Governing Body

Governor Category Term of Office Role/Committee MembershipStructure and responsibility Business Interests  Finance Interests Relationships with school staff Governor roles at other schools Meeting Attendance
Mr Adrian Ramsden Foundation Governor 01/11/2012-31/08/2016 Chair of Governors/Resources /Admissions/Pay/HT Performance AppraisalScience Link Governor None None None None 5/6
Recently retired, Adrian worked in his professional life as the European Manager of an International Meat Company and he is a Freeman of the City of London. He has been a Foundation & LEA Governor in a number of schools for the last 35 years.  As Chair of St Joseph’s Governing Body, he takes considerable interest in the running of the school and is a member of the Resources and School Improvement Committees.  Adrian is married with two daughters and three grandchildren.
Mr Peter Graham Foundation Governor 01/09/2014-31/08/2018 Vice Chair of Governors/Chair of Resources /Admissions/Pay/Complaints/HT Performance AppraisalMaths Link Governor/ Governor Training/ Pupil Premium None None None None 5/6
Peter Graham is a retired senior civil servant and has been a foundation governor at St Joseph’s since 2006. He has been of Chair of the Resources Committee since 2010 and Vice Chair of Governors and Pupil Premium Governor for the past three years. Peter takes considerable interest in all the financial, HR, building and other practical aspects of running the school. He also has considerable interest in the science and maths curriculums and for the past three years has tutored small groups of Yr 6 pupils who were taking Level 6 Maths.
Mrs Linda Payne Head 01/09/2009 – Head Staff Staff Aunt to staff member None 6/6
Headteacher since 2006
Mrs Martina Sandham Foundation Governor 01/09/2013-31/08/2017 Resources /Admissions/Pay/Discipline/Staff Discipline/Complaints/HT Performance Appraisal None None None None 5/6
Martina has been a Foundation Governor at St Josephs for the past 11 years and Chair of the Admissions Committee, member of the Resources, Pay, Discipline and Grievances Committees. She was previously a Foundation Governor for 14 years at a Primary School in St Albans.  Before retiring, she was an Administrative Officer in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire for over 25 years where her duties included Registration, Admissions, Policy & Procedures and Awards ceremonies.  Martina has 3 grown-up children who attended Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Hertfordshire and 3 grandchildren.
Mr Gregory Wilkinson Foundation Governor 01/09/2014-30/08/2018 Resources /Pay/Discipline/Staff Discipline/ComplaintsPE Link Governor Parent Parent Spouse to staff member None 3/6
Gregory has a strong public service background.
Revd Stephen Hewitt Foundation Governor 02/03/2012 -01/03/2016 Parish Priest/School Improvement None None None None 2/6
Father Stephen joined our parish in September 2012.
Mr Giovanni Marseglia Foundation Governor 16/12/2013-15/12/2017 School Improvement /Discipline/Music Link Governor None None None Governor at Sacred Heart School 6/6
Giovanni became a Foundation Governor at St Joseph’s three years ago.  Having been a secondary school teacher for most of his working life, seeing children progress through the education system is very dear to him.  As a music graduate, his interests extend into the broader community, mainly through parish and diocesan work.  At present, his is organist at the parish of the Sacred Heart and St John the Evangelist and musical director to the Westminster diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Giovanni is a member of the school improvement committee.
Mrs Dianne Passmore Foundation Governor 25/06/2014-24/06/2018 Resources /Admissions/Discipline/Staff Discipline/HT Performance AppraisalEnglish & History Link Governor None None None None 4/6
Diane has been a Foundation governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school since August 2013. She has served on two school governing bodies, one a Junior and the other a comprehensive school, before being appointed to St Joseph’s. Before retirement she worked as a radiographer in the NHS, ending her career as a Superintendent in charge of a large cancer screening department. She is married with three grownup daughters and four grandchildren.
Mrs Katrina Copsey LEA Governor 10/12/2014-09/12/2018 School Improvement / AdmissionsComputing Link Governor Parent Parent None None 5/6
Trina joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2010 and then became LEA Governor.  She is in her second term as a Governor here at St Joseph’s. She is the Accounts Manager at Merchant Taylors’ School.  She herself was a pupil at St Josephs and currently has a daughter in the school; her son has since left and started secondary school.  She also sits on our School Improvements and Admissions Committees.
Miss Jenny Winterman Staff Governor 01/09/2014-31/08/2018 School Improvement Staff Staff None 6/6
Jenny is the school Deputy Head and currently teaches Year 6.
Mrs Dawn Tannian Co –opted   Governor 01/09/2014-30/08/2018 Chair of School ImprovementSafeguarding & Child Protection Link Governor Staff Staff None 6/6
Dawn initially joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. After her son left the school, she became a co-opted member of the board. Dawn works in the school office and teaches music throughout the school. She currently chairs the School Improvement Committee.
Mrs Lisa Drewitt Parent Governor 01/10/2013-30/09/2017 School ImprovementGeography Link Governor None None None 4/6
Lisa has three children in the school and brings her experience as a childcare practitioner to the board.
Mr Jerry Baker Associate Governor (No voting rights) 19/03/2015-18/03/2019 School Improvement /DisciplineArt & DT Link Governor None None None 5/6
Jerry is a committed member of the Parent Teacher Association.

The Chair of Governors, Adrian Ramsden, can be contacted via the school office on 0208 428 5371 or by emailing the following address: admin@stjosephs775.herts.sch.uk

The structure of the Governing Body is as follows:

  • Full Board,
  • School Improvement Committee
  • Resources Committee

Sub Committees:

  • Admissions
  • Pay
  • Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Staff Disciplinary Appeals
  • Head Teacher’s Performance Appraisal