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)|
|Miss Roisin Philip||Headteacher||Resources / Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mr Jon Clark||Staff||Governing Body||4 years||18-Mar-23||Resources / Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mrs Judith Rutherford||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Standards & Curriculum, Resources||Chair of Governors, Western Forum Representative||Yes|
|Mrs Catherine Grimer||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Resources||Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources, Head Teacher Performance Management, Health and Safety||Yes|
|Mrs Beccy Hoddinott Isaac||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Resources||Safeguarding, Pay Committee, Link to Tree House||Yes|
|Mr Samuel Garforth||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Standards & Curriculum||Vice Chair of Standards & Curriculum, Year 6 Link Governor, Website/Statutory Information||Yes|
|Mrs Nicola Wood||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||01-Dec-19||Standards & Curriculum||Chair of Standards & Curriculum, Year 4 Link Governor||Yes|
|Mr Mark Weal||Parent||Parent election||4 years||14-May-21||Standards & Curriculum||Head Teacher Performance Management, Policy Governor, SEND||Yes|
|Mr Julian Spencer||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||17-Jan-22||Resources||Development & Learning||Yes|
|Mr Richard Veal||Parent||Parent election||4 years||2-Oct-21||Resources & Curriculum||Yes|
|Miss Zara Chambers||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||Left 26-Mar-19||Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mr Andrew Buckley||Co-opted||Governing Body||4 years||Left 18-Mar-19||Resources||Chair of Resources, Head teacher Performance Management, Chair of Pay Committee, Health & Safety||Yes|
|Mrs Deborah Smith||Staff||Staff election||4 years||Left 31-Aug-18||Standards & Curriculum||Yes|
|Mrs Samantha Hunter||Headteacher||Left July 2018||Yes|
|Mrs Jas Sohal||Parent||Parent election||4 years||Left 19-May-18||Resources||Yes|
NB: * served as governor in the past 12 months, but no longer a governor
Personal Profiles of Governors
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|
|Mrs Nicola Wood||Science Teacher & Science Technician at Thornden School||01.05.17|
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.