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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Meet the Governors

Governing body annual report and impact statement, 2020/21

Governing body annual report and impact statement 2019/20

The Governing Body sets the strategic direction for the school by 

  • monitoring progress an attainment of all children throughout the school
  • evaluating whether the school is meeting its targets
  • working with the Head Teacher to decide what the school needs to do to improve
  • supporting staff to provide the best education for all children that they can
  • challenging the school if something is not working well

 

The Governing Body acts as a 'critical friend' to the school and plays a key role in making sure Holly Hill is the best school it can be.

 

The Department for Education says governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions.

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Strong governance is based on 6 key features:

1.  Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy

2.  Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance

3.  People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity

4.  Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities

5.  Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements

6.  Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance

 

Our Governing Body has 2 full governing body meetings per term to ensure that all aspects of our governance work are carried out to a high standard.  

 

 

Emma Carlisle - Chair of Governors

I am Chair of Governors and took over this role in September 2021. I was previously a parent governor.  My family and I moved to Selston in September 2015 and we have been made to feel very welcome at Holly Hill.  I am training to be a nurse.  I have 3 boys who have all attended Holly Hill and currently have one who still attends. I am very keen that they and their fellow pupils receive the best standard of education that we can give them.  

My term of office started on 19th January 2020.

My term of office on the Governing board ends on 18th January 2024.

I have no financial or business issues related to the school which I need to declare, nor do I have any relationships relevant to the school which I need to declare.  I have no other governance duties at any other schools.

I have attended all governing body meetings in the past academic year.

Abbie Teale - Vice Chair of Governors

I am a co-opted governor and Vice-Chair on the governing body. I work Nottinghamshire County Council and after studying educational and developmental psychology at Nottingham Trent University, am keen to offer my knowledge and passion for the education sector. 

I have no personal, financial or business interests in the school which I need to declare. I have no other governance duties at any other schools. 

My term of office began on 4th March 2020 and will end on 4th March 2024. I have attended all governing body meetings since I was appointed to the governing body.

Leanne Steed - Head Teacher

 

I am a staff governor.  I provide a link between the Governing Body and members of staff.  

I am a member of the Pupils and Strategic Development, Finance and Personnel, and Standards committees.

I have a financial interest in the school as a member of staff, but I have no business interests which I need to declare.  I do not have any relationships relevant to the school which I need to declare. I do not have any governance duties at any other school.

As head teacher I am a permanent member of the governing body.

I have attended all governing body over the past year.

Mike Scott

I am a Local Authority Governor on the governing body.  I recently retired as a Trade Union Organiser (responsible for School Support Staff in Notts schools) and before that I was a Social Worker.  I've also been a foster carer.

I do not have any financial or business interests in the school which I need to declare, nor do I have any relationships relevant to the school which I need to declare.  I have no other governance duties at any other schools.

My term of office started on 26th February 2018.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 25th February 2022.

I have attended all governing body meetings in the last academic year. 

Rob Barker

I am a co-opted governor.  I have recently retired as a School Business Manager at a secondary school in Derbyshire.  I live locally and am delighted to have been appointed as a governor.  I intend to repay this faith and am keen to offer my full experience and knowledge to the school in order that pupils continue to achieve their full potential.  

I have no financial or business interests in the school which I need to declare.  I have no relationships relevant to the school which I need to declare.  I have no other governance duties at any other schools. 

My term of office started on 19th January 2016.

My term of office on the governing body ends on 28th January 2024.

In the past academic year I have attended all governing body meetings. 

Loraine Cottee

I am a Staff Governor so provide a link between the Governing Body and members of staff.  I am elected by the staff body. I have been at Holly Hill for many years and have taught in Nursery, F2 and Year 1. I am also Phonics Lead in school.

My term of office began in January 2020 and will end in January 2024.

As a member of staff I have a financial interest in the school to declare, but I have no business interests or relevant personal relationships to declare.

I have no other governance responsibilities at any other schools.

I have attended all governing body meetings since I was elected.

Tia Watson

Louise Fowkes

Dr Sarah Brand (resigned August 2021)

Dr Sarah Brand is the ex Chair of Governors. Sarah was a parent governor and had three children attend Holly Hill. Sarah resigned as Chair of Governors in August 2021 and was superseded by Emma Carlisle in September 2021.

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