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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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
|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|
|GOVERNOR NAME||RESOURCES COMMITTEE||CURRICULUM & STANDARDS COMMITTEE|
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.
Should you wish to speak to any of the governors, please contact us via the school office.