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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


The governors of Offley Endowed are drawn from the whole school community. We meet at least once a term as a full governing body as well as having termly committee meetings. Our committees are under three headings: Personnel, Standards and Curriculum and Finance and Premises.

The role of the governors is to be a critical friend to the school and especially the Headteacher.  With the staff it is our job to ensure that the school provides the very best standards of education for all pupils whilst upholding all of its statutory duties.

Governors are normally elected for a 4 year term of office. Our current governing body is listed below:



Type of Governor


Term of Office

Business Interests Committee Served On

Mrs Ruth Ryden




Foundation Governor

appointed by PCC

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

4/2/2016- 03/2/2020

Child in School



Mr Alex Flegmann




Foundation Governor
appointed by PCC


04/02/16 - 04/02/20

 Also a governor at Rothesay Nursery Luton Standards and Curriculum

Mr Peter Nichols




Foundation Governor

appointed by Diocese

 Vice Chair of Governors

21/2/2017 – 20/2/2021

None Finance and Premises Standards and Curriculum Personnel

Rev Terence Bell




Foundation Governor

appointed by PCC

Parish Priest

Until leaves the parish


Charlotte Barker




Parent Governor

appointed by parents




Child in School Standards and Curriculum

Mrs Rene Gardner



LA Governor

appointed by LA

Chair of Personnel

Safeguarding Governor

01/06/14 – 31/05/18

Great grandchildren in school

Governor at Cockernhoe School


Mrs Julie Ottolangui


Teacher Governor

appointed by staff


16/11/13 – 15/11/18

  Standards and Curriculum

Mr Paul Edwards






Finance and Premises

Standards and Curriculum


Mr Geoff Philips  

Foundation Governor

appointed by Diocese






Vice Chair Personel
Mrs Teresa Hazelwood   Foundation Governor appointed by Diocese   21/02/17 - 20/02/21 None

Personnel Committee and

Chair of the Standards and Curriculum committee

Miss Catherine Noden  

Foundation Governor

appointed by PCC

Governor 23/11/2017-22/11/2021 None
  Standards and Curriculum

If you would like to contact the governing body we would hope that you could first approach the Headteacher however if this does not resolve your concerns please make an appointment through Mrs Smith or email the governors directly on

Governors Profiles


Ruth Ryden- Chair

I have served as a foundation governor for over 10 years and became Chair of Governors in September 2018.  As a governor, my aim is to support the school in developing every single child to their full potential.  All three of my children have attended Offley School and thrived in the small village school environment.

My former career was in Human Resources at a city law firm.  When I'm not in school you'll find me walking my dog, baking a cake or digging in someone's garden!

Catherine Noden

I have been a governor since 2017.  I live in Offley and run my business from home, but before that I worked in London for many years.  I definitely don’t miss the commute.  I am a member of the Offley PCC, have links to other organisations in the village, and have been made to feel very welcome in the three years since I moved here.  My major hobby is bell-ringing, which we do every Wednesday night (you may have heard us…).  I also enjoy walking locally and am very keen on history, learning languages and art.

Parent Governor Vacancies