Governance

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.

The responsibilities of the Headley Park Local Governing Body are determined by the Cathedral Schools Trust Scheme of Delegation. The CST Governance arrangements are available below.

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.

You can contact the Chair of Governors by emailing nsmith1@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk

HPPS Local Governing Body

 

Miriam Fredrickson                                         Head Teacher

 

 

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

Miriam Fredrickson is Headteacher, Nick Smith Chair of the Local Governing Body and Emma Cave (Business Manager) is responsible for coordinating queries from parents and other members of the public. It is also great to be part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to share best practice with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.

 

All queries relating to the school, request for paper copies of this website content 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.

 

Chair of Governors, Nick Smith nsmith1@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk.

 

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



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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 2:17am
We loved having @PrimaryBristol, @stokepark16 and @VPPBristol over this afternoon for a football round-robin. ⚽

Well done to all of the children involved - the matches were played in a great spirit and were a terrific example of what we're about within @CST_Schools 🙌 https://t.co/GqPWIZkRn6
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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 2:50am
A big well done to our Boy's Football Team on their 5-5 draw this evening 👏

Thanks to @Greenfieldeact for being such great hosts 🙌

Amazing game to watch!
#TeamHP #SportForAll #Proud https://t.co/zGkDoXYN3D
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 6:09am
Friends of Headley Park put on an amazing fireworks display tonight. Thanks to all our volunteers and all the support from @StAldhelmsAFC1 and @allenstone25 and @distantthunder Brilliant community event https://t.co/wCykyc0lQw HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 1:03am
Hard fought 2-1 victory this evening vs @HarecliveEACT in the first game of the South Bristol Football League season.

Well done to all of the #TeamHP boys involved who played some great football ⚽
#SportForAll https://t.co/fxCkgGKgCy
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 6:37pm
A brilliant experience meeting Team GB and @bristolwestac athlete, @EmilyDiamond11! 🏅

She shared her experiences, training routines and even her 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal! 🥉

A truly inspirational role-model. We'll be following your road Tokyo with interest!
#ThisSchoolRuns https://t.co/HCq4eCvTcr
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