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

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

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 some are by elected by parents or staff. 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?

  • Roger Bettles is our Vice-Chair, is a foundation governor and a member of the Personnel & Finance Committee
  • Helen Brown is a foundation governor and a member of the Personnel & Finance Committee; Pupil Premium governor
  • Patricia Ford is a co-opted governor and a member of the Safeguarding Committee;  I.T. /e-safety/GDPR champion  
  • Ann Foster is a staff governor and sits on the Safeguarding Committee
  • Kate Griffin is a parent governor and is a member of the Curriculum & Learning Committee
  • Jan Knox, Headteacher, ex officio governor, sits on all the main committees 
  • Hazel McSweeney is a co-opted governor and Local Authority link governor; she sits on the Curriculum & Learning Committee; PE and Sport champion; governor training & development 
  • Sarah Moore is a co-opted governor, Chair of the Curriculum & Learning Committee and is the Literacy Champion
  • Mark Newman is a co-opted governor, Chair of Governors and a member of the Personnel & Finance Committee
  • Rebecca Pickard is a co-opted governor and sits on the Curriculum & Learning Committee; Mathematics champion 
  • Meera Popat is a parent governor, a member of the Curriculum & Learning Committee, SEN governor and EYFS Champion
  • Sue Swann is co-opted governorChair of the Safeguarding Committee and lead governor for Anti-Bullying
  • Alex Wheldon is a parent governor and is Chair of the Personnel & Finance Committee 
  • Ali Woollerson, Deputy Headteacher, is a co-opted governor and sits on the Curriculum & Learning Committee

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

 

What are the types of Governor?

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, the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education

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.

Governors whose term of office expired in the last 12 months:

Bill Knopp (Parent governor) retired December 2018

Ingrid Cochrane (Co-opted governor) retired April 2019

Toby Large (Parent governor) retired May 2019

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
Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore
Sue Swann
Sue Swann
Helen Brown
Helen Brown
Patricia Ford
Patricia Ford
Anne Foster
Anne Foster
Kate Griffin
Kate Griffin
Hazel McSweeney
Hazel McSweeney
Rebecca Pickard
Rebecca Pickard
Meera Popat
Meera Popat
Alex Wheldon
Alex Wheldon
Ali Woollerson
Ali Woollerson
Janet Robinson (Clerk)
Janet Robinson (Clerk)