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Welcome from Sarah Evans, Chair of Governors....

Sarah Evans – Chair of Governors

My day job is as a Head of Service for Hertfordshire County Council: I run a department that gets equipment and living aids to people across Hertfordshire. Working for HCC means that I’ve an understanding of policies that schools within Hertfordshire work to, and have experience in a range of related fields such as health and safety, HR and safeguarding.

I’ve had three children attend Fawbert and Barnard: the youngest is just starting secondary school and I’ve been a Governor since before he attended the school. I stood for election to the Governing Body as a parent governor initially (although now I am a co-opted governor), and I did this because I really wanted to support and understand the school and get more involved. I’ve learned a lot around how schools operate and get to see teaching both in the classroom and at its planning stage and in return I act as a critical friend to the Head and Staff: someone who offers challenge in a supportive and constructive way (something all Governors are expected to do).

One of the things that the Governing body at F&B feels strongly about is the school’s ethos: we’re one of a small number of infant schools in Hertfordshire and that makes us different to mixed infants and juniors. F&B’s strength is its nursing ethos it has and we’re really keen to retain that. Governors have joined with staff to develop the School’s visions and aims in order to retain and developed that ethos we value so much.

Current Governors from 1st January 2020


Sarah Evans - Chair (Co-opted)

Robert Smith - Vice Chair / LA / Chair of Resource Committee

Rosemary Shaw - Co-opted / Resource Committee

Lesley Hines - Co-opted

Lucy Strutt - Co-opted / Resource Committee

Christopher Male - Parent Governor / Resource Committee

Laura Price - Parent Governor

Sarah Brown - Parent Governor

Neil Bramley - Parent Governor

Zoe Russell - Parent Governor 

Joanne Brooker - Staff Governor



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