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Governors- Any correspondence for the chair of governors should be sent to diana.batt@sthelens.herts.sch.uk

St Helens Governing body


"At the heart of the educational process lies the child"

Every school in the United Kingdom is legally required to have a Governing Body of at least seven people.

Our Governing Body is a voluntary team of dynamic men and women from diverse backgrounds working with the school professionals for the benefit of all the children at St Helens.  As a Voluntary Aided Church of England (VA CE) school we work within the parameters of the Education Acts and the ethos of a church school. We are always mindful of the school mission statement

'Loving Learning, Loving God, Loving our Neighbour'

With very best wishes

Diana Batt M.Ed

Chair of Governors

In a voluntary-aided school such as St. Helen’s the governing body sets the strategic direction of the School by:

Working in close partnership with the Co-Headteachers and the school staff to ensure that the children get the best possible education, support, care and guidance.

Having a number of duties and responsibilities, helping to set the strategic direction of the school through agreeing aims and objectives, setting policies and targets, reviewing progress, monitoring standards and providing advice and support. We monitor the use of Pupil Premium money and the impact of this on children’s learning, and also oversee how the Sports Premium money is spent.

Approving and monitoring the annual budget, ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements. The governors are unpaid, and take on the role on a voluntary basis.


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