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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 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 2018.


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

Teaching & Learning

Trustee Appointed (Chair and Safeguarding Governor) 01/09/2017 31/08/2021  Attendance Team Manager – HCC
Ms Janet Crook Headteacher Performance Management

Teaching & Learning

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

GDPR Link Governor

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

Teaching & Learning

Parent governor Pupil Premium 07/11/2017 06/11/2021 None
Mrs Kerry Kent

Teaching & Learning

Co-opted Governor 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Staff member at Oxhey Wood
Mrs Emma Lad Clerk
Mrs Jenny Morley

Teaching & Learning

Resource & Premises

Headteacher 01/09/2017 Headteacher at Warren Dell and Oxhey Wood Schools
Mr Iain Regan-Smith

Headteacher Performance Management

Resource & Premises

Co-opted Health & Safety 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Teacher Merchant Taylor’s School
Mr Cesar Sanguineti

Resource & Premises

Parent governor Sports Premium 14/11/2017 12/11/2021 None
Mrs Elizabeth Willetts

Resource & Premises

Trustee Appointed R & P Chair Finance 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 None
Mrs Kathryn Williams

Teaching & Learning

Staff Governor Teaching & Leaning Chair 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Teacher at Warren Dell

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, 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: 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 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

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.

Cesar Sanguineti

My name is Cesar. I’m nearly in my 40s. My two girls attend Oxhey Wood. I love my job in London, even though, it is very busy and stressful most of the time. I enjoy reading, visiting museums, nature walks and cooking. I work out regularly, but like cake too. “


Attendance at Meetings Academic Year 2017-2018 Oxhey Wood and Warren Dell Governing Body


Meeting Type: Full Governing Body Committee
Jenny Morley 5/5 7/7
Kim Claridge-Taylor 5/5 1/4
Jan Crook 5/5 1/3
Elizabeth Willetts 4/5 4/4
Sara Meyer 4/5 3/3
Iain Reagan-Smith 4/5 3/4
Michelle Clarke 4/5 3/4
Kathryn Williams 5/5 5/7
Kerry Kent 5/5 3/3
Kate Douglas-Law 5/5 3/3
Cesar Sanguineti 3/3 1/2
Ayse Insaf 3/3 2/3