Mr. M. King
I lived in Puckeridge for the first 18 years of my life and was pleased to move back to the area 8 years ago with my wife and our 4 children to live in Braughing. As a Business Manager in the Environment & Infrastructure Department at Hertfordshire County Council, I hope that I can bring some of my skills and experience to assist the school in the role of parent governor.
I joined the Governance team in 2017 and Chair the Resources Committee as well as being Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body and sitting on the Board of Directors. With my eldest daughter attending Ralph Sadleir before moving to Freman College and our other 3 currently at the school, I am keen to provide any support that I can to improve school life for all of the pupils. I value the ethos of the school and that the staff strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which gives the pupils a fantastic opportunity to experience topics and subjects that they would otherwise have to wait until attending the secondary system to take part in. Since being involved, the efforts ‘behind the scenes’ from all the staff, often in very challenging circumstances, has been incredible to see and I’m sure that it will continue with every new pupil that makes the decision to join.
Probably, like other parents or carers, outside of work my life is about my family and aside from driving children to numerous clubs. I enjoy helping coach Braughing Cricket Club’s youth section (especially when the sun is out!) but do find time to socialise with friends and family once in a while.
Mrs. C. Prince
I have been involved with Ralph Sadleir for over thirty years, as a parent, full time teacher and at present a regular supply teacher. The school has been an important part of my life and as a governor I hope to promote the school and it’s ethos and help implement changes that will help the school move forward.
Mr. R. Prince
I taught at Ralph Sadleir for many years. I was Head of Music as well as teaching French, German, Maths and some Technology.
After retiring from the classroom I came back to the school and taught piano for a number of years.
Mrs. J. Tye
I grew up in Standon and attended Ralph Sadleir school during the years of 1986-1990, although it was a little bit different then!! Having obtained a qualification as a chartered accountant, and then spending a number of years working abroad in Australia, I returned to my roots and now live once again in Standon.
I have four children, my youngest two are at Ralph Sadleir and my oldest two are at Freman College so I have a personal interest in the Rib Valley Schools consortium, and having been through the system myself I am a great advocate of the three tier system.
My personal interests include playing netball, travelling abroad and socialising with friends and family.
Mrs. C. Stacey
I joined the governing body in 2022. Having 4 children, all being in the school system in Puckeridge/Buntingford (Roger de Clare, Freman and Ralph Sadleir) ages ranging from 7-15 and so have a personal interest in the school.
With this in mind, I feel very confident that I am able to help support the school in many ways with my enthusiasm and my drive for wanting the best for all of our children.
I am very committed to my role and look forward to working closely with the governing body to enhance the future of the school by continuing to develop and progress and giving children the best opportunities and chances on their school journey.
Mrs. C. Hunter
My daughter is currently in Year 5 at Ralph Sadleir school. As I have a background in working with children in various safeguarding, therapeutic and legal roles, I hope I can bring some of my skills to assist the school as a governor. I am committed to the vision that all children should receive an education that makes a real difference to their holistic development so they can reach their full potential and I am keen to provide support to the school so there is continuous improvement of achievement for all in a safe and caring environment. I also co-lead the local Rainbows group and am the school governor representative on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Hertfordshire County Council.
Mr. J. Haigh
I am a former student and now currently work as a Teaching Assistant. I began working at Ralph Sadleir in 2021 and became a governor at the start of 2023.
Mrs. S. Hindhaugh
I grew up locally and attended SPINS and Roger de Clare. In one capacity or another, I’ve always been involved in education. Initially, I worked with young people with complex additional needs before becoming a SENCO in a local nursery. As a result of having my children, now 5 and 6, I took some time away from work. Having settled my children into school, I have returned to teaching and really enjoy being in the classroom. Becoming a governor will help me gain a deeper understanding of what makes Ralph Sadleir Academy such a great school – on such an exciting journey.
I have lived in Hertfordshire since the age of 5, and in Ware since 1995. I have two sons, age 19 and 21, one has just started work and one is still in the education system, at University. I worked as an Office Manager in a primary school for 7 years, a job I found challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Prior to that I worked in adult education, teaching IT at HRC, and antenatal classes for NCT, both of which followed many years working in IT.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to rejoin the world of education,and am looking forward to getting to know the school and helping the children and staff at Ralph Sadleir achieve everything they wish to,
Outside of work, I enjoy holidays and days out with my husband, and our crazy, energetic spaniel. I enjoy music, especially festivals in the warmer weather. And for relaxation, knitting and crochet are my go-to hobbies.
I joined the board of trustees in January 2023 having been in the teaching profession for over twenty-five years. I have taught in schools in Luton and Hertfordshire. I have held a number of leadership positions including that of headteacher and provided a range of leadership support to Hertfordshire schools in a variety of roles.
I work for HFL Education as a District School Effectiveness Adviser for schools in the East of Hertfordshire.
My daughter is on her journey through the three tier lower, middle and upper school system having completed Years 5-8 at Ralph Sadleir. I am delighted to support the school to provide the best education for all its pupils as a trustee.