Our Governance

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Onslow St Audrey's School is part of Danes Educational Trust. The Danes Educational Trust Board has responsibility for the operation of the Trust, but delegates some of the responsibilities to a local level. Therefore, schools within the Trust have a School Board, comprising local Governors. The School Board holds 4 meetings per year. In addition, each School Board has an Admissions Committee and a Senior Staff Pay and Remuneration Committee. Onslow St Audrey's shares its School Board with De Havilland Primary School.

Further information about the Danes Educational Trust governance structure is available on the Trust website

To contact the Governors of Onslow St Audrey's School, please email our Chair of Governors, Catherine Rendell:

Our School Board

Catherine Rendell - Chair of Governors |  Jan Stevens - Vice Chair (Safeguarding & Attendance Lead)  |  Julie Jones - Headteacher at Onslow St Audrey's  |  Sarah King - Headteacher at De Havilland Primary School  |  Joe Cresswell - Staff Governor 

Catherine Rendell

GovCirclesCatherine is our Chair of Governors. 

Catherine studied Law at Durham University. After working for the Law Commission on Family and Child Law, she embarked on a career in university legal education and training for law firms. She is a trained mediator. Catherine has wide experience of learning and teaching in Higher Education. She is currently a senior manager with responsibility for academic standards and quality at the University of Hertfordshire where she has a focus on prioritising diversity and inclusion and developing strategies to ensure the success of all students.

Jan Stevens

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Jan is the Vice Chair of the  school board and is the link governor for Safeguarding, attendance and for Children Looked After.

Jan worked in education for over 30 years, starting work as a Biology teacher for the London Borough of Barnet.  Before retiring in 2020, she was the Deputy Head at a large secondary school in south west Hertfordshire and also served for one term as an interim Headteacher. Currently she works as a part time Professional Partner for Hertfordshire Virtual School which oversees the education of children in care.

Julie Jones

GovCircles (3)Julie is the Headteacher at Onslow St Audrey's School.



Sarah King

GovCircles (4)Sarah is the Co-Headteacher at De Havilland Primary School.




David Bostock

Co-head is the Co-Headteacher at De Havilland Primary School.

Joe Cresswell

GovCircles (2)Joe is our Staff Governor. Joe began his teaching career as a Teaching Assistant at De Havilland School. After realising his great potential he completed his PGCE and returned to De Havilland a year later a fully qualified teacher. He is now in his 4th year of teaching and enjoys co-leading computing where he puts his film making, TV and Video degree to great use. 



Mark Holloway
Appointed Governor

David Hale
Appointed Governor

Jayne Watson
Appointed Governor

Francisca Akala
Appointed Governor 

Simon Freeman
Parent Governor

Dora Hotzi
Parent Governor at De Havilland Primary School

Claire Weetman
Staff Governor, Onslow St Audrey

Declarations of Interest March 2024

Governor Meeting Attendance 2023