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Dear Parents
 
The Governing Body of Hinton St George C of E First School are very proud of our village school and all that makes it a special place for children to learn and develop.  The start of every child’s school experience is so vital and will colour their approach to education and our school focuses on providing a caring, encouraging and supportive environment in which children can grow and develop.  The fabric of the school has been an area of recent focus and the school is now well decorated and beautifully presented with very good facilities.
 
The school works very much as a community in which all children interact together and are involved in and contribute to the ethos of the school.  We have very small classes and the resultant wonderfully high adult-to-child ratio allows the school to focus on the individual needs of all children.  The school has very high expectations for all the children not only academically but also socially, with a real focus on positive attitudes and behaviour nurtured as the children work and play together.
 
The children at the school receive a rich, varied and stimulating education with staff focusing on attainment of all and the results show that the children consistently achieve higher than County and National averages.  The school was again judged to be “good” in the 2014 Ofsted inspection and since then our Headteacher has led a focus to raise standards even further with very good results.
 
Hinton St George First School is very much part of our local community who, together with our really fantastic parents’ association (PFA), raise money and provide support so that the school is able to give the children a very rich education experience with wonderful after school clubs and educational visits.
 

Kind Regards

Louise Chamberlain              

Louise Chamberlain
Chair of Governors
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Governor Name
Term of Office
Appointing Body
Position of Responsibility
Governors’ Register of Business Interest
Mrs Louise Chamberlain
4 Years
01.10.13-30.9.17
Diocese Bath & wells Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors and
Safeguarding (Child Protection)
Maths
·         Director of LEC Enterprises – Educational Consultancy & Training in Primary Schools
·         Member of the Board and Tutor at Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training organisation
·         Minsterstone Ltd – stone/concrete manufacturer – husband’s business
Mrs Lucy Voss
4 Years
16.09.2015-15.09.2019
Elected Parent
Pupil Premium
SEND
None Declared
Mrs Amanda Bell
4 Years
22.10.2015-24.09.2018​
Co-opted
 Health and Safety
None Declared
Mrs Jane Gifford
4 Years
05.11.2013-04.11.2017
Co-opted
Training
English
None Declared
Mrs Marguerite Aubrey
4 Years
09.10.2014-08.10.2018
Co-opted
SEN
 
Pupil Premium
None Declared
Mrs Kat Khan-Davis
4 Years
01.09.2014-31.08.2018
Elected Parent

·         Committee member of this school’s Parents and Friends’ Association
·         Parent volunteer in class, two mornings a week
Rev. Bob Hicks
05.12.2011
Ex Officio, Incumbent of Hinton St George
 
None Declared
​Mrs Charlotte Hall
01.01.18 ​Headteacher Headteacher None Declared
Mr Derek Esp
4 Years
01.09.2016-31.08.20
Local Authority
 
·         Co-opted Governor at Wadham School
·         Assoc. Hon. Fellow, University of Exeter - Research
​Mr Barry Tyler 24.11.16 - 23.11.20 Co-opted ​Finance
​Ms Charlotte Trowbridge
​22.10.18 -
​Staff
​School Council
​Mrs Sarah McEvansoneya
​22.10.18 -
​Co-opted
​Attendance
​Mrs Jenny Pithers
22.10.18 - 
​Parent
​Mrs Jane Wheeler

​11.02.19
​Co-opted
​Health & Safety
​Mrs Ingrid Godfrey

​27.04.18 - 08.02.19
​Clerk ​Clerk
​Mrs Rebecca McAlonan
​11.02.19 -
​Clerk
​Clerk

 

Delegation of powers
 
From 2015/16 this GB has decided to conduct their business without committees, except statutory committees.  See Standing Orders adopted on 23 September 2015 for more detail.
A Scheme of Delegation has been agreed and statutory committees and working parties will be formed as and when necessary.
 
Working parties have no delegated powers and their recommendations will be discussed by the full governing body.  Working Parties will only be formed when necessary and when their task is completed they will disband.  Individuals may be invited to join working parties as Associate Members (not necessarily governors), where their expertise will be beneficial to the task identified.
 
NB:  This list is subject to updating from time to time during the academic year.

 

 
 
 Governor Responsibilities
Safeguarding
Louise Chamberlain
Health & Safety
Jane Wheeler
School Council
Charlotte Trowbridge
SEN and Pupil Premium
Lucy Voss
Training Overview
Jane Gifford
 
 
2015-2018 FGB Governor Attendance Register
Key:
A = Attended
DNA – Did not Attend

Governor Name and Position
Meeting
5.10.17
Meeting
6.11.17
Meeting
4.12.17
Meeting
23.01.18

Meeting
26.02.18
Meeting
24.03.18
Meeting
27.04.18
Meeting

Meeting

Number of
Meetings Attended
Over Academic Year 2017-2018
Mrs Louise Chamberlain (Chair)
A
A
A
A
A
 A
 A


 
Mrs Lucy Voss – Parent Governor
A
A
A
A
A
DNA
 A


  
Mrs Amanda Bell – Co-opted
A
A
A
A
A
DNA
 A

 
 
Mrs Jane Gifford – Co-opted
DNA
A
A
A
A​
A
 A

 

Mrs Marguerite Aubrey – Co-opted
A
A
DNA
DNA
A 
DNA
 A


 
Mrs Kat Khan-Davis – Parent Governor
A
A
A
DNA
A
A 
 A

 
 
Rev. Bob Hicks - Ex-Officio Incumbent of Hinton St George
A
A
A
A
 
DNA
 DNA
DNA

 
 
Mr Derek Esp – LEA
A
A
A
A
DNA
A
 A


 
Mrs Lisa Goodland - Headteacher
A
A
A


 



 
​Mrs Charlotte Hall - Headteacher A A  A
Mr Barry Tyler - Co-opted
A
A
A
 
DNA
A
A 
 A

 
  
Mrs Ali Holley-Staff Governor
A
Resigned
Vacant Position
Vacant Position
Vacant Position
Vacant Position
Vacant Position​



 ​


 
Governor Name and Position
Meeting
6.10.16
Meeting
24.11.16
Meeting
6.12.16
Meeting
12.1.17
Meeting
6.2.17
Meeting
16.3.17
Meeting
25.4.17
Meeting
25.5.17
Meeting
3.7.17
Number of
Meetings Attended
Over Academic Year 2016-2017
Mrs Louise Chamberlain (Chair)
A
A
A
A
 A
A 
A
A 
A 
 9
Mrs Lucy Voss – Parent Governor
A
A
A
A
 A
A 
A 
A 
 9 
Mrs Amanda Bell – Co-opted
A
A
A
A
 DNA
A 
A
A
A 
 8
Mrs Jane Gifford – Co-opted
A
A
A
A
 A
DNA
A
A
A 
 8
Mrs Marguerite Aubrey – Co-opted
A
A
DNA
A
 DNA
DNA
DNA
A
A
 5
Mrs Kat Khan-Davis – Parent Governor
A
A
DNA 
A
 DNA
 A
A
DNA 
 6
Rev. Bob Hicks - Ex-Officio Incumbent of Hinton St George
A
A
A
DNA
 
 A
 A
A
A
A 
 8
Mr Derek Esp – LEA
A
A
A
A
 A
 DNA
A
A
A
 8 
Mrs Lisa Goodland - Headteacher
A
A
A
A
 A
 A
A
A
A 
 9 
Mr Barry Tyler - Co-opted
Vacant Position
Position
Attended & Filled
DNA
 
A
 DNA
 A
A
A​
A 
 6 
Mrs Ali Holley-Staff Governor
Vacant
Position
Vacant
Position
Vacant
Position
Vacant
Position
Vacant
Position
 Vacant
Position
 Vacant
Position
  Vacant
Position
 A
 1

 
Governor Name and Position
Meeting
23.9.15
Meeting
22.10.15
Meeting
23.11.15
Meeting
25.1.16
Meeting
25.2.16
Meeting
17.3.16
Meeting
19.4.16
Meeting
23.5.16
Meeting
7.7.16
Number of
Meetings Attended
Over Academic Year 2015-2016
Mrs Louise Chamberlain (Chair)
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
DNA
8/9
Mrs Lucy Voss – Parent Governor
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
9/9
Mrs Amanda Bell – Co-opted
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
9/9
Mrs Jane Gifford – Co-opted
A
A
DNA
A
A
A
A
A
DNA
7/9
Mrs Marguerite Jackson – Co-opted
A
A
A
A
DNA
A
A
A
 
8/9
Mrs Kat Khan-Davis – Parent Governor
A
A
DNA
A
DNA
A
A
A
A
7/9
Rev. Bob Hicks - Ex-Officio Incumbent of Hinton St George
A
DNA
DNA
A
DNA
DNA
A
A
A
5/9
Jonathan Kerr – Vice Chair – Co-opted Governor
A
A
A
A
A
A
DNA
A
A
8/9
Derek Esp – LEA
A
A
A
DNA
A
DNA
A
A
A
7/9
Staff Governor
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
0/9
 
 
 
Reasons for non-attendance, where recorded, include:
·         Work commitments
·         Annual Leave
·         Ill-health
 
 
 

Mrs Louise Chamberlain Foundation Governor (Chair)

I was, until quite recently, headteacher of a large primary school at North Petherton.  I now work for the Somerset Initial Teaching College (SCITT) as one of the PGCE tutors training graduates to become teachers.  I also do some consultancy work supporting headteachers and schools, and planning and delivering school training programmes.  I live in Dinnington and am a mum, a grandmother and a dog lover!

 

Mrs Charlotte Hall Headteacher

 

Mr Derek Esp LEA Appointed

Derek Esp has a long career in education, as teacher, RAF Education Officer, education administrator in Devon, Somerset and Lincolnshire, when he was Director of Education.  He then worked as a Consultant and School Inspector.  He is a Reader in the Church of England and is currently an Associate Fellow at the University of Exeter

 

Rev Bob Hicks Ex-officio/Incumbent

I am a Church of England priest.  My wife Julia and I jobshare the role of Rector for the parishes of Merriott, Lopen and Hinton St George with Dinnington.  We moved here from Bridgwater in September 2011 and I have been a Governor at Hinton School ever since.  Prior to being ordained I have worked as a geologist, environmental scientist, missionary, intelligence analyst, charity fundraiser and as a sales assistant in a wine shop!  When not working as a governor or Rector, I enjoy walking, gardening, travel, reading and photography.

 

Mrs Jane Gifford Co-opted

I am Jane Gifford and was one of Her Majesty's inspectors.  I am now a semi retired school inspector.  I still work from home, editing school inspection reports.  I live in Hinton and am a governor of Yeovil hospital.  I have been a governor of the school for a considerable time and have seen many changes.  I am proud to be a governor of a small village school and think my background in education is a positive which I use to good effect.  I hope!

 

 

Mrs Amanda Bell - Co-opted Governor

I first moved to Hinton in 1993; my stepdaughter Holly was a pupil at the school until 2011.  I would like to use my management experience from both public and private sector to help Hinton School thrive, both academically and financially, ensuring that it is the school of choice for local children.

Mrs Marguerite Jackson Co-opted

Hinton St George has been my home since 1993.

I have been involved in education most of my life as a teacher, as a member of the advisory service supporting schools across the county and latterly as headteacher of a comprehensive school.  On retiring from headship I lectured on Worcester University degree courses in education based in Somerset.

Now I am fully retired I enjoy the freedom this gives me to travel and be more involved in village life.  I am a member of Hinton Fundraisers, enjoy the Wine Club, a book club, am an occasional helper in our Shop and play in the summer boules league, for example.
 

I see being a governor of Hinton St George School as being a privilege as well as a responsibility.  I hope I can use my experience to support the continuing development of the school for the benefit of all the children.  

 

Mrs Kat Khan-Davis

I have lived in Hinton St George since 2008 and have three children; two of whom currently attend our school and my youngest attends the local pre-school.

 

The strong Christian ethos is prominent throughout the school and is something which I fully support by assisting as a parent volunteer in both classrooms and by being involved and supporting the pupil led Collective Worship Group.

 

Key skills from my previous career in marketing and currently from also working in our village Post Office will enable me to provide constructive challenge and input into the continued development of our school whilst providing an excellent education and positive school experience for all the pupils. 


Mrs Lucy Voss Parent Governor

Mother to two children; Toby in Year 2 at Hinton CE First School and Alice Year 5 at Maiden Beech, previously at Hinton.

Past employment as an Environmental Consultant and a Local Authority Recycling Officer.  Now a partner in our family farm.  Also current Chair of St Georges Pre-school and PFA member.
Vacancy Staff Governor
Vacancy Co-opted
 Clerk to the Governors