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Governors

Schools are run by a Board of Governors working with the Headteacher to secure the delivery of education in the school suitable to the needs, ages and abilities of the pupils.

Becoming a governor is a way of contributing to your local school and learning new skills.

What do school governors do?

The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.

This includes:

  • setting the school’s vision and aims
  • establishing and maintaining the school’s ethos
  • setting the school’s plans and policies
  • ensuring the National Curriculum is followed
  • overseeing the school budget
  • managing the school premises
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance
  • promoting self-evaluation to sustain school improvement

Full Governing Body Meetings are held six times each year. Part 1 copies of the Minutes of these meetings are available from the school office.

Who can become a school governor?

All types of people can become school governors, with the exception of anyone disqualified on the basis of child protection requirements, bankruptcy restrictions or recent criminal convictions.

No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 years of age or over.

Enthusiasm, commitment, an interest in education and teamwork are important qualities. You don't need to have a child at the school.

Schools particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work, such as business, finance or human resource skills. As a new governor, you would usually be appointed to the Board of Governors of a school within your local community.

What are the different types of Governor?

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies which have an interest in the school.

These are:

  • Co-opted governors
  • Local Authority ('LA') governors
  • Parent governors
  • Staff governors

All governors have equal status, however, they are appointed and the usual period of appointment is for 4 years.

Holland Junior School Governors

Name
Category
Appointing Body
Term of Office
Committees & Panels
Positions of Responsibility
Business Interests
Miss Gillian Robertson
Headteacher
Ex Officio
 
 
 
Employee
 Mr Chris Botten
Co-opted
 
FGB
07/11/2019 to

06/11/2023 

 
Chair of Governing Body
 
 Mrs Kelly Collett
Co-opted
FGB
20/09/2017

to

19/09/2021

Pay Committee

HTA

FGB (4/6)
Staff Governor at Limpsfield CofE Infant School
Ms Che Ramsden
C-opted
FGB
06/12/2018

to

05/12/2022

Curriculum Working Party
Finance Working Party

Pay Appeals Committee

HTA

 
Partner - Deputy Headteacher at The Oxted School (Howard P'ship)
Susanna Masters
Co-opted
FGB
20/09/2017 to

19/09/2021

Curriculum Working Party

Finance Working Party

Pay Appeals Committee

HTA

 
Spouse member of Age Concern - Oxted East, Surrey Rural Transport P'ship
Mrs Alice Hewins
Co-opted
FGB
07/11/2019 to 

06/11/2023

 
 
 
Vacancy
 
 
 
 
 
Vacancy
 
 
 
 
 
 Mrs Vicci Blackledge
Staff
Staff
28/02/2017 to 27/02/2021
 
 
Employee
 Miss Emily Booth
Parent
Parents
13/03/2018 to 12/03/2022
Pay Committee
Child Protection & Safeguarding

SEND

LAC

None
Mrs Lucy Hudson
Parent
Parents
13/03/2018 to 12/03/2022
Pay Appeals Committee
Child Protection & Safeguarding

SEND

LAC

None
 Mrs Rosy Harrington
Local Authority
Local Authority
13/03/2018 
Pay Committee
Curriculum Working Party

Finance Working Party

None

 Previous Governors

Governor

Category

Term of Office

Margaret Cox 

Co-opted

13/04/2015 to 12/04/2019

End of Term

Clare Calderwood

Co-opted

17/10/2017 to 18/09/2018

Resigned

Nicki Rundle

Parent Governor

31/074/2014 to 30/07/2018

End of Term

Debbie Southwood Co-opted

01/09/2014 to 30/08/2019

End of Term

Are you interested in joining us?

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the chair,
Chris Botten at chair@holland.surrey.sch.uk