The governing body has an excellent understanding of the school, the challenges it faces and its strengths. -  OFSTED 2013

The Role of the local Governance Committee

The Local Governance Committee of Hall Mead School is accountable in law and the Academy's Articles of Association.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of education within a safe environment.

The three core functions of the Governance Committee are to:

  1. Set the strategic direction for the school, by:

    ·         Establishing a vision, aims and objectives for the school

    ·         Agreeing the priorities, policies and targets for the school to achieve these           aims and objectives

  2. Support and challenge the school, by:

    ·         Monitoring and reviewing the work of the school in its progress towards               these aims and objectives

    ·         Reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the policy framework

    ·         Evaluating its own effectiveness

  3. Be accountable to students, parents and staff, by:

                ·         Ensuring the proper and effective us of the school’s resources

                ·         Responding to Ofsted reports as necessary

                ·         Holding the Head teacher to account for the performance of the school

                ·         Making information available and consulting as appropriate

The Governance Committee is currently made up as follows:


The Local Governance Committee

David Forster (Chair) - Linked to Maths, SEND

Michelle Mckee(Vice Chair) - Link Governor ,Linked to Equality, Modern Foreign Languages, English

Malcom Evans - Linked to Creative Arts

James Brooks - Linked to Science,More Able Students

Steve Downham - Linked to Looked after Children. Safeguarding, Technology, Pastoral

Keith Stewart - Linked to  Student Voice, Humanities, Pastoral

Jonathan Walshe - Linked Pupil Premium, Computing, Looked After Children

Kevin Cole -Staff Governor


Kirsty Fanning - Staff Governor

Debbie Dowling - Linked to PSHEE, SMSC




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