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 Pat Storey - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 12th October 2020
Mrs Barbara Bell - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 7th March 2020
Mrs Arabella Salwey - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 31st March 2019.
Mrs Sue Fleetwood - appointed by the Diocese of Hereford, 4 year term of office due to end 31st August 2018
Mrs Kerri Phelps (Headteacher)
Mrs Sue Lambert - elected by Staff, 4 year term of office due to end 6th January 2018
Mr Ian Barker - elected by Parent Body, 4 year term of office due to end 31st August 2019
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 Arabella Salwey Gifted & Talented/More Able
Mrs Sarah Lawrence Looked After Children, Child Protection,
Safer Recruitment & Safeguarding
Mr Ian Barker Special Educational Needs
Mrs Sue Fleetwood Training & Development & Pupil Premium
Mrs Patricia Storey Special Educational Needs
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 Phelps 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 Mrs Phelps.
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 Phelps 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 using a new Science assessment system and
Science ‘Floor Books’ – large A3 size books to record evidence of practical science activities. 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.