Governors

A message from our Chair of Governors, Mr Dave Jones

On behalf of our Chair of Governors, welcome to Heron Primary School. On this page you can find out more about who the Governors are, how they help the school and the role of our Governors at Heron.

All of our Governors bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to our school from a variety of backgrounds. They are all volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to the education of our pupils. Our role is to ensure that the school meets its commitment to ensure that every child receives the best education possible in a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating learning environment. We support the school but also monitor performance and challenge the schools’ leadership team to ensure that standards are kept high. We do this by visiting the school regularly to test strategies, policies and to gather feedback from pupils and the staff team. We also ensure that we attend the cycle of Governor meetings in each school year.

The Governing body makes collective decisions on matters such as the school’s development plan and school policies and, together with Claire Brookes, Headteacher, they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.

The official role of a Governor is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure value for money

There are currently 12 Governors of the school. The structure of our Governor body is as follows:

  • 4 Parent Governors - elected by parents and carers of children at school
  • 6 Co-Opted Governors - appointed by the Governing body
  • 2 Partnership Governors - appointed by the Governing body
  • 1 LA Governor - appointed by the Local Authority
  • 1 Staff Governor - selected by election from staff employed at school
  • 1 Headteacher (ex-officio) Governor

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Liz Miles. If you have any Governor related queries you can contact Liz by email, clerk@heron.gloucs.sch.uk.

If you would like to find out more about Governors and what they do please visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Governor Links and Responsibilities 2018/2019

Responsibility

Link Governor

Chair of Governors

Mr Dave Jones

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Anna Burn

Attendance & Welfare

Mrs Nina Barnes

Pupil Premium

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Sport Premium

Mr Dave Jones

SEN

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Vice Chairs

Mrs Anita Masters, Mrs Anna Burn

Curriculum Chair

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Curriculum Vice Chair

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Joint Chair - Resources

Mrs Anita Masters, Mr Dave Pullen, Mr David Andrew

Governor Details

Name

Type of
Appointment

Start Date
of Appt.

End Date of Appt.

2016/2017
Attendance at
Full Governors

2017/2018
Attendance at
Full Governors

Mr David Owen

Co-opted Governor

21/04/2015

31/08/2018

5/6

83%

5/6

83%

Mr David Jones

Co-opted Governor

06/12/2016

05/12/2020

5/6

83%

4/6

66%

Mrs Anna Burn

Partnership Governor

10/07/2018

09/07/2022

6/6

100%

3/6

50%

Mrs Anita Masters

LA Governor

01/09/2018

31/08/2022

5/6

83%

6/6

100%

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Parent Governor

27/03/2018

26/03/2022

n/a

n/a

3/3

100%

Mr David Andrew

Co-opted Governor

21/04/2015

20/04/2019

4/6

66%

6/6

100%

Mrs Nina Barnes

Co-opted Governor

21/04/2015

20/04/2019

6/6

100%

6/6

100%

Mr Akonji Ambo

Co-opted Governor

19/01/2016

18/01/2020

1/6

16%

0/6

0%

Mr David Pullen

Co-opted Governor

10/07/2018

09/07/2022

4/6

66%

6/6

100%

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Co-opted Governor

10/07/2018

09/07/2022

1/1

100%

6/6

100%

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Partnership Governor

06/12/2016

05/12/2020

6/6

100%

6/6

100%

Mrs Claire Brookes

Headteacher

19/03/2018

 

n/a

n/a

5/6

83%

Elaine Neate

Staff Governor

01/09/2017

31/08/2018

5/6

83%

5/6

83%

 

Mrs Susanne Kumar

 

Parent Governor

 

17/10/2018

 

16/10/2022

       

Governor Committees 2018/2019

Resources

Curriculum

Strategic

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mr Dave Jones

Mr Dave Jones

Mr Dave Jones

Mrs Anna Burn

Mrs Anna Burn

Mrs Anna Burn

Mr David Pullen

Mr David Pullen

Mr David Pullen

Mrs Anita Masters

Mrs Anita Masters

Mrs Anita Masters

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

Mrs Nina Barnes

Mr David Andrew

Mr David Andrew

 

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Mrs Nina Barnes

 

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Mr Akonji Ambo

 

Mrs Nina Barnes

Mrs Charlotte Jones

   

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Governor Committees 2017/2018

Curriculum

Finance

Personnel

Facilities

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mrs Claire Brookes

Mr Dave Jones

Mr Dave Jones

Mr Dave Jones

Mr Dave Jones

Mrs Anna Burn

Mr David Pullen (Chair)

Mrs Anita Masters (Chair)

Mr David Andrew (Chair)

Mr David Pullen

Mrs Anita Masters

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Mrs Nina Barnes

Mrs Anita Masters

Mr David Andrew

Mrs Elaine Neate

Mr Dave Owen

Mrs Veronica Cooper

Mr Dave Owen

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

 

Mrs Elaine Neate

 

Mr David Andrew

 

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

 

Mr Dave Owen

 

Mrs Vanessa Pollock (Chair)
(resigned 31/08/2018)

 

Mrs Veronica Cooper

 

Mr Dave Owen (resigned 31/08/2018)

     

Declaration of Interests

Name

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests

Mr David Owen

None

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Gloucestershire County Council employee

Mrs Anna Burn

None

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

None

Mrs Claire Brookes

Employed by Heron Primary School

Mr David Jones

None

Mr David Pullen

None

Mrs Anita Masters

None

Mr David Andrew

None

Mrs Nina Barnes

Employed by Heron Primary School

Mrs Veronica Cooper

None

Mr Akonji Ambo

None

Staff Governor

Employed by Heron Primary School

Governor Committee Attendance

 

Full Governor Meeting

 

 2018/2019

Mr Dave Jones

1/1

Mrs Anna Burn

1/1

Mrs Anita Masters

1/1

Mrs Veronica Cooper

1/1

Mrs Charlotte Jones

1/1

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

0/1

Mr David Pullen

1/1

Mrs Nina Barnes

1/1

Mr David Andrew

1/1

Mr Akonji Ambo

0/1

Mrs Susanne Kumar

0/1

Curriculum

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

Mrs Claire Brookes

n/a

n/a

3/3

100%

1/1

Mr Dave Jones

1/3

33%

1/3

33%

0/1

Mrs Anna Burn

2/3

66%

0/3

0%

1/1

Mr David Pullen

3/3

100%

2/3

66%

1/1

Mrs Anita Masters

3/3

100%

1/3

33%

1/1

Mrs Veronica Cooper

2/3

66%

3/3

100%

1/1

Mrs Elaine Neate

2/3

66%

2/3

66%

vacancy (0/1)

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

n/a

n/a

2/3

66%

1/1

Mrs Vanessa Pollock (Chair) (resigned 31/08/2018)

2/3

66%

2/3

66%

n/a

Mr Dave Owen (resigned 31/08/2018)

1/3

33%

1/3

33%

n/a

Mrs Veronica Cooper

2/3

66%

3/3

100%

1/1

 

Finance

2016/2017

2017/2018

Mrs Claire Brookes

n/a

n/a

2/2

100%

Mr Dave Jones

3/3

100%

2/2

100%

Mr David Pullen (Chair)

1/3

33%

1/2

50%

Mrs Anita Masters

2/3

66%

2/2

100%

Mr David Andrew

2/3

66%

1/2

50%

Mr Dave Owen

2/3

66%

2/2

100%

Mr Tim Hiller (resigned 31/08/2017)

3/3

100%

n/a

n/a

 

Facilities

2016/2017

2017/2018

Mrs Claire Brookes

n/a

n/a

2/2

100%

Mr Dave Jones

3/3

100%

2/2

100%

Mr David Andrew (Chair)

3/3

100%

2/2

100%

Mrs Nina Barnes

2/3

66%

2/2

100%

Mr Dave Owen

3/3

100%

2/2

100%

Tim Hiller (resigned 31/08/2018)

3/3

100%

n/a

n/a

 

Personnel

2016/2017

2017/2018

Mrs Claire Brookes

n/a

n/a

3/3

100%

Mr Dave Jones

3/3

100%

2/3

66%

Mrs Anita Masters (Chair)

3/3

100%

3/3

100%

Mrs Veronica Cooper

2/3

66%

3/3

100%

Mrs Elaine Neate

3/3

100%

2/3

66%

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

1/2

50%

3/3

100%

Mr David Andrew

3/3

100%

3/3

100%

Mr Dave Owen

2/3

66%

2/3

66%

Tim Hiller (resigned 31/08/2018)

3/3

100%

n/a

n/a

 

Strategic

 2018/2019

Mr Dave Jones

1/1

Mrs Anita Masters

1/1

Mr David Andrew

1/1

Mr Dave Pullen

1/1

Mrs Charlotte Jones

1/1

Mrs Veronica Cooper

1/1

Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies

1/1

Mrs Nina Barnes

1/1

Staff Governor (vacancy)

0/1

Ex Officio (Headteacher)

1/1

Mrs Anna Burn

1/1

Mr Akonji Ambo

0/1

 

Resources 2018/2019
Mr Dave Jones  1/1
Mrs Anita Masters  0/1 
Mrs Anna Burn  1/1 
Mrs Charlotte Jones  1/1
Mr Dave Pullen  1/1 
Mr David Andrew  1/1 
Mrs Lynn Campbell-Davies   1/1 
Mrs Nina Barnes  1/1 
Mrs Claire Brookes  1/1 
Mrs Veronica Cooper  0/1
Mr Akonji Ambo  0/1

 

 

Proposed Cycle of Governors' Meeting Dates

You can find the proposed cycle of Governors' Meeting Dates here.

 


Contact

Mrs. Claire Brookes, Headteacher
Heron Primary School, Heron Way, Abbeydale
Gloucester, GL4 4BN
Tel: 01452 415105
Email: admin@heron.gloucs.sch.uk

   


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