Governor information

 Welcome to Holystone Primary School Governor's section.  Here you will find information about our Governors and their roles and responsibilites

There are different kinds of governors:

  • Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body based on their skills and experience to support and advance the school
  • Parent Governor - elected by parents of registered pupils on the school roll
  • Local Authority Governor - nominated by the Outside Bodies Committee and appointed by the Governing Body
  • Staff Governor - elected by the teachers and support staff in individual schools
 
Our Governing body comprises:
 
  • Headteacher
  • 5 Co-opted Governors
  • 6 Parent Governors
  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
 

Governing bodies have a strategic role in raising standards. They are key to the effectiveness of a school.

The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school, but the governing body has three core functions:

  • clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, pupils and staff
  • make sure the school's finances are in order and money is well spent
Name of Governor
Type
of
Governor
Declaration
of direct/
indirect business/
pecuniary interest
Gov
role in other ed inst
Term of
office 
 Committee
membership
 Subject
link
Steve Hallowell Co-opted None  No
 20/01/15
to 19/01/23
 Resources
Performance Management
Music
Stephen Dagg
Parent
Governor
None  No
 17/10/18
to
16/10/22
 Resources  Science
Jaclyn Kirkby
Parent
Governor
 
 No
 14/02/20
to
13/02/24
 Curriculum  Safeguarding
Peter Douthwaite
Co-opted
Governor
None  No
 20/021/15
to
19/01/23
 Curriculum  Humanities
Gemma
Swan
Parent
Governor
None  No
18/11/19
to
17/11/23 
 Curriculum
SEND
Staff Wellbeing
Pupil progress
Performance Management
Kirsty Burnett
Staff
Governor
None  No
 16/07/19
to
15/07/23
 Curriculum
RE
Staff Wellbeing
Morag Swan
Parent
Governor
   No
18/11/19
to
17/11/23 
 Resources
PE & Sports Funding
SEN & Pupil Wellbeing
Kevin Ardron   None  No
21/01/19
to
20/01/23 
 Curriculum
Maths        
School Development & Self-Evaluation
Pupil Premium
Pupil progress
John
Walsh
Co-opted
Governor
None  No
 21/01/19
to
20/01/23
 Resources
 English
Stephen Baines Headteacher None  No      
Sarah
McLennan
Staff
Governor
None  No
 20/01/15
to
19/01/23
Resources
Curriculum
Staff Wellbeing
Raja
Belghiti
Parent
Governor
None  No
17/10/18
to
16/10/22 
Resources
Curriculum
Modern Foreign Languages
PSE
Staff Wellbeing
Pupil progress
School Council
Performance Management
 Paul
Denton
Co-opted
Governor
 None  No
 16/07/19
to
15/07/23
 Resources  EYFS
Lynsey Parker
Parent
Governor
   No
 08/07/21
to
07/07/25
 Curriculum  Computing
Zoe Neasham
Co-opted
Governor
   No
 18/05/21
to
17/05/25
 Resources
Art & DT
Health & Safety