Harpur Hill Primary School

Trent Avenue, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9LP

01298 23261

info@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk

Governors

Who are the Governors?

The governing board comprises 12 members:

3 parent governors, 1 Local Authority governor, 1 Headteacher, 1 staff governor and 6 co-opted governors. Our Instrument of Governance was reconstituted on 11th November 2014.

Governors can be contacted through the school office: Tel: 01298 23261

Harpur Hill Primary School, Trent Avenue, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9LP

The Clerk is Pat Gyongyosipatgyongyosi@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk

The Chair of Governors is Mark Rushworthmarkr@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk 

 

What do Governors do?

The School Governors play an important role in supporting the Headteacher to effectively lead and manage the school. The full governing board meets once each term.

The three core functions of a governing board, as reflected in Ofsted’s inspection criteria are:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.

  • Holding headteachers to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation.
       
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

 

Our governors liaise with Derbyshire County Council about the maintenance of school buildings, equipment and aspects of finance.  They oversee what is taught in the school including the introduction of National Curriculum initiatives and their effectiveness. They approve policy statements and determine the school's financial affairs as well as overseeing health and safety, and the appointment of staff.  They work closely with the school staff, receiving regular reports from the Headteacher.

Governors regularly visit the school and have links with staff, pupils, parents and the local community. 

 

Governors' year plan 2018 - 2019 

 

Business and Financial Interests

Mark Rushworth: Works for Corporate Property at Derbyshire County Council

David Smith: Works at High Peak Borough Council

 

Governor Roles

We have 2 main governors’ sub-committees:

  • Leadership and Management (including Finance and Performance Management)
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment 

 

Leadership and Management (including Finance and Performance Management)

The Leadership and Management Committee, reviews how the resources of the school are managed. The committee reviews the school’s finance polices and school budget along with policies and matters relating to staffing and personnel, premises and health and safety.  

Chair: Ryan Gordine: ryangordine@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk

Members: Ryan Gordine, Mathew Lomas, Vicky Morten, Paul Wood, Mark Rushworth, Vicky Morrell 

 

Learning, Teaching and Assessment 

The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee reviews the curriculum along with teaching and learning and curriculum-related policies. They help monitor the quality of teaching and learning within the school, and assessment aspects of the school. It reviews the school improvement plan and monitors the school’s self evaluation summary as well as progress towards key areas identified by Ofsted. This committee regularly analyses the performance of the school in terms of pupil progress and attainment. It also monitors the impact of the Pupil Premium grant.

Chair: Sylvia Bunting: sylviab@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Members: Sylvia Bunting, Lis Carver, David Smith, Mark Rushworth

 

Named Governors

We have named governors who have responsibility for key areas such as English, mathematics, safeguarding, health and safety, and SEND etc. 

 

Governor Profiles

TLA: Teaching, learning and assessment,    LMF: Leadership, management and finance

 Name

Term of Office

Role

Category

Appointed by

Mark Rushworth

11/11/2014 to

10/11/2018

Chair of Governing Body

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Sylvia Bunting

14/11/2015 to

13/11/2019

TLA Committee

LA Governor

Derbyshire
County Council

David Smith

20/10/2014 to

19/10/2018

Vice Chair Main

Chair TLA Committee

 Parent Governor 

Parents

Paul Wood

11/11/2014 to

10/11/2018

LMF Committee

 Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Vicky Morten

11/11/2014 to 10/11/2018

LMF Committee

 Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body

Lis Carver

06/05/2016 to 

05/05/2020

TLA Committee 

 Staff Governor 

Governing Body

Victoria Giliker

N/A

N/A

 Head Teacher 

N/A

Mathew Lomas

08/02/2016 to 

07/02/2020

LMF Committee

 Parent Governor 

Parents of school

Ryan Gordine

08/02/2016 to

07/02/2020

Vice Chair Main

Chair LMF Committee

Parent Governor

Parents of school

Caitlin Bisknell

21/02/2017  to

20/02/2021

TLA Committee 

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Governing Body 

Vicky Morrell

14/11/2017 to

13/11/2021

LMF Committee

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Governing Body

 

Vacant

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Roles in Other Schools

The following governors are also represented on the governing body in other schools:

  • Caitlin Bisknell is a governor at Fairfield Endowed CE Junior School 

 

Resignations in last 12 months:

Mrs Louise Davis             Joined November 2014              Resigned October 2017

Mr Colin Boynton            Joined December 2016               Resigned October 2017