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School Governance at Hurst Drive Primary School


Hurst Drive Primary School has a Governing Body - a group of hardworking volunteers - who meet half-termly in the evening and visit the school regularly to play an important role in making the school the best it can be for its children, parents/carers and staff.  


The governors act as a 'critical friend' to the Headteacher and school leaders in an effort to ensure the school makes the right improvements, keeps its finances in good order and provides an excellent education for each and every child.  


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


  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 3 co-opted governors


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

Who's Who of School Governance

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

Link Governor Role: Pupil Premium

Term of Office: 09/02/2020 – 08/02/2024

Pecuniary Interests: None

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

Link Governor Role: Health & Safety

Term of Office: 26/09/2020 – 25/09/2024

Pecuniary Interests: None

Mr Daniel Short – Headteacher

Term of Office: 01/09/2017 - ongoing

Pecuniary Interests:  Headteacher at Hurst Drive Primary School

Miss Sarah Bretton – Staff Governor

Link Governor Role: PE and Sport Premium

Term of Office: 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2024

Pecuniary Interests: Class Teacher at Hurst Drive Primary School

Mrs Helma Brimpong-Enti – Parent Governor

Link Governor Role: Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Term of Office: 01/12/2017 - 30/11/2021

Pecuniary Interests: None

Mr Prince Paul – Parent Governor

Link Governor Role: N/A

Term of Office: 09/02/2021 - 08/02/2025

Pecuniary Interests: None

Ms Lesley Hewitt – Co-opted Governor

Link Governor Role: Safeguarding

Term of Office: 02/10/2019 - 01/10/2023

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Mrs Denise Orhan – Co-opted Governor

Link Governor Role: Finance

Term of Office: 25/06/2020 – 24/06/2023

Pecuniary Interests: Sixth Form Supervisor at Goffs Academy

Governor Attendance at Meetings