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

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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

Click HERE to see the results of our 2017 Governor Parent Survey

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, Chair of the Safeguarding Committee and sits on the Personnel 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, 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 
  • Rob Miles is a church governor. He sits on the Curriculum and Learning Committee and is the Maths. Champion
  • 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 and is Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Minaxi Patel is a parent governor and sits on our Safeguarding and Finance Committees
  • Sue Swann is our Lead Governor for Anti-Bullying; she is a co-opted governor and sits on the Safeguarding Committee
  • 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
  • Associate Members

  • Patricia Ford sits on the Safeguarding Committee 
  • Mike Norwood sits on the Personnel Committee and chairs our Pay Committee
  • Rebecca Pickard sits on the Finance Committee 

 

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

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

 

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
Rob Miles
Rob Miles
Mike Norwood
Mike Norwood

Maxine Patel
Maxine Patel

Rebecca Pickard
Rebecca Pickard
Sue Swann
Sue Swann

Alex Wheldon
Alex Wheldon
Ali Woollerson
Ali Woollerson