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

Remit of the Governing Body 

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 three Co-opted governor vacancies and 1 Local Authority Governor vacancy.

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.  Alternatively please email chairofgovernors@hythe.surrey.sch.uk .  

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

  

 

 Name of Governor:

 Ms Hayley Watts

 Category of Governor:  Chair of Governors/ Parent governor
 Appointing Body: Elected by parents
 Term of office :  30 April 2018 to 29 April 2022
 Position(s) of Responsibility:

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

 Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

 Behaviour and attitudes

 Name of Governor:  Mr Mark Diplock
 Category of Governor:  Co-opted Governor
 Appointing Body:  Governing Body
 Term of office:  11 July 2019 to 10 July 2021

 Position(s) of Responsibility:

  Headteacher's Performance Review Panel

 Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

 Name of Governor:  Mr Steve Baynes
 Category of Governor:  Co-opted Governor
 Appointing Body:  Governing Body
 Term of office:  9 July 2018 to 8 July 2022
 Position(s) of Responsibility:

 Runnymede Family 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

 Position(s) of Responsibility:

 Health & Safety

 Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

 Pay Appeals Panel

 Name of Governor:  Mrs Alison Hawkins
 Category of Governor:  Parent Governor
 Appointing Body:  Elected by Parents
 Term of office:  26 November 2017 to 25 November 2021
 Position(s) of Responsibility:

 SEND Governor

 Pay Committee

 Harbour Centre Governor

 Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment 

 Name of Governor:  Mrs Angela Humphreys
 Category of Governor:  Staff Governor
 Appointing Body:  Elected by Staff
 Term of office:  17 November 2017 to 16 November 2021

 Position(s) of Responsibility:

 Health & Safety

 Name of Governor:  Mrs Vicki  Platt
 Category of Governor:  Parent Governor
 Appointing Body:  Elected by parents
 Term of office:  10 December 2018 to 9 December 2022

 Position(s) of responsibility:

 Pay Appeals Panel

 Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

 Name of Governor:  Vacant position
 Category of Governor:  Local Authority Governor
 Appointing Body:
 Term of office:

 Position(s) of Responsibility:

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

 Position(s) of responsibility:

 

 Name of Governor:

 Vacant position

 Category of Governor:

  Co-opted Governor

 Appointing Body:

 

 Term of office:

 

 Position(s) of Responsibility:

   

 Name of Governor

 Vacant position

 Category of Governor  Co-opted Governor
 Appointing Body:
 Term of office:
 Position(s) of Responsibility:

 

The Governing Body was restructured with effect from September 2019 and now only has one committee as follows: -

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.