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Our Governors

 

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

Miss Zoe
Loosemore

 

 

 

Headteacher

     

Resources / Standards & Curriculum

   

Yes

 

Mr Richard Veal

Chair to the Governing Body 

Parent

Parent election

31-Oct-22

Resources & Curriculum

Chair of Governors, 

Yes

 

 

Mr Simon Haynes

 

Parent

Governing Body

4 years

       

Yes

 

Mr Mark Weal

Parent

Parent election

4 years

11-May-25

Standards & Curriculum

Head Teacher Performance Management, Policy Governor, SEND

 

Yes

 

Mr Julian Spencer

Local Authority

Governing Body

4 years

17-Jan-22

Resources

Development & Learning

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

             

Mr Harry Reardon

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years

23-Sep-23

Standards & Curriculum

   

Yes

 

Laura Robinson

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years

9-Sep-23

Resources

   

Yes

 

Deanne Spence

 

Staff

Governing Body

4 years

15-Jan-24

         

Rachel Martin

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years

15-Jan-24

      Yes  

Li Chen

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years 19 Jan 25       Yes  
Liz Hansford Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 11 May 25       Yes  
Daria Brovina  Co-opted Governing Boday 4 years 11 May 25       Yes  

Personal Profiles of Governors

Mr Richard Veal

I joined the governing body in November 2018. Whilst very happy with the standards currently set at the school. I understand the challenges in both maintaining these standards and pushing on to attain even higher achievements. I believe that this will only happen by dedicating time and energy to support the school leadership in driving towards the future. I am an experienced professional manager and change agent, with experience in many versatile roles requiring a varied range of skills. I have managed large projects and international programmes, including placements overseas. Lead teams with different cultures and mindsets across Europe. I am currently working in the field of Forensics and Compliance ensuring adherence to process and policy. I feel my greatest assists are in identifying and mitigating of risk and creative problem solving. I relish the chance to work in our local community to develop our children to their full potential.

Mr Mark Weal

I was elected as a parent governor in 2017 and have one child in this school and one in the Infant school. I'm an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and hope that my background in Higher Education can be of benefit to the school and the role of parent governor gives me a direct way to engage with the school and make use of my expertise.

 

 

 
Mrs Rachel Martin I have been a governor since January 2020. I had been looking for a governor position for some time so when one came up at Hiltingbury Junior School it was a perfect fit as I attended the school as a child. I have been a teacher for 13 years and I am also an accredited SENCo. I now work as a special needs advisory teacher supporting children with SEND in mainstream schools across Southampton. I hope that my experience with SEND puts me in a great position to support the school and enables me to give back to my local community. image.png
Mr Harry Reardon I have been a governor since September 2019. Currently a civil servant.  I have previously worked as a lawyer, and hope that I bring the rigour that such a career requires to my role on the HJS governing body. I have two young children, neither of whom attend this school; as such, I can also offer the benefits of looking at issues from an external perspective. I have found HJS to be a school that puts as much emphasis on it's pupils' personal development as their educational achievement , and am proud to serve on it's governing body. image.png
Mr Simon Hayes I joined as a parent governor in March 2020 and have a son in the Junior school and a daughter in the Infants school. I'm driven to help the school evolve and move forward and to assist by using my Relationship Management skills and experience in industry to achieve this. Hiltingbury Junior School is such a special place for children to attend and flourish. image.png
Mrs Deanne Spence I am the Year 4 leader and a parent with two children who have enjoyed their time at the Hiltingbury schools. For several years now, I have been the history leader and I am always delighted to see history feature as a highlight in children's school reports with memories of exciting events and visitors that bring the subject alive. I enjoy researching aspects of education that impact the children and my practice in the classroom. I am passionate about education and ensuring every child is supported and challenged to achieve their very best. image.png

Mrs Laura Robinson

I am a primary school teacher, with over 20-years’ experience. I’ve taught in all age groups from Year R to Year 6.  In 2009 I completed the headteacher’s qualification and I am a member of the senior leadership team at my current school.  My three children currently attended the Infant and Junior schools and I am keen to ensure the school provides a high quality, motivating,  and engaging curriculum that encourages children to try their best.
Dr Li Chen  
Mrs Liz Hansford

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Daria Brovina  

 

Meeting attendance 2019/2020