Heptonstall School Governors
What does a school governor do?
The Governing Body meets regularly and works with the Headteacher and the staff to decide the school's aims and policies and to oversee the efficient running of the school.
Setting aims and planning for the future of the school
Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement
Ensuring the curriculum for the school promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils
Managing the school budget by providing the Headteacher with guidance, setting priorities and budget monitoring
Staffing issues including appointing the Headteacher and other staff and determining salaries
Deciding the school's policies on issues including admission and the length of the school day
Making sure all pupils have equal opportunities within the school and providing for pupils with special educational needs
Ensuring there is a high standard of maintenance of the school's premises
- Dealing with complaints about the school
Who can be a school governor?
Governors are usually appointed for 4 years.
Some governors represent the Local Authority, some are parents of children at the school elected by other parents. Other governors, known as Co-opted Governors, are people from different walks of life who may have business or other skills. Often just by asking straightforward critical questions of the school on behalf of the community they can have as valuable an influence as the education professionals with whom they work.
Contact the school governors
You can contact members of the Governing Body by email:
|Name||Appointment||Date Appointed||Responsible for||Registered Interests September 2020|
Chair of Governors
Elected by Parents
|Jenny Clark Gourley||
Elected by Parents
|04/09/2019||Health & Safety|
Nominated by LA, appointed by GB
|Rev. Karen Marshall||Appointed by GB/board||01/09/2019|
|Carley Stansfield||Elected by Parents||13/02/2018|
|Helen Starmer||Appointed by GB/board||01/07/2016||Safeguarding|
|Sophia Bourne||Appointed by GB/board||01/09/2019|
|David Perrin||Ex-Officio by virture of office as Headteacher||05/09/2009|
|Polly Williams||Elected by School Staff||01/11/2016|
|Megan Dodd||Elected by School Staff||01/07/2015|
There are currently no Governor vacancies