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"The Governors provide a valuable blend of experience and expertise. They are successful in providing the stimulus and resources to ensure an effective education in line with the pupils’ needs and the school’s aims, from the EYFS upwards. They exercise prudent financial control and have ensured that the school benefits from high quality buildings, resources and staff." ISI 2013 

The Board of Governors has ultimate responsibility for the school and determines the general policy for it. The Governors meet as a Board three times a year.  There are eight Governor sub-committees: Finance and General Purposes Committee (meeting once a term), Education Committee (once a term), Development and Marketing Committee (meeting as often as needed during the redevelopment process), Nominations Committee (as required), Health and Safety (meeting once a term), Policies Committee (meets annually) and Steering Committee.

The Board consists of:

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Mrs Sue Younghusband FCA
Mrs Younghusband is a Chartered Accountant; she is the Board's Treasurer and the Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. She is also the Governor responsible for Health and Safety and sits on the Policies Committee. Her son, Robin, attended Kingshott before moving on to Rugby.  She lives in Hitchin.


Dr James Bentall MA PhD (Cantab) MBA ACMI MCMI
Dr Bentall is an economist and has recently retired from the post of Bursar at Princess Helena College.   He has previously worked in a variety of financial and consultancy roles. He sits on the Finance and General Purpose, Education and Nominations Committees.


Mr David Keast
Mr Keast is Chair of Governors. He is a retired banker and sits on the Finance and General Purpose and Development Committees. He lives in nearby Preston and his youngest daughter attended Kingshott during which time he was Chairman of the Kingshott Association.

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Mr Richard Midgley BA (Ed) Hons.
Mr Midgley is the Assistant Head (External Affairs) at Bedford School where he has worked for the last 16 years.  He has extensive experience of school life and is now responsible for the schools Marketing, Admissions and Enterprise activity.  Mr Midgley sits on the Education, Policies and Marketing Committees.

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Mr Martin Sudweeks
Mr Sudweeks has lived in Hitchin for 40 years.  He is a Chartered Surveyor by background.  He is a member of the Development Committee and his two sons are both pupils at the School.

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Mr Edmund Wright BSc Hons Arch, RIBA
Mr Wright joined the Board in September 2005. He is a local Architect and a key member of the Development Committee. His two daughters are former Kingshott pupils. He lives in Gosmore.


Mrs Samantha Selkirk (BEd Hons)
Mrs Selkirk is currently Head of Lower School at Reigate St Mary’s, and prior to this she was Head of Lower Juniors at St Christopher School. Sam has been in education for nearly thirty years having taught from Early Years through to Year 6 in the state and independent sectors, for seven years she ran a co-educational boarding house for 11-13 year olds. Sam is particularly interested in the significance of the Early Years and Key Stage 1 learning environments and Individual Needs provision.  


Ms Lara Pechard (BA, MA, PGCE)
Ms Pechard is currently Principal Deputy Head at Norwich School where she is in her eighth year.  Her role is varied and multi-faceted, with oversight of the pastoral side of the school and the day to day operational.  Previously she was at the Portsmouth Grammar where she started her teaching career and was Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form before leaving.  Both schools are co-educational day and HMC.  She is a historian, with a particular interest in US History.  Outside of work she loves to travel, walk and spend time with family and friends. 


Mr David Morgan

Mr Morgan joins us after taking early retirement from the city after a successful 30 year career at the highest level of risk management. He has worked for a number of well-known financial houses, ending his career with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. David will sit on the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Should you need to contact the Chair of Governors, Mr David Keast, this can be done via the school address.