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Governors

Holbrook Governing Body

The Governing Bodies main responsibilities is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.  The Governors at Holbrook also want to provide enriching learning experiences for the children and encourage a love for learning that will continue through their lives.  That they will grow to be well rounded, confident adults that in turn will contribute to their community.

All state maintained schools are accountable to their Governing bodies which in turn are accountable to parents and the community.  Governing bodies are made up of parents, staff, representatives of local authority and the business community.  Governing bodies are required to meet formally a minimum of three times a year, this may include an annual ‘away day’ type event to review the previous year’s strategy and to set the following year’s priorities.

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, must make decisions which are in the best interest of the children and young people and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.  It is the school’s accountable body as such:

  • Provide a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework
  • Appoint and performance manage the Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures.
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.
  • Sign off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. 

Our Governors

Shirley Gardner
Chair of Governors 

HTPM
Website
Link training governor
Literacy and early reading

Ian Holmes
Headteacher

 

 


 

John Smithurst
Co Opted Governor

Resources
Partnerships


 

Natalie Davies
Associate Governor

Data/Curriculum
Website

 

 

Shantel Garnham

Co Opted Governor

 

Child protection and Safeguarding inc Digital monitoring

Attendance

Maths

Sarah Young

Staff Governor

 

Sports premium

PE Premium

 

 

Ali O'Neil

Co Opted Governor

 

HTPM

History/geography

MFL

Resources

Zoe Hickling

Co opted Governor

 

 

Well-being

EYFS

 

 

Stuart McClaughlin

 

 

Data/Curriculum

Equalities
Anti-bullying

 

 

Kevin Yarde

Parent Governor

 

Resources

Health and safety

 

 

 

Lisa Matthews
Co Opted Governor

Vice Chair

SEN 
Pupil premium

Looked after children

Well Being inc fair workload

 

Chris Brett
Parent Governor

Chair of Resources
Pay panel
Partnerships

PHSE
Music

 

 

Clare Webber

Parent Governor

RE

Partnerships

     

For more information on the role of the Governor or how to become a Governor please reference the West Sussex Council page.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please speak to Mrs Moloney, Clerk to the Governors in the school office.