Hiltingbury Junior School Governing Body
What we do
Governing boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders. The governing body 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.
At Hiltingbury we are committed to the provision of an excellent and varied experience for all our pupils, ensuring they meet their potential, learn effectively and achieve high standards across a diverse, challenging and inspiring curriculum. Governors help the head teacher and staff set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff who create a caring, supportive and stimulating environment for the children to learn and achieve in, and the governors help with the strategic direction of the school.
The Hiltingbury Governors approach to their role is one of commitment, honesty and openness in the performance of our responsibilities. We pride ourselves in the integrity of our members and the commitment shown in performing our duties. As governors, we support the staff and head teacher, balancing constructive criticism with positive comment, always striving for the best outcomes.
We meet every half term as a full Governing Body, and have two main sub committees that meet regularly. These are the Resources committee which is 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 which agrees staff pay awards and a Headteacher Performance Committee.
Individually, governors also have specific responsibility for a particular subject or area within the school, and will attend meetings for that subject 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.
The governing body is made up of 14 governors and 2 associate 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.
|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||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|
|Mr Rodney Constable||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 and Training & Learning Governor and Acting Chair of Resources||Yes|
|Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Resource||Yes|
|Mrs Judith Rutherford||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Standards & Curriculum||Chair of Governors and Chair of Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mrs Samantha Hunter||Headteacher||Yes|
|Mrs Janice Cullyer||Local Authority||Local Authority||4 years||31-Aug-18||Resources / Standards & Curriculum||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||Yes|
|Mr Mark Weal||Parent||Parent election||4 years||01-May-21||TBC|
|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 2018||Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mr Andrew Wright||Parent||Parent election||4 years||Left March 2017||Standards & Curriculum||Vice-Chair of Governors||Yes|
|Mr Matthew Golby-Kirk*||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||Left 22/07/2015||Resources / Standards & Curriculum||Chair of Governors||Yes|
|Mrs Debra Reynolds||Parent||Parent election||4 years||Left April 2017||Resources / Standards & Curriculum||Chair of Resources||Yes|
NB: * served as governor in the past 12 months, but no longer a governor
Register of Governors’ Interests
|Name||Name of Business||Nature of Business||Nature of Interest||Date of Appointment or Acquisition||Date of Cessation of Interest||Date of Entry|
|Mr Andrew Buckley||None||25.09.15|
|Miss Zara Chambers||None||25.09.15|
|Mr Jon Clark||None||25.09.15|
|Mr Rodney Constable||None||25.09.13|
|Mrs Catherine Grimer|
|Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac||Raymond Brown Skips – married to director||Waste||Married to director||07.12.15|
|Mrs Margaret Roberts||None||25.09.15|
|Mrs Judith Rutherford||None||07.12.15|
|Mrs Pauline Williams||None||01.10.14|
|Mrs Samantha Hunter||None||25.09.15|
|Mrs Janice Cullyer||None||25.09.15|
|Mrs Debra Reynolds||None||25.09.15|
|Mr Andrew Wright||None||25.09.15|
|Mrs Deborah Smith||None||25.09.15|
|Mr Samuel Garforth||None||19.01.16|
|Mrs Nicola Wood||None||28.01.16|
|Mr Matthew Golby-Kirk*||None||25.09.13|
Governor Attendance for academic year 2014 – 2015
|Full Governing Body||Curriculum and Standards Committee||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 (%)|
Should you wish to speak to any of the governors, please contact us via the school office.