Hallbankgate Village School

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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Our School Governors

Being a Governor at Hallbankgate Village School

A school governor helps the head teacher and staff with planning the curriculum, developing policies and keeping a check on financial matters. The governing body is responsible for ensuring the school provides high educational standards and is responsive to the needs of parents and the wider community. Governors usually serve for a term of four years and can be reappointed at the end of this time.  There are different types of governors representing parents, staff and the community. Parent governors are nominated by other parents.  Being a governor means being a critical friend to the school; providing support and advice as necessary to ensure children are kept safe and challenged to learn. Visiting the school to monitor teaching and other activities is an important part of the role.  There are two governing body meetings each term, after the school day has ended. We also meet with the school learning council termly so that they can tell us what they like about school and share ideas they have for changes to the way they learn.  Please talk to any of us if you are interested in becoming a school governor and helping to shape the future of your local school.

Current Governing Body - January 2017

Governing Body Appointments and Attendance 2016-17

Governing Body Appointments and Attendance 2015-16

 Self-Evaluation - February 2016 (Annual Governance Statement)

 

 Our Governors:

Izzy Bowles, Chair of Governors (Partnership Governor).  Re-appointed 20th October 2012.

 

Philippa Maleney, Headteacher.  Appointed 11th June 2012.

 

Karen Williams, Vice-Chair (Co-Opted Governor).  Re-appointed 1st April 2013.

 

Ann Creed, Co-Chair of Governors (Co-Opted Governor).  Re-appointed 18th October 2012.

 

Cllr Lawrence Fisher, Chair of Finance (LA Governor).  Re-appointed 23rd July 2013.

 

Clare Hutton (Staff Governor).  Appointed 9th December 2015

 

Brian Murphy (Parent Governor).  Appointed 1st January 2012.

 

Chris Williams (Parent Governor).  Appointed 1st July 2015.

 

Anne Hinton (Co-Opted Governor).  Appointed 4th February 2015.

 

 

 

Nancy Priest (Partnership Governor).  Appointed 9th December 2015.

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Nixon (Parent Governor).  Appointed 15th March 2017.

 

Mandy Davidson, Clerk to the Governing Body.  Appointed 5th September 2012.