Governors

Welcome to our Governors section.

Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Janet Lavelle (Chair) 29.4.19-28.4.23 FGB, Resources, T&L, HT appraisal, Writing, Science

Faye Davey (Vice Chair) 2.3.16-1.3.20 FGB, T&L, HT appraisal, Science, Attendance

Sally Galling Co-opted 12.1.18- 11.1.22 FGB, Resources (Chair), Pay committee, Safeguarding lead, maths, reading

Daniel Jefferson Co-opted 5.11.18- 4.11.22 FGB, Resources, Pay committee, Finance lead, PE, Curriculum/Cornerstones 

Vacancy Co-opted

Nia Constable Parent 12.2.16-  11.2.20 FGB, T&L (Chair), HT appraisal, writing, PP

Yvonne Tolhurst Parent 9.2.18- 8.2.22 FGB, T&L, Resources, Pay committee, SEND, reading, maths

Tom Churchward Parent 16.3.18- 15.3.22 FGB, Resources, Pay committee, GDPR, Curriculum/Cornerstones, PE

Rebecca Buss Parent 8.2.19- 7.2.23 FGB, Resources, Pay committee, T&L, RR&SRE, H&S lead, deputy  Safeguarding 

Charlie Morrish Parent 15.11.19- 14.11.23 FGB

Phil Twiss LA 6.3.18-5.3.22 Resources, Pay committee

Suzie Buckingham staff 4.10.19- 3.10.23 FGB, Resources, T&L

No longer on governing body but have been in the last 12 months-

James Clifford-Davies parent resigned 23.4.19

Michelle Perryman Co-opted term ended 5.6.19

Sarah Nicholas Staff resigned 9.9.19

Attendance at Governor Body Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

T&L 13.11.18 

Res 26.11.18

 

 

FGB 18.12.18

 

 

T&L 22.1.19

Res 11.2.19 (from 4.2.19)

 

 

FGB 19.3.19

 

Res 23.4.19

T&L 7.5.19

 

Res 17.6.19

 

T&L 9.7.19

 

FGB 16.7.19

 

FGB 17.9.19

 

Res 14.10.19

 

T&L 12.11.19

 

Christoher Tribble (Head)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Faye Davey (Chair Co-opted)

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

No

No

Yes 

Yes (Vice Chair now)

N/A          Yes

Michelle Perryman (Vice Chair co-opted)

Yes

N/A

No

Yes

N/A

No

N/A

No

N/A

No

Term of office not continued

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Sally Galling (co-opted)

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

No

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

Daniel Jefferson(co-opted) joined 5.11.18

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

Janet Lavelle (co-opted) joined 29.4.19

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes (Chair now)

No

No

Nia Constable (parent)

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A          Yes

James Clifford-Davies (parent)

N/A

Yes

No

N/A

No

Yes

Resigned 23.4.19

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Yvonne Tolhurst (parent)

Yes 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes/

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tom Churchward (parent)

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

N/A

Rebecca Buss (parent) joined 8.2.19

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Phil Twiss (LA)

N/A

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

No

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

No

Yes                          

 

Sarah Nicholas (staff)

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Resigned 9.9.19

Vacancy

Suzie Buckingham Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of Interests September 2019

 

Janet Lavelle (Chair)

Co-opted 

None

Faye Davey (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

Pupils at HPS

Sally Galling

Co-opted

Other conflict- Son is one of lead officers for safeguarding Babcock

Daniel Jefferson

 

Phil twiss

Co-opted

 

LA

Immediate family- Yvonne Jefferson- mother- employee of HPS

Treasurer of Honiton Hospital League of Friends

County and District Councillor

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

Christopher Tribble 

HT

None

Nia Constable

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Rebecca Buss

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Yvonne Tolhurst

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Tom Churchward

Parent

None

Vacancy

Parent

 

Suzie Buckingham

 

Staff

None

 

Governing Body - Further Information

 

Janet Lavelle, our Chair of Governors, can be contacted via the school address or by email, chairofgovernors@honitonprimary.co.uk

 

The Governing Body assists the Headteacher and the staff to decide on the school’s aims and strategic improvement. They also have a responsibility to provide the Headteacher and staff with support, constructive advice and information and to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness.

 

The Headteacher and staff are accountable to the Governing Body for the school’s management and performance.

 

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers. We have five Parent Governors, who bring their own expertise as parents. Five Co-opted Governors who are invited by the Governing Body to become members as they have specific areas of expertise. Two Staff Governors, including the Headteacher, to represent the views and expertise of the staff. One Local Authority Governor who represent the Local Authority.

 

At our last Ofsted inspection in February 2013 it was stated that,

 

'Governors know the school well, are determined to improve it further and hold leaders to account for the effectiveness of the school. They have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and how well it performs in comparison with other similar schools. They understand the areas for development and work closely with the school to refine and implement the school improvement plan. They are regular visitors to the school and are individually ‘attached’ to specific classes. They understand well the links between teachers’ performance and progression through the pay scales and how underperformance is tackled. The governing body has an effective committee structure and individual governors’ expertise is used well, for example to ensure that the school’s finances are carefully audited and well managed. The governors have a clear understanding of how the pupil premium funding is allocated and its impact in improving levels of pupil attainment. Governors are kept well informed by the school’s leadership and also attend regular training so that they can fulfil their roles more effectively. They ensure that the school meets all statutory obligations, particularly those related to safeguarding and the safe recruitment of staff.'

 

The Governing Body meet at least once per term. Each Governor is also a member of a least one sub-committee. These committees which meet at least termly are:-

 

  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Resources Committee

 

For further information about being a Governor or any other questions please contact Janet Lavelle, Chair of Governors, through the school.

 

Governing body minutes, including committee minutes, are public documents unless they are confidential. Please contact the Clerk to the Governors through the school if you wish to access them. 

 

The minutes of our meetings are available from the school on request.