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Welcome to the Governors' page!

Here is a brief description of what we do and who we are.

 

What we do

As school governors we provide strategic leadership for our school and play a vital role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.  As well as sharing a common desire to be involved in supporting the school, the governing body has statutory duties by which it is legally bound.

The three core strategic functions and responsibilities of school governors are

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

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

In addition we:

  • monitor and evaluate how well the policies and plans of the school are working;

  • are held accountable for the school and governing body’s performance;

  • act as a “critical friend” to the school by challenging and supporting the senior management team and by taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of the work of staff and pupils.

 

Governor Meetings

The Governing Body meets twice a term and is supported by two main sub-committees which meet termly.  These are the Standards and Improvement Committee, whose purpose is to focus on the curriculum and attainment, and the Finance, Buildings and Resources Committee which is responsible for financial aspects of the school. There is also a Pay Committee which agrees staff pay awards and a Headteacher Performance Committee.

 

In addition to our committee meetings we have working parties to look at specific areas of responsibility: for example the strategic plan, pupil premium spending and sports funding spending. We also have focus visits where we visit the school as part of our monitoring of the School Improvement Plan. These visits are a valuable opportunity for governors to work closely with staff members to gain a deeper understanding of some of the initiatives used in school to improve and sustain progress, for example phonics and the embedding of essential life skills.

 

Individually we take on specific roles and act as a link between the governing body and the school, for example in the areas of special educational needs and disability, healthy eating and PE, health and safety, ICT, and subjects including Maths and English.

 

All Governors receive a full induction and further training relevant to their committee membership and specific link area.  Training is provided by Hampshire Governor Services.

 

We don’t get involved in the day to day running of the school which is for the Headteacher and her team, but hold the Head to account for the management of the school.  Any comments relating to the day to day running of the school should be referred to the Headteacher.

 

Who we are

Hiltingbury Infant School Governing body is made up of representatives from staff, the local authority, parents and members of the community.  Our diverse backgrounds give us a wide range of experience and views, enabling us to make informed decisions about the school collectively. 

The governing body is made up of 14 governors. These are listed on the Hampshire County Council website and in the table below.  The governing body has a clerk who supports us in an administrative and advisory capacity.

 

Governors’ Details

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

 

Colette Fretton

 

Parent Governor

 

Parent

 

4

 

24/02/2018

S&I Committee

FBR Committee

HT Performance

 

Chair of Governors

​Safer Recruitment

​Safeguarding Governor

 

Cathy Moden

HT

 

 

 

S&I Committee

FBR Committee

 

 

Jo Clark Whitehead

Parent Governor

Parent

4

24/10/2017

S&I Committee

Pay Committee

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Forum Representative

​SEN Governor

 

Kathryn Woods-Townsend

Parent Governor

Parent

4

04/12/2017

S&I Committee

Pay Committee

 

Chair of S&I (Standards and Improvements) Committee

 

Lynn Wells

Parent Governor

Parent

4

09/11/2019

S&I Committee

DTG

 

Andrew Lockley-Boyd

Local Authority

FGB

4

16/05/2020

FBR Committee

Safer Recruitment

 

Rebecca Dyer

Staff Governor

Staff

4

02/10/2018

S&I Committee

 

 

 

Bob Dalton

Co-opted Governor

 

FGB

 

4

 

02/07/2019

FBR Committee

HT Performance

Chair of FBR (Finance, Buildings, Resources) Committee

 

Philippa Longman

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

20/11/2018

S&I Committee

FBR Committee

 

 

Martin Perrin

Parent Governor

Parent

4

30/01/2021

 

 

 

 

Daniel Newcombe

Parent Governor

Parent

4

04/12/2020

FBR Committee

 

 

Matthew Shroff

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

16/05/2020

HT Performance

 

 

Stephen Hilton

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

30/01/2021

S&I Committee

 

 

Sian Bryant Co-opted Governor FGB 4 15/05/2021 FBR Committee Governor Communications  and Community Relations  

Natalie Shale*

Co-opted Governor

FGB

 

10/03/2017

 

 

 

Richard Davies*

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

21/09/2016

 

 

 

Peter Child*

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

31/01/2017

 

 

 

Andrew Clark*

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

27/04/2016

 

 

 

Tarun Khurana*

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

11/05/2016

 

 

 

Rowena Nixon

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB: * served as governor in the past 12 months, but no longer a governor

Register of Governors’ Interests

Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Colette Fretton

Nil

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Jo Clark Whitehead

Nil

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Woods-Townsend

Nil

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Philippa Longman

Employed at school

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Cathy Moden

HT

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Rebecca Dyer

Employed at school

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Bob Dalton

Nil

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Sian Bryant

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Shroff

Nil

 

 

 

 

28/09/2016

Martin Perrin

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Lockley-Boyd

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Newcombe Nil          
Stephen Hilton Nil          
             

Governor Attendance for academic year 2015 - 2016

 

Full Governing Body

Standards and Improvements Committee

Finance, Buildings and Resources Committee

Name

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of Meetings attended

Attendance rate

(%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of Meetings attended

Attendance rate

(%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of Meetings attended

Attendance rate

(%)

Colette Fretton

7

7

100%

3

3

100%

3

3

100%

Jo Clark Whitehead

7

7

100%

3

3

100%

0

0

 

Peter Child

7

5

71%

0

0

 

3

2

67%

Kathryn Woods-Townsend

7

6

86%

3

2

67%

0

0

 

Samuel Garforth

1

1

100%

1

1

100%

0

0

 

Tarun Khurana

5

3

60%

0

0

 

2

1

50%

Philippa Longman

7

5

71%

3

3

100%

3

2

67%

Cathy Moden

7

7

100%

3

3

100%

3

3

100%

Rebecca Dyer

7

7

100%

3

3

100%

0

 0

 

Bob Dalton

7

6

86%

0

0

 

3

 2

 67%

Richard Davies

6

5

83%

2

1

 50%

 0

0

 

Lynn Wells

6

4

67%

2

1

 50%

 0

1

 

Natalie Shale

3

3

100%

1

1

100%

 0

0

 

Matthew Shroff

3

3

100%

1

1

100%

 0

0

 

Andrew Boyd

3

2

67%

0

0

 

 1

1

100%

Andrew Clark*

4

3

60%

1

0

0%

 

 

 

Contact

Should you wish to speak to any of the governors, please contact them via the school office.

 

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