Our Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body within a school is a strategic one supporting the Head Teacher and the teaching team, its key functions are to:

  1. set the aims and objectives for the school
  2. set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  3. set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  4. monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  5. be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

‘Hinchliffe Mill Junior and Infant school is a small community school and we pride ourselves as being a school that is a 'family'; where building positive relationships, working well together and respecting one another are our key values. As a Governing body we aim to support the Head Teacher and whole school to provide a safe, caring and happy environment that fosters children's independence and personal potential.’ Charles Crossland, Chair of Governors

School Governors

Mrs Nicola Holgate - Staff
Mrs Yvonne Donkersley - Co-opted
Mr Charles Crossland (Chair) - Co-opted
Mrs Lauren Metcalfe - Co-opted Staff
Mrs V Ann Short- Local Authority
Mrs Rebecca Townsend - Headteacher
Mrs Angela Hornby - Parent
Mr Allister Turner (Vice-chair) - Co-opted
Mr Stephen Clarke- Parent
Vacancy - Co-opted
Vacancy - Co-opted
Vacancy - Co-opted

Committee Meeting Minutes and Terms Of Reference 2017/18

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Terms of Reference Leadership, Finance and Health and Safety Committee.pdfDownload
Terms Of Reference Curriculum, Pupil Achievement and Outcomes Committee 2018.pdfDownload
committee-minutes-curriculum-pupil-achievement-and-outcomes-committee-12th-february-2018.pdfDownload
Committee meetingleadership finance and h s committee 19th January 2018.pdfDownload
committee-minutes-curriculum-pupil-achievement-and-outcomes-committee-11th-january-2018.pdfDownload
committee-meeting-leadership-finance-and-h-s-committee-16-nov-2017.pdfDownload
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Full Governing Body Minutes and Notices

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Governor Action Plan April Updated 2018.pdfDownload
Governor Meeting Schedule 2017-18.pdfDownload
Governor Minutes - 23 January 2018.pdfDownload
Governor-Meeting-SEF-11th-January-2018.pdfDownload
Governor Meeting-Analyse School Performance 11th-January-2018.pdfDownload
Governor-minutes---16 Nov 2017.pdfDownload
governor-minutes---3rd-October-2017.pdfDownload
Governor Minutes 20th July 2017.pdfDownload
Governor Minutes 9th May 2017.pdfDownload
governor-minutes--- 16 March 2017.pdfDownload
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2017-18 Committee Structure:

Committees

  • Curriculum, Pupil Achievement and Outcomes Committee
  • Leadership, Finance and Health and Safety Committee
  • Complaints Committee (Formed upon requirement)
  • Staff Dismissal Committee (Formed upon requirement)
  • Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee (Formed upon requirement)

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes 

  • Clare-Marie Taylor (Chair)
  • Charles Crossland
  • Yvonne Donkersley
  • Angela Hornby
  • Nicola Holgate
  • Ann Short

Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee 

  • Allister Turner (Chair)
  • Charles Crossland
  • Ann Short
  • Lauren Metcalfe
  • Rebecca Townsend
  • Stephen Clarke

Governor Pen Portraits

Mrs Angela Hornby

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes (vice chair)

 

Why I become a governor:

 

Miss Nicola Holgate

Type of Governor:

Staff Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes

Why I become a governor:

Coming soon.... 

Mrs Lauren Metcalfe

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Staff Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee

Why I become a governor:

Coming soon....

Mrs Yvonne Donkersley

Type of Governor:

Co-optd Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes (chair)

Why I become a governor:

I am extremely proud to have been asked to become a governor at Hinchliffe Mill I & J school. In 2013 I retired from full time work in schools, based in primary and middle schools within Kirklees and Sheffield. I now enjoy a part-time job for a local family which involves caring for the children before and after school.

I have lived in the Holme Valley all my life; I’m married with two adult children and three young grandchildren. I enjoy every opportunity outside the world of full-time work, volunteering as a Governor being a new challenge.

My aim is to support the school as best I can, building on the rich educational heritage and working to provide the best quality education for children now and in the future.

Mr Charles Crossland

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Chair of Governors

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes

Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee

Why I become a governor:

I’ve lived in the Holme Valley all my life and in Holmbridge since 2001. My wife and children all attended the school and my son still attends. I started as a governor in the Autumn term of 2012 and I’ve been chair of governors since Autumn 2014, starting under the previous headteacher Mrs Liz  Noble.

I felt as a governor I could offer my skills, support and commitment to the school and make a contribution to the education system that served my family so well. I take great pride in the school and everything it stands for within the whole school community.

Mr Stephen Clarke

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Finance Committeee

Why I become a governor:

My wife and I both grew up in the Holme Valley, and after ten years living and starting a family in London, we finally moved back home in 2017.  Our eldest child joined Cherry Class and we were amazed at how quickly he settled in, thanks to the school’s community spirit and hard-working staff.  I wanted to contribute in any way I could.  Having been a governor at our previous school in London, I put myself forward when the vacancy arose shortly after we moved.

My professional background is in public sector finance.  I was a local authority accountant in London, then until 2017 I was a financial analyst in the City.  For now though I’m a full-time parent (we also have two pre-school children).  I hope I can use my skills, experience and commitment to support our children’s educational outcomes but also the school community as a whole.

Mr Allister Turner

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Vice Chair

Full governing body

Chair of Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee

Why I become a governor:
Having three children who have or are attending Hinchliffe Mill and being an e x-pupil of the school my self , I wanted to get more involved in school life.
Being a governor provides the opportunity to work with other governors to support staff to make the school a great place for our children.

Mrs V Ann Short

Type of Governor:

Local Authority Governor

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee

Governor Training Contact    

Why I become a governor:

I have worked in the Education arena for some 30 years including Cheshire, Halton, Manchester City and latterly at Kirklees Council as a school business manager.

Aside from being a Parish Councillor for many years, I have always been on the support side of Education either finance, audit or ICT and when moving to the Valley over 10 years ago I wanted to give something back into the local school environment.

With my accountancy background and local authority, education background I hope I can give a good wide perspective to the way schools have to operate to progress in an ever complicated education environment. It is nice to help and support my local community

Mrs Rebecca Townsend

Type of Governor:

Head Teacher

Governor responsibilities:

Full governing body

Curriculum, Pupils Achievement and Outcomes

Leadership, Financial Management, Health & Safety Committee

Why I become a governor:
As part of m y job role as the Headteacher it is important that I meet with the Governing body t o share the successes of our school and the areas which we need t o improve  and work on.

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