Outstanding Governors Awards 2019

Outstanding Governors Awards 2019

As usual, the Winners of the Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards were presented at the Governors Annual Conference – this year on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Robertson House Stevenage. Because of the strength of the field this year the Awards committee agreed an additional Runner-Up and also an additional Award to a Special School Governor. (Equivalent to Runner-Up).  The Winners’ schools receive a prize of £1,000 and each of the Runners-Up’s schools a prize of 250.


  • Sally Laflin – St John’s C of E Primary School
  • Simon Mundy – Sir John Lawes School


  • Marion Brown – Verulam School
  • Helen Simpson – Bridgewater Primary School
  • Mike Newman – Hunsdon JMI School
  • Gillian Knibbs – The Reddings Primary School
  • Rosemary Charsley – St Mary’s Junior School

Special School

  • Michael Wheeler – Brandles School

Group photo from Awards 2019

The group photo shows (left to right):

  • Michael Taylor – Chair HASG
  • Special-School: Michael Wheeler
  • Runner-Up: Rosemary Charsley
  • Runner- Up: Mike Newman
  • Winner: Simon Mundy
  • Runner- Up: Gillian Knibbs
  • Winner: Sally Laflin
  • Terry Douris – HCC Executive Member, Education
  • Andrew de Csilléry – Managing Director HfL

The two individual photos show the other two Runners-Up: Helen Simpson & Marion Brown

Helen Simpson           Marion Brown

Nomination Statements

You can read their original nomination statements in the following document:

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