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Hobletts Manor Infants and Nursery School Governors

 

What do we as School Governors do?

It is our role as the governing body to help our Head Teacher, Sue Dyer, and her Senior Leadership Team to define and set the strategic goals for the school’s development. We also monitor and evaluate progress towards the achievement of these goals and act as a ‘critical friend’ supporting but challenging the team to achieve them. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that Hobletts Manor Infants and Nursery School is providing the best possible education and development for its children and is continually looking at ways to do things even better.

 

What is a School Governor?

We have four categories of governor: parents, staff, co-opted and local authority Governors, making up our governing body of ten members. We also have associate members that support the governing body. As individuals, we each have different reasons for becoming a governor. We come from different backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experience between us, which we are able to use to help the school. As governors, we give up our time on a voluntary basis but it is a very rewarding and interesting way to become productively involved in the life of the school and help it to achieve its aims.

 

Meet the Governors

 

Most governors are members of one or two committees, whose work is reported back to the full governing body so that all governors are kept informed of matters and work progress:

 

Personnel & Finance Committee: duel responsibility for both Personnel and Financial matters of the school. From a personnel perspective we assist on recruitment and retention of the staff team, we implement relevant pay and conditions policies and we review the staffing structure of the school. From a finanical aspect we look to monitor the budget of the school and ensure we make the relevant resources available when needed. We pride ourselves in having a fantastic team of Teachers, Teaching Assistants and support staff who work tirelessly on behalf of the Children.

 

Premises & Safeguarding Committee: dual responsibility for both Premises and Safeguarding matters of the school. Its the fabric of the building and its environment, security, and health and safety issues that is monitoried closely. We pride ourselves in keeping our school in excellent order and provide a stimulating environment for our children to develop. 

Curriculum & Standards Committee: dual responsibility for both Curriculum and Standards of the school. This committee meets to discuss standards and level of achievement and the second to focus on subject areas and assessment. This can include work scrutiny.

 

All Governors are assigned specific subject areas which are identified in the who's who section below. We pride ourselves in having a fantastic and advanced curriculum that is fully integrated between the different subjects and makes the most of our fabulous resources indoors and outdoors.

As you can see from the Governor Roles section each of the governors has a responsibility to work with specific subject leaders. This builds a good working relationship with the teaching staff and allows Governors to gain a greater insight into particular subject areas.

We also have Link Governors for specific areas important to the school. These include Pupil Premium, Early Years, Special Educational Needs and Health & Safety.

 

We are proud to be part of such a welcoming and friendly school as Hobletts Manor Infants and Nursery School, where the children are happy, valued, well-supported and encouraged to achieve their individual potential and where the staff are extremely dedicated, hard-working and approachable.

Attendance Full Governors Board meetings:

6th July 2021

Present - Martin Botha, Simon Jackman, Sarah Hughes, Sharon Huchings, Sue Dyer, Rebecca Surridge, Gina Taylor, Rosie Dibley, Sandra Harding, Tom Roberts, Ian Sizmur, Lynne Sygrave, Harry Rall and Christine Marshall (HFL Clerk)

Apologies - None

 

Attendance Full Governors Board meetings:

4th May 2021

Present - Martin Botha, Simon Jackman, Sarah Hughes, Sharon Huchings, Sue Dyer, Rebecca Surridge, Gina Taylor, Rosie Dibley, Sandra Harding, Tom Roberts, Ian Sizmur, Lynne Sygrave and Christine Marshall (HFL Clerk)

Apologies - Harry Rall

 

Attendance Full Governors Board meetings:

19th October 2021

Present - Martin Botha, Sharon Huchings, Sue Dyer, Rebecca Surridge, Gina Taylor, Rosie Dibley, Sandra Harding, Tom Roberts, Ian Sizmur, Lynne Sygrave, Harry Rall, Caitrina Kelly and Jon Conlon (HFL Clerk)

Apologies - None

 

Attendance Full Governors Board meetings:

18th January 2022

Present - Martin Botha, Sharon Huchings, Sue Dyer, Rebecca Surridge, Gina Taylor, Rosie Dibley, Sandra Harding, Ian Sizmur, Lynne Sygrave, Caitrina Kelly and Rod Woodhouse (HFL Clerk)

Apologies - Harry Rall & Tom Roberts

 

Attendance Full Governors Board meetings:

28th March 2022

Present - Martin Botha, Sharon Huchings, Sue Dyer, Rosie Dibley, Sandra Harding, Ian Sizmur, Lynne Sygrave, Caitrina Kelly, Tom Roberts and Rod Woodhouse (HFL Clerk)

Apologies - Rebecca Surridge & Gina Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Hobletts Manor Infants' School

Declarations of Interest

Member

Confirmed

Entity

Nature

Notes

From

To

Mr Martin Botha

co-opted

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Rosie Dibley

associate member

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 11 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Sandra Harding

parent

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Sharon Hutchings

co-opted

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 17 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Tom Roberts

parent

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 11 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Ian Sizmur

parent

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Miss Rebecca Surridge

staff

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 12 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Lynne Sygrave

co-opted

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Gina Taylor

staff (teaching)

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 12 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

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