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 Kate 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 Kate 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 Kate Banville or contact the Clerk to the Governing Board.

Governance Arrangements 2022 – 2023

Co-Chair of GovernorsMrs Kate Banville
Mrs Naomi Street
Vice ChairMiss Lisa Morrisl.morris@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk
Clerk to the GovernorsMiss Lisa Stanbridgeclerk@hockliffelowerschool.co.uk
Finance and Personnel CommitteeCurriculum Committee
Mrs Kate BanvilleMrs Naomi Street
Mrs Aoife GreavesMiss Lisa Morris
Miss Lisa MorrisMrs Christine Carter
Links – Areas of Responsibility  
SafeguardingMrs  Kate Banville
Health and Safety and PremisesMrs Aoife Greaves/Mrs Viktoria Sapi
Special Educational NeedsMiss Lisa Morris
Data & StandardsMrs Naomi Street/Miss Lisa Morris
Pupil PremiumMrs Naomi 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 22Nov 22Mar 23Apr 23Jul 23
Aoife Greaves
Headteacher and Governor
1 January 2023n/aNoneNoNone
Deborah Willans Headteacher and Governor31 December 2022 9 monthsn/a  NoneYes
Headteacher and Governor
of Husborne Crawley Lower
None X X   
Kate Banville
1 December 20194 yearsParentNoneNoNoneXX  
Christine Carter
1 October 20204 yearsStaffNoneNoNoneXX  
Miss Lisa Morris
Vice Chair
1 October 20214 yearsLA  NoneNoNoneXX  
Mrs Naomi Street
1 November 20214 yearsParentNoneNoNoneXX  
Mrs Viktoria Sapi16 November 2022ParentNoNoneX

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.