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Governor Information


From 1st September on conversion to Academy status, Warren Dell Primary School and Oxhey Wood Primary School have one Academy Governing Board across both schools under the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust.

No Governor has any other duties outside of the board formed across both Warren Dell Primary and Oxhey Wood Primary School.

Academy Governing Board from 1st September 2017.


Governor Name Category Start Date End Date Relevant Business Interests
Mrs Kim Claridge-Taylor (Chair of Governors) Trustee Appointed 01/09/2017 31/08/2021  Attendance Team Manager – HCC
Mrs Michelle Clarke Trustee Appointed 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Part-time administrator Warren Dell
Ms Janet Crooke (Vice chair of Governors) Co-opted 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Triage Lead DSPL9
Miss Kate Douglas-Law Co-opted 01/09/2017 31/08/2021  Staff member Oxhey Wood
Ms Ayse Insaf Parent 07/11/2017 06/11/2021 None
Mrs Kerry Kent Staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Staff member at Oxhey Wood
Mrs Sara Meyer Trustee Appointed 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 None
Mrs Jenny Morley Headteacher 01/09/2017 None
Mr Iain Regan-Smith Co-opted 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Teacher Merchant Taylor’s School
Mr Cesar Sanguineti Parent 07/11/2017 06/11/2021 None
Mrs Elizabeth Willetts Trustee Appointed 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 None
Mrs Kathryn Williams Staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 None

If you would like further information on governors, business interests or pecuniary interest in relation to Oxhey Wood or Warren Dell please ask at the school office.

Our full Governing Board meets at least once a term. We have two committees; Resources and Premises and Teaching and Learning.

The Resources and Premises Committee is responsible for Finance, Human Resources and Premises.

The Resources and Premises Committee: Jenny Morley, Iain Regan-Smith, Elizabeth Willetts (Chair), Michelle Clarke, Kim Claridge-Taylor, Kathryn Williams, Ayse Insaf.

The Teaching and Learning committee is responsible for our schools curriculum and all aspects of teaching and learning in school.

Teaching and Learning Committee: Jenny Morley, Jan Crook, Sara Meyer, Kathryn Williams (chair), Kim Claridge-Taylor, Kerry Kent, Kate Douglas-Law, Cesar Sanguineti.

Governors also have link roles in school:

Safeguarding, Looked after Child and attendance: Kim Claridge-Taylor

    SEN and Inclusion: Jan Crook
    Health and Safety: Iain Regan-Smith
    Statutory Grants including Pupil Premium Grant and Sports Premium: Sara Meyer and Kerry Kent
    Finance: Elizabeth Willetts
    Should you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body, please contact either school office or email
    admin@oxheywood.herts.sch.uk or admin@warrendell.herts.sch.uk
    ‘Governance is strong. The governing body knows the school very well.  Its members have an extensive range of skills and good links with the local community.  Governors focus sharply on pupils ‘progress, checking those groups most vulnerable to underachievement and using this information to accurately review the school’s performance.  Arrangements for targeting spending on pupils supported through the pupil premium are particularly detailed and increasingly effective.  Governors have a very good understanding of data and make clear links between the quality of teaching, the school’s targets for pupils’  attainment and the management of performance for all staff.  For example, teachers’ performance management reviews are explicitly linked to the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement.  The governing body ensures that all statutory safeguarding requirements are met and staff training in child protection is up to date.’

          Warren Dell Ofsted January 2014

    ‘The governing body has a good awareness of standards and the quality of teaching and has learnt to hold leaders to account.  The governors question leaders about the performance of pupils and challenge leaders regularly.  They have a regular agenda item to follow through the last Ofsted report’s recommendations and ensure that they are being implemented,’

         Oxhey Wood Ofsted May 2014

The governing board is the school’s accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  It sets the strategic direction of the school. It is not responsible for the day to day management of Oxhey Wood or Warren Dell Primary School.

A Governor commits to attend meetings (some during the evening) and to visit the school during the school day at least once a term.  References are requested for all governors and they also complete a DBS check.

In line with Herts for Learning MAT and our Academy Governing Board consists of:

Headteacher: Jenny Morley

2 staff governors: Kerry Kent and Kathryn Williams

3 co-opted governors: Jan Crook, Kate Douglas-Law. Iain Regan-Smith

4 Trustee Appointed Governors: Kin Claridge-Taylor, Michelle Clarke, Sara Meyer and Elizabeth Willetts.

Kim Claridge-Taylor – Chair of Governors

I have worked for Hertfordshire County Council for over 30 years, working within education and Children’s Services.  I have 2 beautiful grandchildren which I am thoroughly enjoying as well as an 11 year old Border Terrier Dog.  I enjoy music and DIY. I have worked within South Oxhey and have supported both Oxhey Wood and Warren Dell as an Attendance Improvement Officer for over 7 years.  I became a governor at Warren Dell at Christmas 2012.  My goal is to support the continuing excellent development already in place so that children in both schools have the best possible outcomes.

Jan Crook – Vice Chair

I have lived in South Oxhey for 12 years and became involved with local services through my work.  I have a keen interest in the well being and progress of children and young people.

Elizabeth Willetts

I started my working life as a civil servant and then moved to the private sector working for a large professional services firm.  I am now retired.  I was appointed in September 2016 and I am chair of the Resources Committee where my skills and work experience are useful.  As a governor, I want to ensure that all children can reach their full potential in a caring and supportive school environment.

Michelle Clarke

I am a trustee appointed governor and have three children in different classes at Warren Dell.  I am also a parent representative who helps with and takes part in drop-in meetings.  I am passionate about both schools.

Sara Meyer

I was lucky enough to benefit from an excellent education and I strongly believe that every child deserves such a positive start in life.  I was motivated to become a school governor so that I could contribute to my local community and support the school in developing its policy and strategy to ensure it offers the best possible education for every pupil.  I had been a co-opted governor at Oxhey Wood since April 2016 and am now part of the Academy Governing Board.  I am a qualified solicitor specialising in employment law, working for a manufacturing and engineering employers’ association.

Iain Regan-Smith

I have lived near Rickmansworth for two years now since moving to work at Merchant Taylors School as the head of Religion and Philosophy.  Being involved in the education of children has always been my passion since I started coaching cricket at the age of 16.  I am very excited to now have the opportunity to contribute towards


Attendance at Meetings Academic Year 2016-2017 Oxhey Wood Governor Body


Meeting Type: Full Governing Body Committee
Jenny Morley 5/5 7/7
Sara Meyer 5/5 1/3
Kate Douglas-Law 4/5 6/6
Kerry Kent 5/5 3/3
Elizabeth Willetts 4/4 3/4
Kim Claridge-Taylor 1/1 N/A
Jan Crook 1/1 N/A


Attendance at Meetings Academic Year 2016-2017 Warren Dell Governing Body



 Full Governing Body Committee
Jenny Morley 4/4 6/6
Kim Claridge-Taylor 4/4 3/3
Jan Crook 4/4 3/3
Iain Regan-Smith 3/3 1/2
Kathryn Williams 4/4 3/3
Michelle Clarke 3/4 2/3
Michael Penny 2/3 0/1
Mary Rees 1/2 2/2
Sonia Bolton 4/4 3/3
Owin Anglin 2/4 1/3
Beth Webster 0/4 0/3