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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Management Commitee

The Management Committee is DESC’s governing body.

The Management Committee has a membership of 12 governors, each serve a two-year term of office. The Committee meets on a regular basis acting as a single committee with governors being appointed to specific areas of responsibility.

The Committee is formed of primary and secondary headteachers, stakeholders, county councillors, local authority officers and community members. This is an excellent combination for ensuring that DESC meets local needs in the context of education. The Committee also oversees how we operate and the way we spend our budget of public monies.  

 

Name

Role/Links

Jacky Webby

Role: Chair of Management Committee
Responsibilities: SEND | Pay Committee | Mental Health and Wellbeing | Finance
Term of Office: July 2022-24  

Gary Lewis 

Role: Vice Chair of Management Committee | Community Representative 
Responsibilities: Pay Committee
Term of Office: September 2021-23

Sara Johnson

Role: Community Representative 

Responsibilities: Safeguarding | Finance

Term of Office: July 2022-24   

Sally Ambrose 

Role: Community Representative, Secondary School Headteacher  
Responsibilities: Pupil Premium | Pay Committee
Term of Office: September 2021-23   

Brett Daddow Role: Community Representative 
Responsibilities: Standards KS3/4
Term of Office: November 2021-23     
Rob Weightman

Role: Community Representative, Primary School Headteacher

Responsibilities: Standards KS1/2 | Reading | Behaviour

Term of Office: November 2021-23         

Vacancy

Role: Community Representative 

Ron Tindall  

Role: Local Authority Representative

Responsibilities: Health and Safety | Covid Committee 

Term of Office: November 2021-23       

Sara Lalis

Role: Staff Representative, Headteacher at DESC   

Kane Beere  

Role: Staff Representative

Term of Office: July 2022-24

Vacancy

Role: Staff Representative

Anna McCarthy

Role: Parent Representative
Responsibilities: Communication and Marketing

Term of Office: March 2022-24

Email: chair@desc.herts.sch.uk

Appointments and Resignations

Sally Ambrose - Joined 23/09/21

Paul Neves - Resigned 01/11/21

Rich Peters - Resigned 19/11/21

Brett Daddow - Joined 24/11/21

Rob Weightman - Joined 24/11/21

Anna McCarthy - Joined 01/03/22

Claire McGovern - Resigned 17/06/22

Gillian Davies - Resigned 01/09/22

Patricia Walker - Resigned 23/09/22

Management Committee Meeting Attendance

Name Type 22.04.21 29.06.21 23.09.21 19.10.21 24.11.21 01.03.22 21.04.22 18.05.22 28.06.22 20.09.22 20.10.22
Jacky Webby Chair
Community Representative
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sara Lalis Staff Representative
Headteacher
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sara Johnson Community Representative Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Gary Lewis Community Representative N Y Y N Y N Y N N Y N
Claire McGovern Community Representative Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N/A N/A N/A
Patricia Walker Community Representative Y Y Y N Y N N N N N/A N/A
Sally Ambrose Community Representative N/A N/A Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
Rob Weightman Community Representative N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y N N Y Y N
Kane Beere Staff Representative Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N
Gillian Davies Staff Representative Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y N/A N/A
Ron Tindall Local Authority Representative N Y Y N Y N N Y N N Y
Paul Neves Community Representative N N N N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rich Peters Community Representative Y Y N N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brett Daddow Community Representative N/A N/A N/A N/A Y N Y N Y N Y
Anna McCarthy Parent Representative N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y N N N

 

Meet the Members of the Management Committee

Jacky Webby
Appointed by the Management Committee. Jacky has over 20 years of experience in governance, having served on the board of several local schools. In 2016 she was awarded Hertfordshire Governor of the Year. She has been a director of a tour operating company and an outdoor events business, currently she is a director of a Property Management Business.

First Appointed: July 2020
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Gary Lewis
Appointed by the Management Committee. Gary is a retired Headteacher of Kings Langley School and is now a Member of the School’s Trust. He is a consultant for Birmingham University with The Jubilee Centre on Character Education, and is Chair of The Association for Character Education (ACE).

First Appointed: September 2019
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Sara Johnson
Appointed by the Management Committee. Sara is a retired Headteacher from The Park ESC and now works with the rehabilitation of Offenders delivering courses to help prepare offenders for the world of work. 

First Appointed: July 2018
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Sally Ambrose
Nominated from being a member of DASSH (Dacorum Association of Secondary School Headteachers) and appointed by the Management Committee. Sally is the Headteacher at Tring School.

First Appointed: September 2021
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Brett Daddow
Nominated through DASSH (Dacorum Association of Secondary School Headteachers) and appointed by the Management Committee. Brett is the Senior Assistant headteacher of Astley Cooper School.

First Appointed: November 2021
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Rob Weightman
Appointed by the Management Committee from the centre’s Primary School stakeholder group. Rob is Headteacher of Tudor Primary School and a member of the Dacorum Primary Behaviour Board.

First Appointed: November 2021
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Ron Tindall
As a Hertfordshire County Councillor, Ron is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Adult Social Care and also sits on the Public Health and Community Safety Cabinet Panel.  As a local Dacorum Borough Councillor, Ron is the Leader of the Opposition.

He is also the Chair of the Dacorum Domestic Abuse Forum and sits on the Homeless Forum.  He has been a member of his trade union for over 50 years, was at one time a full-time Regional Industrial Organiser, and is presently Vice-Chair of his Branch.

First appointed: November 2009
Register of Interests: None declared

 

Sara Lalis  
Headteacher – Ex Officio 
Sara has been Headteacher at DESC since  2010

Register of Interests: None declared

 

Kane Beere 
Kane is a Maths teacher and a POD lead at KS4 Centre DESC.

Register of Interests: None declared

 

Anna McCarthy
Appointed from our parental body. Anna is the Marketing Assistant at Abbott’s Hill School and has a broad experience in marketing having worked in a variety of industries - biotechnology, retail, publishing and education. 

First Appointed: March 2022
Register of Interests: None declared