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Governors

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The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Hillside Primary School works with the management team on strategies to deliver the best possible environment for every child, for each member of staff, and for the whole school community, enabling them to grow and develop their potential.

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What is the difference between the different types of governors?

Co-opted Governor is a member of the local community or school you will understand the
importance of the local primary to its community and will have an interest in supporting its activities.
Governors are elected by the Governing Body.
LA (Local Authority) Governors are appointed in consultation with the Local Authority that maintains
the school. They should vote according to the best interests of the school.
Parent Governors are elected to be representative of the parent body. They should keep in touch
with those who elected them but make up their own minds on how to vote on any specific issue.
Staff Governor include is a member of the school staff and can be teaching or non-teaching staff. All
staff governors are elected by staff.
Head, this is the Governor position reserved for the Head Teacher only.
Associate Governors that are adopted by the Full Governing Body, and represent people that work
closely with the governing body. They have no voting rights.

All Governors serve as term of office between 1 and 4 years, the length of their term is decided and
confirmed at the start of their terms of office, the default is 4 years.

Committee Meetings
The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets at least once every half term, 6 times a year. Minutes of these meeting are available for members of the public to view if required. To assist the FGB, there are several sub-committees that meet at least once a term and then report back to the FGB.

Current sub committees that we have are; Resources; Pupil Learning.

Governor Areas of Responsibility
There are several areas of responsibility of governors within the Governing Body to assist in the improvement of the school, the Governing Body and to champion these areas. They cover SEND, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Sports Funding and Data.

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Governor Attendance

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  • FGB And Committee Attendance July 2019
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FGB Meeting Minutes

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    Who are the Govering body?

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      Co-opted Governor Reverend Jonathon Salmon Committee: Pupil Learning & Community Declarations of interest: Local church minister Role: SMSC & Values "I've been the Minister at Trinity Church in Lower Earley for 8 years. I'm married to Jo and we have three grown up children and 3 grandchildren. Before moving to Reading we lived in inner-city Bradford where I shared in the leadership of a church. "
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      Co-opted Governor Gordon Rimmer Committee: Resources (Chair) Declarations of interest: None Declarations of interest: None "I have three pillars to my profile, namely Marketing, IT and Business Development. I have spent my career in both the Financial Services and Technology sectors and have held roles such as Marketing Director."
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      Co-opted Governor Dan Pearman Committee: Pupil Learning & Community Declarations of interest: Hillside Teacher "I have been a teacher at Hillside for the last 15 years and have seen it grow and grow! I trained at Exeter University with a specialism in Maths as well as Behaviour Management and PE."
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      Parent Governor Anne Moses Pupil Learning Linked with Year 2
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      Co-opted Governor Karen Mackin Committee: Resources Health & Saftey, SIP Linked with Year 1
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      Parent Governor Vicky Kollnberger Committee: Resources Governor Development Linked with Year 6 "I have lived in Lower Earley and surrounds for most of my life and remember Hillside School being built! I have a corporate background which began in business development, but after completing my Masters in Human Resource Management, I have now been in "
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      Parent Governor Akif Khan Committee: Pupil Learning & Community Declarations of interest: None Linked with Year 5 "I have lived in Lower Earley since 2005 and have been a Parent Governor at Hillside since Dec 2014. I currently serve on both the Finance committee and the Pupil Learning and Community committees, giving me a broad overview of activity at Hillside."
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      Vice Chairperson Sotos Mandalos Committee: Resources Linked with Year 4 "I am an IT professional, working for a large corporate organisation. My responsibilities are to work in collaboration with our Headteacher, the Governing Body and the Leadership Team."
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      Chairperson - Co-opted Governor Miss C Boyden Committee: Resources Declarations of interest: Works at The Abbey School Linked with Early Years "Having visited Hillside Primary School during their Open Morning I am delighted to be involved in helping to provide a critical challenge and supporting the leadership team. "
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