Governance Information

The Governing Body of the Federation of Hackbridge Primary School and Spencer Nursery School (federated on 1st November 2016)

What is the Governing Body?

The Governing Body plays a key role in ensuring that our school provides a safe and secure learning environment for all our pupils and monitors the work of the school to ensure that all pupils receive an effective and high quality education.  Its role is to provide strategic support whilst leaving the day to day running of the school to the Headteacher and Senior Leaders.  The Governing Body does not make all decisions but delegates responsiblity to its sub-committees who hold termly meetings and then feed back into the termly Full Governing Body meeting.

The sub-committees are:

Learning & Attainment Committee

Considers all learning and other educational experiences relating to the curriculum to ensure high standards of educational achievement.

Resources Committee

Consider all matters relating to the staffing and finance of the school. They are responsible for the close monitoring of the school budget and ensuring that value for money is achieved in supporting the teaching and learning of the children in the best way possible.

Location Committee

Supports all matters relating to the school premises and the health & safety of all who use our school.

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In addition, the Governing Body identifies specialist membership of an Inclusion Advisory Group comprised of governors with a professional expertise in special educational needs and inclusion practice. This advisory group provides support on all aspects of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium including: SEN, disability, EAL, inclusion, key stage transitions, multi-agency working, behaviour, safeguarding, child protection, pupil premium/disadvantaged pupils.

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Governing Body

NAME

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

TERM OF OFFICE

COMMITTEES

POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY

BUSINESS INTERESTS

DETAILS OF OTHER GOVERNANCE/ROLES IN EDUCATION

RELATIONSHIPS WITH SCHOOL STAFF

Mrs Emma Walford

Headteacher

N/A

01.12.14 –

N/A

Inclusion Advisory

Learning & Attainment

Location

Resources

Headteacher

 

Music link

N/A

Governor at  Archbishop Tenison School

Son works at HPS

 

Daughter works at SNS

Mrs Carole Cook

Co-Opted

Governing Body

23.11.22-22.11.26

Inclusion Advisory

Resources

Chair of Governors

23.11.22-22.11.24

 

SEND link 

 

Equality & Diversity link 

 

Deputy Safeguarding Governor

N/A

N/A

Daughter-in-Law works at HPS

Mrs Angela Baughan

Co-Opted

Governing Body

23.11.22-22.11.26

Inclusion Advisory

Location

Resources

Chair of Location

SEND link 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Sharon Prior

Co-Opted

Governing Body

23.11.22-22.11.26

Inclusion Advisory

Location

Resources

EYFS link 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Dr Emily Plummer

Co-Opted

Governing Body

08.01.21-29.02.24

Location

Attendance link 

Safeguarding link 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Vanessa Packham

Co-Opted

Governing Body

08.10.21-07.10.25

Learning & Attainment

Resources

Chair of Resources

Vice Chair of Governors

N/A

N/A

N/A

Miss Shilan Ghafoor

Co-Opted

Governing Body

28.03.22-27.03.26

Location

ICT link

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Craig Jones

Co-Opted

Governing Body

23.11.23-22.11.27

Location

Wellbeing link

Pupil Premium link

Junior Adventures Group

Pioneer Childcare

High Five Consultancy

 

 

Mrs Anna Garratt

Staff

School Staff

04.10.22-03.10.26

Learning & Attainment

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Stuart McConnachie

LA

LA

23.11.22-22.11.26

Learning & Attainment

Literacy link 

Chair of L&A

N/A

Headteacher at a school in Brighton

N/A

Mrs Patricia Park

Parent

Parents of the Federation

23.02.23-22.02.27

Location

H&S link

Works for Sutton LA

N/A

N/A

Dr Jessica Thomas-Cole

Parent

Parents of the Federation

23.02.23-22.02.27

Learning & Attainment

Science link 

N/A

Teacher at Nonsuch High School for Girls

N/A

Mr Alan McIntosh

Associate Member - no voting rights

Governing Body

01.09.22-31.08.26

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Ian Higgins

Associate Member - no voting rights

Governing Body

03.10.17-02.10.25

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Governors who have left in the past 12 months:

Mrs Sharon Roberts

Co-Opted

Governing Body

25.11.20-31.08.23

Learning & Attainment

 

Resources

 

 

Vice-Chair of Governors

23.11.22-22.11.24

Chair of Resources

Wellbeing Link Governor

Assessment Link Governor

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Equality & Diversity Link Governor

CEO of Primary Academy Trust

Trustee of Cirrus Primary Academy Trust

Daughter-in-Law works at HPS

Miss Tessa Tyler-Todd

Co-Opted

Governing Body

09.02.21-11.01.23

Learning & Attainment

Literacy Link Governor

 

Attendance Link Governor

N/A

N/A

N/A

Miss Elisabeth Tuffey

Parent

Parents of Pupils at the school

10.05.21-11.01.23

Location

N/A

Self-employed SEND Therapist

N/A

N/A

Observers:

Miss Natalie Robins

Deputy Headteacher

N/A

N/A

Inclusion Advisory

Learning & Attainment

Location

Resources

Deputy Headteacher

N/A

Cluster Lead SENCo for LA

N/A

Mrs Sarah Saunders

Finance & Operations Manager

N/A

N/A

Location

Resources

Finance & Operations Manager

N/A

N/A

N/A

Miss Jessica Parsons

HR & Governance Officer

N/A

N/A

Learning & Attainment

Location

Resources

HR & Governance Officer 

N/A

Clerk to Governors at a Merton school

N/A

Clerk to Governors: Mrs D Russell

 

Please click here to view Governing Body Attendance 2022/2023