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 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 Governing Board.

What do our Governors do?

The Governors at Headley Park provide strategic leadership and accountability in the school. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher and it is Governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools.

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 Governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body through an Instrument of Governance. Some Governors are elected by parent/carers or school staff whilst other 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

Katie Maule is Chair of Governors and Sue Gill Clerk to the Board.

From 2016/17 the complement of the Governing Body was reduced from 18 to 14. Current membership is:

  Name

Category (and appointing body) or associate member

Current Term ends

Position on the governing body

i.e. Chair/Vice-Chair/Named Governor (Local Auth. requirement)

John Allsop Staff appointed by the school

No pecuniary interests

02.03.18  School Site Manager
Liz Atkins

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

Resigned 12.09.16
Dr. Nikki Cotterill

 

Parent appointed by the school

Headley Park Community Centre Treasurer

10.11.17
Miriam Fredrickson Headteacher Staff appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

n/a
Tina Harris

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

08.03.19
Pete Headeach Co-opted appointed by Governors

Assistant Head @ Bedminster Down

12.10.19
Tania Jones

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

08.03.19
Katie Maule

 

Parent appointed by the school

No pecuniary interests

18.12.18 Chair of Governing Body;

Named Governor for SEN/Inclusion

Chris Mead

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

Also Governor at Compass Point

02.02.20
Nick Smith Parent appointed by the school

Works for BCC but not directly in education

26.11.19
Mathew Suchecki

 

Parent appointed by the school

No pecuniary interests

18.12.18
Neil Todman

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

08.03.19 Named Governor for Children in Care/Looked After Children/Child Protection/Safeguarding
Tara Webster

 

Parent appointed by the school

No pecuniary interests

04.02.18
Oliver Laken Deputy Head Associate Member appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

01.09.18

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 able to work so closely with other schools in the area as part of the very successful Malago Learning Partnership.

Partners



Twitter

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 6:34am
Headley Park also won the 'Sport For All' award, for high-levels of inclusion and engagement within sport across KS2.

🏃🏃🏻‍♀️🏏⚽️🏑🏀🎾🏊🤸‍♀️ https://t.co/SBPQtqh35M
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 5:47am
Inspiring @AshtonSSP Awards tonight:

HP are Team of The Year! 🏆

Well done to all of our incredible sporting children - you are amazing! https://t.co/GNpuUA2pP3
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:26pm
We LOVE our new school football kit - thanks so much to @StAldhelmsAFC1 and the parents involved for their kind donation. https://t.co/p9ioegGLHm HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 1:26am
thanks to Matthew Wright and bbc wildlife for helping us make this great little film about Cookie, our pet rabbit https://t.co/7fp2w4UnOh
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Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 12:15am
Well done to our Year 5's who took part in the County-Level competition in Clevedon today.

Great effort boys! 🏏🏏🏏
#proud @ashtonssp https://t.co/kLapRhqgEj
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