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For our school governing body to be truly effective I believe in utilising and combining each person’s strengths and talents. This makes us a strong and effective team.  All our governors have varied abilities, be that their business acumen; past teaching experience, safeguarding awareness, special needs training, sporting prowess, environmental knowledge or their Christian commitment.  Together we work.  This is of enormous benefit to the school, its staff and our children, plus of course their time is freely given as is their committed support.  I am most thankful for each one of them and all they do and fully expect us all to get better still. –                                     

Co-Chair of Governors – Liz Broomhead MBE  

The main function of governors is to see that the school is being effectively managed and you are invited to contact them on any matter concerning the life of the school.

The governors meet at least once each term.

Please click to see – Governor Calendar 19/20

Governors Calendar 18/19
Governors Calendar 17/18
Governors Calendar  16/17
Name                                                   Governor Type                    Start Date                      End Date                           Committee Voting Rights Declaration of  Interest
Mrs E Broomhead


Foundation/ Derby Diocese

Co-Chair of Governors

01-May-16 30-Apr-20 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S

Chair of Committee

Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs T Blackwell Headteacher 01-Sep-13  On going Curriculum, Assessment &  H&S, Safeguarding and HR, Finance & Premises Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs J Flower Staff  – Temp Clerk to Gov 07-Dec-17 07-Dec-21 Safeguarding & HR Full Governors &  Committees None
Mrs B Davis Parent 29-Nov-18 28-Nov-  22 Safeguarding & HR                Chair of Committee Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs S Bruce Local Authority 19-Sept-19 19-Sept-23 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs C Clayton Co-opted 29-Nov-18 28-Nov-22 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs K Webley Parent 23-Mar-17 23-Mar-21 Safeguarding & HR Full Governors & Committees None
Mr John Dean Foundation 19-Sep-19 19-Sep-23 Finance & HR Full Governors & Committees None
Miss Alison Ivins Co-Opted

Co-Chair of Governors

13-June 19 13-June 23 Finance & Curriculum Full Governors & Committees None
Mr Tim Polkinghorne Co-Opted 28-Nov 19 28-Nov 23 Finance, H & S Full Governors & Committees
Clerk To Governors

Please click to see – Resigned Governors

Governor Categories

Parent Governor – Elected by parents of children on roll at school

Staff Governor – Elected by staff at the school

Local Authority Governor – Nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the Governing Body

Associate Governor – Appointed by the Governing Body

Foundation Governor – Appointed by virtue of the office they hold e.g. the Church

Co-opted – Appointed by the Governing Body

Full Governing Body meetings – Attendance record

Voting Rights 2-7-19 14-5-19 19-3-19 23-1-19 28-11-19 19-9-19 4-7-19 13-6-19 14-3-19 24-1-19 29-11-18 4-10-18
Mrs Tracy Blackwell Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Susan Bruce Full Governors & Committees No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Carol Clayton Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Mrs Elizabeth Broomhead Full Governors & Committees    Co-Chair Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Barbara Davis Full Governors & Committees No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Judith Flower Full Governors & Committees. Relief Clerk to Governors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr John Dean Full Governors & Committees Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mrs K Webley Full Governors & Committees No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Miss Alison Ivins Full Governors & Committees,   Co-Chair Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mr Tim Polkinghorne Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mr John Marriott Full Governors & Committees Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Position Vacant  Clerk to Governors

  Please click to see –

Governor Meeting Attendance Record 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

Governor Meeting Attendance Record 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018
Governor Meeting Attendance Record 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017
Governor Meeting Attendance Record 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2016

Any correspondence may be addressed to the Governors care of Hartington C of E Primary School or an email sent to

 If you wish to speak with a Governor please contact the school on 01298 84254.

Liz Broomhead MBE – Co-Chair & FoundationLix

Favourite subject at school: Physical Education

Having been a PE teacher for over 25 years as well as coaching netball I love being and working with young people. I had such a positive and enjoyable time at school as a child- firstly at this school, Hartington C of E Primary and then at Cavendish Grammar School, Buxton. I especially enjoyed the experience of team work in sport, drama and music, including the importance of loyalty and commitment and the pleasure of working together with a common aim. I really want children at this school to have the same type of opportunities and experiences that I was fortunate to have.

Over the past few years the governors have built on these principles which are demonstrated by the positive use and impact of the School Sport and PE Premium Funding partnership with Biggin School to form BIGGHARTS; community lunches, Gardening Club, links with the history group in particular WWI and George Fredrick Birch memories and letters. The positive and productive relationship of the Governing Body with staff and pupils ensures that the monitoring of progress is achieved. Going forward we want to support the staff in maintaining and developing the quality of teaching and assessment and strive for an Ofsted Report- outstanding! 

Barbara Davis – Parent Governor

BarbaraFavourite subject at school: Accounting & Book-Keeping.

I enjoy being a governor at the school.  You get to see first hand how the children come on in such a nurturing and Christian environment.  Each child is seen as an individual and therefore treated as one.  They are happy children and it is a pleasure to be part of the process of them beginning school and seeing them blossom into young adults that are ready for their next step in life. 

Tracy Blackwell – Head Teacher 


Favourite subjects at school: PE, Art and Literacy.

As well as having the privilege of being Head Teacher here at Hartington C of E Primary and enjoying the honour of working alongside the youngsters here on a daily basis; teaching and nurturing them; watching them grow and develop, I am also incredibly pleased to work alongside the dedicated governor team to ensure the right decisions are made for the good of both pupils and staff alike. It is really lovely to be in a position to lead the school and work so closely with passionate members of our local community including partners, staff and residents.

This school has always had a strong Christian ethos, which is reflected in the vision of being at the heart of the community and working in partnership to provide the best quality holistic education for every child.

Judith Flower – Staff Governor & Temp Clerk

JudeFavourite subject at school: Wood work and metal work.

My father went to school here and always has fond memories of his days at Hartington C of E Primary School and that’s why I brought my children here too.

Whilst working in the school I have met some wonderful people who believed in me and have given me the courage to extend my learning. I have gained my Level 2 and 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools certificates, and also qualifications in ICT. I am very pleased to sit on the Governor panel and support the running of this unique family school. I hope to ensure that it remains a wonderful, Christian schooling environment for generations to come.

Sue Bruce – Local Authority Governor 

GovernorFavourite subject at school: Needlework and Domestic Science.

The thing I enjoy most about being a governor here at Hartington is seeing the children progress through school with good reports and growing into lovely young people.

I endeavor to ensure that I always ask questions and get answers during governor meetings, so that everyone knows and understands what is going on at the school and if/ how we can work together as a team to rectify issues, develop relationships and ensure the school is as strong as ever. I hope the school achieves an outstanding Ofsted report.

Carol Clayton – Community Governor 

Scan0017Favourite subject at school: Geography.

I very much enjoy helping the children to ensure there is always a happy and friendly environment at school and I hope to encourage active learning.

I like to work together as a team to work towards delegating policies and putting them into practice. I hope to work towards outstanding reports for our very special school.

K Webley – Parent Governor 

Throughout my adult life I have lived in very varied communities and my work as a nurse has enabled me to meet and help people from all walks of life, with numerous life challenges. I am committed to helping people reach their best in life, and be the happiest that they can be. As a school governor I would also like to be able to help young people in my local community achieve this.

As well as my ability to connect with different groups, through my work I have gained numerous other qualities. Skills in communication, research and audit are those which I feel may be particularly helpful to the role of governor. 

Hartington Primary School has an important role to play in shaping the lives of local children, it is my aim that each child who attends the school has enriching and fulfilling experiences which equip them to thrive in the real world.

John Dean – Foundation 

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I find helping with reading and literacy rewarding, particularly encouraging the children to speak clearly with expression as though they are on TV or the stage. I believe the children also enjoy it which makes it worthwhile.

I am a volunteer at the Ashbourne branch of the British Heart Foundation, a charity for which I have helped to raise money for more than 30 years.

Miss Alison Ivins – Co-Chair & Co-Opted Governor

Mr Tim Polkinghorne – Co-Opted Governor


Mr John Marriott – Co-Opted Governor

Clerk to Governors – Situation Vacant

Temporary Clerk to Governors – Mrs Judith Flower

Governor – Vacancies -please contact school


PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Sept 2019 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Jan 2019 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Nov 2018 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Oct 2018 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – …


Terms of Reference 2019 Governing Body terms of reference Safeguarding Committee Health & Safety Committee Human Resources Committee Personnel Teaching & Learning / Community Links / Curriculum Committee Children & Learning / Community Links / Complaints Committee Finance & Premises Committee  


Minutes of the Meeting 23rd January 2019 (FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 28th November 2019 (FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 19th Sep 2019 (FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 4th July 2019 (FGB) Minutes of the meeting 13th June 2019 (FGB) + (Confidential) Minutes of the meeting 14th Mar 2019 (Finance & FGB) Minutes of the …

Governors Diary

Dates of Governor Meetings: All meetings take place at Hartington Primary School at 6pm Thursday 4th July 2019 Thursday 13th June 2019 Thursday 14th March 2019 – FGB + Finance Thursday 24th Jan 2019 – FGB Thursday 29th Nov 2018 -FGB + Finance Thursday 4th Oct 2018 – FGB + Election of Officers Thursday 28th …