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
Term of Office
|Kay Richards||Chair of Governors||100%||100%||Term of Office: September 2018 – September 2022|
Vice-Chair of Governors
Term of Office: July 2015 – June 2019
|Solomon Brown||Parent Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: September 2018 – September 2022|
|Clare Murphy||Parent Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: September 2018 – September 2022|
|Haron Porter||Community Governor||100%||–||Term of Office: March 2019 – March 2023|
|Olivia Joseph-Fenwick||Community Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: June 2019 – June 2023|
|Cheryl Clarke||Community Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: March 2019 – March 2023|
|Val Ward||Staff Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: June 2016 – June 2020|
|Javier Perulero||Staff Governor||100%||100%||Term of Office: January 2021- January 2025|
|Katie Bentham||Head Teacher||100%||100%||Term of Office: January 2021- January 2025|
Below are some profiles of our governors. No Governors have roles in other schools.
Kay Richards (Term of Office 2018 – 2022)
Kay is an Educational Pyschologist and works in Hertfordshire.
I am one of the parent governors at Central Primary School. I have two children, both at Central Primary. 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 Governors
Kay 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 I became vice-Chair. I currently chair the General and Finance Committee.
Andy does not have any registered interests.
Solomon Brown (Term of Office 2018 – 2022)
My name is Solomon Brown NS I put my name forward to become a parent governor as I wanted to help the children at Central Primary receive the best education available. I am keen to assist the school and governing body thrive by helping anyway I can and having two children at Central Primary gives me a personal interest and I believe it is always good to have a parents voice on the governing body.
I have previously worked for a London local authority, and in the financial sector as an emergency planning and business continuity manager. I am now working for the NHS and find the job rewarding as it is about helping to work through unexpected events that can occur and will use all of my skills gained over the years to help the excellent staff at Central Primary.
Solomon does not have any registered interests.
Clare Murphy (Term of Office 2018 – 2022)
My Name is Clare Murphy and I am one of the Parent governors at Central Primary School.
I have two children that attend Central Primary School. I have always admired the teaching and learning that takes place at the school. being a governor gives me the opportunity to contribute my time to assist the leadership team.
I have worked in further education and training for over 20 years. I have experience in assessing and verification, plus planning, reviewing and evaluation.
I am enjoying the role as Parent Governor and learning the processes that are involved in running a successful school and I look forward to learning more and supporting the school now and in the future.
Clare does not have any registered interests.
Cheryl Clark (Term of office 2019 – 2023)
My name is Cheryl Clark and I one of the parent governors at Central Primary School.
When my son started in reception I wanted to get involved with the school that was sure to shape his future.
I have worked as an Events Manager in the Early Years sector for more than 10 years and am passionate about the importance of early education and ensuring that all children are given the best possible opportunity to achieve their full potential.
I am also a classical singer and involved in local theatre productions so very interested to support this aspect of Central Primary School.
I am enjoying my role as parent governor, learning the processes involved in running the school and supporting the senior leadership team.
Cheryl does not have any registered interests.
Olivia Joseph-Fenwick (Term of office 2019 – 2023)
I’m Olivia Joseph-Fenwick and I am a community governor at Central Primary School. I applied to join the governing body in 2019 as I have always felt connected to Watford and wanted to give back to the local community; I was born here and educated nearby. In my job, I have plenty of experience working with children, especially those who have English as an Additional Language. I also have experience in organising events, managing teams, presenting, planning, reviewing and evaluation.
I look forward to continuing to watch Central Primary School develop and grow as a member of the Governing body and am excited to support the school in any way that I can.
Olivia does not have any registered interests.
My background is in the Primary Physical Education and I hold BSc (Hons) in Sports Development from UEL. I currently work as Head of PE at a thriving independent school in London for the past 9 years. I have a deep passion in helping children of all ages to thrive in their physical development and aim to work towards implementing and introducing a more holistic approach to student’s physical education, health and well being.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the governing body at Central as it has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of the day to day running of the school and the importance of having a strong management and governing body.
I also have two young children enrolled into the early years in Central and I am confident and excited to help shape a positive future for them and all students at Central Primary Schools.
Haron does not have any registered interests.