Meet the Governors
Chair of Governors
Mrs Becky Veal
Mrs Anna Jones
Mrs Nicola Addis
Mr Darren Holland
Mr Dan Webb
Mrs Dina Wilson
Mr Gary Hemphill
Mr Jon Hill
Clerk to Governors
Mrs Jackie Finney
Please click on the below links to view and download a PDF of the governors information:
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Parent Governor Vacancies
We have two vacancies for parent governors which we need to fill as soon as possible. Shamblehurst Primary school has always aimed for a partnership with parents, which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.
The governing body’s main tasks are:
- to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. In looking to fill this vacancy the governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the governing body:
- Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.
- A passion for securing the absolute best outcomes for all the children in our fantastic Community. The absolute desire to make a difference to ALL children.
- The desire to champion children who are vulnerable, including children in receipt of the pupil premium and children who have SEN or a disability.
- Time and availability to take part in monitoring visits within the school day so that the governing body knows their school very well.
Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.
If you feel you can help in this capacity please contact the office for an application form which will need to be completed and returned to the school by 12.00 noon on 16th May 2018.
The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the school’s website. You should also look at the information for prospective governors on the Hampshire County Council website.
You will find video, e-learning and written information on the site and all of these will provide you with further details about the role.
Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to an identity check.
If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper in due course. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.
What do School Governors Governors do?
Governors are strategic leaders in schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
Our school Governing Body is made up of Co-opted, Parent, Staff and Local Authority Governors. Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the link between the School and the Community it serves.
Each individual Governor is a member of the governing body and all decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.
Our role as a Governing Body is to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Support the Headteacher, but hold her to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
- Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
As Governors, we attend meetings, we ask questions after having read the associated paperwork, we make school visits and attend school events. We also have special responsibilities assigned to us, for example, Development and Training, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Special Educational Needs, Maths, English, IT, Early Years Foundation Stage, Teaching & Learning, Finances, Personal Development, Headteacher’s Performance Management and Pay Committees. We also are involved in reviewing policies and the school’s budget.
No individual Governor is expected to know it all. The strength of a Governing Body relies upon members from a variety of backgrounds, we share out the duties amongst us, and take decisions as a group. We attend training covering all aspects of governance, including an induction training for new Governors.
The role of a Governor is demanding but rewarding at the same time; it is about the knowledge that we are helping the school and pupils reach their potential, the satisfaction of giving something back to the community, a sense of purpose and achievement, and the opportunity to work as a part of a team committed to achieve the best for the whole school community.
(The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All Governors’ appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure).