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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. – Chairman of the Governors, Barbara Davis 

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.

Derbyshire County Council Governing Board Newsletter Feb 2016 

Please click to see – 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

Vice-Chair of Governors

01-May-12 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 Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs J Flower Staff 09-Oct-13 08-Oct-17 Safeguarding & HR Full Governors &  Committees None
Mrs B Davis Parent

Chair of Governors

13-Nov-14 12-Nov-  18 Safeguarding & HR

Chair of Committee

Full Governors & Committees None
Mr B Wager Co-Opted Governor 29-Sep-16 Sep-2020 Finance & Premises

Chair of Committee

Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs S Bruce Local Authority 24-Oct-15 23-Oct-19 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs C Clayton Co-opted 13-Nov-14 12-Nov-18 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs K Webley Parent 23-Mar-17 23-Mar-21 Safeguarding & HR Full Governors & Committees None
Mrs R Gardner

resigned 1-9-17

Associate 01-Sep-14 13-Aug-18 Curriculum, Assessment & H&S Committees only None
Mr John Dean Foundation Ex Officio 17-Sep-15 16-Sep-19 Safeguarding & HR Full Governors & Committees None
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 21-9-17 13-7-17 25-5-17 2-5-17 16-3-17 23-2-17 25-1-17 19-1-17 8-12-16 17-11-16 29-9-16
Mrs Tracy Blackwell Full Governors & Committees  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Mrs Susan Bruce Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes  Yes  No No  Yes No  Yes  No  Yes Yes
Mrs Carol Clayton Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes  Yes  No No  Yes No Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Mrs Elizabeth Broomhead Full Governors & Committees Yes No  Yes  Yes Yes  Yes Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Mrs Barbara Davis Full Governors & Committees No Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Mr Barry Wager Full Governors & Committees No No No  No No  No No Yes No  Yes No
Mrs Judith Flower Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes  No Yes  Yes  No
Mr John Dean Full Governors & Committees No Yes  yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  No Yes  Yes  Yes
Mrs K Webley Full Governors & Committees Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  Yes Yes  Yes No Yes  Yes
Ms Rachel Gardner Committees only N/A No No No No  No No  No No  No  Yes
Clerk to Governors

  Please click to see –

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.

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

 

Barbara Davis – Chairman

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. 

Liz Broomhead MBE – Vice Chairman

Lix

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 

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 believe in me and have given me the courage to extend my learning. I 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 Governors panel to do my bit and help to take care of the school. I hope to ensure that it remains a wonderful, Christian schooling environment for generations to come.

Barry Wager – Co-Opted Governor 

Barry

Favourite subjects at school: Biology, PE and sport.

The aspect I enjoy the most about being a member of the school governing team, is knowing I am doing my bit to try to help my local school in whatever capacity I can. I came to school here, as did many of my family members before me and also my children too, so I am passionate about supporting the school and keeping it going. I volunteer as part of a strong team of governors and staff alike. 

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 endeavour 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 

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 also Chairman of the Ashbourne branch of the British Heart Foundation and organise a number of events including an annual fundraising swimathon which takes place at Arc Leisure in Matlock.

Clerk to Governors – Situation Vacant

Documents

Terms of Reference 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

Minutes of the meeting 21-Sept 2017 (FGB) (Awaiting approval) Minutes of the meeting 13-July-2017 (FGB) Minutes of meeting 25-May-2017 (FGB) Minutes of meeting 2-May-2017  (Confidential) Minutes of meeting 16-Mar-2017 – (Ofsted inspection preparation) + (Confidential) Minutes of meeting 23- Feb-17 (Assessment Strategy meeting) + (Confidential) Minutes of meeting 25-Jan-17  (Confidential) Minutes of meeting 19-Jan-17 (FGB) Minutes of …

Governors Diary

Dates of Governor Meetings: All meetings take place at Hartington Primary School at 7pm Thursday 12th July 2018 – FGB Thursday 28th June 2018 – FGB Thursday 24th May 2018 – FGB Thursday 26th April 2018 – FGB Thursday 15th March 2018 – FGB Thursday 15th February 2018 – FGB Thursday 11th January 2018 – …