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Governor Information

Warren Dell Primary School and Oxhey Wood Primary School have one Academy Governing Board across both schools under the Agora Learning Partnership.

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 2018.

Governor Name Category Roles
Start Date End Date Relevant Business Interests
Mrs Kim Claridge-Taylor Headteacher Performance Management Trustee Appointed

(Chair and Safeguarding Governor)

Teaching & Learning

01/09/2017 31/08/2021  Attendance Team Manager – HCC
Lloyd Charman Trustee Appointed Teaching & Learning/ Resources & Premises 04/12/2018 03/12/2022 None
Ms Janet Crook Headteacher Performance Management



Co-opted Governor Vice chair SEN/Inclusion/Wellbeing/Mental Health


Teaching & Learning

01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Triage Lead DSPL9
Miss Kate Douglas-Law  Trustee Appointed Teaching & Learning 01/09/2017 31/08/2021  Staff member Oxhey Wood
Ms Ayse Insaf



Parent governor

Pupil Premium

Statutory Grants

Teaching & Learning

07/11/2017 06/11/2021 None
Mrs Kerry Kent


Staff Governor Teaching & Learning 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Staff member at Oxhey Wood
Mrs Emma Lad   Clerk      
Mrs Jenny Morley




Teaching & Learning

Resource & Premises


Headteacher at Warren Dell and Oxhey Wood Schools

Primary Behaviour Lead Head Teacher DSPL9 Governor Colnbrook School

Mr Iain Regan-Smith


Headteacher Performance Management


Curriculum Development

Teaching and Learning

01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Teacher Merchant Taylor’s School


Parent governor

Resource & Premises

Mrs Elizabeth Willetts


Trustee Appointed

R & P Chair Finance

Resource & Premises

01/09/2017 31/08/2021 None
Mrs Kathryn Williams Staff Governor

Teaching & Learning Chair


01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Teacher at Warren Dell
Keith Martin Co-Opted

Health and Safety 


Resources and Premises

8/2/2019 7/2/2023 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, Elizabeth Willetts (Chair), Keith Martin, Lloyd Charman, Vacancy.

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, Kathryn Williams (chair), Kim Claridge-Taylor, Kerry Kent, Kate Douglas-Law, Iain Reagan-Smith, LLoyd Charman, Ayse Insaf.

Governors also have link roles in school (see table above)

    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 Agora Leaning Partnership and our Academy Governing Board consists of:

Headteacher: Jenny Morley

2 staff governors: Kerry Kent and Kathryn Williams

3 co-opted governors: Jan Crook, Keith Martin, Iain Regan-Smith

4 Trustee Appointed Governors: Kim Claridge-Taylor, Lloyd Charman, Kate Douglas-Law 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.

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 Oxhey Wood School.

Lloyd Charman

I came to teaching via law and journalism and have been teaching Religion and Philosophy for a number of years. I was drawn to teaching because I wished to do some good with my time, and have been heavily involved in the pastoral side of school life, coaching all manner of sports and being a Housemaster. When not in the classroom, I love participating in sport myself, having run a marathon in fancy dress and am always looking for a new challenge. A swimming event beckons, if I can withstand the early morning swims.

Ayse Insaf

My name is Ayse Insaf and I have been appointed at a Parent Governor since November 2017.  I currently sit on the resources committee and although the role is still relatively new for me, I am enjoying being part of the school community.

In my day to day job I work with individuals who have come into contact with the criminal justice system by offering them support and guidance.  I have worked in this field for the last 13 years and enjoy working with a wide variety of people and agencies.

I have two young children who currently attend Oxhey Wood School.  At the weekends we love exploring the outdoors and spending time together.

Attendance at Meetings Academic Year 2018-2019 Oxhey Wood and Warren Dell Governing Body

Meeting Type: Full Governing Body Committee
Jenny Morley 5/5 6/6
Kim Claridge-Taylor 5/5 N/A
Jan Crook 4/5 3/3
Elizabeth Willetts 5/5 3/3
Lloyd Charman 3/5 1/2
Iain Reagan-Smith 5/5 1/3
Keith Martin 2/3 2/2
Kathryn Williams 5/5 3/3
Kerry Kent 5/5 2/3
Kate Douglas-Law 5/5 2/3
Cesar Sanguineti 1/5 0/3
Ayse Insaf 4/5 1/3