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School Governance at Hurst Drive Primary School

 

The Governing Body of Hurst Drive Primary School is comprised of two sub-committees - one focused on Curriculum and Standards and one focused on Resources.  Any potential governor is introduced at a Full Governing Body meeting before being appointed. 

 

The Full Governing Body meets termly and is responsible for setting the strategic framework of the school and monitoring its implementation. It acts as a 'critical friend' by holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

 

The Curriculum and Standards committee also meets termly and oversees the introduction and implementation of statutory policies and procedures relating to the school's curriculum.  With the support of school staff, governors monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the school, including monitoring provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and those pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium.  At least annually, the Curriculum and Standards committee analyse the school's published data and hold the headteacher to account for the overall performance of the school to ensure standards are maintained.  This information is used to identify priorities for whole-school improvement which form objectives in the school development plan which is regularly monitored by the Full Governing Body.    

 

The Resources committee has three key priorities: finance, premises and personnel.  The Resources committee oversee school spending, ensuring money is well spent and all statutory policies relating to finance are adhered to by school staff.  Also, with regards to the premises, the committee ratify the Health and Safety Policy and the Accessibility Plan and a designated governor visits the school to ensure compliance.  For personnel, the committee oversee performance management in the school, including statutory policies and procedures relating to these policies.  

 

During the school's most recent Ofsted inspection, the inspectors recognised the key role that governors played in improving the school to secure its 'Good' judgement - including challenging senior leaders to bring about much-needed improvements to teaching evidenced by the fact that children leaving key stage 2 now make above average progress.  The Governing Body believe in the school's motto 'Success for All' and so will continue to work alongside senior leaders to ensure best possible outcomes for all pupils.    

 

At present, the 'Instrument of Government' states that the Governing Body of Hurst Drive Primary School should consist of the following members:

 

  • 4 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 6 co-opted governors

 

Please find details below of those who form the Governing Body, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of office for each governor.

 

Emma Kight (Chair of Governors)

Who's Who of School Governance

Emma Kight – Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards/Resources

Term of Office: 9/2/2016 – 8/2/2020

Pecuniary Interests: None

Jackie Bruce – Local Authority Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of Office: 26/9/2012 – 25/9/2018

Pecuniary Interests: None

Daniel Short – Headteacher

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards/Resources

Term of Office: 1/9/2017 - Ongoing

Pecuniary Interests:  Headteacher at Hurst Drive Primary School

Karen Lloyd – Staff Governor

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of Office: 1/9/2015 – 1/9/2019

Pecuniary Interests: Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Hurst Drive Primary School

Abena Ofusu Adu – Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 30/11/2017 - 30/08/2020

Pecuniary Interests: None

Helma Brimpong-Enti – Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 30/11/2017 - 30/08/2021

Pecuniary Interests: None

Deborah Tetstill – Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of Office: 1/9/2017-30/08/2021

Pecuniary Interests: None

Natalie Marshall – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of Office: 1/7/2015 – 30/11/2018

Pecuniary Interests: None

Denise Orhan – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 21/9/2016 – 20/9/2020

Pecuniary Interests: None

Shani Reynolds – Co-opted Governor (Maternity Leave)

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 25/8/2014 – 26/4/2018

Pecuniary Interests: None

Ralph Strang – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 10/10/17-01/10/2021

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Jo Bracken – Associate Governor

Responsibilities: Curriculum and Standards

Term of Office: 14/11/17-13/11/21

Pecuniary Interests:  Deputy Headteacher at Hurst Drive Primary School


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