Hythe Community Primary School

Learning for Life

Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3HD

01784452972

info@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Governors

Welcome to the governing body webpage. Here you will be able to find out more about the role of the governors and how our governing body contributes to school life.

 The purpose of having a governing body is to:

  • Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff

The governing body reconstituted in July 2015 and consists of 5 Co-opted governors, 1 Headteacher, 1 Local Authority Governor, 4 Parent Governors and 1 Staff Governor.  The governing body currently has four Co-opted governor vacancies and one vacancy for a Parent Governor.

If you would like to contact the governors please write to them care of the school and mark the envelope for their attention.  Any letters received by the school addressed to the governors are treated as confidential and forwarded unopened to the Chair of Governors.  

There is a lot of information about the work that school governors do and how to become one on the DirectGov website - please click here to learn more.

 The table below shows the current members of the governing body together with their membership of committees and positions of responsibility. 

Name of Governor Amy Peart
Category of Governor Headteacher/Staff Governor
Appointing Body Automatic appointment as Headteacher
Term of office From 25 March 2011

Committee(s) 

Strategy Committee

Children & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Name of Governor

Mr David Barter

Chair of Governors

Category of Governor Additionally appointed Governor
Appointing Body Surrey County Council
Term of office :  7 December 2017 to 6 December 2018

Committee(s)

Strategy Committee (Chair)

Resources Committee

Children & Learning Committee

Position(s) of Responsibility

 Governor responsible for liaison with local authority in the event of allegation (Child Protection) against Headteacher

Name of Governor Vacant position 

Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body
Term of office

Committee(s))

 

Position(s) of Responsibility

  

Name of Governor Steve Baynes

Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Elected by Parents
Term of office: 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2018

Committee(s)

Children & Learning Committee (Chair)

Strategy Committee

Pay Appeals Panel

Position(s) of Responsibility Haven Sure Start Children's Centre Governor
Name of Governor Mrs Deborah Lowles
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Elected by Parents
Term of office 10 October 2017 to 9 October 2021

Committee(s)

Resources Committee

Position(s) of Responsibility

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Name of Governor Alison Hawkins
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Elected by Parents
Term of office 26 November 2017 to 25 November 2021

Committee(s)

Children & Learning Committee (Vice Chair)

Strategy Committee

Position(s) of Responsibility

Child Protection/Safeguarding 

Looked After Children 

Science

Name of Governor Angela Humphreys

Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointing Body Elected by Staff
Term of office 17 November 2017 to 16 November 2021

Committee(s)

 Children & Learning Committee

Position(s) of Responsibility

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Name of Governor Katharine Stearn
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Governing Body
Term of office 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2019

Committee(s)

Children & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Position(s) of responsibility

Harbour Centre

SEND

Name of Governor Adriana Ceruso

Category of Governor Local Authority Governor
Appointing Body Local Authority
Term of office  14 October 2014 to 13 October 2018

Committee(s)

Children & Learning Committee

Pay Appeals Panel

Headteacher's Performance Review Panel

Position(s) of Responsibility

Maths

Name of Governor Vacant position
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body
Term of office

Committee(s)

Position(s) of Responsibility

Name of Governor Vacant position

 

Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body
Term of office

Committee(s)

 

Position(s) of responsibility

 

 Name of Governor

 Vacant position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Category of Governor

 Co-opted Governor

 Appointing Body

 

 Term of office

 

 Committee(s)

 

Position(s) of Responsibility

 

Name of Governor

Vacant position

Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body
Term of office
Committee(s)
Position(s) of Responsibility

 

Remit of the committees

Governor committees are the mechanism for allowing governors to work in more detail than is practical at full governing body meetings, and for governors to focus on particular areas of interest and expertise. The committee structure facilitates broad participation by governors and offers the opportunity to review, question and challenge the information provided by the school. Governor committees work within terms of reference agreed by the full governing body which may include delegated responsibility to review policies, targets, budgets, results and other areas. The committees meet to consider the issues within their individual remits, and make recommendations to the full governing body where actions are needed. The valuable work that committees do enables full governing body meetings to be well informed and more productive.

The school has 4 committees as follows:-

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee has delegated responsibility for monitoring standards and progress in all areas of the school’s work relating to finance, personnel, health and safety and premises.  To discuss, agree amendments and approve the school budget.  To review policies relating to finance and health and safety and to review the staffing structure.

Children & Learning Committee

The Children & Learning Committee has delegated responsibility for monitoring standards and progress in all areas of the school’s work relating to children and their learning including SAT’s results, assessment, curriculum development and personal development. 

The committee also has responsibility for monitoring all areas of the curriculum including the needs of all SEND pupils and to review policies including Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Religious Education, Collective Worship, Sex and Relationships, Home School Agreement and the E-Safety Policy.

Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee has delegated responsibility:

  • To provide support and guidance to the Headteacher and Governing Body in all matters.
  • To keep the Governing Body up-dated in all matters.
  • To actively encourage the whole governing body to fulfil their strategic role, to being a critical friend and maintaining accountability.
  • To provide strategic guidance to the governing body and committees, to ensure alignment of the governing body strategy with the overall school strategy.

Pay Committee

The Pay Committee has delegated responsibility:

  • To follow the Pay Policy with reference to staffing and financial budget plans.  If the Committee feels it to be appropriate, any matter may be passed to the full Governing Body for ratification.
  • To ensure the aims of the Pay Policy are achieved in a fair and equitable manner within statutory and contractual obligations.
  • To ensure the criteria of the Pay Policy is used appropriately in determining the pay of each member of staff in the annual review.
  • To recommend to governors the annual budget needed for the payment of staff.