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Welcome to the Governors Page.

 

Here you will find information about the roles and responsibilities of the governing board, governance at Haynes, how to become a governor and a list of current governors.

 

Our Governing Body is composed of parents, staff and members of the local community. Each of us has a variety of life skills and experience to enable us to be an effective Governing Body.

 

Every governor is a member of one of our main sub-committees - Finance & Resources as well as Curriculum & Standards which meet three times a year, and the Full Governing Body which also meets each term. There is a third committee for the Performance Review of the Headteacher. We adhere to a Code of Conduct to ensure that we are committed and effective.

 

As governors we share the school’s vision and ethos, but we also have a number of responsibilities. We oversee the school’s financial performance and hold the leadership to account by offering both support and challenge. We know the school well through celebrating achievements with the children and we recognise the school’s many strengths. We also understand the areas where we can continue to develop further and we do this through examining the data and looking at the evidence of how well the school and our pupils are doing.

 

In order to do this, every governor carries out visits for specific areas. The report each governor writes afterwards is shared at our meetings, when we also scrutinise policies, Headteacher reports, the School Development Plan and progress data.

 

The Curriculum and Standards Committee focuses on curriculum and progress matters. We look at the targets which are being set and we review the progress and attainment of every child, so that we are aware of any areas of concern and can monitor the steps being taken to address them.

 

The Finance and Resources Committee provides guidance and assistance on financial matters. We monitor the income and expenditure of the school’s budget and ensure good practice, to make the best possible use of the finances available. We monitor the school’s contracts and oversee major projects such as the classroom and playground refurbishment. In addition we review the staffing structure and pay progression.

 

The Headteacher Performance Review Committee meets to agree the objectives for the Headteacher for the current year, to monitor progress towards those objectives and then to agree to what extent they have been met.

 

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

 

Governing boards have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.  Governors are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters helping to set the school’s aims and values with a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

How to Become a Governor at Haynes

 

A good school governor is someone who is passionate about children’s education, is open to ideas, likes working as a team, is willing to ask questions and can commit to spending the requisite time.  If you are interested in becoming a governor at Haynes, please contact the clerk via the School.  All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

How to contact the Governors at Haynes

 

Should you wish to contact the governors you may write to them via the School office.

 

Haynes Governing Board

 

Mandy Connely - Chair of Governors (Parent)

Member of Finance & Resources Committee

Appointed November 2018

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  2/3

Finance & Resources Committee Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

 

Sarah Hearn - Head Teacher (Ex officio)

Member of Finance & Resources Committee

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed September 2018

Business or pecuniary interests - none

 

John Oliver - Vice Chair (Co-opted)

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

Appointed July 2018

Term of office ends July 2022

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  3/4

Finance & Resources Committee Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

 

Jo Barker - (Parent)

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed November 2016

Term of office ends November 2020

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  3/4

Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  3/3

 

Vicki Collin - (Local Authority)

Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed November 2016

Term of office ends November 2020

Business or pecuniary interests - employed at Marston Vale Middle School

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  2/3

 

Alison Newland - (Staff)

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed November 2016

Term of office ends November 2020

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  3/3

 

Anne Roxburgh - (Co-opted)

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed July 2018

Term of office ends July 2022

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  4/4

Finance & Resources Committee Attendance 2018/19:  3/4 

Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  2/3

 

Dorothy Walker - (Co-opted)

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Appointed February 2019

Term of office ends February 2023

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  4/4
Curriculum & Standards Committee Attendance 2018/19:  1/1

 

Tim Flint - (Co-opted)

Member of Finance & Resources Committee

Appointed July 2019

Term of office ends July 2023

Business or pecuniary interests - none

FGB Meeting Attendance 2018/19:  0/4

 

Rebecca Silliker - Clerk to the Governing Board

 

 

 

 

 

 


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