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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Name

Governor Role

Governor Type

Governor Responsibility

Appointment

Term of Office

Voting Rights

Alan

Horton

Chair of Governors

 

Co-opted Governor

Compliance Lead.

History and Geography.

 

01/03/2020

4 Years

Yes

Mark

Smith  

Vice Chair of Governors

 

Co-opted Governor

Quality of Education Lead..

Headteacher Performance management committee.

 Pay committee

01/03/2020

4 Years

Yes

Edward

Murphy

Finance Governor

Chair of Headteacher Performance Management committee and Pay Committee.

Co-opted

Governor

Pupil Premium Lead.

Sports Premium Funding Lead.

Science and Technology.

01/03/20204 YearsYes
 

Name

Governor Role

Governor Type

Governor Responsibility

Appointment

Term of Office

Voting Rights

Darran Callaghan

Headteacher

Headteacher

Overall Curriculum Leader

01/01/15

ongoing

Yes

Ray

Kemsley

Health and Safety Governor

Co-opted Governor

Health & Safety.

Headteacher Performance Management committee.

 Pay committee.

01/03/2020

4 Years

Yes

Tina

Martin

 

Staff Governor

Art and Music.

01/03/2020

3 Years

Yes

 

Name

Governor Role

Governor Type

Governor Responsibility

Appointment

Term of Office

Voting Rights

Emma Aldous

 

 

Parent 

 Governor

English and EYFS

01/03/2020

3 Years

Yes 

Emily Walker-Smith

Safeguarding Governor and

SEND Governor

Co-opted Governor

SEND

01/03/20204 YearsYes
Lenore Scott

Governor CPD Governor

Co-opted GovernorHearts and Mind01/03/20224 YearsYes
Elspeth Baecke Co-opted GovernorMaths22/09/20224 yearsYes
Tracey Snellings

Clerk to

Governors

 n/a  No
 

 

What do we discuss at our meetings?

Each Governor is a member of at least one of the main Committees.   At each of our meetings, we make recommendations and decisions on a number of key priorities that affect the school.  These are recorded along with our discussions and what we have supported and what we have challenged. Part of our role as Governors is to act as a 'Critical Friend' to the school.

 

Working in Partnership

Holywell School is led by Darran Callaghan as Headteacher.  He has an excellent team of teachers and support staff and I take this opportunity to thank them for their marvellous contribution to the school.

We also have an excellent team in Parents and Friends of Holywell School (PFHS), and they are superb in their efforts to raise money for the benefit of the pupils at Holywell.

 

The Governors hugely values its links with the local Upchurch community.  We are proud to be involved in community events throughout each year and we continue to find new ways to work alongside those in our community. 

 

As Governors, we regularly visit the school and our most recent focus was ‘Curriculum in Action’, observing different activities going on throughout the school and speaking to subject leaders and children about their learning in particular subjects. 

How can you help?

When you have a free moment, please provide your thoughts and views on the school as part of ' Parent View' on the Ofsted website.  This can be found here.

 

What about the Future?

We are on a continuous journey to be the best school we can be.  To achieve this, we are:

  • A UNICEF Rights Respecting School.  The rights of the child are at the heart of every decision we make
  • enriching our curriculum through partnership and collaboration with the EKC Schools Trust
  • Maximising and achieving the potential of every learner
  • Strengthening and enhancing our communities
  • Enabling the power of education to inspire children
  • Ensuring that our environment, including ICT equipment, promotes all aspects of our vision
  • That all stakeholders, including pupils, parents, staff and governors have a voice and a place in our school community.

 

Holywell School has a wonderful story to tell.  The pupils are excellent ambassadors and are a great credit to you as parents and guardians.  There is a vibrant and hugely positive atmosphere at Holywell School.  The Governors are most grateful to you for your continued support - which is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Alan Horton

Business and Pecuniary Interests

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Governor Attendance for meetings held 2021-2022

 

GovernorGovernor Type

FGB

meetings

Emma Aldous

Parent  Governor

4

Darran Callaghan

Headteacher4

Alan Horton

Co-opted Governor5

Ray Kemsley

Co-opted Governor5

Tina Martin

Staff Governor5

Edward Murphy

Co-opted Governor

4
Lenore ScottCo-opted Governor5

Mark  Smith

Co-opted Governor4

Tracey Snellings

Clerk to Governors5

Tracy Taylor

Co-opted Governor3
Emily Walker-SmithCo-opted Governor

4

 

 

Governor Code of Conduct

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