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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.  

 

 

Sarah Brand - Chair of Governors

I am Chair of Governors and oversee the work of the whole Governing Body.  I am a parent governor and have one child currently in the school.  My eldest daughter and my son also came to Holly Hill, but are now at Secondary school.  I work as a Divisional Nurse at the City Hospital in Nottingham.

 

I have no financial or business interests, or relationships related to the school which I need to declare. I do not have any governance duties at any other schools.

My term of office started on 24th September 2019.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 24th September 2023.

Over the past academic year I have attended all governing body and committee meetings.

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.

Tia Watson

I am currently teaching KS1 at Holly Hill and am also English coordinator and Assistant Head. My role is to support the Head Teacher as part of the Senior Leadership Team.  I assist in linking a school staff perspective with the governing body.  I am an associate governor which means that the governing body have asked me to be a member of the governing body rather than being an elected staff governor.

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 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 began on 18th February 2019.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 18th February 2023.

I have attended all governing body meetings this 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. 

Emma Carlisle

I am 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.

Annmarie McClintock

I am a co -opted governor on the governing body.  I have recently moved back to the area to be closer to my son and his family.  I am keen to offer my experience and business knowledge to Holly Hill following a long career in the retail industry.

I work part time as a consultant and I am a director of a property management company.

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 10th April 2020 and will end on 9th April 2024.

I have attended all governing body meetings since I was appointed to the governing body.

 

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.

Abbie Teale

I am a co-opted governor on the governing body. I work for the Family Service at 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.

Sheikh Renu Miah

I am a co-opted governor on the governing body.  I am an individual who loves working with other people. I enjoy challenging situations and like to discuss through a learning process.

Every situation is different and it’s always great to meet people from different backgrounds to get their views on the way the look at things. That’s why I love meeting new people. I enjoy helping others and getting them to reach their own potential and goals in life.

Life is always changing and challenging, so if I can help someone in anyway I feel a good sense of achievement.

I do not have any personal or financial business interests which I need to declare. I do not have any governance duties at any other school.

My term of office began on 20th April 2021 I have missed one governing body meeting since I was elected to the governing body due to ill health.

 

Emma Elkin (Resigned September 2020)

I am a co-opted governor although I was previously on the Governing Body as a parent governor when my son was at Holly Hill.  I have a background in education and currently work training teaching assistants.  I am the Governing Body's Training Co-ordinator and am also link governor for Teaching and Learning.

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

My term of office started on 18th February 2019.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 18th February 2023.

I have missed four meetings of the governing body over the past academic year.

Victoria Leath (Resigned July 2019)

I am a co-opted governor but I am also a mother of two children, both of whom are currently attending Holly Hill.  I am a semi-professional artist and also a management consultant.  I have had a very varied career including experience in education management.  As a member of the governing body I am able to gain valuable insight and a greater understanding of the school environment and support where necessary.  As a new governor I have not decided which committees I will join and so I am attending committee meetings as an observer.  I am currently undertaking data protection and staff engagement link governor roles.

My term of office began on 31st October 2017. 

My term of office ends on 30th October 2021.

I have no 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 school.

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

Samantha Loscalzo (Resigned 24th September 2019)

I am an elected staff governor.  I currently work as a Teaching Assistant and have been a member of staff for several years.  I have worked with all ages of children from Foundation to year 6.  I am 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 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 16th October 2014.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 15th October 2018.

I have attended all meetings in the past academic year.

Rebecca Asher (resigned April 2019)

I am a co-opted governor and my son attends Holly Hill.  I don't have any experience in education, but I am keen to learn and support the school to the best of my abilities. I currently work at a dental practice as a practice manager and I have been a dental nurse in the past.  As a new governor, I am still deciding which committees I will join, but I am already English and KS1 link governor.  

My term of office began in January 2018 and will end in January 2022.

Since joining the governing body, I have attended all full governing body and committee meetings.

I have no 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 school.

Sarah Heathcote resigned July 2018

 

I am delighted to have been appointed as a Co-opted Governor at Holly Hill.  I work as a solicitor at a large law firm in Nottingham.  I am a member of the Pupils & Strategic Development Committee and the Finance & Personnel Committee.  As a Co-opted Governor I am entirely independent of the school, but I am passionate about assisting Holly Hill's pupils to achieve success. 

I was appointed in September 2016 and my term of office will finish in September 2020. 

I have no financial or business interests in the school which I need to declare.  I have no other governance duties at any other schools.  I have attended all Full Governing body meetings in the past academic year, but have missed three committee meetings.  I have missed three committee meetings so far this academic year due to work commitments.

Laurinda Bower - resigned September 2017

I am a Co-opted Governor.  I work as a barrister in the Nottingham and Mansfield area.  I am a member of the Pupils & Strategic Development Committee.  As a Co-opted Governor I am entirely independent of the school, but I am passionate about assisting Holly Hill's pupils to achieve success.  I am a new Governor, having been appointed in February 2015. My favourite part of being a Governor so far was attending the 'Holly Hill's Got Talent' evening as a Judge...the contestants were amazing!

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

My term of office started on 20th February 2015.

My term of office on the Governing Body ends on 19th February 2019.

In the past academic year, I have missed two Full Governing Body meetings and have not attended any committee meetings due to personal circumstances.

Philip Lancashire - Resigned August 2017

 

I am a co-opted governor and work in Health and Safety at a local company.  I am Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee.  I am also a member of the Standards committee.

In the past academic year, I have missed one full governing body meeting and one committee meeting due to work commitments.

Will Kent - resigned March 2016

I am a co-opted governor.  I live in the local area and have a child who is not yet of school age.  I work for Nottingham Playhouse.  I am a member of the Standards and Finance and Personnel committees.

I have no personal or financial interests in the school which I need to declare.

My term of office will end in February 2018.

I have attended all Fully Governing Body meetings, but have missed three committee meetings in the last year.

Joy Clarke - Resigned October 2015

I am a parent governer and I have 3 children, 2 currently at Holly Hill. I work for a large company in a sales role.

I am a new governor, so I am still deciding which committees I would like to become a member of.  Currently I attend all committee meetings as an observer.

I have no personal or financial interests related to the school which I need to declare. 

My term of office on the governing body will end on 26th June 2018.

Rachel Clarke - Resigned May 2015

I am a parent governor and am a mother of two, although currently only my eldest daughter is at Holly Hill School.  I have previous experience in education as I have worked as a Mathematics teacher at a Sixth Form College. Currently I am staying at home with my youngest child.

I am Chair of the Pupils and Strategic Development committee and am also a member of the Data Monitoring committee.

My term of office on the governing body will end on 25th September 2017.

Zoe Dickens - Resigned July 2015

 

I am a parent governor and link governor for Special Educational Needs.  I have two children currently in the school and another child who has now left Holly Hill.  I work at Selston Leisure Centre as a creche worker and also work as a volunteer play worker at Selston Sure Start Centre.

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

My term of office on the governing body will end on 23rd January 2017.

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