Governors

Who are the Governing Body?

The governing body at Hugglescote Community Primary school is a group of nine volunteers, plus one Clerk and one Associate. The body includes the following:

Chair to Governors

Vice Chair

Parent governor

Head Teacher

Local Authority governor

Co-opted governors

Staff governor

The governing body holds a full meeting once per term. Additional sub-committee meetings are also held. The sub-committees are:

Resources

Pay

Curriculum and Standards

Roles & Responsibilities

The governors are the strategic leaders of the school. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.’ The Governing body has three core strategic functions:

1) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2) Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

3) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

This is achieved by setting targets for the school, ongoing self-evaluation, committee reports and Governing body minutes. All Governors have voting rights in the committees they serve, unless stated otherwise.

Parents Concerns / Complaints

The school is a happy place for staff and pupils for most of the time. However problems will arise from time and you can expect that these will quickly, sensitively and effectively resolved. The first point of contact is the class teacher followed by the Head Teacher. Governors are unable to resolve concerns themselves as there structured guidelines to follow.

The four stages of the complaints are:

Stage 1 - complaint to staff member

Stage 2 - complaint to head teacher

Stage 3 - complaint to chair governors

Stage 4 - complaint heard by governing body's complaints appeal

Should you wish to contact the Governing Body this can be done in writing via the school office.

Comments Box

A governor comments box is kept in the reception area at all times. Any comments put in this box will be treated with confidence. The box is checked on a weekly basis.

NAME

APPOINTED BY

ROLES/

COMMITEES

TERM OF OFFICE ENDS

PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Mrs Rachel Wharrad

Co-Opted member

CHAIR

SAFEGUARDING

GOVERNOR

Resources, Pay

Standards & Curriculum

MAY 2023

NONE

Mr Paul Marriott

Co-Opted member

Vice Chair

PARENT GOVERNOR

Resources, Pay

DEC 2023

NONE

Mrs Rachel Talbot

Parents

CURRICULUM/

PARENT GOVERNOR

Standards & Curriculum

OCT 2022

NONE

Mrs Louise Beadman

Parents

PARENT GOVERNOR

Standards & Curriculum

NOV 2025

NONE

Mr Tom Crowden

Parents

PARENT GOVERNOR

Resources, Pay

OCT 2022

NONE

Mr Daniel Roberts

Parents

PARENT GOVERNOR

Resources

NOV 2025

NONE

Dr Sally Maynard

Co-Opted member

Curricular Governor

Standards & Curriculum

SEPT 2024

NONE

Mrs Isobel Dyke

Co-Opted member

Co-Opted GOVERNOR

Resources, Pay

SEPT 2023

NONE

Mr Paul Driver

Governing Body

HEAD

Resources, Pay

Standards & Curriculum

N/A

(holds the position while ever in post)

NONE

Mr Guy Watts

Staff

TEACHER GOVERNOR

Standards & Curriculum

MAY 2022

NONE

Miss Nicky Walker

Associate member

(No voting rights)

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Standards & Curriculum

MAY 2022

NONE

Mrs Karen Yates

Governing Body

(No voting rights)

Clerk

N/A

NONE