Governors Roles

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to Hurst Hill Primary School. Thank you for choosing to visit our website to find out about the work that our governors do in support of our wonderful school. At Hurst Hill, we believe that children learn and flourish when they feel safe and happy to come to school. We therefore work hard to develop the personal and social skills of our children, founded upon mutual respect and high expectations. We aim to offer the highest possible academic standards, supporting the expectation that all pupils are encouraged to do their very best.

Our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. We have staff and parent governors who have direct links to the school, governors appointed by the Local Authority, and governors who have been co-opted to serve on the governing body in view of the particular skills they offer. The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a team enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of the school. The governing body meet as often as required, meeting once each term as a minimum.

Committee Structure

Much of our work is carried out at committee level. We have three specially tasked committees in place who work to specific terms of reference and a scheduled programme of work. In addition, we also have statutory committees in place for the purposes of performance management, pay, appeals, disciplinary and dismissal matters. Governors have specific areas of responsibility attached to their roles and visit the school on a regular basis to meet with staff and pupils.

Our Committee structure is currently as follows:

School Improvement Committee

The purpose of the School Improvement Committee is to monitor and evaluate the teaching, learning and pastoral provision across the school. The committee meets termly as a minimum, reporting back to the full governing body.

Resources Committee

Our Resources Committee are tasked with monitoring finance, buildings and estates, health and safety and personnel matters. The committee meets as often as required, meeting termly as a minimum, and also reports back to the full governing body.

Childcare Committee

The Childcare Committee are responsible for our Pre-School provision. This committee also meets termly, reporting back to the full governing body.

How you can become involved

As a governing body, we believe that our parents, carers, pupils, staff, governors and members of the wider local community all have an equally important part to play in the success of our school. Your views are important to us, and we are always pleased to hear your suggestions as to how we can improve. If you would like to pass on a suggestion for any aspect of school improvement, or if you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact our Chair of Governors, George Craig, via the school office for further information.