Governors Annual Statement

Annual Governance Statement for Hurst Hill Primary School 2019/20

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core
strategic functions of our Education Advisory Group are:

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

Our instrument of governance is comprised of the following categories:

• 2 parent governors
• 4 co-opted governors
• The Headteacher

The Education Advisory Group meets at least once each half term. The Hales Valley
Trust Board are responsible for the core governance business across the Trust, with
specific monitoring functions delegated to individual schools. We also have three
committees to carry out statutory functions across the Trust. These committees are:

• Pay Committee
• Performance Management Committee
• Pupil Discipline Committee.

The work that our governors have completed during the past year includes:

• Supporting school improvement intiatives
• Pupil premium /sports fund monitoring
• Safeguarding systems audited/Health & Safety issues and building works monitored
• School based policies and procedures updated and reviewed
• Staff recruitment/staff allocation monitoring
• Curriculum implementation and assessments monitored to ensure pupils develop
their learning
• Data analysed to ensure that pupils make good progress from their starting points
• Attendance monitored and tracked
• Parent events attended
• Governor monitoring visits carried out linked to school improvement priorities

Our Governor Development Plan 2019-2020 hopes to achieve the following:

• Support the school to improve educational outcomes for all pupils
• Ensure that the school receives an improved judgement at the time of our next Section 5
Ofsted inspection
• Continue to develop governor induction to establish robust recruitment criteria and maintain
an ongoing commitment to governor training and development.


How you can contact the Education Advisory Group:

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas and are happy to provide more
information if you are interested in finding out about becoming a governor at our wonderful

The Chair of Governors, Mr George Craig, can be contacted via the School Office.
Further information about governance is also available on the Governors page of the school