Governors

Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of the school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable William Ransom to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide an excellent education for our pupils.

Current Governors

Funda Shibli : Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)

Funda Shibli

Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)

Ian Hankin : Co-opted Governor. Vice Chair & Chair of Personnel

Ian Hankin

Co-opted Governor. Vice Chair & Chair of Personnel

Nina Achal : Parent Governor

Nina Achal

Parent Governor

Ian Albert : LA Governor

Ian Albert

LA Governor

Jane Buchanan : Co-Opted Governor & Chair of Finance

Jane Buchanan

Co-Opted Governor & Chair of Finance

Bob Chohan : Parent Governor

Bob Chohan

Parent Governor

Mary Driver : Headteacher

Mary Driver

Headteacher

Andrew Fennemore : Parent Governor & Chair of L&T

Andrew Fennemore

Parent Governor & Chair of L&T

Anna Jackson : Parent Governor

Anna Jackson

Parent Governor

Ann Light : Associate Member

Ann Light

Associate Member

Perry Maranian : Staff Governor

Perry Maranian

Staff Governor

Dave Massey : Co-Opted Governor

Dave Massey

Co-Opted Governor

Jack Wells : Co-Opted Governor & Chair of Premises

Jack Wells

Co-Opted Governor & Chair of Premises

Victoria Wheat : Associate Member

Victoria Wheat

Associate Member

Alison Wood : Parent Governor

Alison Wood

Parent Governor

NameGovernor TypeAppointing BodyFromTo
Funda Shibli (Chair)Co-OptedGoverning BodySep 2018Sep 2022
Ian Hankin (Vice Chair)Co-OptedGoverning BodySep 2019Sep 2023
Nina AchalParentParent electionSep 2019Sep 2023
Ian AlbertLocal AuthorityGoverning BodyNov 2019Nov 2023
Jane BuchananCo-OptedGoverning BodySep 2017Sep 2021
Bob ChohanParentParent electionSep 2017Sep 2021
Mary DriverHeadteacher
Andrew FennemoreParentParent electionSep 2016Sep 2020
Anna JacksonParentParent electionSep 2018Sep 2022
Ann LightAssociate MemberGoverning BodySep 2019Sep 2023
Perry MaranianStaffStaff electionApr 2019Apr 2023
David MasseyCo-OptedGoverning BodySep 2019Sep 2023
Jack WellsCo-OptedGoverning BodyOct 2016Oct 2020
Victoria WheatAssociate MemberGoverning BodyNov 2016Nov 2020
Alison WoodParentParent electionSep 2016Sep 2020

What is our role

Governing Body responsibilities include:

  • Setting strategic direction, objectives, targets and policies
  • Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets
  • Approving the school budget
  • Acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher by providing both support and challenge

How do we do this?

  • Through dedicated work of four sub-committees – Finance, Premises, Learning & Teaching and Personnel
  • Through regular meetings of the Governing Body and review of reports and activity
  • By working collectively with the school to achieve the best educational outcome for the pupils

How do we operate

The School Governors meet twice each term as a full Governing Body. Between times, smaller committees meet, focusing on the details of specific areas. Details of the members of each committee and their attendance at meetings can be found on the attendance record page.

How can you contact us

If you would like more information about becoming a school Governor, or have matters you may wish to raise with the Governing Body, you can contact us through the school office or via email: governors@wransom.herts.sch.uk

Our Code of Conduct

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

NameRegister of Business/ Pecuniary InterestsRegister of Financial InterestsRelationship to Member(s) of staff or their relativesGovernor at another establishment
Funda Shibli (Chair)Employee of Herts for LearningNoneNoNo
Ian Hankin (Vice Chair)NoneNoneNoNo
Nina AchalNoneNoneNoNo
Ian AlbertNoneNoneNoNo
Jane BuchananNoneNoneNoNo
Bob ChohanNoneNoneNoNo
Mary DriverNoneNoneNoNo
Andrew FennemoreNoneNoneNoYes - Highfield School, Letchworth
Anna JacksonNoneNoneNoNo
Ann LightNoneNoneNoNo
Perry MaranianNoneNoneNoNo
David MasseyNoneNoneYes - husband of member of staffNo
Jack WellsNoneNoneNoNo
Victoria WheatNoneNoneNoNo
Alison WoodEmployee of Herts for Learning (Secondary English adviser)NoneNoNo