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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: Reading & Curriculum

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

Mrs Mireilli Forrest – Headteacher

Term of Office: 01/09/2021 - ongoing

Pecuniary Interests:  Headteacher at Hurst Drive Primary School

Miss Sophie Tyler – Staff Governor

Term of Office: 01/09/2022 – 31/08/2026

Pecuniary Interests: Class Teacher at Hurst Drive Primary School

Mrs Denise Orhan – Parent Governor

Link Governor Role: Finance & Curriculum

Term of Office: 14/07/2021 - 13/07/2025

Pecuniary Interests: Sixth Form Supervisor at Goffs Academy

Mr Prince Paul – Parent Governor

Link Governor Role: Pupil Premium & PE Sport Premium

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

Pecuniary Interests: None

Vacancy – Co-opted Governor

Link Governor Role: SEND

Term of Office: TBC

Pecuniary Interests: TBC

Ms Lesley Hewitt – Co-opted Governor

Link Governor Role: Safeguarding

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

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Governor Attendance at Meetings