Houghton School, Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD

0116 2412 465

office@houghton.leics.sch.uk

Houghton on the Hill C of E Primary School

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full" John 10:10

Governors

Welcome to the Governors' page on the
Houghton on the Hill Primary School website

School Governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the local authority, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the Governing Body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean Governors of a particular category represent that group on the Governing Body. For example, Parent Governors do not represent the parents at the school and do not report back to them.

Read more about the work of the governing body by clicking HERE.

Responsibilities

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational welfare and achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Agreeing the school improvement plan with the head teacher

2.  Setting and reviewing targets for pupil achievement

3.  Ensuring targets and policies are met and implemented

4.  Planning how the school’s budget will be allocated

5.  Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based

6.  Appointing senior staff

7. Reviewing the head teacher’s performance and pay

 

Who are our Governors and Associate Members?

  • Roger Bettles is our Vice-Chair, is a foundation governor, and chair of the Personnel Committee
  • Helen Brown is a foundation governor and a member of the Finance Committee
  • Ingrid Cochrane is a co-opted governor; she sits on the Personnel Committee and the Safeguarding Committee
  • Ann Foster is a staff governor and sits on the Safeguarding Committee
  • Bill Knopp is a parent governor and sits on our Safeguarding Committee 
  • Jan Knox, Headteacher, ex officio governor, sits on all committees 
  • Toby Large is a parent governor, EYFS Champion and a member of the Curriculum and Learning Committee
  • Hazel McSweeney is a local authority governor and sits on the Curriculum and Learning Committee 
  • Sarah Moore is a parent governor who is Chair of the Curriculum and Learning Committee and is the Literacy Champion
  • Mark Newman is a co-opted governor, is Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Sue Swann is Chair of the Safeguarding Committee and Lead Governor for Anti-Bullying; she is a co-opted governor
  • Alex Wheldon is a parent governor and sits on our Personnel Committee 
  • Ali Woollerson is a co-opted governor, Deputy Headteacher and sits on the Curriculum and Learning Committee

All governors serve a term of office of four years unless stated otherwise above.

 

What are the types of Governors?

Parent governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school

Staff governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school

Foundation governors: appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government

Co-opted governors: appointed by the governing body and have, in the opinion of the governing body, the skills to contribute to the effectiveness governance and success of the school.   

 

Associate Members

  • Patricia Ford sits on the Safeguarding Committee 
  • Rebecca Pickard sits on the Finance Committee 

 

Associate Members are not governors but can be appointed to serve on (and chair) committees and attend meetings.  They have voting rights as committee members but are not able to vote at Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months:

Rev. Rob Miles (Foundation governor) stepped down 18 June 2018

Minaxi Patel (Parent governor) stepped down 18 June 2018

 

You can contact any of the Governors in person or via the school office with comments or concerns relating to the school at any time.

We value your feedback.

Mark Newman
Mark Newman
Jan Knox
Jan Knox
Roger Bettles
Roger Bettles
Ingrid Cochrane
Ingrid Cochrane
Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore
Patricia Ford
Patricia Ford
Bill Knopp
Bill Knopp
Toby Large
Toby Large
Hazel McSweeney
Hazel McSweeney
Rebecca Pickard
Rebecca Pickard
Sue Swann
Sue Swann
Alex Wheldon
Alex Wheldon
Ali Woollerson
Ali Woollerson