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The Governing Body

The Governing Body

 

Hollywell Primary School is part of the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET).  EMET is governed by a Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for the management and administration of the MAT and the Academies run by the MAT.

 

East Midlands Education Trust - Trustee Information

 

Hollywell Primary School also has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who are delegated certain roles, responsibilities and decision making powers relating to Hollywell Primary from the EMET board through the scheme of delegation with regards to the running of Hollywell Primary School. Hollywell's LGB report back and are accountable to the EMET Trustees through the minutes of meetings. 

 

The key areas that have been delegated to the Hollywell LGB are: -

 

  • To advise the Trustees on strategic issues relating to the Academy including consulting with the Trustees on the proposed admissions policy;
  • To report to the Trustees both generally and specifically as the Trustees may require;
  • To oversee and control the financial performance of its Academy within the limits specified in the MAT’s Financial Manual including maintaining such records as the Trustees may require and advising the Trustees generally on financial issues;
  • To determine such policies as the MAT may delegate to the LGB and to advise the MAT on all other policies;
  • To have the general oversight of the Academy’s activities including monitoring and evaluating the standards and performance of the Academy and the application of designated funding such as the Pupil Premium.

 

Our LGB is made up of members of the local and school community, all acting on a voluntary basis. We have a mixture of parent and staff governors as well as members who have been co-opted from the local community.  Each member brings a different perspective and set of skills to the governing body.  

 

The role of the Local Governing Body is not to manage the school on a day-to-day basis – that responsibility belongs with the Head Teacher. The Governing Body take a more strategic view based on the three core values listed below.

 

  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 staff; 
     
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

To do this we set up a strategic framework for the school, setting its aims and objectives, setting policies and targets for achieving the objectives, reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress. We work closely with the Head Teacher, providing advice and support, but also constructive challenge to the school as necessary.

 

When a school is inspected by Ofsted, its governing body will be required to provide evidence that governors are fulfilling these three core functions alongside the Trustees of the Trust.  

Meeting Schedules

 

We have a Full Governing Board meeting every half term, so 6 in the full academic year.  In addition to these scheduled meetings we also have extra meetings should the need arise. 

 

Details of the Current Members of the Governing board

Governor’s name and category of governor Date of appointment Term of office Roles  Appointment (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
Mrs Elizabeth Ellis, Head 1.9.2019 Ongoing, whilst in post as headteacher   Ex-officio Staff governor (headteacher) 
Mrs Tracey Harlin, Staff Governor 15.9.2016 4 years   Elected by staff 

Mr Gary Cook,

Community Governor

1.3.2019 4 years

Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Appointed by the governing body

Mr Brian Brewster,

Community Governor

 

1.3.2019 4 years

 

 

Appointed by the governing body

Mr Nicholas Johnson

Community Governor

1.3.2019 4 years

Chair of the Governing Board

 

Appointed by the governing body

Miss Kirsty John,

Community Governor

1.3.2019 4 years   Appointed by the governing body

Ms Sonya Hardy,

Parent Governor

15.10.2019 4 years   Elected by parents at the school

Mr David Howes,

Parent Governor

15.10.2019 4 years   Elected by parents at the school

Mrs Helen Bray-Howarth

Community Governor

1.3.2019 4 years   Appointed by the governing body

Mr Andrew Hoggard

Community Governor

1.3.2019 4 years   Appointed by the governing body

Governors that served in the 2018-19 academic year but are no longer members of the governing body

       

Mrs Rosalind Broker,

Parent Governor

24.9.2015 4 years   Elected by parents at the school

Mr Gregor Rauch ,

Parent Governor

24.9.2015 4 years   Elected by parents at the school

 

 
Governor’s name and category of governor Relevant business and pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational institutions Relationships between other governors or school staff 

Full Governing Board Meetings - Attendance record

Rolling Year up to end summer term 2019

 

Mrs Elizabeth Ellis, Head Teacher None None None n/a
Mrs Tracey Harlin, Staff Governor None None None 4 from 6

Mr Gary Cook,

Community Governor

None None None 5 from 6

Mr Brian Brewster,

Community Governor

None None None 6 from 6

Mr Nicholas Johnson

Community Governor

None None None 6 from 6

Miss Kirsty John,

Community Governor

None None None 3 from 6

Ms Sonya Hardy,

Parent Governor

None None None n/a

Mr David Howes

Parent Governor

None None None n/a

Mrs Helen Bray-Howarth

Community Governor

None None None 4 from 6

Mr Andrew Hoggard

Community Governor

None None None 5 from 6
Governors that served in the 2018-19 academic year but are no longer members of the governing board        

Mr Gregor Rauch,

Parent Governor

None None None 4 from 6

Mrs Rosalind Broker,

Parent Governor

None None None 5 from 6

 

Documents include:  

The Governors' Code of Conduct

Governors Newsletters

Terms of Reference for the Local Governing Body

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