Governors at Hemyock

Our local governing body (LGB) supports our Head Teacher to determine and act upon the ‘local’ and national agenda and together we strive for excellence for every child in our care at Hemyock Primary School.

The LGB’s Terms of reference and decision making is set by Ventrus Directors and is reviewed annually, but centred on core areas of work;

These are:

* To propose and review progress of the School Improvement Plan

* To propose, approve and monitor pupil behaviour policies

* T support pupil admission arrangements and allocate or refuse places

* To propose and monitor premise related policies

* To support the Health & Safety work of the school through risk and critical incident plans

The LGB provides Directors with important local context and self-evaluation information to aid the direction of the Trust and decision taken for all Ventrus schools.

Our governors

Our  LGB is made up of up 7 members of which two are elected as parent representatives and one is elected as a staff representative.

Mrs Claire Alers-Hankey – Chair

Date of appointment 10.12.18.

I am a parent Governor, with responsibility for Health & Safety. I have twin boys, who started at Hemyock Primary in 2017, and another boy who will hopefully be starting at Hemyock in a couple of years. I was motivated to become a Governor as a means of contributing to school life and the local community. I think we are lucky to have such a good school, and I hope that I can promote and support the school, to enable it to grow and adapt to the changes it can be faced with.

Mr Richard Whiteside – (Community Governor)

Safeguarding Governor. Date of appointment 17.12.13.

Formerly a Parent Governor, I have recently become a Community Governor. I am married to Alison and we run Wildside Experience which is a local business that organises wildlife and countryside experiences for primary school groups – including Hemyock School.

I am proud to be able to support the school as a Governor, and I am continuously impressed by the hard-working and selfless attitude of the staff who work here. As a former teacher, still working with children, and now a long-standing Safeguarding Governor, I have useful experience that I bring to the Governing Body.

Mr Jonathan Hillman (Community Governor)

Date of appointment 11.02.15.

Having recently taken on the role of Pastor at Rosemary Lane Chapel, Clayhidon, I am delighted to be able to join the Governors at Hemyock School as a community representative. Having worked at Uffculme School for over 8 years, I feel that working with the students and staff of Hemyock Primary is a wonderful opportunity to serve the community and, in some small way, support those who are continuing to shape the school that sits at the hearts of so many local people’s lives. I am married to Emma and we have a little boy Hadley, who in a few years will be starting at Hemyock we hope. Beyond school, chapel and family life, I have a passion for football and even help coach at local rivals, Churchstanton Primary School.

Mrs Kath Bright – Vice Chair (Parent Governor)

Date of appointment 30.11.17.

I have two children at Hemyock Primary School, in Year 2 and reception. I proposed myself for Governor because I wanted to become more involved in my children’s education and use the skills I have as a Civil Engineer to contribute towards the further development of the school.

I am looking forward to working with the Governing Body to promote and support the school.

Mrs Lorna Pring (Parent Governor)

Date of appointment 30.11.17.

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