There are 4 Governing Committees and the responsibility of each Committee is briefly outlined below:

Resources Committee: All matters related to the Finance, maintenance, repair, upkeep and security of the school premises.

Personnel Committee: To review, approve and monitor the implementation of policies; to review the staffing structure; to draft and review the school's Pay Policy.

General Purposes Committee: To undertake activities as requested by the Full Governing Body which do not fall under the remit of any other Committee.

Curriculum Committee: To monitor and evaluate the delivery of the school curriculum; to identify priorities for the School Improvement Plan; to advise the Governing Body on the school's Curriculum Policy; to review the quality of teaching and the standards of pupil achievement.

Minutes of Meetings

Full Governors Meeting

19th October 2015 - Click here 7th December 2015- Click here 8th February 2016 - Click here
21st March 2016 - Click here  23rd May 2016 - Click here  17th October 2016 - Click here
6th February 2017 - Click here  20th March 2017 -Click here  22nd May 2017- Click here
 3rd July 2017 - Click here  16th October 2017 - Click here  4th December 2017
 5th February 2018  19th March 2018  2nd July 2018
15th October 2018  3rd December 2018  

Resources Committee

12th October 2015 - Click here 23rd November 2015 - Clickhere 25th January 2016 - Click here
14th March 2016 - Click here  27th June 2016 - Click here  10th October 2016 - Click here
 07th November 2016- Click here 23rd January 2017 - Click here  3rd March 2017 - Click here
 5th May 2017 - Click here  26th June 2017 - Click here  9th October 2017 - Click here
20th November 2017  22nd January 2018  12th March 2018
 14th May 2018  25th June 2018  17th September 2018
 8th October 2018    

Personnel Committee

21st September 2015 - Click here 9th November 2015- Click here 11th January 2016 - Click here
29th February 2016- Click here  13th June 2016 - Click here  19th September 2016 - Click here
 7th November 2016 - Click here  9th January 2017 - Click here  27th February 2017 - Click here
 24th April 2017 - Click here  12th June 2017 - click here  16th November 2017
 5th March 2018  23rd April 2018  17th September 2018

Curriculum Committee

21st September 2015 - Click here 9th November 2015 - Click here 11th January 2016 - Click here
29th February 2016 - Click here  19th September 2016 - Click here  7th November 2016 - Click here
9th January 2017 - Click here  24th April 2017 - Click here  12th June 2017 - click here
18th September 2017 - click here  16th November 2017  5th March 2018
23rd April 2018  17th September 2018  

Register of Governors Interests

Register of Governors Interests

Register of Attendance

Attendance Record

Articles of Association

Articles of Association

Governors 2018/2019 Work Plan



Chair of Governors: Frances Stickley

Address: 10 Harthall Lane, Kings Langley, Herts WD4 8JH

Community Governors


Frances Stickley - Frances joined the Governing Body in December 2000 and was appointed Chair of Governors in September 2005, after serving as Vice Chair for two years. Frances retired from Kodak Ltd in 2014 after 36 years working in R&D and Facilities Management. She is married with two sons who have both been to Kings Langley School and are now working at Jaguar Landrover and Dacorum Borough Council.

Graham Craggs - Graham joined the Governing Body in 2013 and sits on the Resources Committee. He is married with three daughters, one of whom is still a student at the School. Graham has lived in Kings Langley since 1991 and works in London as a Director of a firm of Chartered Surveyors, where he advises on hotel property. He is keen to assist in the continued success of the School and play an active role in the Governing Body. In his spare time Graham is a keen cyclist and supporter of Watford Football Club.

Dawn Helfgott - Dawn is a Parent Governor and joined the Governing Body in September 2009. She is Vice Chair of Governors, chairs the Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Personnel Committee and is the Link Governor for R.E, Maths and Science. Both of her daughters have attended Kings Langley School. Dawn is a partner in a firm of financial advisers based in Watford and in her spare time likes reading, going to the gym, socialising and watching Arsenal FC.

Mark Morant - Mark is the Chair of the Resources Committee and is also Link Governor for Safeguarding. Both of his children attended Kings Langley school. Mark was previously part of the senior leadership team  with Dixons Carphone plc but is now enjoying semi-retirement. Additionally, in a voluntary capacity, he also helps run Dacorum Dolphins, a registered charity, which is a swimming club for people of all ages with either mental or physical disabilities.

Angela Westlake - Angela joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2005; she is a member of the Student Discipline and Resource/Premises Committees and is also a Music Link Governor. Angela works for BT in their City of London Headquarters working for the HR Director of Workforce Management & Planning BT Group. Angela has spent her entire working life working for BT in various roles in different lines of business. Her interests are: learning about Feng Shui, flying birds of prey and she is planning to do a course on interior design. Angela did spend some time in the Territorial Army as a Medic and enjoyed the experience. Angela’s son left Y13 last September from Kings Langley School, and is now doing a Foundation Degree in Graphic Design at West Herts College attached to the University of Hertfordshire.

Simon Wood - Simon joined the Governing Body in 2011 and, as a local resident, he has seen the school develop successfully over the last 15 years. He is keen to foster links for the school with local and regional businesses, and to ensure that students are equipped and fit for the future and able to compete in the new world marketplace for jobs. Simon is a Chartered Surveyor and runs CS Hotels Ltd and is involved with all aspects of planning, construction, finance, project management and asset management processes. He is a member of the Resources Committee, overseeing the building of the new school and seeks especially to enhance the facilities and built environment for the students and staff. Simon and his family spent some time living in London, then in Berlin for 5 years, before moving to Chipperfield in 1999.  He has three children, who have left school, two of whom are attending university, and his wife, Lucy, tutors at King's College London. 

Helen Young – Helen, a resident of St Albans, is a Community Governor. Helen is a Solicitor with Legal 500 and Chambers ranked SA Law LLP in St Albans and is a specialist in civil litigation, with particular expertise in disputes with an education element. Helen hails from the East Midlands and undertook her undergraduate degree in law at Sheffield University. Following her graduation, Helen completed her legal practice course at Nottingham and then moved to St Albans to join SA Law. Helen is keen to help students gain industry experience and reach their potential. Outside of work and other commitments Helen enjoys travel, reading and baking.

Staff Governors

Gary Lewis - I am determined that each student at Kings Langley School will be able to reflect on their years at the school as being a period of happiness and personal fulfilment. I know that the governing body, teaching and support staff share my commitment in achieving this goal. Gary is a member of every committe and attends all meetings.

Geoff Shepherd - Geoff started teaching at Kings Langley School in 1987, having started his career at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted. He has taught Geography, Economics, Physical Education and Business Studies during his time here. Geoff was Head of Sixth Form for ten years and currently teaches Geography. In addition to his teaching commitments, Geoff has organised many ski trips and he enjoys working with the students in school productions. Geoff is Hertfordshire born and bred (Hatfield) and studied for his degree and teacher training at Manchester and Loughborough respectively.

Rosemary Inskipp - Rosemary is one of three staff Governors on the Governing Body and, as a member of the school support staff, endeavours to represent the role of support staff within the Governing Body. Rosemary is Student and Family Services Manager at Kings Langley School, responsible for student and family support and welfare for the Kings Langley Partnership of Schools, of which Kings Langley is the lead school. Rosemary sits on the Curriculum and Personnel committees. Rosemary has two teenage daughters and lives locally.

Melusi Moyo - Melusi is one of the teaching staff governors at Kings Langley School. Melusi started teaching at Kings Langley in 2008. He is a teacher of Religious Studies and also Coordinator of PSHE and Character Education. Melusi is interested in both staff and pupil wellbeing. He has a strong passion for character education and is interested in developing students’ personal, emotional and social skills. Melusi is a member of the curriculum committee.

Parent Governors


Mark Hutchings - Mark joined the Governing Body in October 2010 and is a father to three sons at Kings Langley Secondary. He is the Technical & Commercial Director of Air Conditioning Company and hopes that his experience of doing this will help in all areas of the Governing Body. He sits on all Committees, is Vice Chair of Resources & the Link Governor for Physical Education. He has a keen interest in health & fitness in general, enjoying all sports, is an active, qualified football referee, a cricket coach at KLCC & has a specific interest in triathlons and other endurance sports.

Joanne O'Sullivan - Joined as a parent governor in 2016, mum to 3 daughters who are or will attend the school. A lifelong Chipperfield resident and keen on lots of sports, especially netball. Employee in customer service for British Airways and qualified netball umpire, also enjoys getting involved; helping and supporting local community. Hoping to be positively involved in the Governing Body and keen to see all students reach potential and make the most of opportunities given to them.

David Butler - A resident of Kings Langley for more than 10 years with two daughters both of which have attended the village’s primary school, with the eldest now attending KLS. He has been a Commercial Banking Director with Metro Bank for the last 18 months, having in total spent circa 33 years in the banking industry and has a keen interest in fitness & health, being a regular attendee at a local gym.

Simon Setterfield -  Simon, a resident of Nash Mills, has been a  Governor for 4 years since his daughter joined the school in Year 7. Simon owns and runs a small, Hemel based, specialist Textile business working mainly in the International Exhibition Industry. Simon was educated to A-Level at Langleybury School, where he was a Senior Prefect, competing in sports teams and active in school plays. He is keen to see that
non-academic activities remain a key part of school life. His interests include travel (often work related), Cooking, D.I.Y, Motorcycling and has served as a junior officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment (T.A). Simon is active in Fund Raising for the school and takes a lead in the ‘Friends of KLS’.

Lisa Welling - Lisa, a parent of 3 children, 2 currently at KLS in Yrs 7 and 9. She runs her own business as a franchisor, training and motivating individuals to launch and grow their own businesses within the bookkeeping sector. KLS's great ethos and her passion for helping children achieve their potential encouraged Lisa to stand as a parent governor. Lisa, competes in a local netball league, helps coach a local youth team and enjoys golf and tennis.

Clerk to the Governors

Tracey Middleton - Clerk to the Governing Body
Tracey provides clerking services to a number of local schools.


Michael Stothard

Jackie Harrison