Longhill Primary School – Governors
Every school in the UK has a team of governors which is made up of parents, teachers and people from the local community. School governors are chosen by the existing governing body, by other parents from the school, or by other members of staff from the school.
Governors are appointed to help:
- Set the vision for the school’s future;
- Decide what is taught;
- Set standards of behaviour;
- Interview and select staff;
- Decide how the school budget is spent;
- Challenge the school leaders about performance.
Being a school governor can be a challenging and rewarding experience – the Governors are closely involved in making decisions about how the school is run, for example, working with the Headteacher to set targets for what the students should be achieving and deciding how the school will spend allocated funding.
The Longhill Primary School local governing body normally meets once a term (twice in Autumn term) to challenge the leaders of the school about all aspects of the school such as achievement data, safeguarding, attendance data and behaviour. All decisions follow the HCAT aims of ‘Children first’.
The school governors at Longhill Primary School not only meet on a regular basis, but they also regularly spend time at the school being involved in learning walks, celebrating achievement and talking to parents, pupils and staff. The aim of this is so that they can see for themselves what happens in school on a daily basis and challenge the leaders in school to make life even better for all the children.
If you have a child at Longhill Primary School and you are interested in becoming a Governor of the school, or if you would like to contact the Chair of Governors for any reason, please telephone the school office on 01482 814160.
Longhill Primary School – List of Governors
|Name||Role||Type||Term Started||Term Ends||Responsibilities|
|Dorothy Sainty||Chair of Governors||Community||19/07/19||19/07/21||Health & Safety Child Protection, Safeguarding & Looked After Children|
|Mark Batty||Voting Headteacher
||Virtue of Post||04/07/17||Duration of Tenure|
|Tracy Jones||Staff||14/06/17||31/03/21||Training Early Years & Foundation Stage|
Longhill Primary School – Governor Interests
|Governors||Relevant Business Interests||Other Educational Establishments Governed||Relationship With Other Governors Or Staff|
|Dorothy Sainty||None||None||Relative of member of teaching staff|
|Annabel Jackson||None||Neasden Primary||None|
|Mark Batty||None||Neasden Primary
Malton Community Primary
|Tracy Jones||None||Gillshill Primary||None|
|Paul Johnson||None||Nafferton Primary||Friend of member of staff|
|Name||Attendance at meetings 2018/19|
*Number of meetings attended / Number of meetings invited.
Governors whose terms of office ended or who resigned in the last 12 months
|Suzanne Killey||Vice Chair||Parent||04/06/2018 to 03/06/2020|