Governors

Welcome to the Governing Body page

My name is Corinne Fernandes and I am the Chair of the Hamsey Green Primary School governing body.

Role of the Governing Body

I would like to tell you a little bit about the role of the Governing Body and how it discharges its duties of taking a strategic role in the operation of the school, being a ‘critical friend’ to the school, and holding the school to account for the achievement of its pupils.

The Governing Body is made up of people from all walks of life and we are grateful for the skills and expertise they bring to the task of being a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school. Governors work with the school to formulate strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school.  It is our task to monitor the implementation of these plans and policies to ensure that the whole school community is safe, healthy, happy and reaching their full potential. We are currently made up of

  • Headteacher
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • Staff Governor
  • 6 Community Governors

Each term, Governors visit the school to monitor the implementation of the School Improvement Plan in a particular area, e.g. Maths, SEND, and Health & Safety. Governors will visit classrooms, speak to pupil & staff and look at examples of work, classroom & corridor displays and check safety procedures. Governors may also have meetings with Staff Leads for particular subjects, e.g. Reading to look at action plans and their impact.

Governors are also involved in monitoring the value for money delivered by the school using the Disadvantaged Pupil money to ensure that it is being used to deliver better outcomes for our more disadvantaged children. The same applies to our Sports Premium money received from the government.  Governors observe initiatives in operation and speak to children and staff about their involvement, including how the impact of these initiatives are measured.

Governors are involved in looking at data for the progress and outcomes of children across the school and comparing it to national figures and for those from similar schools. Governors can then hold school leaders to account for the impact both teaching and whole school initiatives are having on the outcomes for our children. 

 

Our Current Governing Body

Staff

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Miss Annette Elstob 28.09.17 4 years N/A Headteacher  
Miss Louise Chatfield 15.10.18 4 years Staff More Able Lead  

Community Governors

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 01.12.18 4 years Governing First Aid Training Business

Chair of Governors

Child Protection

Data Management & Pupil Performance

Mr Kevin Connery 01.12.18 4 years Governing  

Disadvantaged Pupils

Link for Training

Mr Jeremy Dearden 01.12.18 4 years Governing  

Interim co-Vice Chair of Governors

Health & Safety

Sports Premium

Mrs Pamela Dearden 28.09.17 4 years Governing  

Maths

SEN & Looked After Children

Ms Oni Oviri 28.09.17 4 years Governing   Risk Management & Financial Compliance
Ms Amelia Wright 28.09.17 4 years Governing  

Interim co-Vice Chair of Governors

Performance Management

Parent Governors

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mr Chris Duffee 13.11.15 4 years Parents   IT & E Safety
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 12.11.18 4 years Parents    

Associates

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Julie Daws 01.12.14 4 years N/A School Business Manager  
Mrs Nikki Mace 28.09.17 4 years N/A Deputy Head Teacher  

Governor Attendance

Headteacher

  Governing Body Meetings
Miss Annette Elstob 8/9
Miss Louise Chatfield 2/2

Community Governors

  Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 9/9
Mr Kevin Connery 8/9
Mr Jeremy Dearden 9/9
Mrs Pamela Dearden 8/9
Ms Oni Oviri 5/9
Ms Amelia Wright 9/9

Parent Governors

  Governing Body Meetings
Mr Chris Duffee 7/9
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 2/2

Associates

  Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Julie Daws 6/9
Mrs Nikki Mace 9/9

 

Meetings For This Academic Year (2018/19)

Governing Body

Date

   

Autumn term 2018

3rd October



6th December

   

Spring term 2019

6th February

 

3rd April

   

Summer term 2019

22nd May

 

16th July (to be confirmed)

You can contact the governing body through the Clerk to Governors, Mrs L Swingler, on the school’s telephone number or by email at clerk@hamsey.surrey.sch.uk or the Chair of Governors, Mrs Fernandes at chair@hamsey.surrey.sch.uk.