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Governor Information Jan 2018

Picture 1 Jamie Dean Stockwell - Chair of Governors

I joined the governing body in 2014. My wife and I moved to Shenley in 2007 and we have a son in year 5.  As Chair, I attend all committee/full governing body meetings. I also visit the school on a regular basis to meet with the Headteacher and receive updates on school progress. I strongly believe that every child deserves the best education possible and it is a privilege for me to be able to offer my support to the school community.

Picture 1 Glyn Dredge-Vice Chair-Chair Resources Committee
I am Chair of the Resources committee  and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. I became a Governor in 2013. I have two boys, one in year 1 and the other in year 5. I have lived and worked in Shenley for 27 years at Shenley Park for the Shenley Park Trust. I became Governor with the aim to encourage the school to visit and to value the open space and all that it has to offer.
Picture 1 Katy Longley Governor, Headteacher

I have been Head at Shenley now since September 2011. Before a change in career to teaching I was in Retail management. I graduated from Plymouth University in 1994 and over my career to date I have taught in all year groups from reception to year 7. I have worked as a Deputy headteacher in three different schools as well as working as a class teacher in North Carolina USA. I am passionate about creating irresistible education through creative teaching practices and outdoor learning. I am proud that I foster an inclusive school with tolerance, pride and supporting each other are at the heart of what we do.     


Picture 1 Victor Childs - L&A Committee - Parent Governor

I was elected as parent governor in 2016.  My wife and I moved to Shenley in 2008 and we have four children. Three of my sons are currently at the school in the nursery and years 3 and 5. Professionally I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 13 years and have held various senior sales and management positions during this time.

I am a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee and support the school as link governor for Maths.

Picture 1 Daniel McCarthy - Associate Member
Hello my name is Daniel the vicar of St Martin’s Shenley. I have 3 children who attend Shenley Primary School. As the local vicar, I love to bring the values of inclusivity, respect and positive thinking into all the activities I am involved in at Shenley Primary School. Furthermore with St Martin’s Church  next to the school, I also hope our relationship  may continue to blossom through class events and school celebrations.  Working alongside teachers, parents and their children is definitely one of my favourite parts of my job!
Picture 1 Sam Whiteman - Associate Member

I joined the governing body in January 2016. My wife and I moved to Shenley in 2014 and we have two daughters (aged 2 and 3).  I am an underwriter in mergers and acquisitions at Ironshore International, having previously worked as a corporate solicitor at Nabarro LLP in the city. My job has given me the appropriate skills to allow me to assist the school in whatever way I can. 

I provide an independent, non-parent perspective to the governing body.

Picture 1 Paula Davis - L&A Committee Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Shenley for 5 years since moving from North London. I have two children who attend Shenley Primary School. My professional life has been spent working in Education, for National Charities and in Local Authorities throughout London. I am a Qualified Social Worker and currently work in Hertfordshire. I am a Co-opted Governor and responsible for Safeguarding/Child Protection.


Picture 1 Charlotte Rawlings - Staff L&A Committee
I have worked as a teacher at Shenley since September 2015 and was elected as a co-opted governor in October 2016. I really enjoy working at the school and feel that my role as governor allows me to get more involved in the school and local community. I am a member of the 'Learning and Achievement' committee and I am committed to creating a positive learning environment which allows all children to thrive.
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I moved to Shenley 6 years ago with my husband and 2 grown-up children. I love Shenley and believe that the heart of a respectful community starts at early school. I look forward to being a part of it.

Samantha Davis - Parent Governor


Lora Grant - Assistant Head - Associate Member

Rebecca Rocha - Assistant Head - Associate Member