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Harbour View Federation Governing Body

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 Executive Headteacher
  • 7 co-opted governors

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Governance Handbook - March 2019 - see pages 40 and 55

For more information about Governance at Hamwic Education Trust, the Board of Trustees/Directors, Accounts and Annual Reports please click the link below:

Governors can be contacted via email : office@hpj.poole.sch.uk or by writing to the school: 

Hamworthy Park Junior School

Ashmore Crescent

Hamworthy

Poole

BH15 4DG

Current Governors

Billy Meldrum

Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Pay Review (salary) Committee, Resources Committee, Premises, H&S Committee

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Spouse and Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 50%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 67%


Debbie Brett

Vice-Chair of Governors – Parent Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Appeal Committee, Pay Review (salary) Committee, Chair of Resources Committee

Date Appointed: 10/10/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 100%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 89%


Damian Hewitt

Executive Headteacher

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, Premises, H&S Committee, Standards and Curriculum Committee

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed by school

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 100%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%


Christine Toon

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Appeal Committee, Pupil Discipline and Exclusion, Executive Headteacher's Performance Management, Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee, SEND/Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Link Governor.

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 100%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%


Claire Hawkins

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Appeal Committee, Pay Review Appeals Committee, Resources Committee

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 80%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 50%


Dahlia Austin

LA Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Committee, Pupil Discipline and Exclusion, Executive Headteacher's Performance Management, Resources Committee, Premises, H&S Committee, Standards and Curriculum Committee, Safeguarding/Child Protection/E-Safety Link Governor

Date Appointed: 22/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 67%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 94%


Doug Barham

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Committee, Pay Review Appeals Committee, Chair of Premises, H&S Committee

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 67%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 63%


Kirsty Perks

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Dismissal Committee, Pay Review (Salary) Committee, Resources Committee, Premises, H&S Committee, Health & Safety Link Governor Role

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 100%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 75%


Lianne Parrish

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Pupil Discipline and Exclusion, Pay Review Appeals Committee, Standards and Curriculum Committee

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Director (2016) Marine Co-Ordination Land Sea Air Solutions Ltd

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 83%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%


Elsa Travers

Co-opted Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Premises, H&S Committee

Date Appointed: 04/04/17

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Child at Harbour View Federation

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 25%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 33%


Connor Barton

Staff Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: 

Date Appointed: 04/03/19

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed by the School

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 100%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: N/A


Retired Governors

Averil Brown

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 18/10/16

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Director (Training/Project Mgt 2000/2015)

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 0%


Felicity Bailey

Parent Governor 

Date Appointed: 10/10/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 19/01/17

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 33%


Kate Gunstone

Staff Governor 

Date Appointed: 12/11/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 20/06/17

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 0%


Liz Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 20/06/17

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 0%


Ann Smeaton

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 31/08/17

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 100%


Hannah Gartland

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 04/07/17

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 06/07/17

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Form never returned

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 0%


Heather Giavarini

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 14/09/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 12/07/18

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed by School

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 77%


Jo Lundon

Co-opted Governor 

Date Appointed: 08/12/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Date Retired: 21/12/18

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed by School

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Percentage of meetings attended in last academic year of office: 100%


Danielle Stanning

Parent Governor 

Responsibilities / Committees: Pay Review (Salary) Committee, Standards and Curriculum Committee, Website Compliance Link Governor

Date Appointed: 07/07/17

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Child at Harbour View Federation

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Current Attendance 2018-2019: 75%

Percentage of meetings attended in previous academic year: 89%

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