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Governing Body

Letter from John Ravenhill,  Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at Hallaton Primary School for more years than I can remember. During the whole of this period I can honestly say I could not have been involved with a more pleasant and successful school. Throughout this time I have seen the school  not only grow physically with larger premises including the school house, the new hall and now the Rectory but just as importantly  with a greater  number of pupils. However with the increase of pupils, the ethos of the school has been retained and there is still a family atmosphere within the school  along with its close links to the village and community.

During my time as  Chair of Governors it has been my pleasure to be associated with the governing body and staff. They have all shown tremendous  and dedication to the school to the school and continue to do so.  I am honoured to be a governor and to be involved with Hallaton school and look forward to it's exciting future.

The role of the Governing Body

Our aim is to provide a strategic view, ensure accountability and be a critical friend to the school. Governors have general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and giving every child the opportunity to make good progress. The Governing Body has a largely strategic role and we work in close partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and staff, offering her support and advice. In particular we are responsible for agreeing and setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s budget and making sure the curriculum gives children the opportunity to be taught and learn well in our school. We have an increasing responsibility in improving standards of achievement in school.

The Governing Body and individual Governors are expected to conduct our business in a professional manner, with the focus on the best outcomes for children at the heart of all that we do, and to maintain and respect confidentiality at all times. 

School Governors  

 

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term

of

Office

 

Committee Membership

and Positions

of

Responsibility

Attendance at Meetings 

2018/19

 

Declaration of

Interests

 

Mr John Ravenhill

Local Authority

Leicestershire County Council

19.05.18 - 18.05.22

 

 

Chair of Governors

Finance & Pay Committee

History

 

Governors 66%

Finance 100%

 

 

Trustee C P

Sports

 

Mrs Della Stones

Clerk to Governors

 

      School Bursar

Vacancy

Foundation

 

Diocese of

Leicester

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Liz Mears Foundation Diocese of Leicester 02.03.20 - 01.03.24

RE/Global Learning

Geography

Modern Languages

PHSE/Resilience

   

Mrs Jenny James

Co-opted

Governing Body

06.07.19 -

05.07.23

 

SEND

Numeracy

History

IT/Technology

Literacy

PHSE/Resilience

Art/Music

Governors 66%  

Mrs Kathy Ashley

Co-opted

Governing

Body

26.09.19 -

25.09.23

 

Geography

Literacy

 Art/Music

Appointed Sept 19

 

 

Ms Ali Rutherford

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

16.06.20 -

15.06.24

 

 

 

Finance & Pay Committee

 

 

 

Appointed Sept 19

 

 

Dr Caroline Oxley

 

Parent

Parent Appointment

260.6.17 -

250.6.21

 

SEND

Safeguarding

Science

Numeracy

Sport

 

Governors 66%

 

GP/Forensic Medical

Examiner

Oxley Medical

Ltd

Director and 

Treasurer City of Leicester Swimming

Club

Mr Matthew Bampton

 

 

Parent

Parent Appointment

16.06.20 -

15.06.24

 

Vice-Chairman

Finance & Pay Committee

Science

 

 

 

Governors 100%

Finance 75%

 

Chartered Engineer Caterpillar

Mrs Liz Mears

Parent

Parent Election

22.02.16 -

21.02.20

 

RE/Global Learning

 Geography

Modern Languages

PHSE/Resilience

Governors 100%

 

Veterinary Surgeon Ash

Tree Vets

Mrs Diane Riley

Headteacher

 

N/A Finance & Pay Committee

Governors 100%

Finance 100%

 

Occasional purchases made on

behalf of

school

Mrs Susan Mann

Staff

Staff Election

06.01.20 -

05.01.24

 

Religious Education Governors 100% Teacher Hallaton C of E Primary School