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Welcome to the Governors' section

Our Full Governing Body has developed to include an inspiring group of people, some who have been linked to Howe Dell School for many years, others who are new to post. They provide challenge and support to the Head and other leaders in equal measures and have been instrumental in 2 outstanding Ofsted outcomes for School and Day Care in 2017. Visits to learn from their work and attend Governor led initiatives are warmly welcome, following successful partnership working with other schools in Hertfordshire and beyond. Ofsted Sept 2017 noted:


'Governors support and challenge the headteacher effectively. They know the school well because of the quality of information they receive and their close contact. They make a valuable contribution to the ongoing development of the school.'


After COVID-19 Lockdown, Governors wrote to all staff to say:

'As a governing body we want to send our sincere thanks for all that you have done throughout Covid-19 pandemic. Our Howe Dell family has yet again given outstanding care from both on and off site in extremely difficult circumstances. Thank you again for the part you have played in keeping the Howe Dell spirit alive.'

If you would like to contact our Governing Board, please email or call the School Office on 01707 263291  and they will be happy to help you.

Due to retirement from some long term governors, passionate about creating life long learners at Howe Dell, we have a vacancy on our Board. Are you keen to shape the next chapter in our already great school, supported by staff and with active involvement of our children? Please contact our School Office 01707 263291 or email if you are interested in becoming a governor. We really look forward to meeting you to discuss this opportunity further.

Speed Dating with a focus on Intent, Implementation and Impact gives subject leaders challenged and ensures Link Governors aware of expectations for curriculum development.

Y6 present to Full Governing Body, showing outcomes from Pupil Forum Summer 2018: What are our unique selling points as a school?

Our previous Chair of Governors Debbie Cole was recognised as Outstanding Governor of the Year 2018! £1000 prize allocated to STEM projects.

Governing Body outlined, with roles and responsibilities

Speed Dating, a process now used in other schools, following Howe Dell sharing best practise, again inspired subject leadership development

Great to have 2 new governors joining our Joint Annual Review.

Welcome to Debbie Cole as new Chair of Governors and Julia Ellis- Hall as new Vice Chair. First job: initiating the reaccreditation of our Governor Mark, with succession leadership planned for due to handover from previous Chair in the coming months.

Challenge to Review the Impact of our Nurture Provision by Governors

Howe Dell School Instrument of Government

Governors Declaration of Pecuniary Interest