Holt Farm Infant School
Ashingdon Road Rochford SS4 1RS
Tel: 01702 544058
Fax: 01702 530076
email: admin@holtfarm-inf.essex.sch.uk
Holt Farm Infant School Board of Governors

Holt Farm Infant School Board of Governors 2016-2017

Headteacher: Robin Goodier

Chair of Governors:Matthew Petley

Vice Chair:Richard Iles

Clerk: Liz Machin

Headteacher's Pay & Performance Panel

Richard Iles (Performance Management Governor)

Matthew Petley

External Adviser Richard Spence

Pay Committee

Richard Iles (Performance Management Governor)

Matthew Petley

John Adsett

Pay Appeals

3 governors from outside the pay committee (not staff governor)

Statutory Panels

    The Governing Board is split into 2 parts for staturory panels one part for the initial hearing and 1 part for appeals.

  • Complaints

  • Pupil Discipline

  • Staff Grievance

  • Staff Discipline

The panel will be formed by 3 of the following governors:
Richard Iles
Deanna Gardner
Oliver Gordon
Anne Wilson
Sharon Walter

The appeal panel will be formed by 3 of the following governors:
Matthew Petley
John Adsett
Kelly Elvin
Dimple Barot
Victoria Marzouki

Governing Body

From September 2016 the Governing Body has agreed to trial a new structure of governance. The Resources Committee and Curriculum Standards Committees have been removed. The Governing Body will meet half-termly and each meeting will have a focus linked to one of the 6 sections of the School Development Plan. Finance will be discussed at each meeting. The purpose of our meetings is to drive school improvement.

Governors attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We visit the school regularly and meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

Governing Body Planner 2016-17- dates of meetings, focus and agenda items

Governing Body Training Record 2015-16

Governor Information

Matthew Petley

Appointed: 22/10/13

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 22/10/17)

Appointed by: Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Rochford District Council/ Spouse, Mrs Laura Petley is an employee of the school.

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 5 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 5 of 5 Committee Meetings, Attended 2 of 2 Joint Premises Group meetings


Robin Goodier

Headteacher

Term of office:N/A

Appointed by: N/A

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 6 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 5 of 5 Committee Meetings:



Richard Iles

Appointed: 26/9/07

Term of office: 4 years (term ends 23/09/19)

Appointed by: Governing Body (Co-opted)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 4 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 3 of 5 Committee Meetings:


Deanna Gardner

Appointed: 18/06/2010

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 31/12/18)

Appointed by Governing Body (Co-opted)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Nursery Manager

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 5 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 of 3 Committee Meetings


Anne Wilson

Appointed: 6/11/13

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 6/11/17)

Appointed by Governing Body (Co-opted)

Business/Pecuniary Interests:None

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 5 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 4 of 5 Committee Meetings


Dimple Barot

Appointed: 31/12/14

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 31/12/18)

Appointed by Governing Body (Co-opted)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Southend Hospital University Trust

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 3 of 4 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 of 3 Committee Meetings


Oliver Gordon

Appointed: 27/10/13

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 27/10/17)

Appointed by Parents

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 4 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 2 of 3 Committee Meetings


Jo Tuckey

Appointed: 30/11/14

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 30/11/18)

Appointed by Staff (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Husband John Tuckey is providing ICT support to the school.

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 2 of 4 Full GB Meetings, Attended 2 of 3 Committee Meetings

As staff governor did not attend extraordinary meetings.


John Adsett

Appointed: 25/02/14

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 25/02/18)

Appointed by Local Authority

Business/Pecuniary/Personal/Other Interests: Employed by Ministry of Justice (No interest), Company Director Adsett Associates Ltd, Fellow of CIPD, Member of IHM, Governor at The King Edmund School

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 2 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 of 3 Committee Meetings


Kelly Elvin

Appointed: 27/04/15

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 27/4/19)

Appointed by Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Attendance 2015/16: Attended 4 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 of 3 Committee Meetings


Victoria Marzouki

Appointed: 05/07/2016

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 05/7/20)

Appointed by Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer for Barling Magna Parish Council.

Attendance Newly appointed


Sharon Walter

Appointed: 05/07/16

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 05/7/20)

Appointed by Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Self-Employed beauty therapist proprieter or 'Ronnie's Nails' . Volunteer at branch and regional level of National Childbirth Trust (fundraising role - unpaid).

Attendance Newly appointed


Claire Pack

Appointed: 06/11/13 (resigned 06/03/16)

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 6/11/17)

Appointed by Governing Body (Co-opted)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Attendance 2014/15: Attended 0 of 4 Full GB Meetings, Attended 2 of 3 Committee Meetings

 


Mr Darren Aldrich

Appointed: 13/11/12 ( resigned 24/03/16)

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 13/12/16)

Appointed by: Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Employed by NHS

Attendance 2014/15: Attended 3 of 4 Full GB Meetings, Attended 4 of 4 Committee Meetings


Governors with Special Responsibilities

As part of their role on the Governing Body governors take on special areas of responsibility.

Please click here to see complete list

OFSTED INSPECTION

Our last Ofsted Inspection was in January 2013. Holt Farm Infant School was graded as good overall for

  • Achievement of pupils

  • Quality of Teaching

  • Behaviour and Safety of pupils

  • Leadership and Management

OFSTED quote “Children make good progress.  Standards in reading, writing and mathematics have been rising since the last inspection leading to good achievement over time”. 

The report also highlights the positive responses by parents and carers that are a reflection of the strong partnerships we have with our parents and the local community.  92% of parents would recommend our school to another parent. 

We are delighted with the report which states that our school has improved significantly since the last inspection through strong teamwork among the staff with a shared drive and commitment for improvement. 

Contacting The Board of Governors

If parents have any issues they would like to raise or are interested in becoming a governor please write to the Chair of Governors,Matthew Petley, via the school office or contact the Clerk, Liz Machin on 01702 544058 email admin@holtfarm-inf.essex.sch.uk.

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS

Victoria Marzouki and Sharon Walter were appointed parent governors.