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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

The closing date for nominations for their Governor Award scheme is 31st May 2022.

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Picture of 2019 winners & runners-up.

2019 winners & runners-up pictured with Michael Taylor (HASG chair), Terry Douris (HCC Executive Member, Education) & Andrew de Csilléry (Managing Director HfL).

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2018 Outstanding Governors

2018 Award Winners with HASG Chair, Michael Taylor (right) and Andrew de Csillary (left)

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2017 Outstanding Governors award winners

The 2017 winners

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The 2016 winners

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Outgoing & Incoming Chairs (Paul Rosen (l) & Mike Scandrett (r)) with the winners

The 2014 winners

Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards 2015 Nominations Open

Following the success of the 2014 awards the HASG are happy to announce that nominations have opened for the 2015 awards. We aim to celebrate outstanding and distinguished service by school governors in Hertfordshire. The winners of these awards will be announced at the Hertfordshire Governors’ Annual Conference in November 2015.

About the Awards

This is an award for an individual school governor’s work, service, or commitment and not that of a governing body as a whole.  The submission therefore needs to make clear the specific role that was played by the school governor, as opposed to any other body or person involved in the school.

You may wish e.g. to nominate the governor who:

  • regularly goes above and beyond a school governor’s typical commitment,
  • has successfully dealt with a crisis or has been recently successful with a specific project or initiative, which was driven by the individual governor,
  • has contributed to improvement in the schools sector – for example, by supporting other governing bodies to improve.

These are only examples and should not be considered as entry categories – other ways of outstanding or distinguished service will be equally worthy of consideration.

Awards & Prizes

  • Each winning governor (total of three) will be awarded a £50 prize
  • Prizes of £500 will be awarded to the schools of the three winning governors, as given on the nomination form. The £500 is to be spent so it benefits directly the students; it is not to be spent on teaching or teachers as we would like the money to be spent on something the school has not included in its budget.
  • All nominators will be put into a prize draw and three will be drawn at random and be awarded a £25 prize.

The nomination form is downloadable from here:

Nominations close Friday 22nd May 2015

Outstanding School Governors in Hertfordshire recognised

Outgoing & Incoming Chairs (Paul Rosen (l) & Mike Scandrett (r)) with the winners

Outgoing & Incoming Chairs (Paul Rosen (l) & Mike Scandrett (r)) with the winners Lin Keen, Jacky Webby & John Sloan

The outstanding work of school governors in Hertfordshire has been recognised this weekend at the first Outstanding School Governors Awards 2014.  The awards, run by Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) and the UK’s largest, not-for-profit School company, Herts for Learning, took place on Saturday 15th November at Hertfordshire Development Centre in Stevenage and formed part of the Hertfordshire Governors Annual Conference.

The awards, the first of their kind in Hertfordshire, have been established to publicly recognise, not only the contribution of individual school governors, but to celebrate the dedication and commitment of all governors in Hertfordshire’s 525 schools.

Schools across the county were asked to nominate a governor/s who they believe has really made a difference and helped to improve the educational outcomes of children in their school.  Many nominations were received and reviewed by an independent panel of judges from HASG and Herts for Learning, and from these, a short-list of 38 governors was drawn up.  After further review, eight finalists were selected, with three receiving the Outstanding Governor of the Year award; winning £500 for their school and a £50 individual prize.

Finalists selected from 38-strong short-list

The eight finalists represent schools in South Mimms, Hitchin, Berkhamsted, Stevenage, Watford, St Albans, Tring and Ware.

The three Outstanding Governor of the Year Awards went to:

Lin Keen, Sandringham School, St Albans

Lin Keen, Sandringham School, St Albans

 

 

 

John Sloan, St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School, Stevenage

John Sloan, St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School, Stevenage

 

 

 

Jacky Webby, Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted

Jacky Webby, Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted

 

 

 

The five runners-up were:

  • Rosemary Bolton, Presdales School Academy Trust, Ware,
  • Colin Minton, Hitchin Girls’ School Academy, Hitchin,
  • Paul Elley, Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School, Tring,
  • Kevin Rylett, St Michael’s Catholic High School, Watford,
  • Canon Brenda Tipping, St Giles CoE Primary School, South Mimms.

What made the difference

The shortlisted candidates merited their selection through some glowing nominations some key elements of which are given below:

  • Lin Keen – for her role in guiding the school through its journey of improvement to that of an Outstanding school.
  • John Sloan – an ability to ask searching questions and raise the level of strategic thinking, built a strong team of experts to support the school and ensured Outstanding Ofsted.
  • Jacky Webby – taking over at a low-point her energy & enthusiasm has helped the school turn round, increasing pupil numbers by 50% and securing additional facilities.
  • Rosemary Bolton – leading the school through the conversion process from school to academy.
  • Colin Minton – highest levels of professional support leading the drive for change, canvassing for funding for much needed facilities and contributing to Outstanding Ofsted.
  • Paul Elley – strong leadership maintaining Outstanding Ofsted, managing major project replacing ICT.
  • Kevin Rylett – support to the wider community in his role as Trust Academy Director and as a National Leader of Governance.
  • Canon Brenda Tipping – unswerving support for her school over the past 9 years.

Celebrating Governors

Commenting on the Outstanding School Governor Awards 2014, Paul Rosen, Chair of Hertfordshire School Governors Association said:

We are delighted to be able to celebrate our governors in Hertfordshire for the efficient and dedicated work that they do within their schools to support children and young people in receiving the education they deserve.  We had an overwhelming response from schools across the county to the awards, and whilst we chose three awards this year, we could have chosen 33 or 300 – it still wouldn’t be enough!

We value enormously the contribution made by governors in this vital role and thank all of them for willingly giving up their time, expertise and commitment to support our schools.

The Hertfordshire Association of School Governors is an independent organisation that supports and informs school governors, to ensure their views are heard and to promote high standards in school governance.

Herts for Learning Ltd, is the UK’s largest School company.  Developed from Hertfordshire Local Authority’s education services, the company is 80% owned by schools (20% by Hertfordshire County Council), with 98% of Hertfordshire schools now owning a share of the company.

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising standards and improving teaching and learning, Herts for Learning Ltd provides high quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Other short-listed nominees

In addition to the eight finalists, the other 30 short-listed governors were:

  • Adrian Jackson-Robbins, Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
  • Andrezej Gaudyn, Great Gaddesden CoE School, Great Gaddesden
  • Anita Parfitt, Kimpton Primary School, Kimpton
  • Barbara Whitford, Holtsmere End Junior School, Hemel Hempstead
  • Bernard White, Burleigh Primary School, Cheshunt
  • Brian Drummer, Howe Dell School & Children Centre, Hatfield
  • Catherine Shadbolt, Woolenwick Junior School, Stevenage
  • Clare Milner, Garden Fields JMI School, St Albans
  • Colin Barry, Leavesden Green JMI & Nursery School, Leavesden
  • Dave Postance, Trotts Hill School, Stevenage
  • David Standing, Weston CE Primary School and Nursery (VC), Weston
  • Eileen Dutt, Our Lady Catholic Primary School, Hitchin
  • Elizabeth O’Reilly, Greenway First and Nursery School, Berkhampsted
  • Erica Tuxworth, Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery, Watford
  • Geoff Strack, St Nicholas School Elstree C of E (VA) Primary School, Elstree
  • Gill Hill, St Nicholas School CE VA Primary School, Harpenden
  • Graeme Franklin, Woodlands Primary School, Borehamwood
  • James Griffiths, St Helen’s School VA, Wheathampstead
  • Janet Woods, St Helen’s School VA, Wheathampstead
  • Jennie Simms, The Highfield School Foundation/Trust, Letchworth Garden City’
  • John Allen, Redbourn Infant & Nursery School, Redbourn
  • Katy Wilmhurst, Manland Primary School, Harpenden
  • Kerry Pollard, Batchwood SBED School, St Albans
  • Lesley Morton, Cheshunt School, Cheshunt
  • Nicky Clarke, Almond Hill Junior School / The Barclay School, Stevenage
  • Renshaw Watts, Kimpton Primary School, Kimpton
  • Richard Aggus. The Nobel School, Stevenage
  • Susan Fairburn, St George’s School, Harpenden
  • Suzanne Davis, Roundwood Primary School, Harpenden
  • Tony Grainger, St Cuthbert Mayne School VA, Hemel Hempstead

For further press information, please contact Jo Leigh at Herts for Learning

  • Tel: 01438 844131
  • Email: jo.leigh@nullhertsforlearning.co.uk

 

 

 

In association with Herts for LearningNew Annual Outstanding Governors Awards

At the annual conference in November HASG announced the Outstanding School Governor Awards 2014, sponsored by the Hertfordshire Association of School Governors, and organised in association with Herts for Learning.

We aim to celebrate outstanding and distinguished service by school governors in Hertfordshire. The winners of the first awards will be announced at the Hertfordshire Governors’ Annual Conference in November 2014.

Nominations Closing date: Friday 23rd May 2014

NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED..

Awards & Prizes

  • Each winning governor (total of three) to be awarded a £50 cash prize
  • Prizes of £500 – to be awarded to the schools of the three winning governors, as given on the nomination form. The £500 is to be spent so it directly benefits the students; it is not to be spent on teaching or teachers and we would like the money to be spent on something the school hasn’t already budgeted for.
  • All nominators will be put into a prize drawn and three will be drawn at random and be awarded a £25 cash prize.

STOP PRESS

The half-day conference previously announced for May 10th 2014 is no longer taking place, our regular Forums, though, will still provide you with lots of networking and idea sharing opportunities.