Governors

The Governing Body plays an important strategic role in the life of the schools and is responsible for determining the aims and overall conduct of the schools. It sets and reviews policies, strategies and procedures to ensure the best possible education for present and future pupils and has responsibility for the financial control of the schools.

The Governors give their time voluntarily, receiving no payment and for continuity are generally expected to serve at least 4 years on the governing body. They offer a blend of skills and experience to help guide and direct the schools. The criteria for the appointment of governors are laid down by the Trust Deed of the William Jones Foundation and the Governing Body includes:  the Master of the Haberdashers’ Company, an Oxford, Cambridge and Cardiff University don; a representative from Monmouthshire County Council; a number of local people ~ some of whom may also be Old Monmothians, current or past parents.

Potential governors are generally recommended to the Chairman by the Haberdashers’ Company and by existing Board members. The Board normally includes governors with experience in education, business, law, accountancy, public health or the medical profession and property. When selecting replacement governors, the aim is to retain this balance of professional expertise.

The Governors operate across the five Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools but divide responsibility for key areas into smaller committees covering the individual schools, finance and estates, ICT, marketing and pensions. The senior schools committee Chairmen also sit on the Finance and Estates Committee and plays a valuable supporting role for the Head.

The Main Board Chairman is a senior Haberdasher appointed by the Trustees who holds overall responsibility for the governance of the Schools.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors: creasey.fiona@habsmonmouth.org

A list of the governing body is set out below with a code to highlight which committees each governor sits on.

Audley Twiston-Davies Sml Mr A W Twiston-Davies: Chairman of Governors

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Member of the Schools’ Committees
Member of the Academic Committee
Member of the Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep & Nursery Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee
Trustee of the Jones Monmouth Schools Pensions Scheme

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P Alderman Mr P M Alderman

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee

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M Anderson Mr M H C Anderson

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Trading Companies Director

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P Baird Dr P Baird

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Academic Committee

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Jo Booth Mrs J Booth

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Member of the Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep & Nursery Committee

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Professor R Carwardine

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Academic Committee

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S Clayton Mrs S Clayton

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Chairman of the Monmouth Schools Girls’ Prep Committee

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M Davidson Mr M D Davidson

Member of Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Member of the Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep & Nursery Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee

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M Henderson Mrs M K Henderson

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee.
Member of the Academic Committee

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Dr J Kelly Dr J Kelly

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Chairman of the Academic Committee

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Mike Kerrigan Mr M Kerrigan

Member of the Haberdashers’ Company
Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Chariman of the Finance & Estates Committee
Trading Companies Director

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noel-manns Mr Noel Manns

Chairman of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee

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Mr Roger Miners

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee

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Mrs Hilary Moriarty

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Chairman of Monmouth School Boys’ Prep Committee

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Mackenzie Nordal Mrs M Nordal

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee

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Councillor R Roden

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee

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R Rose Mrs R Rose

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Chairman of the Marketing & PR Committee

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Mrs L Russen

Member of the Monmouth School for Girls Committee
Member of the Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep & Nursery Committee

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Mr N Waters

Member of the Monmouth School for Boys Committee

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Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Fiona Creasey

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