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 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 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
Leavers *              
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
Mrs Debra Reynolds Parent Parent election 4 years Left April 2017 Resources / Standards & Curriculum 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 Co-opted Governor at King’s Furlong Infant School, Basingstoke. 10.07.17

 Governor Attendance for academic year 2016 – 2017

GOVERNOR NAME     FULL GOVERNING BODY
        5.10.16 23.11.16 19.01.17 13.03.17 18.05.17 27.06.17
Andrew Buckley Y Y Y Y N Y
Andy Wright N Y Y Y NA NA
Beccy Hoddinott-Isaac Y Y N Y Y N
Catherine Grimer Y N Y Y Y Y
Deborah Smith Y N Y Y N Y
Debra Reynolds Y Y Y N Y Y
Janice Cullyer Y N Y Y Y Y
Jon Clark Y N Y Y Y Y
Judith Rutherford Y Y Y Y Y Y
Margaret Roberts Y Y Y Y NA NA
Nicola Wood Y Y Y Y Y N
Pauline Williams Y Y N Y NA NA
Rod Constable Y N Y N Y N
Sam Hunter Y Y Y Y Y Y
Samuel Garforth Y Y Y Y N Y
Zara Chambers Y N Y Y Y Y
GOVERNOR NAME RESOURCES COMMITTEE CURRICULUM & STANDARDS COMMITTEE
28.09.16 16.11.16 01.03.17 11.05.17 29.09.16 07.03.17 10.05.17
Andrew Buckley N N N N Y N Y
Andy Wright NA NA NA NA Y N NA
Beccy Hoddinott-Isaac Y Y Y Y NA NA NA
Catherine Grimer Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Deborah Smith NA NA NA NA Y Y Y
Debra Reynolds Y Y N NA NA NA NA
Janice Cullyer Y Y Y Y NA NA NA
Jon Clark Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Judith Rutherford NA NA IA NA Y Y Y
Margaret Roberts NA NA NA NA Y Y NA
Nicola Wood NA NA NA NA Y Y Y
Pauline Williams NA NA NA NA Y Y NA
Rod Constable Y Y Y Y NA NA NA
Sam Hunter Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Samuel Garforth IA IA NA NA Y N Y
Zara Chambers NA NA NA NA N Y Y

Y = in attendance        N = apologies/absent        IA = in attendance (not a Committee member)

Annual Statement of Governance

Here is our Annual Statement of Governance.

Contact

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