Who are our school governors?

Our Governors are appointed for four year terms of office by the school staff, parents, the Local Authority or by fellow Governors as representatives of the local community.

All Governors serve on one or more committees, whose function is described below (see 'committees').

We also ask each Governor to make a visit to the school once a term. The visits are focussed on a particular theme linked to the School Development Plan or in their governor capacity, such as a health & safety check. We currently have some vacancies for the school. To find out more please click the link below (select 'Are you interested in becoming a Governor') or email:

bhschoolgovernors@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk

 

Our current governors are:

Name

Post(s) held

Category
 Meeting Attendance
 Conflict of Interest

Mr Neil Pleasants

Chair of Governors
Health & Safety Governor
Resources Committee

Parent Governor

 

Term ends: 25/11/17

Appointed by the parent body - 24/11/13

 

 FGB Meetings: 28/9/16, 12/12/16, 29/3/17,

 

 

RES Meetings: 30/11/17, 8/3/17,

 

Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

Mrs Anne Sidders

Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee
Inclusion Governor

LEA Governor

 

Term ends: 30/06/18

Appointed by the local authority - 29/06/14

 FGB Meetings: 28/9/16, 12/12/16, 29/3/17,

 

SEC Meetings: 1/12/16, 22/3/17,

 

Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

Mrs Kate Harvey

Acting Headteacher
Resources Committee
Y6 Teacher
Standards & Effectiveness Committee
 
 

Acting Headteacher

FGB Meetings: 29/3/17,

 

SEC Meetings: 1/12/16, 22/3/17

 

RES Meetings: 8/3/17,

 

 
Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

 

Mrs Hannah Hill

Chair of Resources Committee
Literacy Governor

Co-opted Governor

 

Term ends: 23/04/19

Appointed by the governing body - 22/4/15

 

FGB Meetings: 28/9/16, 12/12/16,

 

RES Meetings: 30/11/16, 8/3/17,

Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

 

Mrs Sarah Medlock

Safeguarding Governor
Standards & Effective Committee

 

Parent Governor

 

Term ends:  10/11/20

Appointed by the parent body - 09/11/16

 

FGB Meetings: 12/12/16, 29/3/17,

 

SEC Meetings: 22/3/17,

 
Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

 

Mr David Anderson

Financial Governor
Computing Governor
Resources Committee

Co-opted Governor

 

Term ends: 13/12/19

Appointed by the governing body - 12/12/15

 

FGB Meetings: 28/9/16, 12/12/16, 29/3/17,

 

RES Meetings: 30/11/16, 8/3/17,

Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

 

Mrs Chris Brazier

Maths Governor
Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Co-opted Governor

 

Term ends: 23/04/19

Appointed by the governing body - 22/04/15

 

FGB Meetings: 12/12/16, 29/3/17,

 

SEC Meetings: 1/12/16, 22/3/17,

Business & Financial: None

Schools: None

 

Mrs Tricia King

Clerk to the Governing Body & Committees
 
 
Business & Financial: None

Clerk to several schools in the local area

 

What is a governing body?

The governing body of a school acts collectively.  The Governors have a number of legal responsibilities in respect of the school, in particular:

  • the school is continuously working to improve standards
  • children's care and welfare is safeguarded
  • curriculum policy is set, monitored and reviewed in line with statutory requirements
  • the school meets it obligations under relevant equality legislation
  • the school's financial budget is set and monitored
  • the fabric of the school is maintained
  • staff performance is managed according to Government guidelines

Committees

Our school has the following committees:

Resources Committee:

  • This committee incorporates the Premises, Health & Safety Committee and the Personnel Committee. Roles and responsibilities include; 
  • Prepare and monitor long term and short term financial plans; ensure relevant controls exist to comply with statutory & LA regulations
  • Maintain the fabric of the School; oversee contract works undertaken
  • Help the School maintain a safe, healthy and effective working environment; annual audit
  • Oversees all issues relating to staffing including the Performance Management of the Headteacher, recruitment, pay, grievances and disciplinary issues.

School Effectiveness:

  • Assist in the formulation of, monitor and review  the School Development Plan
  • Monitor and ensure that all pupils receive their statutory curriculum entitlement.
  • Monitor inclusion
  • Monitor and review school policies

We also have governor representatives on the BHA and Children’s Centre Committee.

Meetings

Full governors and all committees meet once every half term. Meetings are usually held in the evenings. Governors are also welcome into school during the day.

Training

There is a varied training programme available to all governors. Governors aim to attend at least one course per year.

How to contact the governors

The school governors are always open to contact from staff, guardians and parents. Your first port of call should always be the headteacher, but if you feel that you need to raise any concerns or give suggestions to the governing body then please use the email below. 

bhschoolgovernors@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Are you interested in becoming a governor?

Vacancies: There are currently three governor vacancies at Beech Hyde School

Governors need no previous experience but they do need commitment, enthusiasm and an interest in the School and in the education of children. We particulary welcome applicants from ethnic minorities so we are fully represented on the governing body. This is your chance to set the vision for the school, for both the present and future generations. 

 

If you would like to find out more click on the link below:

http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/edlearn/getinvolved/governors/becschgov/

Or you can contact the Governors directly via email: 

bhschoolgovernors@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk

You may wish to come along for an informal chat and also observe one of the Governor meetings so you can get a feel for what is involved. Please get in touch if you are interested, you will be most welcome.

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