Governors

School Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education, they are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.  Governors commit a lot of voluntary time and energy to their role.

The role of the Local Governing Board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the Local Governing Board.

What do our Governors do?

The Governors at Headley Park work with “Cathedral School Trust” Trustees to provide strategic leadership and accountability in the school.

Governors are expected to devolve day to day operational decisions to the Headteacher and School Senior Leadership Team but strategically they will need to work with School staff to make the tough decisions about balancing resources and how to best spend funds to ensure all pupils achieve their best.

Individual Governors at Headley Park are members of the Local Governing Board, which has its activities detailed through the Trust Scheme of Delegation. Up to 2 Governors are elected by parent/carers whilst others are appointed to meet specific skills required to perform the three core roles below. However, Governors are not representatives of particular parts of the school community and are bound by the code of conduct to act in the overall best interests of the school.

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the
school and its pupils; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its
money is well spent”.

Further information on the roles of governors can be found on the Ofsted and National Governors Association websites.

Our Governors

Nick Smith is Chair of Governors and Vicky Gallett Vice-chair. Rachel Burnell is Clerk to the Board.

HPPS Local Governing Body

 

Miriam Fredrickson                                         Head Teacher

Hannah Grant                                                   Deputy Head

Mark Inskip                                                       Assistant Deputy Head

Geoff Mountjoy                                                Business Manager

 

Governing Body

Nick Smith                                           Chair                                      Parent Governor

Vicky Gallett                                       Vice Chair                            Co-opted Governor

Nikki Cotterill                                                                                    Parent Governor

Ross Hamilton                                                                                   Co-opted Governor

Dan Brown                                                                                          Co-opted Governor

Caitlin Bloom                                                                                      Co-opted Governor

Nick Taylor                                                                                          Co-opted Governor

 

Governors with a Specific Focus

Safeguarding                                                            Nikki Cotterill

SEND                                                                         Dan Brown

Finance                                                                      Vicky Gallett

Pupil Premium                                                          Ross Hamilton

Health & Safety                                                        Gov to attend as required

Curriculum/Standards                                             All Governors

 

Curriculum Teams

Communication                                                VG/NT

Maths and Tech                                                RH/CB

OIOW                                                                  NC

Art & Science                                                     NS/DB

Our Primary School

Our children are fantastic, our staff are brilliant and we have a strong and active community of parents, friends and colleagues who all pull together to give our children the best possible education and experience of school. It is also great to be part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to work with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.

 

All queries relating to the school and curriculum content should be directed to Miriam Fredrickson (Headteacher) office@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk.

 

SENDCO, Mark Inskip minskip@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk. Please see local offer under policies.

 

Headley Park falls within the Bristol City Council Local Authority Area https://www.bristol.gov.uk/.

 

The school complaints policy is shown in the policies tab of this website.

Partners



Twitter

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 2:58am
Well done to the Boys’ Football Team on their heard-earned 1-1 draw with @Greenfieldeact this afternoon.

Lots of effort and ability on display! ⚽️ 👏
#TeamHP #SportForAll https://t.co/fbqgKH2meK
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 12:40am
So proud of everyone who took part in the fabulous CST concert last night Wonderful evening of music and the children were a credit to their schools. https://t.co/MVCgfDDPhn HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 4:18am
Second week of the @AshtonSSP Girls’ Football League at @SouthSbsc.

2️⃣3️⃣ #TeamHP girls giving 100% in every game, keeping fit and having loads of fun! ⚽️ 😊

Special mention to our brilliant Year 4’s who stepped in tonight - you were ace!
#Proud #SportForAll #ThisGirlCan https://t.co/NCXZKh4ZVb
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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 4:30pm
We love it when our #TeamHP kids continue to thrive once they’ve left our school.

Here’s E from @BDS_PEdep jumping a PB of 4.84m last night with @Bristolwestjnrs! 🏃🏻‍♀️

🎯 Keep reaching for those goals!
#Proud #SportForAll #ThisGirlCan https://t.co/Exf8Z5P9oq
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 7:36am
We had a fantastic trip to Birmingham earlier this month to represent @BristolCity in the Kids’ Cup Finals, which was all thanks to the brilliant work done by @BCCommTrust.

Thanks from all at Headley Park for offering such fantastic opportunities to our kids 🙌
#EFLDayofAction https://t.co/ftAWZUEjom
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:45am
Some brilliant results again from our Year 5/6 Netball Team in the @AshtonSSP League - huge well done to Mrs Trent and the children for doing so well 👏
#TeamHP #Proud #SportForAll https://t.co/WQDYXbDHI5
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