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 co-opted (Chair) 29.4.19-28.4.23 FGB, Resources, T&L, HT appraisal, Maths, Science, greater depth pupils

Rebecca Buss parent (Vice Chair) 8.2.19-7.2.23 FGB, Resources, Pay committee, T&L, HT appraisal, PP lead, deputy safeguarding, PHSE, RE

Sally Galling Co-opted 12.1.18- 11.1.22 FGB, Resources (Chair), Pay committee, Safeguarding lead, English,Reading, Writing, Phonics

Amy Alcock Co-opted 5.10.20- 4.10.24 FGB, Resources, T&L, Pay committee, History and Geography, H&S

Amy Brooker Co-opted 5.2.21- 4.2.25 FGB, T&L IT, Art and DT

Yvonne Tolhurst Parent 9.2.18- 8.2.22 FGB, T&L (Chair), Resources, Pay committee, HT appraisal, SEND/Inclusion, EAL lead, English, Reading, Writing, Phonics

Tom Churchward Parent 16.3.18- 15.3.22 FGB, T&L, GDPR lead,  Curriculum/Cornerstones, PE and Outdoor Ed, 

Milica Lewis-Gadellaa 15.12.20- 14.12.24 FGB, T&L, French and music

Vacancy parent

Phil Twiss LA 6.3.18-5.3.22 FGB, Resources, Pay committee, Community governor

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-

Charlie Morrish Parent resigned 2.10.20

Daniel Jefferson Co-opted resigned 14.6.21

Attendance at Governor Body Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

Res 21.4.20

FGB 27.4.20

 

 

T&L 5.5.20

 

 

Extra FGB 20.5.20

Res 15.6.20

 

 

T&L 14.7.20

 

FGB 14.7.20

FGB 5.10.20

 

FGB 13.10.20

 

Res 9.11.20

 

T&L 10.11.20

 

FGB 15.12.20

 

Res 11.1.21

 

 

 

Christopher Tribble (Head)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Janet Lavelle (Chair- Co-opted)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Yes

Yes          

Rebecca Buss (Vice Chair- Parent)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yvonne Tolhurst (T&L Chair- Parent)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

Sally Galling (Res Chair- Co-opted)

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

Daniel Jefferson (Co-opted)

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

Amy Alcock (Parent) joined 5.10.20

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes          

Amy Brooker (Co-opted) joined 5.2.21

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Phil Twiss (LA)

No 

No

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

Tom Churchward (Parent)

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

 

Charlie Morrish (Parent)

resigned 2.10.20

Milica Lewis-Gadellaa (Parent) joined 15.12.20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

N/A

N/A

 

Suzie Buckingham (Staff)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes          Yes                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting

T&L 12.1.21

FGB 25.1.21

Res 8.3.21

Extra FGB 31.3.21

Res 26.4.21

T&L

27.4.21

Christopher Tribble (Head)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Janet Lavelle (Chair- Co-opted)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rebecca Buss (Vice Chair- Parent)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yvonne Tolhurst (T&L Chair- Parent)

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sally Galling (Res Chair- Co-opted)

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Daniel Jefferson (Co-opted)

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Amy Alcock (Co-opted)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amy Brooker (Co-opted)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

Phil Twiss (LA)

N/A

Yes

No

No

Yes

N/A

Tom Churchward (Parent)

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

Milica Lewis-Gadellaa (Parent)

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

Suzie Buckingham (Staff)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Declaration of Interests September 2020

 

Janet Lavelle (Chair)

Co-opted 

None

Amy Brooker

Co-opted

Pupils at HPS

Sally Galling

Co-opted

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

Vacancy

 

Phil twiss

Co-opted

 

LA

 

June 21- DCC Portfolio Holder for Finance which includes the Direct Schools Grant for all publicly funded schools

Amy Alcock

Co-opted

Pupils at HPS

Christopher Tribble 

HT

None

Milica Lewis-Gadellaa

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Rebecca Buss (Vice Chair) 

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Yvonne Tolhurst

Parent

Pupils at HPS

Tom Churchward

Parent

Pupils at HPS

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.