charlotte Claydon (Chair)  

Mrs Julie Winwood (Headteacher)

Mrs Jane Andrews

Mrs Barbara Hartwell

Mr Roy Falder

Mrs Marg Gibbs

Mr Terry Reed

Mrs Lianne Holmes

Miss Carol Skull

Mrs Joyce Asemota

Mr Andrew Martin

Mrs Jennifer Meek (Clerk)


School FundWhat is the school fund? Aston St Mary’s is a Voluntary Aided school.  Voluntary Aided status allows Aston to be run as a Church of England school, but also means that there are additional responsibilities for Parents/Carers. Governors and the Diocese.

For more information on our School Fund download the PDF file below:

Aston The School Fund


The Governing Body are divided into different committees. These are (click to expand):

Church, Safeguarding, Premises and Community (CSPC)

The Curriculum (Curr)

Personnel and Finance (P&F)

The Governing Body consists of 4 different types of Governor: 

Foundation Governor – These are appointed by the Church at Parish (PCC) or Diocesan Level. These Governors have the particular responsibility of upholding the Character and ethos of the school, following the trust deeds of our Anglican School.

Parent Governor – These are elected by the Parents of the school.

Teacher Governor – This will be a serving teacher at the school.

LA Governor – This Governor will be appointed by the Local Authority

Elections and appointments of Governors take place every four years if becoming a School Governor is something that interests you please do not hesitate to contact the School office for further details.

The full Governing Body meets five times a year. The agendas are full and the discussions are lively.

Parents can raise any concern with a governor at any time, although it is usually more appropriate to contact the Headteacher in the first instance. Information on contacting a governor, or requesting a copy of a particular school policy can be obtained from the school office.

Volunteers do not have to be parents or need first-hand experience of the education system. Anyone aged 18 or over, who can attend an average of two meetings per term, can add tremendous value to the school`s governing body. If you would like to help provide our children with the best possible education by considering becoming a School Governor, or by helping the school in any other way, please contact Julie Winwood, the headteacher, for further details.


If you would like the opportunity to speak to a member of the Governing Body please contact Christine Haigs in the school office, or speak to a Parent or Staff Governor.


Governors Name Type of Governor Committee Term of Office Further information
Mrs Charlotte Claydon
FoundationCSP17/08/17 to
Works with students from abroad.
Mrs Julie Winwood Headteacher
All committees
Curr (Chair)
01/01/2013 to date
Mrs Jane AndrewsLA GovernorCurr 07/09/15 to
English Teaching and Learning Advisor for Herts for Learning.
Mrs Barbara HartwellFoundationP&F17/08/17 to
Schools Finance Management team, Herts for Learning.
Mr Roy FalderFoundationCSP Chair 01/09/17 to
Clerk to the Parish Council
Diocesan Board of Education rep.

Mrs Marg GibbsFoundationCSP19/03/18 to
Former Deputy Headteacher as Aston school.
Position vacantChurch and FoundationCSPWorks closely with Reverend Jenny Gray in the local Parish
Mr Terry ReedParent GovernorP&F24/07/17 to
Background in finance and computing.

Mrs Lianne HolmesFoundationCSP09/03/17 to
Qualified teacher from the school.
Miss Carol SkullStaffCurric.09/02/15 to
LSA in KS1.
Mrs Joyce AsemotaParentCSP16/11/17 to
Children in school.
Mr Andrew MartinFoundationP&F Chair 01/09/17 to
Background in Human Resources
Diocesan Board of Education rep.
Mrs Jennifer MeekClerk to Governing BoardN/A

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