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Governance

Welcome

 

Welcome to the Governors section of the website.  My name is Julie Walmsley and I am the current Chair of Governors for Hawthorn Tree Primary School.  I became a governor in July 2019 and completed the NGA Chairs Development Course in November 2021. 

My job as the present chair is to work with the other governors of the Governing Body and the Head Teacher, as a team, to carry out our wide range of roles and responsibilities efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our children in the School.  As Chair of Governors I meet with Mrs Palmer on a regular basis, and all governors try to attend as many school functions as possible, so that we can be part of the school family.  In order to educate our children to their full potential, I believe in a close working partnership between pupil, parent, school and the community and as governors we will endeavour to achieve this aim.

As a Governing Body, we have 3 core functions to follow:

 

  1. Ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our vision is to develop an outstanding school for the local community where our values of resilience, respect, diversity, compassion and innovation are evident in everything we do. Through nurturing our children academically, socially and emotionally, we provide them with secure foundations for life, so that they leave Hawthorn Tree with an excellent all-round education and a love of learning. Our school motto ‘Where everybody is somebody’ permeates throughout our school.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read about the Governing Body of Hawthorn Tree Primary School.  If you have any queries or comments regarding the above, or would be interested in becoming a governor, please email enquiries@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk and mark it for the attention of Chair of Governors.

 

Julie Walmsley

Chair of Governors

 

Please find below details of our Governors at Hawthorn Tree School, how it is structured, categories, responsibilities, terms of appointment, register of interests and minutes.

Governing Body:

NameType of GovernorChair (C), Vice-Chair (VC)Appointed byResourcesStrategyConnections to StaffDeclaration of Conflict of InterestsDate of appointment - Term of Office End Date
Daneil AdamsCNoGBYesNoNoneNone Declared05/03/2024-04/03/2028
Sara BrennanSNoElected UnopposedNo YesStaff GovernorNone Declared19/07/2022-18/07/2026
Janice CarderCVCGBNoYes(C)NoneNone Declared25/02/2020-24/02/2028
Emma CoxPNoElected UnopposedYesNoNoneNone Declared21/09/2021-20/09/2025
Brian DaviesCNoGBYesNoNoneNone Declared16/11/2021-15/11/2025
Simon JaquesCNoGBYesNoNoneNone Declared27/11/2022-27/11/2026
Michelle PalmerHNoSelf AppointedYesYesHead TeacherNone DeclaredPermanent Member
Julie WalmsleyCCGBYes(C)YesNoneNone Declared

16/07/2019-16/07/2027

Amy PogsonPNoParent Elected UnopposedYesNoNoneNone Declared19/07/2022-18/07/2026
Andrew WrightCNoGBNoYesNoneGovernor at another primary school19/09/2023-18/09/2027
Julie WrightLANoLANoYesNoneNone Declared20/07/2021 - 20/07/2025
         

Governors 

(last 12 months)

        
Pamela EltonCNoGBNoYesNoneNone Declared03/10/2018-03/10/2022
         
Ms Sarah-Jane Eggleton - Clerk to the Governors

 

Legend:

P - Parent, elected by Parents

A - Associate Member - recommended by Lincolnshire County Council

C - Co-opted, appointed by Governing Body

L - Local Authority, recommended by Lincolnshire County Council

S - Staff, elected by Staff

H - Headteacher, ex-officio

GB - Governing Body

Register of Pecuniary Interests

GovernorName of Business/ Financial InterestNature of BusinessNature of Interest
Daneil Adams

Royal Borough of Kingston

Lincolnshire County Council

Government

Government

Council Officer

Appeals Panel Member

Sara BrennanNilNilNil
Janice CarderNilNilNil
Emma CoxNilNilNil
Brian DaviesNilNilNil
Simon JaquesNilNilNil
Michelle PalmerNilNilNil
Julie WalmsleyNilNilNil
Amy PogsonNilNilNil
Andrew WrightKidgate Academy TrustPrimary SchoolGovernor
Julie WrightNilNilNil

 

 

 

 

Name

 Governor Attendance 2022-23

 

 

Full Governors

Resources

Strategy

Pay

 

Janice Carder

Strategy (Chair)

 

 

5/5

 

 

 

4/4

 

 

Brian Davies

Resources

 

4/5

 

3/4

 

 

 

Pam Elton

Strategy

1/1

 

 

 

 

Simon Jaques

Resources

 

4/5

 

3/4

 

 

1/1

 

Julie Walmsley

Resources (Chair) & Strategy

 

 

5/5

 

 

4/4

 

 

4/4

 

 

Michelle Palmer

Resources & Strategy

 

5/5

 

4/4

 

4/4

 

 

 

Julie Wright

Strategy

 

 

5/5

 

 

 

4/4

 

 

1/1

 

Emma Cox

Resources

 

 

3/5

 

 

3/4

 

 

 

1/1

 

Amy White

Resources

 

3/5

 

2/4

 

 

 

Sara Brennan

Strategy

5/5

 

1/4

 

 

Governing Body Minutes - Academic Year 2023-24

Full Governing Body Minutes 2023-2024

Resources Meeting Minutes 2023-2024

Strategy Meeting Minutes 2023-2024

Governing Body Minutes - Academic Year 2022-23

Governing Body Minutes - Academic Year 2021-22

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