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Governors

Tring Governing Body has a minimum of 12 members, one of whom is the Head of School. The others represent various parties with an interest in the school’s success:

  • Tring is a Church of England School, so 3 must be appointed by the Church: one of these is always the current Rector of Tring
  • 3 are parents elected by fellow parents
  • 3 are appointed by the Governing Body itself to represent the wider community served by the school
  • 2 are elected by the staff

Mr Anthony KentAnthony kent

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS and Safeguarding | Foundation Governor | 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022

I am a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner and have a background in accounting and finance.  I joined the Tring governing body in 2018 and have been chair of Governors since late 2018.  I am a foundation governor and currently have 2 children at Tring School.  I have been involved in school governance for over 15 years.

I am also a National Leader of Governance with the National Governance Association and carry out external reviews of governance for other schools.  I am a strategic leader of governance for Herts for Learning and sit on disciplinary and exclusion panels for other schools as an independent member.

I also act as the chair of Governors for a school in Hatfield on an interim basis.

Email: governors@tringschool.org


Mrs Sally Ambrose

Head of School (ex officio)

Rev Huw Bellishbellis

Foundation Governor (ex officio)*

I am the Team Rector of the Tring Team Parish.  As a Church of England School the incumbent is on the governing body because of their role.  All three of my children have been to Tring School, with the youngest about to join the sixth form.  I have been involved in school governance for 20 years. My wife, also a priest, is the school chaplain.  I am also a member of the governing body of Bishop Wood School. When not involved with Church or schools I keep sheep as a hobby.


Mrs Nicci Boddam-WhethamNicci boddam whetham

Foundation Governor | Term of office 06/10/2021 - 05/10/2025

I am a retired Headteacher who lived near by in Berkhamsted for 28 years. Whilst teaching I developed a particular interest in helping children, and their families , with Special Educational Needs. I also served as an Inspector and still work occasionally, representing clients at SEND tribunals.

More recently, I lived in Ducklington, West Oxfordshire, where my husband was parish Rector. We have returned to Hertfordshire in the last year and now live in Tring where we attend St Peter and St Paul. Being a foundation Governor allows me to combine Education and Church!


Mrs Penny BrashPenny brash

Parent Governor | 12/02/2020 - 11/02/2024

I am a Digital Marketing Consultant for a number of small businesses around the country..  I joined the Tring governing body in 2020 as a Parent Governor with a focus on SEN.  I have a son at Tring school and a daughter who will be joining in September 2022.   I have been involved in a number of associations working with children and have been closely involved with the running of First Little Gaddesden Cub Group for a number of years. 


Mrs Susanna Collings

CEO Ridgeway Learning Partnership (ex officio)

Mrs Christina James (SEND)James christine mrs governor

Co-opted Governor | 15/11/2018 - 14/11 2022

I’m a partner at a leading real estate firm advising on strategic and operational matters within the People function. Prior to Real Estate I have supported law firms and outsourcing companies on their operational matters and people issues. 

I’m a member of the CIPD and a qualified DISC/PPA professional. I also have an interest in children and mental health and currently educating myself further in this field in my spare time. I have also set up a horse riding school for young children.

In my role as a governor I support the assisting head and the HR function on various matters.

I currently have one son in the school and another son who will be joining in September 2022.


Mrs Louise Jeffs

Parent Governor | 07/05/2021 - 06/05/2025

Professor George Tuckwell (Deputy Chair)George tuckwell

Parent Governor | 14/11/2018 - 13/11/2022

I am a director of a group of businesses providing consultancy and technical services in environmental science, engineering, renewable energy and construction. I started my career in academia as a lecturer in geosciences, and am an honorary Professor of Engineering Geophysics and the University of Birmingham. I act as a UK nominated expert to the UN nuclear test ban organisation (CTBTO) supporting the development of technology deployment and training of inspectors. I am a STEM ambassador.

I have two daughters who attend the school.


Mrs Jules Wake

Co-opted Governor | 10/05/2021 - 09/05/2025

I am a novel writer based in Tring, with over twenty published books under my belt, and previously worked as a School Business Manager at a Grove Junior School in Harpenden for eight years. Before that I had a successful career in Public Relations and Marketing. My son left Tring school several years ago and I joined the governing body in May 2020, keen to continue to use my knowledge of the education sector. 

I have seen both sides of governance from working with school governors in my role on the School Leadership Team and now working with the Senior Leadership Team at Tring as a governor.


Mr Lee Whippey

Staff appointed by Members | 25/11/2021 - 24/11/2025

I am the acting operations manager for Tring School and have over 20 years of experience in project management and operations in both the private and education sector. As a newly appointed governor I am looking forward to representing the staff on the governing body and sharing my experience and knowledge.


Staff Governor Vacancy

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*As Tring Team Parish Rector from 2008, an ex-officio member of the Governing Body.

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. 


GOVERNORS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRED DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

NAME DATE OF APPOINTMENT DATE OF RESIGNATION BUSINESS INTERESTS
Mr James Foskett 20/10/2019 16/11/2021

Cansdales Accountancy Employee

Tring School Enterprise Limited Director

Tring Sport & Leisure Limited 

Mr Steve Bladen 28/02/2018 07/09/2021 None
Miss Eleanor Hicks 20/09/2019 07/09/2021 None
Mrs Clare Hodgson 14/11/2018 26/03/2021

Herts for Learning

Tring School Enterprise Limited

Mrs Liz Munro 16/09/2019 04/01/2021 None
Mrs Liz Ayling 31/05/2018 12/05/2021 Rock Pine Consulting Ltd 
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