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.

 

 

M McCann, Chair of Governors 2018-2019

Structure of the Governing Board

2019/2020

 

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

 

Headteacher at HGPS

 

Hannah Garrington

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/23

      Nil return

 

Charanjit Gindhay

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/23

 

 

 

Nil return

Garry Hall

(Vice Chair)

 

Co-opted

 

16/03/22

Chair

Vice

Chair

 

 

Nil return

 

Andrew Lander

 

Staff

 

04/12/21

 

 

 

Asst Headteacher at HGPS

 

Jan Lee

 

LA

 

11/03/21

 

 

Governor at Leasowes High School

 

Mary McCann

Parent 02/02/24            ■        Chair

All Occasions Florists

 

Shelley Pattison

 

Parent

 

02/02/22

   

Aunt teaches at Hurst Green PS

 

Samantha Rowley

 

Parent

 

12/10/22

 

 

 

 

Nil return

 

Claire Tumelty

 

Parent

 

12/10/22

  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

 

01/07/23

 

Chair

T Withers Domestic Appliances

Governor at Leasowes High School

Trustee of Invictus

Vacancy Co-opted          
Vacancy Parent          

                                                                        

Governors attendance 2019-2020

 

Meetings

2019-2020

School Business 21 October 2019

Full Governors

2 December 2019

School Business

3 February 2020

Full Governors

23 March

2020

School Business

8 June

2020

Full Governors

6 July

2020

Victoria Kelly

(Headteacher)

 

     
Hannah Garrington Apols      

Charanjit Gindhay

 

Apols      

Garry Hall

(Vice Chair)

 

     

Andrew Lander

 

Apols Apols      

Jan Lee

 

     

Mary McCann

 

Term of office expired      

Shelley Pattison

 

Apols Apols      

Samantha Rowley

 

Apols Apols      

Claire Tumelty

 

Apols      

Stewart Walker

 

Apols      

Claire Wiseman

 

x Apols      

Gill Withers

 

Apols Apols      

Cate Mauchline (Deputy Head)

 

Apols      

Former Governors

 

Name

Type of Governor

Term of office start date

Term of office end date

  Peter Harrington   Co-opt  05/07/11  01/07/19
  Judith Hesslewood  Co-opt  18/11/08  31/07/18
  Nichola Trigg  Co-opt  03/07/17  21/05/18
  Sukhbir Palak  Co-opt  23/03/16  05/02/18
  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