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

Structure of the Governing Board

2020/2021

 

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

 

Jessica Brown

(Co-Vice Chair)

 

Parent

 

10/11/24

Nil return

 

Hannah Garrington

(Co-Vice Chair)

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/23

Nil return

 

Charanjit Gindhay

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/23

 

 

 

Nil return

Garry Hall

(Co-Chair)

 

Co-opted

 

16/03/22

Chair

Vice

Chair

 

 

Nil return

 

Andrew Lander

 

Staff

 

04/12/21

 

 

Asst Headteacher at HGPS

 

Mary McCann

(Co-Chair)

Co-opted02/02/24           ■       Chair

All Occasions Florists

 

Gary Marshall

 

Parent

 

17/05/25

    

 

Carol Phillips

 

Parent

 

10/11/24

  Nil return

 

Emma Stokes

 

Parent

 

17/05/25

    

 

Claire Tumelty

 

Parent

 

12/10/22

 Nil return

Gill Withers

 

Co-opted

 

01/07/23

 

Chair

T Withers Domestic Appliances

Governor at Leasowes High School

Trustee of Invictus

VacancyCo-opted     
VacancyLA     
VacancyParent     

                                                                        

Governors attendance 2020-2021

Meetings

2020-2021

School Business 2 November 2020

Full Governors 30 November 2020

School Business   22 February 2021

Full Governors

22 March 2021

School Business 14 June 2021

Full Governors 12 July 2021 

Victoria Kelly

(Headteacher)

 

Meeting cancelled due to COVID

 

Jessica Brown

 

 

 

Hannah Garrington

 

 

Charanjit Gindhay

 

 

x

APOLS

 

Garry Hall

(Chair)

 

 

Andrew Lander

 

 

Jan Lee

 

APOLS

Term of office ended 11 March 2021

Mary McCann

(Vice Chair)

 

APOLS

 

Gary Marshall

  New Governor 

Shelley Pattison

 

Resigned 20 March 2021

Carol Phillips

 

 

 

Samantha Rowley

 

 

APOLS

Resigned 14 June 2021

Emma Stokes

  ​​​​​​​New Governor 

 

Claire Tumelty

 

APOLS

x

APOLS

 

Claire Wiseman

 

APOLS

APOLS

Term of office ended 28 February 2021

Gill Withers

 

APOLS

 

Former Governors

 

Name

Type of Governor

Term of office start date

Term of office end date

  Samantha Rowley Parent 01/10/14 14/06/21
  Shelley Pattison Parent 02/02/18 20/03/21
  Janice Lee LA 10/03/13 11/03/21
  Claire Wiseman Parent 28/02/17 28/02/21
  Stewart Walker Parent 20/10/16 19/10/20
  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