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Governing Body (SSB)

Every governing body has three core functions which are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

At Hardwick Community Primary School in the 2017 / 2018 school year we undertook this work by meeting 6 times per year as a Full Governing Body to:

  • Review what has been achieved against the School Development Plan
  • Receive information about the school, including information about pupil progress, attendance, staff appraisal, financial information, health and safety and safeguarding.
  • Ensure our statutory duties are being met
  • Challenge the school and ourselves.

During the year the Resources Committee met 4 times to consider and challenge the strategies being used to support the school’s development and improvement.


Governors also:

  • Ensure that policies are reviewed and updated to underpin the school’s work
  • Visit the school to speak with staff and children about various aspects of the school
  • Ensure that all statutory duties are being met
  • Attend training both in and out of school to increase their knowledge about governance
  • Prepare for each meeting by reading information to be able ask the challenging questions which help the school show that there is a continuous drive for improvement in all aspects of school life

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In the academic year 2017/2018 the Governors at Hardwick Community Primary School were:

Name Mrs Debbie Delaterre – Vice-Chair
Governor category Co-opted
Date of appointment 01.09.15
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 31.08.19
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role Resources
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 4/6 Resources: 3 / 4  
Relationship with other governors or school staff Mother of George Kirtland – Co-opted Governor
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Mrs Sue English
Governor category Co-opted
Date of appointment 01.09.15
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 31.08.19
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 6/6  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Ms Julie Hawkin
Governor category Staff - Headteacher
Date of appointment N/A
Term of Office N/A
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office N/A
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role Resources
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 6/6 Resources: 4/4  
Relationship with other governors or school staff Spouse: Alfred Liddle (1:1 tutor)
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest Spouse as above

Name Ms Gemma Jobson
Governor category Staff
Date of appointment 01.07.18 (re-appointment)
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 30.06.22
Appointed by whom Staff
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 6/6  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest Member of teaching staff

Name Mrs Dorothy Kent
Governor category Local Authority
Date of appointment 01.01.14
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) 31.12.17
Date of end of term of office 31.12.17
Appointed by whom Local Authority – Oxfordshire County Council
Committee membership and role Resources
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 (before 31.12.17) Full Governing Body: 2/2 Resources: 1/1  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Mr George Kirtland
Governor category Co-opted
Date of appointment 18.12.17
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 17.12.21
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 (after 18.12.17) Full Governing Body: 4/4  
Relationship with other governors or school staff Son of Debbie Delaterre –Co-opted Governor
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Mrs Seema Mistry
Governor category Parent
Date of appointment 06.05.18 (re-appointment)
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 05.05.22
Appointed by whom Parents
Committee membership and role Resources - Chair
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 5/6 Resources: 3 / 4  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Mrs Esther Monk
Governor category Co-opted (re-appointment)
Date of appointment 23.05.18
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 22.05.22
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 5/6  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Mr Frank Smith
Governor category Co-opted
Date of appointment 01.09.15
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) 30.11.17
Date of end of term of office 31.08.19
Appointed by whom Governing Body
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 (before 30.11.17) Full Governing Body: 0/1  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest Boswells of Oxford

Name Mrs Catherine Tyler
Governor category Parent
Date of appointment 06.05.18
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 05.05.22
Appointed by whom Parents
Committee membership and role  
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 (after 06.05.18) Full Governing Body: 1/1  
Relationship with other governors or school staff None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None

Name Ms Laura Wearing
Governor category Parent
Date of appointment 06.05.18 (re-appointment)
Term of Office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) N/A
Date of end of term of office 05.05.22
Appointed by whom Parents
Committee membership and role Resources
Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2017-2018 Full Governing Body: 5/6 Resources: 3 / 4
Relationship with other governors or school staff Sister: Lindsey Beattie (HLTA)
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Nature of any interest None