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Governors Roles and Responsibilities

Jamie Stockwell, Chair of Governors, can be contacted via the school office on 01923 855864

Academic year meeting attendance can be found at the bottom of this page 




Roles & Responsibilities


Date of appointment

Term of office

Relevant business information

RACHEL AMOSEx officioHeadteacher



Sep 2022No fixed termStaff


Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors


Resources, L&A

May 2023

4 Years

Owner of local property company


Vice Chair of Governors - Chair of the Resources Committee - Co-opted Governor

Sports Premium


Dec 2021

4 Years


BARBARA RUBENChair of L&A - Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding & Child Protection, Pupil Wellbeing, Pupil Premium, Assessment & Data, 

Early Years, Curriculum


Sept 2020

4 Years



Vice Chair of L&A -

Parent Governor

Wellbeing/Mental Health, Extended Services (school clubs etc), PSHE/SMCS


Nov 2020

4 Years 



Parent Governor

SEND, Inclusion, CLAL&AFeb 20234 Years None
CLAIRE GALLAGERStaff Governor  L&ANov 23 4 Years Staff 


Co-Opted Governor TBCResourcesMarch 244 YearsNone 


Vice Chair of Resources -

Associate Member

Office Manager 


April 24

4 Years



Associate Member

Website Compliance, Premises, DT, Art


Dec 23

4 Years



Associate Member



March 24

1 Year


I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Shenley Primary School and I take pleasure in working with the children, staff and parents to ensure that this school is a safe, happy and inspiring place to learn. I am very passionate about providing a high quality of education for children and nurturing them to achieve the very best that they can.

I have been a teacher for over 30 years in a variety of roles, more recently I have been Deputy Headteacher and then Co-headteacher in West Sussex for 10 years. I have been a governor in two different schools over the last 15 years and I have had the opportunity to engage in the strategic role of governance. I have four grown up sons, three granddaughters and two baby grandsons, I love spending time with my family, dog walking, playing the piano and baking cakes.



I moved to Shenley in 2007 and joined the governing body in 2014. I have a son who attended the school for 8 years up to July 2018.  As Chair, I attend all committee and 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. 


I moved to Shenley in June 2021 and joined the governing body in December 2021.  I am a qualified Solicitor with over 6 years experience and currently work as an in-house legal counsel. 

I am keen to support the board of governors with my external knowledge and experience to help the school create a learning environment for the students to thrive. Outside of work I can be spotted walking around Shenley and the surrounding areas with my dog Bobby. 


I am a (mostly) retired teacher and have worked in both the maintained and the independent sectors and in secular and faith schools, teaching all subjects at primary level. I am strongly committed to helping children achieve their potential. I have three children and six grandchildren and have lived in Radlett for over 30 years. 



I have a son in Year 3 who is thriving at Shenley School, he motivates me to expect the best for him and the other students. I work as a senior manager in workforce and education for NHS mental health services across North London.  

As a parent governor; I will encourage us to always put children’s wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. I will listen to parent’s / carer’s views and aim to present a balanced perspective on key issues.

 My professional experiences include leadership development, education design, and sitting on boards such as safeguarding and quality improvement, for services in the NHS. I have a degree in Psychology and post graduate degree in strategic human resources. I have been actively involved in national apprenticeship development and university level curriculum development.

I hope to ensure I can have a positive influence on our children’s education and to be a positive and active member of the parent governor board.


I qualified as a teacher at St Mary’s University College Twickenham, London in 2010 and have worked at Shenley Primary School since 2013. I have taught across Key Stage 1 and EYFS during that time and I am currently interim KS1 and EYFS lead and SENCo (special educational needs co-ordinator). I also lead History and Geography across the whole school. I have seen many changes at Shenley over the past 10+ years and I look forward to supporting the school moving forward into its next chapter as a member or staff and as a member of the governing body.  



As a parent of two children at Shenley School I am keen to see the school progress and for the pupils there to thrive. I currently work as a Family Support Worker for the Hertsmere Schools Partnership and I specialise in supporting those families with SEND. Having a SEN child myself allows me to really appreciate the need for support in school for all children, whatever their needs and ability.


I previously worked as a Primary School Teacher in various schools (including in Shenley School!) for many years and then as a Senior Early Start Worker for the Family Centre, specialising in SEND and speech support. I also volunteer for a cleft organisation (CLAPA) and provide signing courses and parent support to cleft families. My passion to support parents and children is in abundance and I hope to use this in my role as a Parent Governor.

I am looking forward to being an active member of the board and putting the children’s needs at the forefront of everything we do in school and as a governing board.

Ian Ellis - Awaiting content

I have worked at Shenley Primary School since 2014. I live in Shenley and my 2 children attended the school when they were younger. I am proud to be part of such a nurturing and caring school and I am so grateful to now to be able to support our children and families, just as my children were supported during their time here.  



My love for the nurturing and educational development of children has driven me throughout my long career in teaching.

I have taught across the primary age range and spent 20 years as Headteacher of three primary schools (amalgamating two of them).

I have also worked for the University of Herts as a part-time visiting tutor of trainee teachers, and a part-time support teacher in two schools (both after my retirement).

I am Co-Chair of Governors at a large multi-cultural primary school in Northwood. When I started there nearly 4 years ago the school had been through some turbulence following many rapid changes in both leadership and governors.

I am also a SLOG (Strategic Leader of Governance) working with Herts Governance. The role included mentoring of new Chairs, some training, attendance at various panels (Complaints etc.), and support for governing boards. There were about 30 of us.



Michael Olsen,  born 75 years ago and still marvelling that even after threescore and ten, there is so much more in store for me. 

I've been in business all of my adult life. During that time, I've adopted the philosophies and routines to life that continue to serve me and my family very well. I'm up early each day and in my studio most mornings. I am an artist, an activity that fills my days with joy and creativity. I've continued to exercise regularly from my early 20s and believe that the investment in my body and mind has paid off immeasurably. I frequently cycle over 50 miles, take 12-mile walks in my stride (aware of the pun) and I'm rarely ill. 


My working life mostly involved retail activities ranging from Pharmacy, pet superstores, coffee shops as well as an operations/facilities manager for a large vet group. Prior to discovering my artistic side some 10 years ago, I worked as a handyman which honed my practical problem-solving skills. I'm very happily married, have 3 lovely sons of whom I'm immensely proud and a divine cockerpoo called Martha who is the latest love of my life.


I am the link governor for Art & DT.



Governors Meeting Attendance 2023 - 2024

Updated governor information is pending