Nominations open for a PGR in the North of the county – closing date midday, Thursday, 7th February 2019:

    Hertfordshire County Council have commissioned Herts for Learning Ltd to oversee the election of parent governors for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  One vacancy remains in the North Herts and Stevenage district and we would like to invite all parent governors serving as a governor at a local authority maintained school in that area to apply.

    The term is for 2 years, commencing 1st May 2019 - ending 30th April 2021 and details, key dates and information on eligibility can be found in the Timetable (see below). Also attached is a Nomination Form (see below) and details of where this should be submitted if you would like to stand for election – closing date for receipt of nominations is midday Thursday, 7th February 2019 (forms received after this deadline will be considered invalid). If you are having trouble downloading or would like the forms emailed, please contact

    If you would like more information on the role of scrutiny at the Council and the Committee’s role in achieving those objectives, please contact Natalie Rotherham by email at If you have questions on the governance role or would like details of the committee programme of meetings, please contact Michelle Diprose at

    Parent Governor representatives elected as of 1st May 2017

    Mr Jan Cameron (South): I’m an experienced project manager working at a leading university, delivering wide-ranging projects across departments. I am practiced in quality assurance and ensuring stakeholder engagement is in place and met. I am used to auditing projects independently, providing clear recommendations to directors and senior leaders. As a parent governor and deputy chair I lead on several school improvement initiatives that require me to be consultative with staff, parents and pupils. I am used to reviewing policies and ensuring they are fit for purpose and deliver value for money and wish to use my expertise to assist the committee

    West: Vacancy as of 21.01.19. Election to be arranged shortly.

    Mrs Natalie Punter (East): I work in charity management and understand strategy, conflicting resource demands and prioritising the needs of service recipients.  I am governor at a school which is excelling at treating children as individuals with different needs, styles and paces of learning and in allowing children to be creative, active and inquisitive within a framework of high educational achievement. I would like to see good practice replicated.

    If you are interested in the PGR role and would like more information, please email the Governance Helpdesk at

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