Meet the Governors

If you would like to contact a governor please either call the school or send an email to info@hurst-green.dudley.sch.uk.

The clerk, Mrs Whitehouse, will arrange for your message to be passed to the relevant governor.

 

Hurst Green Governing Board

 

This summary is designed to give you more information on the governors at Hurst Green and help you understand our roles and what we do.

 

The governing board consists of 15 volunteers and currently there are 4 categories of governors: parent, staff, co-opted and local authority. Each governor serves a term of four years.

 

The parent governors are elected by the parents, the staff governor is elected by the staff, co-opted governors are members of the community who have an interest in the school and are invited to become a governor, local authority governors are selected by the local authority from interested volunteers. The headteacher is also a governor.

 

The governing board meets every term to review what is happening within the school and to plan strategically for the future. In all types of schools, governing bodies have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

It would be impossible to achieve all of this at one meeting each term, so the governing board has committees, which also meet termly, to ensure that all our work is completed with enough information and discussion to make decisions.

 

The major committees are:-

  1. Finance & Premises – which, as the name suggests, looks after the school budget and matters relating to the school site and buildings – including health and safety and security
  2. Personnel – to look after the staffing
  3. School Improvement – to oversee the curriculum being taught in school and any significant matters in the school development plan

 

All governors are on at least one committee, but are invited to attend all meetings.

 

Governors are actively involved in all aspects of the school by attending and contributing to meetings, visiting the school – and are invited to celebrations and performances. Some governors also assist as voluntary helpers within the classroom and at PTA events. Some governors are linked to specific subjects and visit their link subject coordinator in school.

 

Whilst the governing board is there to support and challenge the school, the day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and senior members of staff.

 

 

P Harrington, Chair of Governors 2015-2016

Structure of the Governing Board

2016/2017

 

Governor

Type of Governor

Term of office end date

School

Improvement

Committee

Personnel

Committee

Finance & Premises

Committee

Register of business interests

 

Victoria Kelly

 

 Head

 

Ex officio

 

Nil return

 

Charanjit Gindhay

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/19

 

 

 

Nil return

Garry Hall

(Chair)

 

Parent

 

16/03/18

Chair

Vice

Chair

 

 

Nil return

Peter Harrington

 

Co-opted

01/07/19

Governor at Wordsley School

 

Vacancy

 

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Hesslewood

(Vice-Chair)

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/19

Vice Chair

 

Trustee at Jack in the Box preschool and after care

 

Jan Lee

 

LA

 

10/03/17

 

 

 

Governor at Leasowes High School

 

Mary McCann

(Vice-Chair)

 

Parent 15/12/19            ■         ■

All Occasions Florists

Chair of Hurst Green PTA

 

Sukhbir Palak

 

Co-opted

 

21/03/20

 

 

Nil return

 

Vacancy

 

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Rowley

 

Parent

 

1/10/18

 

 

Chair

 

 

Nil return

 

Nichola Trigg

 

Co-opted

 

03/07/21

     

 

Nil return

 

Stewart Walker

 

Parent

 

19/10/20

Vice Chair

 

         ■

 

Staff Governor at Bartley Green School

 

Claire Wiseman

 

Parent

 

28/02/21

 

 

 

Nil return

Gill Withers

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/19

 

Chair

 

T Withers Electrical

Governor at Leasowes High School

                                                                        

Governors attendance 2016-2017

 

Meetings

2016-2017

SIC

3.10.16

Pers

10.10.16

Finance

& Premises

10.10.16

Full

Govs

28.11.16

SIC

6.02.17

Pers

13.02.17

Finance

&

Premises

13.02.17

Full

Govs

27.03.17

SIC

15.05.17

Pers

22.05.17

Finance

&

Premises

22.05.17

Full

Govs

3.7.17

 

Julia Bathurst

Retired 31/12/2016

 

 

Cate Mauchline

(Deputy Head)

 

   Victoria Kelly

(Headteacher)

       

 

Charanjit Gindhay

 

apols

 

 

 

 

 

Garry Hall

(Chair)

Peter Harrington

 

 

Karis Harris

 

 

apols

 

 

 

 

apols

Judith Hesslewood

(Vice Chair)

apols

 

Jan Lee

 

 

 

 

apols

 

 

Mary McCann

(Vice Chair)

 

 

 

apols

apols

apols

Sukhbir Palak

 

apols

 

 

apols

 

 

apols

apols

 

 

apols

Emma Postin

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

Disqualified

 

Samantha Rowley

 

 

 

apols

 

apols

 

apols

 

apols

 

Stewart Walker

 

 

apols

 

 

apols

 

 

 

Gill Withers

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Wiseman

New in post 28/02/2017

 

 

Former Governors

 

Name

Type of Governor

Term of office start date

Term of office end date

  Karis Harris   Staff   31/08/03  25/09/17
  Emma Postin   Parent   01/10/14  26/05/17

Julia Bathurst

Head

31/12/12

31/12/16

Karen White

Parent

18/04/08

17/04/16

Tracey Blears

 

Co-opt

Staff

01/07/15

15/01/13

18/01/16

30/06/15

Jane Holton

Co-opt

31/08/14

08/10/15

Mike Barton

Parent

10/10/08

08/10/15

Ian Cutler

LA

09/01/12

23/03/15

Lee Bingham

Parent

Community

22/09/10

15/04/10

21/09/10

14/11/14

Eric Carty

LA

25/02/08

12/12/14

Sandra Kidney

Parent

24/09/10

23/09/14

Linda Lloyd

Parent

16/03/06

16/03/14

Nikki Whitehurst

Parent

22/09/06

23/09/14

Ann Partridge

Head

01/09/1999

31/12/12

Helen Jones

Parent

10/10/08

09/10/12

Paul Taylor

Community

LA

1911/08

08/11/10

07/11/10

07/06/11