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Harcourt Primary Governing Body

The governors are a group of individuals, made up of parents, staff, members of the community (co-opted) and the Local Authority. Governors typically serve for four years, and will have a variety of responsibilities during this time. An effective governing body will have people from different backgrounds with mixed skills. Governors are not education experts – they are there to bring a fresh perspective.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • Set aims and objectives for the school.
  • Agree the policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher.

At Harcourt Primary School the Governing Body follow the Circle Model of Governance. Please click on the link below for further information relating to the GB Terms of Reference 

Should you wish to contact any member of the governing body, please make contact via Clerk, Mr A Barber through the school office.

NAME

CATEGORY

4-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE

RESPONSIBILITIES AND MONITORING GOVERNOR ROLE

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

ATTENDANCE 2021 - 2022

Hannah Cotton

Parent
Governor

03.04.2019 

to 

 02.04.2023

Pay and Performance Panel.    Green Governance 

Stakeholder Views        
School Improvement (Phonics, reading, writing) Pupil Premium

Nil declaration

6/6

Steve D’ath

Partnership Governor

25.11.2020 

to

24.11.2024

Health & Safety, Buildings
HT Appraisal Panel

Director - Stable Fire Protection

6/6

Clair Howard

Staff
Governor

01.10.2020

to

30.09.2024

GB Training & Development
Website Compliance

Staff member

5/6

Wendy Settle

Local Authority 
Governor

01.05.2019

to
20.04.2023

Chair of Governors, 

SEND, Finance & GDPR,

HT Appraisal Panel
 

Clerk to Governors in other Schools.

Aegis Advisory Ltd - Company Secretary.

5/6

Sarah Seymour

Partnership
Governor

03.04.2019

to

02.04.2023

Co Vice-Chair,
Safeguarding
Pay and Performance Panel 

Owner of Playbox Nursery

Clerk to Governors at another school.

4/6

Anthony Silk

Headteacher

16.02.2018 

to

On-going 

 

Headteacher

6/6

Stephanie Aldridge

Parent
Governor

01.09.22

to

 31.08.26

School Improvement (number fluency, multiplication), 

Stakeholder Views
Pupil Premium

Nil declaration

n/a

Steve Holding

Co-opted
Governor

02.02.2022

to

01.02.2026

Finance & GDPR,

Pay & Performance Panel, Sports Funding 

School Improvement (Attendance, behaviour, play/lunch times, after-school provisions)

 

3/3

 

Emma Chivers

 

Co-opted
Governor

15.07.2020

to

14.07.2024

Early Years Foundation Stage, Wellbeing,

 

Nil declaration 5/6

 

Ian Walker

 

Co-opted
Governor

15.07.2020

to

14.07.2024

Co-vice Chair
Headteacher Performance Panel
School Collaboration,  Jigsaw/PHSE resources

Nil declaration 5/6

Emma Richards

Senior Leadership

 

 

Nil declaration

Alan Barber

Clerk

Ongoing

 

The Education People Clerking Service