Governors

Welcome!

The Local Governing Body of Hartest School aims to ensure that Hartest Church of England School maintains a broad and balanced curriculum, promoting progress and achievement for all pupils within a distinctly Christian School.

  • All governors on the Local Governing Body are enthusiastic volunteers and their main focus is to try to ensure that Hartest C of E Primary School is the best school it can be for every pupil who attends.
  • Hartest School is very fortunate to have governors who bring a wide range of skills to the governing body that are very useful in the strategic leadership and management of the school.
  • Governors work closely with the Headteacher and all the staff. They monitor data which they analyse to see how the school is performing. They also analyse the finances and try to ensure that monies spent are used as efficiently as possible.
  • Through being on the governing body all governors gain an in depth knowledge of the school.
  • Governors have to work within a budget which is set by the Diocesan Multi Academy Trust.
  • A Governor is not the same as a volunteer helper who may come into the school and help on a regular basis, although obviously they can do this too.
  • Governors take different roles within the committee, based on their expertise and interest, for which they also receive training.
  • Some governors have specific roles to cover such as SEND, Safeguarding and Link Governor.
  • The Local Governing Body meets twice a term. Items on the agenda can be working on the School Development and Improvement Plan, budget monitoring, discussing pupil scores, papers on national issues and the approval of Educational visits. They also discuss the Headteacher’s report which gives them day to day information on the running of the school.
  • Governors have a vital role to play in the effective running of the school.

The Local Governing Body is overseen by the MAT Trustees.  More information can be found at St Edmundsbury and Ipswich MAT Governance

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please either contact the school or look on the Suffolk County Council website (www.suffolk.gov.uk), where you will find further information.

Here you can find out more about your school governors and the work of the school’s Local Governing Body.

Our Governors

Our Governing body is made up as follows:

Chair of Governors

Mr Neil Gooding

Co-opted Governor until 05/07/2023

Past parent of the school.

 

Headteacher

Mr Matthew Coombs

(Ex Officio – remains as a governor unless he should leave his post as a Headteacher)

 

Parent Governors

Parent Governors are elected from the parent body.

Mrs Anna Laflin

Mrs Nicola Jackson

 

Diocesan Governors

Diocesan governors are those who are responsible for the Church link, as Hartest is a Church of England Primary School. The Diocese is responsible for electing these governors.

Rev Patrick Prigg

(Ex Officio – remains as a governor unless he should leave his post as a Reverend)

Mrs Kate Long

Vice Chair of Governors

Staff Governor

Mrs Karen Temple-Nidd

 

Co-Opted Governors

Co-Opted governors are people from the community who wish to help the school. They are voted as members by the Governing Body.

Mrs Katie Jackson

Mrs Pat Cawston

Mrs Jackie Crisp

 

Governor Details and Register of Interests 2019-2020  

Name Category of Governor & Term of Office Appointing Body, e.g. Governing Body, Local Authority, Diocese Position of Responsibility & Membership of Committees Attendance Record for the LGB (from 01/09/2019) Pecuniary Interests & Personal Relationships within the School
Mr Neil Gooding Co-opted Governor

08/07/2019- 05/07/2023

 Local Governing Body  Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance Comittee  2/6 Management Consultant, School Governor
Mrs Kate Long Foundation Governor

30/09/2017- 29/09/2021

 Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust  Vice Chair, Admissions, Appeals, Dischipline, Standards & Attainment, Christian Values & Spirituality, English  2/6  Grandparent of children at the school
Mr Matthew Coombs Ex-Officio Governor

 

23/01/2017-

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust  Headteacher  2/6  None
Mrs Katie Jackson Co-opted Governor

01/10/2019-30/09/2023

 Local Governing Body  Admissions, Appeals  2/6 Grandparent of children at the school
Mrs Jackie Crisp Co-opted Governor

05/11/2019-04/11/2023

 Local Governing Body  Hearings  2/6  None
Rev Patrick Prigg Ex Officio Foundation Governor

01/09/1990-

 Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust  Rector All Saints Church Hartest

Christian Values & Sprirituality, RE

 1/6  Rector/ Chair of Trustees- Glemsford, Hartest, Boxted, Stanstead & Somerton Parishes
Mrs Anna Laflin Parent Governor

05/10/2016- 29/09/2021

  Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust  Admissions, Appeals, Safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium, PE, Preschool Link Governor  2/6  Parent of children at the school
Mrs Nicola Jackson Parent Governor

08/07/2019- 07/07/2023

 Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust  1/6 Parent of children at the school
Mrs Karen Temple-Nidd Staff Governor

07/10/2019- 06/10.2023

 Elected by staff of Hartest CE Primary School  Staff Liaison, SEND  2/6  None
Mrs Pat Cawston Co-opted Governor

27/01/2020-

26/01/2024

 Local Governing Body  Gifted & Talented, Christian Values & Spirituality, Phonics  2/6  Grandparent of children at the school

 

Governors Serving 2018-2019

Name Category of Governor & Term of Office Appointing Body, e.g. Governing Body, Local Authority, Diocese Position of Responsibility & Membership of Committees Attendance Record for the LGB 2018-2019 Pecuniary Interests & Personal Relationships within the School Attendance Record
2017-2018
Mr David Ackroyd Co-opted Governor

27/03/2017- 08/07/2019

LGB Vice Chair, Safeguarding and PREVENT, Health & Safety,  Science, Discipline, Hearings 6/6 Nil 6/6
Mrs Susan Brown Staff Governor

01/09/2015- 08/07/2019 (Retired from teaching)

 Elected by staff of Hartest CE Primary School 0/6 Nil 2/6 operation
Mrs Mary Burr Co-opted Governor

01/10/2007- 01/10/2019 (Retired from Governors Board)

LGB Website (Governor Page), Finance, Standards & Attainment, Maths, Discipline 5/6 Nil 6/6
Mrs Pat Cawston Associate Governor 27/09/2017-27/01/2020 (Elected as Co-opted Governor) LGB Gifted & Talented, Christian Values & Spirituality, Phonics 6/6 Grandparent of children at the school 6/6
Mr Matthew Coombs Ex-Officio Governor

23/01/2017-

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust Headteacher  6/6 Rosa Simon music fund – trustee 6/6
Mrs Katie Jackson  Co-opted Governor

15/05/2017-01/10/2019

 Local Governing Body Admissions, Appeals, LINK, Standards & Attainment, School Council, EYFS  6/6 Grandmother of child in school  1/1
Mrs Hollie Kidby Parent Governor

01/10/2009- 08/10/2018 (Child left school)

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust 1/6 Husband local builder 5/6
Mrs Anna Laflin Parent Governor

05/10/2016-29/09/2021

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust SEND, Pupil Premium, PE, Preschool Link Governor, Admissions, Appeals 4/6 Parent of children at the school 6/6
Mrs Kate Long  Foundation Governor

30/09/2017- 29/09/2021

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust Vice Chair, Standards & Attainment, Christian Values & Spirituality, English, Discipline, Admissions, Appeals 4/6 Retired September 2018 as Teacher at Horringer Court
Middle SchoolGrandparent of children at the school
6/6
Mrs Sue Prickett Associate Governor

14/05/2014- 08/07/2019 (Ended employment with school)

LGB School Business Manager, Finance 6/6 Nil 6/6
Rev Patrick Prigg Ex Officio Foundation Governor

01/09/1990-

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Multi Academy Trust Chair of Governors, Finance, Christian Values & Spirituality, RE, Admissions  5/6
Rector/ Chair of Trustees- Glemsford, Hartest, Boxted, Stanstead & Somerton Parishes
5/6
Mrs Jackie Crisp Associate Governor 08/10/2018- 04/11/2019 (Elected as Co-opted Governor) LGB Sex Education, Online Safety, Hearings, English 3/6 Nil
Mr Stephen Welfare Co-opted Governor 08/10/2018-08/10/2019 (Retired from Governor Board) LGB Website (Statutory Information), Finance, Computing &  IT 5/6 Member Hartest Parish Council


Scheme of Delegation June 2017

Supplemental Funding Agreement Hartest 2017

Meeting Dates for 2019- 2020

There are at least six meetings held across the school year.   The following meetings are clerked:

  • Monday 7th October 2019
  • Monday 2nd December 2019
  • Monday 27th January 2020
  • Monday 23rd March 2020
  • Monday 18th May 2020

In addition, sub-committees meet regularly together and report back to the LGB.

 

We like to hear from you if you have either praise or concerns.

  1. Ringing the school and ask that a governor returns your call, 01284 830343.
  2. Writing a letter ‘For the attention of the Governors’, and send it via the school office.
  3. Email the Chair of Governors –  Chair.gov@hartest.suffolk.sch.uk

Your views are really important and help us to run the school effectively.