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Governors

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 13 Governors and the Head Teacher. 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

Sian Bryant

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

15/05/2021

S&I Committee

HT Performance

Chair of Governors

​Communications and Community Liaison

Recruitment

Cathy Moden

Head Teacher

     

S&I Committee

FBR Committee

 

Lynn Wells

Parent Governor

Parent

4

09/11/2019

S&I Committee

DTG

After School Provision

Darren Pollard

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

29/01/2023

FBR Committee

Development & Training Governor

Gregg Chapman

Local Authority

FGB

4

29/01/2023

FBR Committee

 

Bob Dalton

Co-opted Governor

FGB

 

4

 

02/07/2019

FBR Committee

HT Performance

Chair of FBR (Finance, Buildings, Resources) & HT Performance Committees

Philippa Longman

Staff Governor

FGB

4

29/01/2023

S&I Committee

FBR Committee

 

Martin Perrin

Parent Governor

Parent

4

30/01/2021

FBR Committee

Pay Committee

Vice Chair of Governors

SIP Plan Monitoring

Daniel Newcombe

Parent Governor

Parent

4

04/12/2020

FBR Committee

Pay Committee

H&S, Website and ICT

Chair of Pay Committee

Vice Chair of FBR

Matthew Shroff

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

16/05/2020

HT Performance

S&I Committee

Pupil Premium

SEN Inclusion Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

Stephen Hilton

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

30/01/2021

S&I Committee

Chair of S&I

Linda Lau

Parent Governor

Parent

4

21/11/2021

S&I Committee

Pay Comittee

 

Sebastian Day

Parent Governor

Parent

4

31/01/2022

FBR Committee

After school club and breakfast club provision, GDPR Link

Amy Ingram

Co-opted Governor

FGB

4

31/01/2022

S&I Committee

Vice Chair of S&I

Forum Representative

Safer Recruitment

Rebecca Dyer*

Staff Governor

Staff

 

02/10/2018

S&I Committee

 

Andrew Lockley-Boyd*

Local Authority

FGB

 

16/05/2020

FBR Committee

Pay Committee

Vice Chair FBR

Safer Recruitment

Colette Fretton*

Parent Governor

Parent

 

24/02/2018

   

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

Register of Governors' Interests

Governor Attendance for Academic Year - 2017/18

Contact

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

 

Guidelines for the election of parent governors

School Governor Application Form

Awards

Awards we have achieved so far.

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