What is the governing body?
The governing body has nine members. Some are parents of Hannah More children; others are members of the local community, one is chosen by the local authority and one is a staff representative. We have three teams who meet regularly to look at various aspects of school life. We meet as a full governing body at the end of each term. We regularly visit school to monitor and evaluate particular aspects of the school such as behaviour and safety.
Our role is to:
- Work with the Head Teacher to determine the overall direction of the school
- Oversee the budget
- Help recruit staff
- Monitor how well the school is doing and how well pupils achieve at Hannah More.
- Advise on school policies and procedures
Meet the governors
Name: Amy Creech (Chair) Co-opted Governor.
Job: I am a lecturer at City of Bristol College where I teach in the higher education department.
Governor role: I am chair of governors, and sit on two committees - standards and pupil support and provision. I am named safeguarding governor.
My children attend Hannah More and I got involved with the governors because I believe passionately in the importance of education, and was very proud to be a part of the Hannah More community. I want all of our children to have access to high quality, well rounded education.
Name: Michael Carter - LA Governor
Job - Teacher
Governor role - Named governor for SEN and Children in Care.
Why I am a governor?
Not as some short-term opportunity to look good on my CV, I'm here as a governor for the long term. Nominated by the Labour Party back in 1993, I see being a governor as using my skills and experience to the benefit of my local community. Trying to hold onto my beliefs as to what is important in education, whilst deciding which of the latest crazy ideas from politicians should be thrown out. Schools should be about the pleasure of lifelong learning, not a place where pupils are assessed just so league tables can be compiled and where schools and staff are only as good as the previous year’s results. I want to see Hannah More Primary School as a place where both the children and the staff who work there thrive, and will recall with pleasure, their time at the school as they move forward in life."
Name: Joe Cook, Co-opted (staff) governor
Why I am a Governor: As a member of the school staff, I'm passionate about helping our school community and the children we serve to succeed. I see my role as to provide an 'on the ground' perspective to the governing body's decisions and ability to support and challenge school leadership.
Name: Bob Rocca, Elected staff governor
Name: Nawaal Ahmed, Elected parent governor
Name: Vicki Lucas, Elected parent governor
Name: Nisus Larsen, Coopted Governor
Name: Sarah Jordan, Coopted Governor
Name: Ali Hassan,
Name: Tangna Wright,
Name: Asho Abdulkadir,
How Are We Organised?
The Full Governing Body meet every term.
In each term each link governor meets with their key staff member to review the impact of their work and find out more about what they are doing. The link governor reports form a crucial part of the Full Governing Body meeting as they offer the whole governing body an insight into the work of several key staff members in the school. The discussion around the report informs the link governors' next meetings. Three times a year the governing bosy organise a teaching and learning review (GTLR) when they explore in a hands on way some of the themes that have been a focus. They may watch lessons or look at books, speak to teachers or children and senior leaders.