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
|Name||Governor Type||Start Date||End Date||Committee||Voting Rights||Declaration of Interest|
|Mrs E Broomhead
|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|
|Clerk To Governors||Post vacant|
Please click to see –Resigned Governors
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
|Mrs Tracy Blackwell||Full Governors & Committees||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mrs Susan Bruce||Full Governors & Committees||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||No||Yes||Yes|
|Mrs Elizabeth Broomhead||Full Governors & Committees Co-Chair||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mrs Judith Flower||Full Governors & Committees. Relief Clerk to Governors||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mr John Dean||Full Governors & Committees||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||No||Yes|
|Mrs K Webley||Full Governors & Committees||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||No||Yes||Yes|
|Miss Alison Ivins||Full Governors & Committees, Co-Chair||No||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mr Tim Polkinghorne||Full Governors & Committees||Yes||Cov 19||Cov 19||Cov 19||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Position Vacant||Clerk to Governors|
Please click to see –
Any correspondence may be addressed to the Governors care of Hartington C of E Primary School or an email sent to email@example.com
If you wish to speak with a Governor please contact the school on 01298 84254.
Liz Broomhead MBE – Co-Chair & Foundation
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
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
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
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
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
Clerk to Governors – Situation Vacant
Temporary Clerk to Governors – Mrs Judith Flower
Governor – Vacancies -please contact school