Governors

What is The Governing Body

Governors – terms of office and committee membership

Any comments or matters you wish to bring to the attention of the Governors should be made in writing and addressed to the Chair of Governors.

There is a Governors post tray next to the counter in the school office or you can send an email to chairgovernor@littleheath.herts.sch.uk

Dates of Governing Body Meetings

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Full Governing Body Meetings22nd September 201624th November 20169th March 201711th May 201713th July 2017
Resources Sub-Committee3rd November 201626th February 201720th April 2017
School Improvement Sub-Committee10th November 20162nd February 201727th April 2017
Mrs C Tilsley

Mrs C Tilsley

Chair-Parent Governor - 30.10.2018 - School Improvement, Resources, Head Teacher Pay Review

I am a parent governor. Both my daughters attended the school although the youngest one moved up the secondary school. My current work in academic admin along with 25 years’ experience working in central government means I can bring experience of formulating and applying policy as well as giving a balanced and pragmatic viewpoint on school issues. My particular areas of interests are monitoring progress across the school, leadership and safeguarding. I have been Chair of Governors since October 2014.

Mrs K Custis

Mrs K Custis

Head Teacher - School Improvement, Resources

As the head teacher, I am a full member of the governing body. I attend all board and committee meetings. I have been head teacher since January 2009. Before then, I worked in nine other schools across the length and breadth of the country. My last post was as a deputy head in Cheshunt. As well as teaching I have been involved in the governing body of different schools for over 20 years as I have always thought that the work of the governing body to be vital to the strategic development of the school. I enjoy working with the governors of Little Heath as they are all committed to moving the school forward and I know that with their continued support the school will continue to flourish and grow.

Mrs M Zegallo

Mrs M Zegallo

Teacher Governor - 30/4/2020 - School Improvement, Resources

I am a teacher governor, deputy head and Year 6 teacher; I have worked at Little Heath for the last 10 years. Teaching is my second career – I was a newspaper photographer in a previous life but decided to change direction as I became more involved in the education system via the experiences of my two sons. My main area of interest is the process of learning – how children engage and achieve and how assessment enhances this process. I sit on the resources and school improvement committee, which helps me to achieve a clear overview of the strategic development of the school.

Mr D Spring

Mr D Spring

Associate Member (Teacher) - 23.09.2017

I am an associate Governor, and have been for the past couple of years. I am the Year 2 teacher and also Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 leader. I came into teaching quite late after working in the food industry for a number of years. I believe primary school to be a place where children acquire a love of learning and where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Mr T Reusch

Mr T Reusch

Parent Governor - 30/6/2018 - Resources, Head Teacher Pay Review

I am a parent governor with daughters in Year 2 and Reception. Currently I work as a financial controller at a bank, and recently completed a second bachelor's degree (in psychology) via part-time study. My background is in audit and accountancy, and I also volunteer weekly at a north London school with students sitting their GCSE Maths. My interests in lifelong development, together with experience in designing and implementing strategy, is how I hope to contribute to the governing body in ensuring the pupils experience at Little Heath is both enriching and enjoyable.

Mrs J Harris

Mrs J Harris

Partnership Governor - 27.11.2017 - School Improvement

I am a Partnership Governor having moved into the area just over a year ago and wanting to get involved in the local community.
While my children were growing up I was very involved with our local pre-school. I started off as Chairman. After gaining level 3 training in child care I became Deputy Leader of the pre-school and then Leader over a period of 15 years. I was also a parent governor of my children’s primary school.
After retiring from pre-school I became a Home-Start volunteer and for 4 years helped families with children under the age of 5 on a weekly basis.
I also enjoy aqua aerobics, bridge and flower club and hopefully my experience with primary aged children will be of benefit to Little Heath.

Mrs V Birchell

Mrs V Birchell

Partnership Governor - 27.11.2017 - School Improvement, Complaints Panel

I have lived in Potters Bar since 1969 and have worked with my husband, who is a structural engineer, for around thirty years. I am now (almost) retired and am pleased to have joined the governing body of Little Heath School as I have an interest in primary education. I enjoy my membership of the U3A, sit on two local charitable trusts and have a connection to the charity International China Concern, which supports China's abandoned children. My children attended Little Heath School many years ago and I look forward to once again being involved with the school.

Mrs P Dobson

Mrs P Dobson

Community Governor - 17.05.2018 - School Improvement, Complaints Panel

I am a Community Governor. Both my daughters went to Little Heath School in the 1980s and it is with gratitude for the wonderful teaching and support that they received then that I would like, in turn, to support the School in any way that I can. I have taught children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia for many years, and my particular passion is communication – communicating ideas in a way that they are understood by children who, perhaps, have unusual ways of looking at things; who have brains which work in a ‘different’ way.

Elizabeth Heath

Elizabeth Heath

LEA Governor 01/03/2016-28/02/2020

Mr K Ormonroyd

Mr K Ormonroyd

Parent Governor- 09/10/2018 - Resources, Complaints Panel

I am a parent governor with a son in reception. I currently work as a media & entertainment lawyer. My interests include the arts and media. As a parent and a local resident I am particularly interested in contributing positively to the continued development and success of the school.

Asha Chandegra

Asha Chandegra

Parent Governor - 20/11/19

I have a child in year 1 and in nursery and work as Head of Travel for ESI Media in the commercial department. In addition to this I also run a social business supporting communities worldwide through marketing their products. I have a keen interest in child education and development and would like to use my skills to contribute to enriching the intellectual, emotional and social development of all pupils at Little Heath building a strong foundation as they enter the next stage of their lives.

Abhilasha Aggarwal

Abhilasha Aggarwal

Co-opted Governor 30/9/2020

Rev Dominic Newstead

Rev Dominic Newstead

Parent Governor - co-opted