Introduction

Governors bring a wide range of skills and experience to the school and play an important part in its success. We work as a team for the benefit of the school, acting as a corporate body and accepting the decisions agreed. The Governing Body of East Hanningfield C of E Primary School has an excellent relationship with the Headteacher and staff. Working together in partnership we focus on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning, so that all students achieve to their full potential.

Who's Who

CO-OPTED  GOVERNORS

  • Mr Steve Crisp (Chair) He is contactable via the School Office
  • Mr Paul Garner
  • Miss Emily Garner
  • Mrs Melanie Mavers

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS

  • Mrs Jackie Feehan (PCC) (Vice Chair)

LA GOVERNORS

  • Mr Martyn Gard
  • Mrs Justine Higgins

STAFF GOVERNORS

  • Miss Kerry Collins (Ex Officio Headteacher)
  • Miss Clare James

PARENT GOVERNORS

  • Mr Steve Lambert
  • Mrs Caterina Garcea

EX OFFICIO FOUNDATION

  • Cannon Christine Horton

WHAT DO WE DO?

The Governing Body

Has statutory responsibilities for the school. Its main roles are to:

  • Provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
  • Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  • Hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.

The Governing Body is concerned with the strategic direction and development of the school. The day-to-day running of the school is the role of the Headteacher.

COULD YOU BE A GOVERNOR?

School governors are the largest volunteer force in the country! Governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. You don’t need to be an expert. What’s really important is that you can work in a team, and can give time and commitment to the school. Everyone has something to offer.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

The Governing Body works with the Headteacher and the staff at the school to make sure the school provides a good quality of education for all its pupils. Being a governor doesn’t need specialist skills, just an ability to listen, think through new ideas, and decide what’s best for the school as part of a team.

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO DO?

You’ll need to be able to give some time to go to meetings and read the paperwork. As a governor you will visit the school to understand how the school works. You will also have the opportunity to undertake appropriate training.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Do you care about improving children’s achievement?
  • Can you ask questions in a constructive manner?
  • Will you share your knowledge, experience and skills for the benefit of the school as a whole?
  • Are you willing to work as part of a team and value the contributions of different people?
  • Can you stand by collective decisions even if you hold a different point of view?
  • Will you promote the school in the wider community?
  • Will you attend relevant training?
  • Are you enthusiastic and committed?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Being a school governor is a real opportunity to use your experience and to learn new skills. The school and Essex Governor Services will give you all the support and training you’ll need.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Contact the school office.  The Chair of Governors, will be happy to contact you to discuss what is involved in becoming a school governor.