Governing Body Information

 Welcome from the Chair of Governors, Jackie Brookes

Welcome to the Governors’ page of the Hawthorn Community Primary School website.

The members of our Governing Body are listed in this section of the website along with their contact details. The term of office is four years.

Our primary purpose is to ensure the quality of education provision and to act as the accountable body for the school. We became part of Pathfinder Schools in April 2019 and will work closely with the Trust Board in carrying out our work, further information detailing the trust governance arrangements is available here. Please see our vision document in the files below. I am delighted to share this with you all to display our commitment to serve, support and strengthen the school.

We have a number of key roles in the running of the school. These are to:

  • set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school;
  • monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities;
  • recruit and performance manage the headteacher;
  • exercise employer responsibility;
  • ensure that the schools meet their statutory responsibilities;
  • ensure financial probity;
  • ensure the premises are well managed;
  • report to the school’s stakeholders.

During our recent external review of governance 2020, the report identified

'Hawthorn Community Primary School has a very able LGB chair with the necessary experience, skills, enthusiasm and competences to lead effective LGB governance that supports the Pathfinder Schools Trusts Scheme of Delegation SoD. Although there are a number of skilled and competent members appointed to the LGB there is slight weakness with regard to holding the school/trust to account particularly for financial accountability and Human Resource Management within the school sector'.

Hawthorn CP School Governing Body, September 2021

Governor Name

Start date

End date

Governor category

Committees

Catherine Billingham

01/04/19

31/03/23

Staff

Teaching, Learning and Standards

Carol Blackburn

(Pupil Premium Governor)

01/04/19

31/03/23

Co-opted

Finance and Premises (Chair)

Teaching, Learning and Standards

HT Appraisal

Hawthorn Extended Services

Jackie Brookes

(Chair of Governors)

01/04/19

31/03/23

Parent

Finance and Premises

Teaching, Learning and Standards

HT Appraisal

Emma Jacox

(Headteacher)

Ex officio

Ex officio

Ex officio

All

Janice O’Key

01/04/19

31/03/23

Staff

Teaching, Learning and Standards

Richard Campbell

01/04/19

31/03/23

 

Community

 

Finance and Premises

Hawthorn Extended services

Andy Downes

(H&S) link

01/04/19

31/03/23

 

Community

 

Finance and Premises

Rebecca Lewis

 

01/11/20

 

31/10/24

 

Community

 

 

Roland James

 

01/12/20

 

30/11/24

 

Parent

 

 

Vacancy

 

   

Parent

 

 

Caroline Ewin

(Syzgyleisure)

01/04/19

31/03/23

Clerk

 

Associate Members

Governor Name

Start date

End date

Governor category

Committees

Jo Marshall

01/04/19

31/03/23

Bursar

Finance and Premises

Governors over previous 12 months

Governor Name

Start date

End date

Governor category

Committees

Reason for leaving

Melanie Collier

 

01/11/20

 

25/03/20

 

Parent

 

 

Resigned

 

Gavin Stanger

01/04/19

31/10/20

Parent

Teaching, Learning and Standards (Chair)

HT Appraisal

 

Resigned