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Governing Body

A message from Ali Rutherford, Chair of Governors

I have worked in education for over 30 years and I am now extremely proud to be the Chair of Governors at Hallaton Primary School.  I am delighted to be supporting such a devoted team of staff and Governors.  The school has consistently created a safe, calm and challenging environment that allows all pupils to flourish and develop the necessary skills to be successful during their primary years and beyond.

The dedication and commitment of the staff to provide high quality education has enabled children at Hallaton to have a unique experience.  This experience allows them to develop and grow not just academically but socially and emotionally.

The school's ethos and values are always at the forefront and the school continues to deliver excellent education and support to all their pupils and families.  The strong partnership between school and parents continues to allow the children of Hallaton School to receive a balanced education, becoming confident and independent learners.

 

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 

2019/20

 

Declaration of

Interests

 

Ms Ali Rutherford

Co-opted Governing Body 16.06.20 - 15.06.24 Chair of Governors Appointed June 20

 

Governor Orchard Mead Academy

Mrs Della Stones

Clerk to Governors

 

      School Bursar
Mr John Ravenhill Local Authority Leicestershire County Council

19.05.18 -

18.05.22

Finance & Pay Committee

Governors 66%

Finance 100%

Trustee CP Sports
Mrs Kathy Ashley Foundation Diocese of Leicester 26.02.21 - 25.02.25

Geography

Literacy

Art/Music

   
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%  

Dr Caroline Oxley

 

Parent

Parent Appointment

260.6.17 -

25.06.21

 

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