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 2017-2018

Headteacher: Robin Goodier

Chair of Governors:Matthew Petley

Vice Chair: John Adsett

Clerk: Liz Machin

Headteacher's Pay & Performance Panel

John Adsett (Performance Management Governor)

Matthew Petley

External Adviser Chris Webster

Pay Committee

John Adsett (Performance Management Governor)

Matthew Petley

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 governors

The appeal panel will be formed by 3 governors:

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

Governing Body Training Record 2016-17

Governor Information


Matthew Petley

Appointed: 18/10/17

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 18/10/21)

Appointed by: Governing Board

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 6 of 7 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 Committee Meeting, Attended 3 Joint Premises Group meetings

Updated 20/09/17


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:

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 7 of 7 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 Committee Meeting, Attended 3 Joint Premises Group meetings

Updated 20/09/17


Dimple Barot

Appointed: 18/10/17

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 18/10/21)

Appointed by Governing Board

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 3 of 7 Full GB Meetings

Updated 20/09/17


Charlotte Scriven

Appointed 06/12/17

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 06/12/21)

Appointed by Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Updated 06/12/17


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.

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 7 of 7 Full GB Meetings

Updated 20/09/17


John Adsett

Appointed: 28/02/18

Term of Office: 4 years (term ends 25/02/22)

Appointed by Local Authority

Business/Pecuniary/Personal/Other Interests:The Edmund Company (Directorship), Governor at The King Edmund School

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 5 of 7 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 Committee Meeting

Updated 28/02/18


Kelly Elvin

Appointed: 27/04/15

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

Appointed by Parents (Elected)

Business/Pecuniary Interests: NHS Trust, Parent Governor Holt Farm Junior School

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 3 of 7 Full GB Meetings

Updated 20/09/17


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 15/16 Newly appointed

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 6 of 7 Full GB Meetings

Updated 15/11/17


Oliver Gordon

Appointed: 27/10/13 RESIGNED: 22/3/18

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 4 of 7 Full GB Meetings

Updated 22/3/18


Victoria Marzouki

Appointed: 05/07/2016 RESIGNED JULY 2017

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 15/16 Newly appointed

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 5 of 7 Full GB Meetings


Anne Wilson

Appointed: 6/11/13 - TERM ENDED 6/11/17

Term of Office:4 years

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 3 of 7 Full GB Meetings


Richard Iles

Appointed: 26/9/07(RESIGNED MAY 2017)

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:

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 4 of 6 Full GB Meetings, Attended 1 Committee Meeting,


Deanna Gardner

Appointed: 18/06/2010 - membership lapsed 15/11/2017

Term of Office: 4 years

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

Attendance 2016/17 Attended 2 of 7 Full GB 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

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor.