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

Neil Todman is Chair of Governors and Vicky Gallett Vice-chair. Rachel Burnell 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
Vicky Gallet

 

No pecuniary interests 01.01.21 Vice Chair
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
 

Karen Trent

 Staff Governor  01.09.20
Pete Headeach Co-opted appointed by Governors

Assistant Head @ Bedminster Down

12.10.19 Health & Safety Governor
Ross Hamilton

 

Co-opted 10.06.21
 

 

Nick Smith Parent appointed by the school

Works for BCC but not directly in education

26.11.19
 

 

Neil Todman

 

Co-opted appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

08.03.19 CHAIR

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

Rachel Burnell

 

 No pecuniary interests  Clerk
Hannah Grant Deputy Head Associate Member appointed by Governors

No pecuniary interests

12.02.22

 

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

Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 3:45am
Sam - this fills us with nothing but joy!

You’re a credit to yourself and everyone around you and will always be #TeamHP in everything you do.
#Proud #SportForAll https://t.co/YitZjCz5EV
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 6:26am
Fantastic ‘Big Spanish Day’ today.

Loads of brilliant work taking place across the school - the tortilla prepared and cooked by Year 6 was particularly tasty!

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Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 5:09am
Layers needed for the 2nd session of the Year 5/6 Football League at @MerchantsAc this evening. 🥶 🧤

Hugely proud of the efforts of every single one of our 2️⃣3️⃣ #TeamHP kids. 👏

Great to see @AshtonSSP once again offering so much opportunity to children across South Bristol. https://t.co/OaCX2lTKNq
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Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 4:29pm
Mr Longden representing #TeamHP from over 18958km away!!

Enjoy your new adventure, Mr L.

✈️ 🗺 🇳🇿 https://t.co/NjxC6SU77i
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 3:41am
2️⃣4️⃣ girls at football training tonight! ⚽️⚽️

🙌 Maximum effort + focus = improvement 🙌
#TeamHP #SportForAll #Proud https://t.co/DUO46n8Jpw
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 1:39am
Our Year 5/6 Boys’ Football Team had a brilliant day at @ashtongatestad yesterday.

After winning the recent @EFL Kids’ Cup Tournament, Headley Park now go on to represent @BristolCity in the Regional Finals later this year.

Huge thanks to @BCCommTrust for the opportunity 👏 https://t.co/bDdnPiCfqP
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