Little Hoole Primary School, Dob Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR4 5QL

01772 613026

bursar@littlehoole.lancs.sch.uk

Little Hoole Primary School

Where children grow in self-esteem

Little Hoole Primary School Governors

(for more information about specific governors click on their name)

CO-OPTED CHAIR

Mr J Barwise

LOCAL AUTHORITY  VICE CHAIR

Mrs S Kenny

CO_OPTED GOVERNOR

Mr D Owen

PARENT GOVERNOR

Vacancy

PARENT GOVERNOR

Mrs A Anderson

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

Mr J Rainsbury

PARENT GOVERNOR

Mrs N Heath

STAFF

Vacancy
CO-OPTED

Vacancy

CO-OPTED

Mrs. S. Molder

HEADTEACHER

Mr D Stammers

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS

 Mr B Golding

 

You can contact our Governors either through the school office or by email at bursar@littlehoole.lancs.sch.uk

Attendance at Meetings Sept 2021 to date

LIttle Hoole Governors Terms of Reference 2020

Instrument Of Governance

Register of Business Interests

Little Hoole Primary School Governors Information 

 

The Key Role of The School Governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

Effective governance will include these core features:

  • Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
  • Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
  • Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters

A Governor does NOT:

 Write school policies

  • Undertake audits of any sort – whether financial or health & safety - even if the governor has the relevant professional experience
  • Spend much time with the pupils of the school – if you want to work directly with children, there are many other voluntary valuable roles within the school
  • Fundraise – this is the role of the PTA – the governing body should consider income streams and the potential for income generation, but not carry out fundraising tasks
  • Undertake classroom observations to make judgements on the quality of teaching – the governing body monitors the quality of teaching in the school by requiring data from the senior staff and from external sources
  • Do the job of the school staff – if there is not enough capacity within the paid staff team to carry out the necessary tasks, the governing body need to consider and rectify this