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Governing Body

( Last Updated:20th March 2018

Introduction

The Governing Body has specific statutory responsibilities, duties and functions that are defined in the instrument and articles of government for schools. It is the instrument of government which sets out the composition and rules of procedure of governing bodies and the articles of government which, in broad terms, define the power and duties of these bodies.

In essence, the governing body has three main tasks: to provide a strategic view of where the school is heading; to act as a critical friend to the school; and to hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides.

The full Governing Body meets once a term. All Governors are appointed for a four year period. Parent Governors are appointed following an election in which all parents are invited to participate.

Click here to see the Instrument of Government for Hazeldene School


School Governors 2017

The duties and functions of governors are defined in the instrument and articles of government for schools.  It is the instrument of government which sets out the composition    and rules of procedure of governing bodies and the articles of government which, in broad terms, define the powers and duties of these bodies.

Co-opted Governors
  Term Start Term End
Stuart Bolton 03 Nov 2015 08 Nov 2019
Jean-Francois Jacques 23 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2022
Co-opted Governors
  Term Start Term End
Victoria Cromwell 08 Nov 2016 08 Nov 2020
Nikki Godden 08 Nov 2016 08 Nov 2020
Kris Hughes 03 Jun 2015 04 Jun 2019
Esther Snelson 23 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2022
Vacancy    
Partnership Governors
  Term Start Term End
John Barrow 19 Jan 2016 18 Jan 2020
Margaret Lambert 01 Jun 2015 14 Jun 2020
Cheryl Robinson 03 Jun 2015 04 Jun 2019
Staff Governors
  Term Start Term End
Head Teacher - Helen Ward 03 Jun 2015  
Victoria Kilroy 05 Jul 2016  
Local Authority Governors
  Term Start Term End
Rosemary Bootiman 01 Sep 2015 02 Sep 2019

Normally, the full Governing Body meets once a term. The Governors also hold an annual meeting for parents when their involvement with the school is outlined. A Governors’ Report is issued to all parents before this meeting. All Governors are appointed for a four-year period.  Parent Governors are appointed following an election in which all parents are invited to participate.      

Organisation of The Governing Body

In order to make effective use of Governors’ time and talents, the Governing Body is organised into committees which meet at least once a term and report to the full Governing Body which meets once a term.

Each governor has a link with a subject leader such as English or maths.  There is also a governor who has a link with the school’s SENco.  Future initiatives are planned to further develop the partnership between Governors and school.  The governors are very keen to ensure that the school has the personnel and resources to help meet the school’s agreed aims and mission statement.  Consequently, they make regular visits during the school day.  Each visit has a particular focus such as learning more about the children’s views of school or assessing whether the school has sufficient resources for the different curriculum areas and for ICT. They also come into school as part of their Health and Safety responsibilities.

The particular responsibilities of individual governors can be found here.

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