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.

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

 

 

Name of Governor

Mrs H Watts

Acting Chair of Governors

Category of Governor 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 M 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 S 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 D 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 A 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 A 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 V 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.