Meet the Governors


The Governing body is made up of staff, parents, members of the Local Authority and members of the local community. Governors play a vital role in the leadership and management of the school, providing support and challenge to ensure that the school is the very best that it can be.


At Studlands Rise the governors take a keen interest in the school and participate in two governors’ weeks during the school year to make sure that they understand how the school runs on a day-to-day basis. They also visit at other times, supporting in lessons, taking part in class trips, supporting whole school events, to name just a few.


Governor Committee Membership and Term of Office


Governor Profile

Governor Profile


Mr Jonathan Dawson, Co Opted Governor


I grew up in Letchworth, and after returning to Hertfordshire with a family of my own I was keen to be involved with the local schools and community. As a governor, I aim to both support and challenge the school and its staff to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to reach the best of their ability. I believe these early years at school are incredibly important, and want to help Studlands Rise continue to be a welcoming learning environment that can inspire and encourage. I am particularly interested in supporting mathematics and numeracy at the school, as I have experience in statistics and coding from my own career.


I have two young daughters, who I hope will attend Studlands Rise within the next few years. My career in the Civil Service has involved data analysis in areas such as educational performance and finance. Outside of work, I love having trips out with my family, enjoying good food, and I’m planning to start playing tennis again (soon!).

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