Welcome to the Governors page.

Our school motto is “Proud to Belong” and this is precisely how I feel about being a governor for Hunnyhill Primary School and working with such a dedicated team of staff and fabulous pupils.

 

My name is Charlotte Snooke. I first became a school governor in 2007 and joined as a member of the Hunnyhill Governing Body when my son joined the school in 2018. Recently I have had the honour of being nominated and appointed as Chair of the governing body.

My youngest son is now secondary school age but I was so appreciative of the care, support and encouragement he received at Hunnyhill that I have remained as a governor so that I can help ensure that this quality of provision will continue for many years to come.

 

Whilst the head teacher is responsible for the operational running of the school, the governing body is accountable for overseeing all strategic decisions, acting as a ‘critical friend’ to monitor, support, challenge, ask questions, and ultimately represent the school community.

 

At the present time Hunnyhill has eight governors, each governor brings their own skill set with them from their personal background and career and we match these skills to a responsibility to monitor standards within the school and ensure statutory duties are being carried out. 

You may of heard the expression “Link Governor” each governor is linked to a specific role these include:

 

  • Curriculum * EYFS *  Literacy * Maths * IT & Home learning

  • Business/Finance  * Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment * Health & safety

  • Attendance

  • Progress and Attainment * Pupil Premium * SEND & LAC

 

Over the years OFSTED have frequently changed their objectives, requirements & standards but whilst these may have changed we still strive to incorporate many old ideas e.g. Community Cohesion  and Gifted and Talented. The impact of Covid 19 has seen a drive to show even more consideration to Human resources, mindfulness and mental well being both for our staff and our pupils and of course a recovery curriculum. We are very fortunate to have our own Senco and Inclusion Manager who are both highly accomplished at implementing interventions quickly and effectively.

 

Governors attend meetings once a month as a full body and we also attend other meetings as working groups. Depending on the roles they are allocated as a link governor they will also meet with members of staff and parents throughout the year and attend some Local Authority inspections.

 

We enjoy being welcomed into the school to see the projects children are working on as this helps us see their progression and to engage with new learning schemes.  We like to offer support at fundraising events and joining children on school trips and we hope that we shall be able to spend far more time in school now that restrictions from the recent pandemic are lifting.

 

We are committed to ensuring that the children attend a safe, well maintained school, with highly trained experienced and friendly staff and that the budget is prudently created so that the maximum amount of funding can be invested in educational resources needed to make their learning journey fun and enjoyable. The health, happiness and education of our pupils are always paramount in our decision making throughout the school.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions we will be happy to help.

 

Kind regards

Charlotte