School Governors

Hiltingbury Junior School Governing Body

What we do

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The governing body in our school has a legal responsibility which can be summarised by three core strategic functions:

  • 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.

Our Approach

The Hiltingbury Governors, in partnership with the headteacher, provide effective strategic leadership and strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.  We are committed to an outstanding experience for all our pupils enabling them to learn effectively and achieve high standards across a relevant and rich curriculum. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff who create a rewarding, enjoyable and safe learning experience.

Our approach is one of commitment, honesty and openness in the performance of our duties. We pride ourselves in the integrity of our members and our balance of rigorous holding to account with positive support.

Governor Meetings

We meet every half term as a full Governing Body, and have two main sub committees. These are the Resources committee, responsible for financial aspects of the school, and the Curriculum and Standards committee whose purpose is to focus on the curriculum itself as well as children’s attainment and progress. There is also a Pay Committee and a Headteacher Performance Committee.

Individually, governors may also have specific responsibility for a subject or priority within the school, and will attend meetings for that area as needed. 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.

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.

Who we are

Hiltingbury Junior 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. 

We welcome and value feedback from parents so please do come and speak to us at school events or we can be contacted via the school office. 

Governors’ Details

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office(no. of years & end date) Committee membership Responsibilities Voting Rights(if Associate Member)
Mr Andrew Buckley Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 18-Mar-19 Resources  Chair of Resources Yes
Miss Zara Chambers Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 18-Mar-19 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Jon Clark Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 18-Mar-19 Resources / Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Catherine Grimer Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 01-Dec-19 Standards & Curriculum Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Yes
Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 01-Dec-19 Resources Yes
Mrs Judith Rutherford Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 01-Dec-19 Standards & Curriculum Chair of Governors Yes
Mrs Deborah Smith Staff Staff election 4 years 31-Aug-18 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Samuel Garforth Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 01-Dec-19 Standards & Curriculum Vice Chair of Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Nicola Wood Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 01-Dec-19 Standards & Curriculum Chair of Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Mark Weal Parent Parent election 4 years 14-May-21 Standards & Curriculum
Mr Julian Spencer Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 17-Jan -2022 Resources & Curriculum Yes
Leavers *              
Mrs Samantha Hunter Headteacher Left July 2018 Yes
Mrs Jas Sohal Parent Parent election 4 years Left 19-May -2018 Resources  Yes
Mr Rod Constable Co-opted Governing Body 4 years Left Nov
2017
Resources / Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Pauline Williams Co-opted Governing Body 4 years Left March 2017 Standards & Curriculum   Yes
Mrs Margaret Roberts Co-opted Governing Body 4 years Left March 2017 Standards & Curriculum   Yes
Mr Andrew Wright Parent Parent election 4 years Left March 2017 Standards & Curriculum ex Vice-Chair of Governors Yes
Mrs Debra Reynolds Parent Parent election 4 years Left April 2017 Resources / Standards & Curriculum ex Chair of Resources Yes
Mrs Janice Cullyer Local Authority Local Authority 4 years Left June 2017 Resources / Standards & Curriculum Yes

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

Register of Governors’ Interests

Name of Governor Relevant Business Interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives Date of Entry
Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac Raymond Brown Skips – married to director 07.12.15
Mrs Judith Rutherford National Leader of Governance. 22.11.17

 Governor Attendance for academic year 2017 – 2018

GOVERNOR NAME FULL GOVERNING BODY
13.09.17 22.11.17 18.01.18 22.03.18 17.05.18 26.06.18
Andrew Buckley Y Y Ap Y Ap Y
Beccy Hoddinott-Isaac Y Y Y Y Y Y
Catherine Grimer Y Y Ap Y Ap Y
Deborah Smith Y Y Y Y Y Y
Jon Clark Y Y Y Y Y Y
Judith Rutherford Y Y Y Y Y Y
Nicola Wood Y Ap Y Ap Ap Y
Rod Constable Y Ap Y
Sam Hunter Y Ap Ap Y Y Y
Samuel Garforth N Y Y Y Y Y
Zara Chambers Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mark Weal Y Y Y Y Y Y
Jazvinder Sohal Y Y Ap Y
Julian Spencer y Y Y Y

 

GOVERNOR NAME RESOURCES COMMITTEE CURRICULUM & STANDARDS COMMITTEE
21.11.17 06.03.18 02.05.18 09.11.17 08.03.18 21.06.18
Andrew Buckley Y Y Ap Ap Ap Ap
Beccy Hoddinott-Isaac Ap Y Ap IA
Catherine Grimer Y Y Y Y
Deborah Smith Ap Y Y
Jon Clark Y Y Y Y Y Y
Judith Rutherford IA Y Y Y Y Y
Nicola Wood Y Y Y
Rod Constable Ab
Sam Hunter Ap Y Y Y Ab Ap
Samuel Garforth Y Ap Ap
Zara Chambers Ap Y Y
Mark Weal Y Y Y
Jazvinder Sohal Ap
Julian Spencer Y Y

Y = in attendance   Ap=Apologies Ab=Absent   IA = in attendance (not a Committee member)

Annual Statement of Governance

Here is our Annual Statement of Governance for 2016/17.

Here is our latest Annual Statement of Governance 2017/18.

Contact

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