Governors

The role of the governing body is to operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school.

We focus strongly on three core functions:

1.  Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school;
2.  Holding the head teacher to account for the school’s educational performance; and
3.  Ensuring financial resources are well spent.

We are committed to working hard to ensure that through our meetings and visits that we know the school very well and that we support and challenge the school to promote high standards of a child's development including educational achievement, physical and emotional well being.

Types of governors explained:

• Local Authority (LA) Governors: appointed by the Local Authority that maintains the school.
• Co-opted Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent the community.
• Parent Governors: elected onto the governing body by other parents from the school, and   are usually parents of children in attendance at the school.
• Staff Governors: elected onto the governing body by staff at the school.

Everyone appointed to the Governing body is only appointed on the basis that they have in the opinion of the person making the appointment ‘the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Governors hold a full meeting once a term. We have two committees that meet termly: Teaching and Learning and Resources. The Teaching & Learning Committee is responsible for everything to do with your child’s learning including reviewing performance data, monitoring the use of Pupil Premium and SEN expenditure, pupil attendance and behaviour. The Resources Committee is responsible for the school budget, the premises and staffing. Both committees contribute to and develop the School Development Plan and review the impact of school policies.

We regularly visit the school to look at areas related to school improvement. In 2014/15, governor visits included a learning walk on the introduction of the new national curriculum and observation of the children’s behaviour at lunchtime. Parents are always welcome to approach Governors about general policy issues, but specific concerns about their child's education or complaints should be raised with the Class Teacher or Head Teacher as appropriate in the first instance.

The Governors of Hook Lane Primary School are listed below. Further details on all our current and recent governors are available from the Register of Interests.

Mr Anthony Staddon

Parent Governor

GB Chairman
Chair of Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Mrs Elizabeth Morrison

Head Teacher

Teaching & Learning Committee
Resources Committee

Mr Stephen Brooks

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Mrs Julie Barrett

Co-opted Governor

Teaching & Learning Committee

Mrs Denise Bates

Parent Governor

Resources Committee

Cllr Val Clark

Local Authority Governor

Resources Committee

Mrs Christine Hassan

Staff Governor

Resources Committee

Mr Gavin Jackman

Parent Governor

GB Vice-Chairman
Teaching & Learning Committee
Resources Committee

Mr Ian Russell

Parent Governor

Teaching & Learning Committee

Mrs Joy Sheekey

Co-opted Governor

Teaching & Learning Committee

 

 

 


There are also two associate members of the Governing Body: Mr L Rufus (Health & Safety – Resources Committee) and Mrs D Kelly (Assistant Head Teacher – Teaching & Learning). Associate governors do not have voting rights on any committees.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the Governing Body, how to become a Governor or wish to contact the Chair of Governors then please speak to the School Office.