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The governing body is made up of elected parent representatives, local community members and staff.

Below is the current membership of Central’s Governing Body.



 Full Governing Body Attendance

Committee Attendance

Term of Office

 Mike Haley  Chair of Governors  80%  80% Term of Office: September 2014 – August 2018
 Andy Harries

 Vice-Chair of Governors



Term of Office: July 2015 – June 2019

 Daryl Jooste  Parent Governor 100% 100% Term of Office: November 2015 – November 2019
 Kay Richards  Parent Governor  80%  100% Term of Office: October 2014 – November 2018
 Ted Casey  Community Governor  100%  100% Term of Office: November 2015 – November 2019
 Mark Emmerson  Community Governor  60%  80% Term of Office: November 2015 – November 2019
 Val Ward  Staff Governor  100%  100% Term of Office: June 2016 – June 2020
 Krishna Pindoria  Staff Governor  80%  100% Term of Office: March 2015 – February 2019
 John Mynott  Head Teacher  100%  100% Term of Office September 2014 – September 2018

Governor Profiles

Below are some profiles of our governors. No Governors have roles in other schools.

Kay Richards (Term of Office 2014-2018)

Kay is an Educational Pyschologist and works in Hertfordshire.

I am one of the parent governors at Central Primary School and I joined the governing body in November last year.  I have two children; my son started in Reception in September in 2014 and  my daughter has just started walking! I wanted to be a parent governor so that I could offer the ‘parent voice’ in decisions which affect all of our children throughout the school.  In my job I have a lot of experience of working with with children and young people with special educational needs and I thought this might also be useful to other members of the governing body.  Since becoming a parent governor I have enjoyed hearing more about how the school works and how decisions are made. This year I’m really looking forwards to helping the school to continue with the excellent support it provides in our community.

I am currently Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Safeguarding Governor and Inclusion Governor

Kay does not have any registered interests.

Mike Haley (Term of Office 2015 – 2019)

I have been a school governor at Central for the last five years, and the Chair of Governors since the beginning of 2016, having previously been the Vice Chair. All of my children attend or have attended Central from nursery to Year 6. My two boys – Nat and Ben – recently moved up to Bushey Meads, whilst my daughter, Ella, continues to attend the school.

In my view every child has a right to a good standard of education, which gives them the best start in life and helps them to be successful not only in their careers but in every other aspect of their life. The role of the governor is to be a critical friend to the school – to challenge and support the head and leadership team to constantly improve the performance of the children; to make sure that the school is well run and uses its money effectively; and that it remains the school we want it to be – providing an inclusive, safe and happy environment within which our children can flourish.

I am proud to be associated with Central Primary. I am proud of the fantastic achievements made by the head and his outstanding teachers in improving results over the last five years; I am proud that Central is an inclusive school, welcoming children from all cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities; and I am proud that we are succeeding at implementing our vision that children are central in everything we do.

I am currently Chair of Governors and sit on the Curriculum, Finance and General Committees.

Mike does not have any registered interests.

Andy Harries (Term of Office 2015 – 2019)

I’m Andy Harries, and I’m the vice-chair of governors at Central Primary School. I applied to join the governing body at Central in early 2011 as I wanted to give something back to the community, and through a charity called the School Governors One Stop Shop I was matched with a vacancy at Central. Through my job I have a good knowledge of finance, managing suppliers and delivering large projects, and I thought these would be good skills to bring to a governing body to help with their work.

I was chair of governors for Central Primary from October 2012 to October 2014 when Mike Haley took over as Chair and I became vice-Chair. I currently chair the General and Finance Committee.

Andy does not have any registered interests.

Mark Emmerson (Term of Office 2015 – 2019)

I have 13 years experience as a control and restraint instructor within the Prison service working with people who’s ages ranged from 8 years old to 85. My daughter currently undertakes her education in Year Four. I have undertaken the role of Governor on the Finance and General purposes committee since September 2015 and have been an active member of the PSA since my daughter joined the school. I am just starting in my term as a Governor however I feel that I the ability to assist in putting Central primary into the forefront of our community within my role In the future.

Mark does not have any registered interests.

Daryl Jooste (Term of Office 2015 – 2019)

I joined the governing body in November 2015 as a parent governor.  My daughter started reception at Central Primary in September 2014 and I have a 4 month old son.  I joined as a governor to make sure that parent’s voices were heard (and influences felt) at school senior management level. I have experience of working with young people in voluntary organisations and also working within multidisciplinary management teams. I look forward to helping the school grow academically and go from strength to strength in the years to come.

Daryl does not have any registered interests.

Ted Casey (Term of Office 2015 – 2019)

I have been involved in education throughout my career. I have taught Science in schools and ran a school farm in one school for 9 years. I then moved to Oaklands College and developed BTEC diploma provision. After 10 years I took a role as education manager at Affinity Water while simultaneously becoming a chief examiner writing courses and examinations for OCR. Since 2015, I have worked with teachers in schools to develop Science teaching and most recently I have been writing Science activities for various institutions.

I am passionate about education, particularly Science, and giving all pupils the opportunity to develop. I joined Central’s governors to offer my experience in curriculum knowledge to further their work. I am proud to be associated with a talented, hard-working staff led by an innovative senior management team and hope my work will assist the school in continuing to grow and develop for the benefit of all its pupils.   

Ted does not have any registered interests.



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