Meet the Governors

The Governing body is made up of staff, parents, members of the Local Authority and members of the local community. Governors play a vital role in the leadership and management of the school, providing support and challenge to ensure that the school is the very best that it can be.  They set the strategic direction of the school by working with the leadership team to, amongst other responsibilities, agree policies, set and review targets, review budgets and staffing, ensure parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, and make information available to the community.

At Studlands Rise the governors take a keen interest in the school and regularly visit to make sure that they understand how the school runs on a day-to-day basis by taking part in learning walks with the leadership team, conducting some staff and pupil voice, taking part in class trips, supporting whole school events, to name just a few.

The Full Governing Body meets termly.  The Curriculum committee and Finance, Premises and Personnel committee also hold joint meetings on a termly basis.

Please direct any correspondence that you have for school governors to the school office.

Governor Committee Membership and Term of Office                 Governor Attendance at Meetings 


Governor Profile

Governor Profile


Mr Jonathan Dawson

Co Opted Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

Member of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, chair of joint committee meetings

Linked governor for Curriculum - Implementation

Member of Headteacher Performance Management Panel

I grew up in Letchworth, and after returning to Hertfordshire with a family of my own I was keen to be involved with the local schools and community. As a governor, I aim to both support and challenge the school and its staff to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to reach the best of their ability. I believe these early years at school are incredibly important, and want to help Studlands Rise continue to be a welcoming learning environment that can inspire and encourage. I am particularly interested in supporting mathematics and numeracy at the school, as I have experience in statistics and coding from my own career.


I currently have two daughters at Studlands Rise. My career in the Civil Service has involved data analysis in areas such as educational performance and finance. Outside of work, I love having trips out with my family, enjoying good food, and I’m planning to start playing tennis again (soon!).

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