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GOVERNING BODY OF HAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Introduction

Welcome, we at Hampton have high expectations of our Governing Body. We are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

The Governors are responsible for the school on behalf of the Members of the Academy Trust.

The Governors are individuals from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. We are volunteers who attend meetings and work together to further the school’s development. Together with the Headteacher we set the future direction for Hampton Primary School and Little Hedgehogs Nursery and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.

The Governing Body makes decisions collectively on matters such as setting strategic direction, school policies, ensuring accountability, the school’s development plan and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of a Governing Body is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’

The Governing Body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it is money is well spent.

The Role of a Governor

It is not the intention for governors to be shadow professionals. No amount of training could equip governors with the skills and knowledge of the many professional disciplines - finance, personnel, curriculum, management etc, which the role of the governor could encompass. Governors have themselves identified the skills and qualities necessary to enable them to work as an effective team as follows:

• to have an interest in the pupils and to be supportive of the staff of the school;

• to make full use of the knowledge, skills and experience which governors own;

• to attend meetings and get involved;

• to recognise the shared values and mutual concerns which bind them together as a team;

• to work co-operatively with a common purpose to get the job done;

• to have mutual respect and tolerance for different points of view

• to be able to identify, evaluate and prioritise issues;

• to encourage qualities of leadership and delegation;

• to have an awareness of the values of the school, its aims and objectives;

• to be prepared to listen;

• to have a sense of humour;

• to take a common sense approach;

• to establish a balance between achieving the task, keeping team spirit and motivation high, and valuing the contribution of the individual;

• to enjoy your governorship!

 

Board of Governors Current 2017-18:

Category

Appointing Authority

Name

Appointment Date

 

Resignation/

Termination

Date

Meetings Attended

Out of possible

Director / Member

Trust

Emily Coleman

01.04.12

 

 

 

Director

Member

Trust

David Sullivan

01.04.12

23.03.17

23.03.17

 

 

 

Director

Member

Trust

David Cheetham

01.04.12

10.01.17

14.03.17

 

 

Director

Member

Trust

Lee Shilling

17.03.16

18.07.16

 

 

 

Member

Trust

Bryan Mitchell

23.06.16

 

 

 

Director

Member

Ex-officio

Yvonne Nunn

01.04.12

 

23.06.16

 

 

Director

Co-opted

John Cox

17.03.16

16.03.20

 

 

Director

Co-opted

Dave Knowles

17.03.16

16.03.20

 

 

Director

Co-opted

Donna Busby

27.11.14

26.11.18

 

 

Director

Parent

Keith Denchfield

16.11.16

15.11.20

 

 

Director

Parent

Naa Pinkcombe

16.11.16

15.11.20

 

 

Director

Co-opted

Scott Neame

25.11.16

24.11.20

 

 

Director

Staff

Aisha Burkitt

07.10.16

06.10.20

 

 

Director

Staff

Ruth Sinclair

07.10.16

06.10.20

 

 

Director

Staff

William Phillips

07.10.16

06.10.20

 

 

 

 

 

Role and Responsibility

Chair/Lead Governor

Support Governor (s)

Chair

 

Lee Shilling

Responsible for Policies and Training

Vice Chair (s)

 

 

David Knowles

Emily Coleman

 

General Purpose Committee Members

 

Yvonne Nunn

Lee Shilling

Emily Coleman

Dave Knowles

 

Personnel

 

Lee Shilling

Yvonne Nunn

Emily Coleman

Lee Shilling

Sue Reed

Finance and Commercial

 

John Cox

Yvonne Nunn

Scott Neame

Sue Reed

Premises/Health and Safety

David Knowles

Donna Busby

Sue Reed

Jason Davies

Jacquie Evans

Leadership and Management

Lee Shilling

Yvonne Nunn

Dave Knowles

Emily Coleman

Achievement, Attainment and Standards

Yvonne Nunn, Lee Shilling, Keith Denchfield, Aisha Burkitt, Ruth Sinclair & Naa Pinkcombe

Safeguarding and Well Being (including SEN)

Yvonne Nunn

Lee Shilling

Emily Coleman

 

Committee Meetings 2017-18:

 

Committee

Name

Meetings Attended

Out of possible

Finance and Commercial

John Cox

 

 

Yvonne Nunn

 

 

Scott Neame

 

 

Sue Reed (SBM)

 

 

Personnel

Lee Shilling

 

 

Yvonne Nunn

 

 

Emily Coleman

 

 

Sue Reed

 

 

Premises/Health & Safety

Dave Knowles

 

 

Donna Busby

 

 

Sue Reed (SBM)

 

 

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Lee Shilling

1

1

Yvonne Nunn

1

1

Emily Coleman

1

1

Leadership & Management

Lee Shilling

 

 

Yvonne Nunn

 

 

Attainment, Achievement and Standards

Yvonne Nunn

1

1

Lee Shilling

1

1

Emily Coleman

1

1

Keith Denchfield

1

1

Aisha Burkitt

1

1

Ruth Sinclair

0

1

Naa Pinkcombe

1

1

 

 

Board of Governors Current 2016-17:

Category

Appointing Authority

Name

Appointment Date

 

Resignation/

Termination

Date

Meetings Attended

Out of possible

Director / Member

Trust

Emily Coleman

01.04.12

 

1

3

Director

Member

Trust

David Sullivan

01.04.12

23.03.17

23.03.17

 

0

1

Director

Member

Trust

David Cheetham

01.04.12

10.01.17

14.03.17

1

1

Director

Member

Trust

Lee Shilling

17.03.16

28.09.16

 

3

3

Member

Trust

Bryan Mitchell

23.06.16

 

3

3

Director

Member

Ex-officio

Yvonne Nunn

01.04.12

 

23.06.16

3

3

Director

Co-opted

John Cox

17.03.16

16.03.20

3

3

Director

Co-opted

Dave Knowles

17.03.16

16.03.20

2

3

Director

Co-opted

Donna Busby

27.11.14

26.11.18

1

3

Director

Parent

Keith Denchfield

16.11.16

15.11.20

2

3

Director

Parent

Naa Pinkcombe

16.11.16

15.11.20

3

3

Director

Co-opted

Scott Neame

25.11.16

24.11.20

2

2

Director

Staff

Aisha Burkitt

07.10.16

06.10.20

3

3

Director

Staff

Ruth Sinclair

07.10.16

06.10.20

3

3

Director

Staff

William Phillips

07.10.16

06.10.20

3

3

 

 

 

Role and Responsibility

Chair/Lead Governor

Support Governor (s)

Chair

 

Lee Shilling

Responsible for Policies and Training

Vice Chair (s)

 

 

David Knowles

Emily Coleman

 

General Purpose Committee Members

 

Yvonne Nunn

Lee Shilling

Emily Coleman

Dave Knowles

 

Personnel

 

Lee Shilling

Yvonne Nunn

Emily Coleman

Lee Shilling

Sue Reed

Finance and Commercial

 

John Cox

Yvonne Nunn

Scott Neame

Sue Reed

Premises/Health and Safety

David Knowles

Donna Busby

Sue Reed

Jason Davies

Jacquie Evans

Leadership and Management

Lee Shilling

Yvonne Nunn

Dave Knowles

Emily Coleman

Achievement, Attainment and Standards

Yvonne Nunn, Lee Shilling, Keith Denchfield, Aisha Burkitt, Ruth Sinclair & Naa Pinkcombe

Safeguarding and Well Being (including SEN)

Yvonne Nunn

Lee Shilling

Emily Coleman

 

Committee Meetings 2016-17:

 

Committee

Name

Meetings Attended

Out of possible

Finance and Commercial

John Cox

3

3

Yvonne Nunn

1

3

Scott Neame

2

3

Sue Reed (SBM)

2

2

Personnel

Lee Shilling

1

1

Yvonne Nunn

1

1

Emily Coleman

0

1

Sue Reed

0

0

Premises/Health & Safety

Dave Knowles

2

3

Donna Busby

2

3

Sue Reed (SBM)

3

3

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Lee Shilling

2

2

Yvonne Nunn

2

2

Emily Coleman

0

1

Leadership & Management

Lee Shilling

3

3

Yvonne Nunn

3

3

Attainment, Achievement and Standards

Yvonne Nunn

2

2

Lee Shilling

2

2

Emily Coleman

2

2

Keith Denchfield

1

2

Aisha Burkitt

1

2

Ruth Sinclair

2

2

Naa Pinkcombe

1

2

 

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