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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Introducing our Governors and their responsibilities

 

Positions

Governors responsible

Type of Governor

Term of Office
Starts

Term of Office Ends

Declarations of Interest.

Chair of Governors

 

Co-opted

Mrs Jen Rowlands

Co-opted

10.09.19 Elected Chair for  4 years

10.09.23

TBC

Vice Chair

Co-opted

Mrs Janice Barker

Co-opted

10.09.19
Elected Vice Chair for 4 years

10.09.23

Married to Mr Henry Barker 

Premises, Health and Safety Chair

Co-opted

Mrs. Janice Barker

Co-opted

8-10-2015

8.10.19

Married to Mr Henry Barker- Chair of Governor`s Richmond Hill School

Curriculum Chair

 

Co-opted

Awaiting election of chair

Co-opted

12-10-2018

 

 

Finance & Staffing Chair


Co-opted

Mrs Jen Rowlands 

 

Co-opted

10.09.19

 

TBC

Co-opted

Mr Henry Barker

Co-opted

 

 

TBC

Parent Governor

 

Sarah Little

Parent

7-5-2017

7-5-2021

TBC

Parent Governor

 

Lisa Steele

Parent

8-10-2017

7-5-2021

TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Authority

 

Vacant

LA

 

 

 

Head teacher

 

Mrs. Helen Ford

Head

 

 

 

Staff Governor

 

Mrs. Rachel Blair

Staff Rep

 

 

 

Clerk to the Governors

 

Mrs Alison Cattancah

Clerk

1/3/18

 

 

Link Governor`s

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Rev T Herbert

 

 

 

 

English, Reading and Writing

 

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

tbc awaiting  election of chair

 

 

 

 

EYSF (early years foundation stage)

 

Mrs Sarah Little

 

 

 

 

Health & Safety (including wellbeing)

 

Mrs. Janice Barker

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding/Child protection

 

Mrs. Janice Barker

 

 

 

 

ICT/ E-Safety

 

Mr. Henry Barker

 

 

 

 

Sen/Gifted and talented

 

Curriculum chair

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium

 

Mrs Janice BARKER

 

 

 

 

Pupil Attendance & Lateness

 

Mrs. Janice Barker

 

 

 

 

Food

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent

 

Mrs J. Barker

 

 

 

 

Prospectus/Parent Questionnaire


Mrs J.Barker

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

The responsibilities of the governing body are wide and varied. These are just some examples of the areas that we deal with -

v  Establishing the overall strategic direction of the organisation

v  Act as employer of school teaching and support staff

v  Appoint staff.

v  Agree the Admissions Policy

v  Review the Head’s decisions on exclusions in specific circumstances.

v  Be responsible for the Health and Safety of pupils

v  Approve the School’s prospectus

v  Approve and monitor budget spend

v  Oversee the School’s Curriculum Policy

All School Governors are volunteers who hold enhanced CRB clearance, before they are appointed. All information passed onto School Governors is treated confidentially.

 

The Role of the Governing Body
 

The key purpose of the Governing Body is to help Richmond Hill Primary School provide the best possible education for all of our pupils.

We do this by;

♦ Setting the school’s values, vision and long-term aims and agreeing plans and policies

♦ Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Head Teacher, to support and challenge her in managing the school

♦ Ensuring the school is accountable to you, your children, the Richmond Hill Community, 

  the local authority and our staff.

 

We achieve these aims in a number of ways:
 

♦ Full Governing Body meetings—currently once per term.

♦ Sub-Committee meetings several times a term, covering Curriculum, Finance & Staffing,

   Premises/Health & Safety and Wellbeing. 

We also review the various policies that need reviewing alongwith adopting new ones when necessary.

♦ Attendance at special assemblies and other school events

♦ Regular meetings with the Head Teacher and other staff

♦ By linking a Governor to a key part of the curriculum or school improvement target to conduct monitoring visits. 

School Development Plan
 

A significant responsibility for the governing body is to oversee, agree and

monitor the annual School Development Plan that is drawn up at the start

of each academic year.

When drawing up the plan input is taken from children, staff, parents and governors.
We look at what we do really well at Richmond Hill and what we would like to do even better.

 

Governor Vacancies:
We currently have governor vacancies - contact the school for more information.

 

The Future:

Richmond Hill governors welcome suggestions to move the school forward.

 

 

We currently have 2 Governor vacancies.

 

Richmond Hill Governors are very keen to build upon the strength and support which parents can offer to our school and in turn support your children.
To develop this link further we will be arranging an afternoon where you can come an meet us for a cuppa and a chat.  Keep checking back for dates, they will also be in the School Newsletter too.

It has been 12 months since we asked you complete a short survey of 4 questions regarding the Governing body and information sharing systems within the school.
We feel that as both Governors and the Staff Leadership Team we have used this information to improve systems and communication.  

Please click the above  link to see the outcome of this survey.
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