Mrs Sarah Lawrence (Chair) - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 31st August 2018
Miss Susannah Hall - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 12th October 2019
Mrs Barbara Bell - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 7th March 2020
Mrs Gemma KIng - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 31st October 2021.
Mrs Sue Fleetwood - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 31st August 2018
Mrs Anna Gittins (Headteacher)
Mrs Sue Lambert - elected by Staff, 4 year term of office due to end 6th January 2018
Mr Luke Holmes - elected by Parent Body, 4 year term of office due to end 6th October 2021
Mrs Louise Stringer - elected by Parent Body, 4 year term of office due to end 1st September 2020
LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR
Mrs Sheila Madgwick - appointed by Governing Body, 4 year term of office due to end 20th April 2018
Miss Susannah Hall SSGC Link, Religious Education,
Mrs Sarah Lawrence Looked After Children, Child Protection,
Safer Recruitment & Safeguarding
Mrs Sue Fleetwood Training & Development & Pupil Premium
Mrs Gemma King Special Educational Needs
Mrs Barbara Bell Safer Schools
Mrs Louise Stringer EYFS, Quality Assurance Appraisals
Each Governor has declared a nil business interest and no Governor has any relationship to any staff members, their spouses, partners or relatives. Completed Business Interest forms are held in the Head's office.
Governors conduct their business through Full Governing Body Meetings and Committees.
This is one of the questions your school governors regularly ask themselves and the staff.
The information to answer it is available in all sorts of forms, including the statistics provided nationally
by the Department of Education such as RAISE Online, or Itrack, a specialist piece of software the school
has purchased. This helps us track the children’s progress and compare them to those in all other state
schools. Mrs Grady produces a detailed Headteacher’s report for each full Governors Meeting. We also
have our own observations from the day we enjoy spending each term observing classes. We see the results of the questionnaire sent to parents too. As well as this we attend committee meetings where Curriculum, Finance, Premises, Health and Safety, Discipline issues, Salaries and Admissions, and many other topics are discussed. The school website also provides information on how well the school is doing, with details of how funding for Sports and Pupil Premium is spent, as well as results of testing Key Stage 2 pupils.
And our conclusions?
Premises - The issues with the veranda and the windows have been addressed as have those still dragging
on since the handover of the school, due largely to the dogged determination of our headteacher.
Admissions – We were pleased to be oversubscribed yet again in the Reception class. Obviously parents
are hearing that Bishop Hooper offers an excellent start for their youngsters.
Attitude to School and Curriculum – Governors were delighted that both of these achieved 100% approval by parents completing the questionnaire.
Butterflies – Changes made to incorporate Butterflies into the school have been successful, making supervision and administration more efficient and the transition from Reception easier.
Communications – the school website and weekly newsletters continue to keep parents, staff and governors fully informed.
SIAMS - Since the school became Voluntary Aided it is visited for a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and
Methodist Schools whose report found the school to be outstanding. Its main conclusion was "The school,
through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners." This
report in its entirety is available to read on the school website.
Looking forward to the future:
Governors have worked with Mrs Grady and the staff to write a new School Development Plan for this
academic year. We will be continuing to focus on improving writing and ensuring that all elements of the
Computing curriculum are covered. In addition, staff will be looking to raise the profile of PE and sport in school and focusing too on the further development of the Early Years Unit. We are never complacent as we wish to ensure the best possible education for our pupils at Bishop Hooper at all times. As always Governors welcome any constructive comments that parents may wish to share, in order to ensure we are always striving to achieve the best for our children.