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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to Huntingtree Primary School. Thank you for choosing to visit our website to find out about the work that our governors do in support of our wonderful school. At Huntingtree, we believe that children learn and flourish when they feel safe and happy to come to school. We therefore work hard to develop the personal and social skills of our children, rooted in mutual respect and high expectations. We aim to offer the highest possible academic standards, supporting the expectation that all pupils are encouraged to do their very best.

Our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. We have staff and parent governors who have direct links to the school, governors appointed by the Local Authority, and governors who have been co-opted to serve on the governing body in view of the particular skills they offer. The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a team enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of the school. The governing body meet as often as required, meeting once each term as a minimum. Our membership structure is currently as follows:

Picture 1 Mr G Craig (National Leader of Governance) Chair
Picture 2 Mrs N Chapman - Co-Opted Governor (Vice Chair)
Picture 3 Mr J Harrold - Headteacher
Picture 4 Mr D Evans - Staff Governor
Picture 5 Mr J Flanagan - Co-opted Governor
Picture 6 Mrs J Nisbet - Parent Governor
Picture 7 Mr D Baker - Co-opted Governor
Picture 8 Mr G C H Partridge - Co-opted Governor
Picture 9 Mr K Roper - Parent Governor
Picture 10 Mrs K Wright -Parent Governor
Picture 11 Mrs J McGrath - Parent Governor
Picture 12 Vacancy - LA Governor

The work of the Governing Body

We have termly meetings in place with governors carrying out delegated monitoring and evaluation between meetings aligned to a scheduled programme of work. In addition, we also have statutory committees in place for the purposes of school improvement, resources, performance management, pay, appeals, disciplinary and dismissal matters. Governors have specific responsibilities attached to their roles and visit the school on a regular basis to meet with staff and pupils.


Whole School Community – Our Role

As a governing body, we believe that our parents, carers, pupils, staff, governors and members of the wider local community all have an equally important part to play in the success of our school. Your views are important to us, and we are always pleased to hear your suggestions as to how we can improve. If you would like to pass on a suggestion for school improvement, or if you are interested in becoming a school governor, I can be contacted via the school office for further information.


George Craig

Chair of Governors

Huntingtree Primary School

Governing Body Structure

The governors are a team of people, drawn from the local community who are responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best quality education that we can for the children.

Following due consideration and full discussion by the Governing Body at the FGB meeting in September 2014, it was decided to reconstitute the governors to the following:

4 Parent Governors

1 LA Governors

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher Governor

4 Community Governors

11 in total


From the above, the Chairperson is elected by all the governors on an annual basis.

All parents at the school are eligible to vote and elect parent governors. Governors hold office for four years. You will be notified when elections are due. If you are interested in being involved in this capacity please ask for more information or speak to one of the governors who will be happy to tell you about their work. Minutes of the Governing Body Meetings are available on request from the school office.


Governors attendance


Full Governing Body Meetings:


Governors name 20.6.2016 19.9.2016 13.2.2017 22.5.2017 30.10.2017
Mr G Craig
Mrs S Price        
Mr J Harrold
Mr C Partridge Apologies
Mr M Freeman Apologies Apologies      
Ms E Grice Apologies        
Mr B Cox    
Mr J Flanagan
Mrs J Nisbet
Mr D Rogers Apologies        
Mr D Baker Apologies
Mrs N Chapman    
Mrs J Piller     Apologies  
Mr K Roper      
Mrs J McGrath      
Mrs K Wright      


School Improvement Meetings:


Name 11.11.16 13.1.17 3.3.2017 7.4.2017 21.7.2017 29.9.2017
Mr J Harrold Apologies
Mr G Craig Apologies
Mr D Baker
Mrs J Nisbet Apologies
Mrs N Chapman


Resources Meetings:


Name 22.4.16 20.6.16 14.11.16 27.3.2017 3.7.2017
Mr J Flanagan    
Mr G Craig      
Mr J Harrold    
Mrs S Parkes      
Mr C Partridge
Mr M Freeman Apologies    
Mr B Cox Apologies    
Ms E Grice Apologies Apologies      
Mrs J Piller       Apologies Apologies


Annual Governance Statement for Huntingtree Primary School 2015/16.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of our Governing Body are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction;

2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and for the performance management of staff;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term, we also have two committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail and three committees to carry out statutory functions.  These committees are:


  • School Improvement Committee
  • Finance and Premises / Resources Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Performance Management Committee
  • Appeals Committee.


The work that we have completed in our committees during the past year includes:

· Annual review of the work of the Governing body carried out

· School budget monitoring

· Pupil Premium /Sports Premium monitoring and evaluation

· Health and Safety issues and building works monitored

· Scheduled policies and procedures updated and reviewed

· Staff recruitment and staff allocation monitoring

· New Curriculum implementation and assessments monitored to ensure pupils develop their learning

· Data analysed to ensure that pupils make good progress from their starting points

· Attendance monitored and tracked

· Parent events attended



Our Governing Body Development Plan 2016-2017 hopes to achieve the following:

· Support the school to improve the outcomes of all pupils

· Ensure that all governors make a positive contribution to the work of the school

· Revise governor induction policy to establish robust recruitment criteria and ongoing commitment to governor training and development.


Register of Business Interests - Annual Report (Overview of financial year 2017/2018)

How you can contact the Governing Body? We welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas and are happy to provide more information if you are interested in finding out about becoming a governor. The Chair of Governors, Mr George Craig, can be contacted via the School Office, or alternative complete the form below.