Governors

Governors are a group of volunteers drawn from the community who have a range of skills, expertise and professional interests. 

Governors fulfil their responsibilities by:

  • Supporting the school and its ambition by working strategically to develop and implement vision and ethos
  • Ensuring that the children are receiving the best education and achieve the best outcomes by monitoring the quality of teaching and standards across the school
  • Setting a budget and making sure that financial resources made available to the school are used effectively
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s performance and for the decisions they make.

The full governing body meets once a term.  Responsibilities are delegated to committees within the governing body.  There are two committees that meet regularly – The Learning and Achievement Committee and The Business Committee (Finance, Personnel and Premises). They also support the school by visiting regularly and participating in events.


Christine Adams

Parent Governor appointed by parents. Serves on Business Committee and Learning and Achievement Committee. Is the Vice Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Business Committee Responsible Officer.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: June 2011
Term of office expires: June 2016
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):

Margaret Hatzidakis

Co-opted governor, appointed by the governing body. Serves on the Business Committee.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: November 2014
Term of office expires: November 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Michelle Bernard

Is the headteacher, appointed by the local authority. Serves on all committees.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: April 2013
Term of office expires: While appointed as Head Teacher
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):

Pat Cooper

Co-opted governor, appointed by the governing body. Serves on Learning and Achievement and Business committees. Is a health and safety governor. Also governs at Henwick.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: From 1978 - Last co-opted November 2014
Term of office expires: November 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):

Mark Elliot

Is a Local Authority governor, appointed by the local authority. Serves on the business committee.

Register of business interests: Councillor for Royal Borough of Greenwich
Date of appointment: 2014
Term of office expires: 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Helen Weighell

Is an associate governor. Originally appointed by staff then associate governor.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: 2013
Term of office expires: 2017
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Amanda Chandler-Flynn

Is a co-opted governor appointed by staff. On the business committee and the premises committee.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: November 2014
Term of office expires: November 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Mary Whitehead

Is a co-opted governor appointed by the governing body. Serves and the Learning and achievement committee. Holds the position of chair, chair of the learning and achievement and the safeguarding governor.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: November 2014
Term of office expires: November 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Sandra McKay

Is a co-opted governor. On the business committee and the learning and achievement committee. Also governs at Hams Academy in Greenwich.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: November 2014
Term of office expires: November 2018
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):


Jayne Redman

Is a staff governor appointed by  the school. Is on the learning and achievement committee.

Register of business interests: None
Date of appointment: December 2015
Term of office expires: December 2019
Meeting Attendance (2014/15):

 

Business Committee

Chair – Christine Adams

The Business committee meets termly. It looks at all aspects of managing the schools delegated budget and ensuring good value for money.

It is responsible for:

  • Decisions for major improvements to the school premises for example the recent improvements to the playground with the installation of the new trim trails
  • Ensuring that the school complies with employment legislation and deals with all aspects of staff organisation and improvement

 

Learning and Achievement

Chair – Mary Whitehead

The Learning and Achievement Committee meets termly. It looks at all aspects of children’s progress and achievement, and new curriculum initiatives

Royal Borough of Greenwich

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT

FOR A MAINTAINED COMMUNITY SCHOOL

 

  1. The name of the school is: Horn Park
  2. The school is a Maintained Community Primary School
  3. The name of the governing body is ‘The Governing Body of Horn Park Primary School.’
  4. The governing body shall consist of:
    • 2 Parent Governors
    • 1 Local Authority Governor
    • 2 Staff Governors – includes the Headteacher (except at any time when he/she has given written notice to the clerk to the governing body of the school that he/she chooses not to be a governor).
    • 7 Co-opted Governors
  5. The total number of governors shall be 12
  6. Draft instrument drafted by the governing body: 2nd July 2014.
  7. This instrument of government comes into effect on 21st July 2014.
  8. This instrument was made by order of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Children’s Services on 21st July 2014.

 

The Local Authority must supply a copy of the instrument to every member of the governing body (and the headteacher if not a governor). 

Information to follow

The Chair of Governors can be contacted by post via the school, or by emailing care of the School Business Manager - sbm@hornpark.greenwich.sch.uk