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.
Term of Office
Chair of Governors
History and Geography.
Vice Chair of Governors
Quality of Education Lead..
Headteacher Performance management committee.
Chair of Headteacher Performance Management committee and Pay Committee.
Pupil Premium Lead.
Sports Premium Funding Lead.
Science and Technology.
Term of Office
|Overall Curriculum Leader|
Health and Safety Governor
Health & Safety.
Headteacher Performance Management committee.
Art and Music.
Term of Office
English and EYFS
Safeguarding Governor and
Governor CPD Governor
|Co-opted Governor||Hearts and Mind||01/03/2022||4 Years||Yes|
|Elspeth Baecke||Co-opted Governor||Maths||22/09/2022||4 years||Yes|
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.
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.
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.
We are on a continuous journey to be the best school we can be. To achieve this, we are:
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.
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|Lenore Scott||Co-opted Governor||5|
|Clerk to Governors||5|
|Emily Walker-Smith||Co-opted Governor|