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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. 

For further details about the school governors contact the Chair of Governors Mrs Ali Rutherford either by email or via the school office.

School Governors  


Category of Governor

Appointing Body





Committee Membership

and Positions



Attendance at Meetings 



Declaration of



Ms Ali Rutherford

Local Authority Local Authority 24/10/22- 23/10/26

Chair of Governors

Business Management Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management

SEND Governor

Safeguarding Governor


4/4 B&M

3/3 FGB

2/2 t&L


None Declared


Mrs Nicola Tyers

Clerk to Governors



Mrs Louise Thurman


Parent Election

04.11.22 - 03.11.26 Teaching and Learning Committee

2/3 FGB elected after 1st meeting

2/2 T&L

Teacher at Fleckney Primary School

Related to Mr Miros

Rev'd Jonathan Dowman Incumbent Diocese 24.10.22 Teaching and Learning Committee

3/3 FGB

0/2 T&L

Governor at Church Langton Primary School
Mr Matthew Bampton Parent Governing Body 16.06.20 - 15.06.24


Business Management Committee Chair

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management

4/4 B&M



Chartered Engineer Caterpillar

Mrs Mary Gilbert


Governing Body

24.10.22 - 23.10.26

Business Management Committee

Pay Committee

Training and Development Governor

2/4 B&M elected after 1st meting

2/3 FGB elected after 1st meeting


Mr Chris Miros




Parent Appointment

16.06.21 -



Business Management Committee

Health & Safety Governor

GDPR Governor

4/4 B&M

4/4 FGB


IT Consultant

Related to Mrs Thurman

Mrs Helen



Diocese Appointment

17.06.22 -



Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee

Well Being Governor

3/3 FGB


Teacher at Leicester Grammar

Mrs Claire Stevens




Business Management Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

4/4 B&M

3/3 FGB

2/2 T&L


Occasional purchases made on

behalf of


Miss Karen Franklin Staff Governor Staff 25.09.23-24.09.27 Teaching and Learning Committee   Teacher at Hallaton Primary


Mr Steven



Governing Body 25.09.23-24.09.27

Teaching and Learning