Hockliffe Lower School

Governing Body

On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school web site and our Governors’ page. Our aim is to provide caring family ethos where children can safely grow as individuals and be inspired and challenged to successfully reach their full potential and develop a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. We are very proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs Willans and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children. Together we work hard to ensure that we provide the best possible education for all our pupils.

On this page you will find information about:

  1. the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors,
  2. governance at Hockliffe Lower
  3. a list of Governors’ Details and Register of Interests.

If you have any suggestions or queries, or would like to enquire about being a Governor at Hockliffe Lower School please leave a message, with your contact details, with the school office.

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

In all types of schools, governing boards should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In accordance with their legal duties the governors:

Governance at Hockliffe

Hockliffe Board of Governors is currently constituted of 6 members. The Board operates under the leadership of a chair, vice-chair for both sites and with the help of a professional clerk. The FGB meets five times a year and operates with two committees and a number of areas of responsibility

At present there are 3 governor vacancies, two Co-opted Governor and a Parent Governor. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school via the office or the chair of governors Mrs K. Banville. All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have a concern that touches on the day-to-day life of the school, or an issue that is affecting your child, please contact our Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding lead) or our safeguarding governor Mrs. K Banville at this email address k.banville@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk

Should you wish to contact the Governors you may write to them via the school office email: office@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk or directly via the email address below to the chair Mrs K. Banville or contact the Clerk to the Governing Board.

Governance Arrangements 2021 – 2022

Chair of GovernorsMrs K. Banvillek.banville@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk
Vice Chair of GovernorsMrs N. Streetn.street@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk
Clerk to the Governing BoardMiss L. Stanbridgeclerk@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk
Finance and Personnel CommitteeCurriculum Committee
Mrs K. BanvilleMrs N. Street
Mr J. BridgerMiss L. Morris
Mrs D. WillansMrs C. Carter
Links – Areas of Responsibility  
SafeguardingMrs  K. Banville
Health and Safety and PremisesMr J. Bridger
Special Educational NeedsMiss L. Morris
Data & StandardsMrs N.Street/Miss L. Morris
Pupil PremiumMrs N. Street

Governors’ Details and Register of Interests

       Attendance record at governors meetings 2021/2022 
NameDate of appointment/ date stepped downTerm of officeAppointed byBusiness and financial  interestGovernance roles in other institutionsMaterial interests arising from relationships between governors and school staffSep 21Nov 21Mar 22Apr 22Jul 22
Deborah Willans Headteacher19 April 2022 n/a  NoneNoNone     
David BoltonResigned -9th December 20214 yearsCo-optedNoneNoNoneXX   
Kate Banville1 December 20194 yearsParentNoneNoNoneXXX  
James Bridger1 November 20184 yearsCo-optedNoneNoNoneXXX  
Christine Carter1 October 20204 yearsStaffNoneNoNoneXXX  
Miss L. Morris1 October 20214 yearsLA  NoneNoNoneXXX  
Mrs N. Street1 November 20214 yearsParentNoneNoNoneXXX  

Note: There are no spouse, partner or business relationships between any governors and school staff members.  No governor has a declared business interest in the school.