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Welcome to the Local Governoring Body (LGB) section.


Cranbourne is part of The Hoddesdon School Trust, which comprises three schools - Cranbourne, Roselands Primary and The John Warner Secondary School. As such there are several layers of governance. This page tells you about the Local Governing Body of Cranbourne.


Coming soon: The Hoddesdon School Trust website where you can learn more about governance of the whole Trust.


Below you will find information about who the Local Governing Body are. Each governor, apart from the headteacher, serves a four year term in office - the dates of these terms are in brackets in the listing below.


If you would like to know more about becoming a governor, please come in and see us.


The Chair of the LGB can be contacted through the school office.

Chair Rob McCarthy


Parents - Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet (Sept 2016- August 2020), one vacancy

Staff - Lynne Bennett (Sept 2016- August 2020),

Co-opted -  Rob McCarthy (Sept 2016- August 2020), Ayse Inal (Sept 2016- August 2020),  three vacancies

Headteacher - Rachel Semark

Clerk - Dave Allman


Pecuniary interest

Governors are required to declare any pecuniary interest. As of December 2016 no governors had declared any interest. This information will be updated after each full Governing Body meeting.


Other information

Relationships with pupils: Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet and Ayse Inal are parents of children in the school.

Dave Allman is the Deputy Head of John Warner and the Company Secretary of The Hoddesdon School Trust.


Governors responsibilities for specific areas are:

Health and Safety - Rob McCarthy

Transition and school council - Ayse Inal
Child Protection - Ayse Inal
SEND - Lynne Bennett
CPD - Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet

Sports Premium - Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet

Modern languages - Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet

Pupil Premium - Lynne Bennett


Introducing the Governors

Rob McCarthy

I've been a Governor at Cranbourne for 14 years, and am currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body with health and safety as an additional responsibility. I am also a Trustee of The Hoddesdon School Trust. Both of my children, now aged 18 and 14, attended Cranbourne from nursery through to year 6, giving them an excellent start to their secondary education at John Warner. I still get a great buzz from being part of the school team, seeing children reach their fullest potential as young people in our community. I work for the Environment Agency as a Civil Engineering Project Manager, working on major projects in and around London. I'm married with 2 children, 2 dogs, a rabbit and as many of the kids' friends coming and going as I can deal with! Keeps me busy in my spare time, as well as being a scout leader and police authority visiting officer.


Ayse Inal

I have been a co-opted governor since 2014, with transition, child protection and school council as additional responsibilities.  I have a son in Year 2 at Cranbourne.  I run my own IT training business delivering computer and technology courses to the local community.  I am also chair of the advisory board of a children’s Sure Start centre.  I thoroughly enjoy being a governor and learning more about the school and how things are done.  I am looking forward to being involved with pre-school and EYFS transition this year through both my roles at the children’s centre and Cranbourne and helping to find ways of bridging the gap in school readiness during this vital phase of a child’s life.  I am currently studying for diplomas in Child Psychology and Child Behaviour, and I am a basic practitioner of Mindfulness. 


Beatrice Ramelle-Rigollet

I became a Parent governor in December 2013. I have one daughter in year 5 at the school. I am link governor for the Sports Premium and staff training. I have worked in education for over 8 years as a research professional and also as a coach. As a governor, I am keen in all aspects of learning together with foreign languages that will help children enjoy their education and will help them progress further.



What do the governors do?