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Governors

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 2020/2021

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

MBE

Foundation/ Derby Diocese

Co-Chair of Governors

30- APR- 2020 30-Apr-2024 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S

 

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 Finance Full Governors &  Committees None
Mrs S Bruce Local Authority 23 – Jan 2020 23 -Jan 2024 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs C Clayton Co-opted  Resigned May 2020 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 23-Jan 2020 23-Jan 2024 Full Governors & Committees None
Mr John Marriott Co-Opted Resigned July 2020 23 Jan 2020 23 – Jan 2024 Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs Dorothy Hawton Co-Opted 16 Sept 2020 16 Sept 2024 Full Governors & Committees None
Ms Gillian Dennis Associate 21 Oct 2020 21 Oct  2024
Clerk To Governors Post vacant

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 4-12-20 21-10-20 16-9-20 2-7-19 14-5-19 19-3-19 23-1-19 28-11-19 19-9-19
Mrs Tracy Blackwell Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Susan Bruce Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 No Yes Yes
Mrs Elizabeth Broomhead Full Governors & Committees    Co-Chair No Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes Yes Yes
Mrs Judith Flower Full Governors & Committees. Temp Clerk to Governors Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes Yes Yes
Mr John Dean Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes No Yes
Mrs K Webley Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 No Yes Yes
Miss Alison Ivins Full Governors & Committees,   Co-Chair Yes No Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes Yes Yes
Mr Tim Polkinghorne Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Cov 19 Cov 19 Cov 19 Yes Yes N/A
Mrs Dorothy Hawton Full Governors & Committees Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ms Gillian Dennis Associate Governor 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 2019 to 31st August 2020

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 governors@hartington.derbyshire.sch.uk

 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! 

Tracy Blackwell – Head Teacher

Tracy

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.

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 John Dean2

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 & Parent Governor

Mr Tim Polkinghorne – Co-Opted Governor

I decided to join Hartington School as a co opted governor to offer support for the school staff and fellow governors. The mountain of policies, systems and procedures that exist for much larger schools also has to be addressed in this village school.
The staff remain passionate about individual pupil progress and it feels good to offer time and support to such dedicated committed members of teaching staff and governors in a village school

Thank you for all your efforts – much appreciated by many parents.

Mrs Dorothy Hawton – Co-Opted Governor

 

Having recently retired from teaching, I decided that I would like to continue my interest in education by listening to the children read in Hartington School. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and the way they support and encourage each other in their learning.  I very much hope that I can make a further contribution to this thriving community in my role as a governor.

Speaking as a member of St Giles’ congregation, we would like to strengthen the links with the school and find creative ways to work with the children. I have enjoyed the services where the children have demonstrated their great talent and realise that there will be mutual benefits from such a partnership.

Finally, as we live in such a beautiful part of the country, I look forward to helping with any activities which encourage the children to appreciate and care for their environment. This is so important for the development of thoughtful, responsible young people we need for the future.

 

Ms Gillian Dennis – Associate Governor

Clerk to Governors – Situation Vacant

Temporary Clerk to Governors – Mrs Judith Flower

Governor – Vacancies -please contact school

PE & SSPF

PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Dec 2020 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Sept 2020 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Nov 2019 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – Report to Governors Sept 2019 PE and Schools Sports Premium Funding – …

Documents

Terms of Reference 2020 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   Model Protocol for Governor visits to classrooms 2020

Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting 25th Nov 2020 (FGB) Minutes of the Focused Meeting 21st Oct 2020 (FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 16th Sep 2020 (FGB) Covid 19 – Virtual Minutes for July 2020 (FGB) Covid 19 – Virtual Minutes for March  2020 (FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 23rd January 2020(FGB) Minutes of the Meeting 28th …

Governors Diary

Dates of Governor Meetings: All meetings take place at Hartington Primary School at 4:30 pm or 6pm Wednesday 14th July 2021 – FGB Wednesday 19th May 2021 – FGB Wednesday 17th Mar 2021 – FGB + Finance Wednesday 27th Jan 2021 – FGB Wednesday 25th Nov 2020 – FGB Wednesday 21st Oct 2020 – Focused …