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

NameRoleTypeTerm StartedTerm Ends Responsibilities
Dorothy SaintyChair of GovernorsCommunity 19/07/19 19/07/21Health & Safety Child Protection, Safeguarding & Looked After Children
Annabel JacksonCommunity 01/09/19 31/08/21EYFS
Mark BattyVoting Headteacher
Virtue of Post04/07/17Duration of Tenure
Tracy JonesStaff 14/06/17 31/03/21 Training Early Years & Foundation Stage
Heidi KennallyParent 02/02/18 19/03/20
Paul JohnsonCommunity06/03/19 10/03/21Curriculum

Longhill Primary School – Governor Interests

GovernorsRelevant Business InterestsOther Educational Establishments GovernedRelationship With Other Governors Or Staff
Dorothy SaintyNoneNoneRelative of member of teaching staff
Suzanne KilleyNoneNoneNone
Annabel JacksonNoneNeasden PrimaryNone
Mark BattyNoneNeasden Primary
Bellfield Primary
Malton Community Primary
Tracy JonesNoneGillshill PrimaryNone
Heidi KennallyNoneNoneNone
Paul JohnsonNoneNafferton PrimaryFriend of member of staff

Governor Attendance

NameAttendance at meetings 2018/19
Dorothy Sainty3/4
Suzanne Killey4/4
Annabel Jackson1/4
Mark Batty4/4
Tracy Jones4/4
Heidi Kennally1/4
Governors Attendance *
*Number of meetings attended / Number of meetings invited.

Governors whose terms of office ended or who resigned in the last 12 months

Suzanne KilleyVice ChairParent04/06/2018 to 03/06/2020