There are 3 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.

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

Minutes of Meetings

Full Governors Meeting

 5th February 2018  19th March 2018  2nd July 2018
15th October 2018  3rd December 2018 4th February 2019
25th March 2019  20th May 2019  1st July 2019
14th October 2019  2nd December 2019  3rd February 2020
23rd March 2020    


Resources Committee

14th May 2018  25th June 2018  17th September 2018
8th October 2018  19th November 2018  18th March 2019
13th May 2019  24th June 2019  7th October 2019
18th November 2019  20th January 2020  11th May 2020


Curriculum and Personnel Committee

18th September 2017  16th November 2017  5th March 2018
23rd April 2018  17th September 2018  19th November 2018
4th March 2019  10th June 2019  16th September 2019
11th November 2019  13th January 2020  2nd March 2020
27th April 2020    



Chair of Governors: Frances Stickley

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

Community Governors - Appointed by the Governing board

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 joined the Governing Body in September 2009. She is Vice Chair of Governors, chairs the Curriculum/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, he joined the Governing body in December 2016. 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.

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 and joined the Governing body in September 2014. 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.

Deborah Ludlow - Deb, our newest member of the Governing Board, joined us in March 2019 from Kings Langley Primary School, where she was a Chair of Governors for several years. Deb lives in the village with her husband and three children who attend the primary school, with her eldest joining us here at secondary school in September 2019. Deb works in sales for a pharmaceutical company and when she is not at work, school or home, she can mainly be found on the netball court or rugby pitch, playing or coaching.


David Fisher – As Headteacher of Kings Langley School, David has a wealth of experience of Hertfordshire schools. David has worked in a variety of school settings including large multi academy trusts. He has a proven track record of developing effective teams to ensure students receive an exceptional education within the schools he has led.  He has worked with a number of experts in their fields including David Bartram OBE in SEND and Christine Counsell for curriculum. David has a BSc in Geography and a Post Graduate Degree from Birmingham University. 

Staff that attend Governor meetings (Elected by staff)

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 (Elected by the parents of registered pupils at the academy)


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 joined as parent governor in November 2016. He has 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, joined as parent governor in November 2016. 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’.

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, Frances Stickley and Dawn Helfgott

Register of Governors Interests

Register of Attendance

Articles of Association

Term of office for Governors

Governor work plan 2019-20