School Governors

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.

Our Approach

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.

Governor Meetings

 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.

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 4years 18 March 2019 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Chair of Governors Yes
Miss Zara Chambers Co-opted Governing Body 4years 18 March 2019 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Jon Clark Co-opted Governing Body 4years 18 March 2019 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Rodney Constable Co-opted Governing Body 4years 18 March 2019 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Catherine Grimer Co-opted Governing Body 4years 1 Dec 2019 Standards & Curriculum Training & Learning Governor Yes
Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac Co-opted Governing Body 4years 1 Dec 2019 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Margaret Roberts Co-opted Governing Body 4years 18 March 2019 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Judith Rutherford Co-opted Governing Body 4years 1 Dec 2019 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Pauline Williams Co-opted Governing Body 4years 18 March 2019 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Samantha Hunter Headteacher
Mrs Janice Cullyer Local Authority Local Authority 4years 31 Aug 2018 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Debra Reynolds Parent Parent election 4years 16 Nov 2018 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Chair of Resources Yes
Mr Andrew Wright Parent Parent election 4years 20 April 2017 Standards & Curriculum Vice-Chair of GovernorsChair of Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mrs Deborah Smith Staff Staff election 4years 31 August 2018 Standards & Curriculum Yes
Mr Samuel Garforth Associate Governing Body 4years 1 Dec 2019 No
Mrs Nicola Wood Associate Governing Body 4years 1 Dec 2019 No
Mr Matthew Golby-Kirk* Co-opted Governing Body 4years 22 July 2015 ResourcesStandards & Curriculum Chair of Governors 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           (%)
Samantha Hunter 6 6 100% 4 2 50% 4 4 100%
Matthew Golby-Kirk 6 6 100% 4 3 75% 4 1
Margaret Roberts 6 6 100% 4 4 100%
Zara Chambers 6 6 100% 4 3 75%
Andrew Buckley 6 3 50% 4 1 25%
Jon Clark 2 2 100% 4 4 100%
Janice Cullyer 6 5 83.3% 4 4 100%
Andy Wright 6 6 100% 4 3 75%
Debra Reynolds 6 5 83.3% 4 4 100%
Deborah Smith 6 6 100% 4 4 100%
Pauline Williams 6 5 83.3% 4 3 75%
Rod Constable 6 4 66.6% 4 2 50% 4 2 50%
David Bunch 1 1 100%
Alastair Dilworth 3 3 100% 3 3 100%
Peter Sunley 3 2 66.6% 3 1 33.3%
Karen Vaughan 3 1 33.3% 3 1 33.3%

Contact

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

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Strengthening the role of Governors through the Strategic Plan