Who are the Governing Body?

The governing body at Hugglescote Community Primary school is a group of nine volunteers, plus one Clerk and one Associate. The body includes the following:

Chair to Governors

Vice Chair

Parent governor

Head Teacher

Local Authority governor

Co-opted governors

Staff governor

The governing body holds a full meeting once per term. Additional sub-committee meetings are also held. The sub-committees are:



Curriculum and Standards

Roles & Responsibilities

The governors are the strategic leaders of the school. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.’ The Governing body has three core strategic functions:

1) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2) Holding the headteacher 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.

This is achieved by setting targets for the school, ongoing self-evaluation, committee reports and Governing body minutes. All Governors have voting rights in the committees they serve, unless stated otherwise.

Parents Concerns / Complaints

The school is a happy place for staff and pupils for most of the time. However, problems will arise from time to time, and you can expect that these will quickly, sensitively and effectively resolved. The first point of contact is the class teacher followed by the Head Teacher. Governors are unable to resolve concerns themselves as there structured guidelines to follow.

The four stages of the complaints are:

Stage 1 – complaint to staff member

Stage 2 – complaint to head teacher

Stage 3 – complaint to chair governors

Stage 4 – complaint heard by governing body’s complaints appeal

Should you wish to contact the Governing Body this can be done in writing via the school office.

Comments Box

A governor comments box is kept in the reception area at all times. Any comments put in this box will be treated with confidence. The box is checked on a weekly basis.

Mrs Rachel WharradCo-Opted MemberCHAIR
Resources, Pay
Standards & Curriculum
May 2023None
Mr Paul MarriottCo-Opted MemberVice Chair
Parent Governor
Resources, Pay
Dec 2023None
Mrs Rachel TalbotParentsCurriculum
Parent Governor
Standards & Curriculum
Oct 2022None
Mr Tom CrowdenParentsParent Governor
Resources, Pay
Oct 2022None
Mr Daniel RobertsParentsParent Governor
Nov 2025None
Dr Sally MaynardCo-Opted MemberCurricular Governor
Standards & Curriculum
Sept 2024None
Mr Paul DriverGoverning BodyHead
Resources, Pay
Standards & Curriculum
(Holds the position while ever in post)
Miss Nicky WalkerAssociate Member
(No voting rights)
Associate Member
Standards & Curriculum
May 2022None
Mrs Karen YatesGoverning Body
(No voting rights)