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Cassiobury Junior School

Cassiobury Junior School

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Meet the Governors


Welcome to the Governors section of our website which aims to provide you with some information on our role, the way we are structured and who sits on the Governing Board.


The role of the governing board is often not well understood.  Every grant maintained school, such as ours, has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction of the school, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets


Holding the headteacher and other leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Reviewing the school’s self-evaluation


Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed


Our role is strategic in nature. The headteacher has operational responsibility for the school and most issues should be raised with the school in the first instance rather than going direct to one of the governors.  The governors are proud to work with the Headteacher and the rest of the staff to play a part in developing the children and enabling them to reach their full potential.


The Governing Board meets twice a term. Detailed work takes place that focuses on:


Teaching & Learning 

  • Educational assessment
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs / Gifted and Talented
  • Pupil Premium / Children Looked After



  • Pay & Finance
  • Buildings
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources


Governors also come into school regularly to understand how the school works and verify the information that they are given.


We aim to ensure that we have the right blend of skills on the governing body and that our governors come from a mix in the community.  We have governors who are parents, staff at the school and others from the wider community in order to give us the much-needed blend of experience, background and skills. The current members of our Governing Board have no business interests that conflict with the roles they perform within the school.


Nisha Nyunt




Cassiobury Junior School has five different categories of governor:

Parent – elected by the parents at school

Staff – proposed by teaching and non-teaching staff

Local Authority – proposed by Hertfordshire County Council

Co-opted – do not have to elected and are generally members of the local community. They are selected according to skills

Associate – are selected from the local community and/or according to skills offered. Do not have voting rights at meetings




MISS J SHERRY – Head Teacher

MRS N NYUNT  – Chair of Governors

MR K JOLOWICZ - Vice Chair of Govenors 

MS P PITT – Safeguarding and Health and Safety

MRS C CASSIDY - Assistant Head



MISS T KEIGHLEY - Associate Governor / Assistant Head






Normally school contact is via the school admin account, see the “Contact Information” page. You can also contact the chair of governor’s directly on