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 Register for Full Governors Board meetings 2022-2023
Martin Botha (Chair), Sue Dyer (Head teacher), Rod Woodhouse, Lindsay Lakhani, Sheena Lee, Sophie Haylock, Sandra Harding, Rebecca Surridge, Ian Sizmur, Gina Taylor
Attendance Register for Full Governors Board meetings 2021-2022