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11:46 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Due to exams, the 1 minute silence today for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be at 12.05pm.

07:58 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Retweeted From HWS Student Leaders

Calling all Y10 @ HWS: exciting Leadership opportunities available, details in assembly this week!

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872829935668408320

15:57 PM - 8 Jun 2017

The results are in! Here is how HWS students & staff votes in today's mock election. Is this an early indication of the national picture? https://t.co/uJUcg8RxLi

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872749547222642689

10:38 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Mr Holmes has cast his vote in the HWS Mock Election. Have you voted yet? https://t.co/JptsXbQ3dD

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872735777020620800

09:43 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Students and staff will be casting their votes in the HWS Mock Election today. Watch this space - will the HWS agree with the Nation? https://t.co/BIBSPfDIIT

15:13 PM - 7 Jun 2017

Mock election taking place tomorrow - results will be announced Friday morning in time for discussion during AM registration

11:49 AM - 26 May 2017

Years 7 – 10 will be taking part in a Hinchley Wood Mock Election to mirror the General Election

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/865532154763018245

12:38 PM - 19 May 2017

Online donations have gone over £2000 to sponsor the education of a child in Uganda for a year! https://t.co/YKp08leeSP

15:47 PM - 18 May 2017

Uganda Fund on-line donations £1800+ can we reach £2000 by half term?

11:00 AM - 10 May 2017

We are delighted to report that donations for the Gulu 'Sponsor a Child' Appeal has raised £844 as of today. Thank you!

Governing Board

Hinchley Wood became an academy on 1st February 2012.  This means that we are an academy trust and a registered company, limited by guarantee. 

MEMBERS OF ACADEMY TRUST

Six governors were originally appointed as members of the Academy Trust and signed a Memorandum of Association.  Members meet as required and at least once a year.

Current Members are:

NAME POST

Miss Claudette Atkinson

Mr Peter Drysdale

Mr Robert Mutchell

Mr Andy Sellers

Mr Marc Weedon

Co-Chair of Governors

Responsible Trustee

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

Co-Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair of Governors

 

 

No resignations were received or appointments made during 2015-16.  The following resignation was received during 2016-17:  Mrs Sue Davison - appointed 19 December 2011, resigned 21 December 2016. The following appointment was made during 2016-17:  Mr Marc Weedon - appointed 15 May 2017.

GOVERNING BOARD

The Governing Board remains the employer and the admissions authority and the land and buildings are held in trust by the trustees (governors).  The Governing Board is made up of 20 governors who have been appointed as directors of the company.  Governors have entered into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education which includes the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the Company.  A copy of this document can be accessed via this link 

The Governing Board continues to work in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and students to raise standards of achievement.  The Governing Board has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:  ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.  Our Governing Board meets five times a year and has established four main committees, each with its own agreed terms of reference - Admissions, Finance & Resources, Human Resources and Student Learning & Welfare.  A Governors Conference is held annually and governors are also involved with visits to school and regularly support special events.

Governors are either elected or appointed:  Parent Governors are elected from the parent body; the Governing Board appoints Co-opted Governors; school staff nominate and elect Staff Governors; the Headteacher is an Ex-Officio Governor; two governors are appointed by the Hinchley Wood Education Trust (HWET); up to six governors are appointed by Members.  Individual governors have no powers themselves and always act corporately.  The governors’ term of office is four years.

Current Governing Board membership is as follows:

PARENT GOVERNOR

MEMBER APPOINTED GOVERNORS

Mrs Angela Bowden Litster

Mr Paul Camp

Mrs Alison Cruthers

Mrs June Hall

Mr Robert Mutchell

Mr Nick Weston-Jones

Miss Claudette Atkinson (Co-Chair of Governors)

Professor Becky Francis

Mr Andy Sellers (Co-Chair of Governors)

Ms Karen Walker

Mr Marc Weedon (Vice-Chair of Governors)

One vacancy

 

GOVERNORS APPOINTED BY HWET

STAFF GOVERNORS

Mr Peter Drysdale

One vacancy

Mr Stuart Holmes

Mrs Louise Stamp

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

EX-OFFICIO GOVERNOR (HEADTEACHER)

Mr Michael Collier

Mr Alexander Wright

Mr Jonathan Ross

Mr Ben Bartlett

 

The following resignations were received during 2015-16:  Mr Simon Blyth - appointed 20 December 2012, resigned 22 January 2016 as a Parent Governor.  The following appointments were made during 2015-16:  Mr Alexander Wright - appointed 1 March 2016 as a Co-opted Governor.  The following resignations were received during 2016-17:  Mrs Sue Davison - appointed 1 September 2006, resigned 21 December 2016; Mr Graham Spawforth - appointed 19 December 2011, resigned 29 March 2017; Mr Paul Carten - appointed 12 September 2014, resigned 17 May 2017.  The following appointments were made during 2016-17:  Mr Paul Camp appointed 9 February 2017;  Mr Nick Weston-Jones appointed 6 February 2017 as Parent Governors; Mr Jonathan Ross appointed 25 May 2017 as Co-opted Governor.  Full details of terms of office of all governors are included in the link on the left hand side of this page.

Attendance at Governing Board Meetings (September 2015-July 2016):

GOVERNOR

MEETINGS ATTENDED

OUT OF A POSSIBLE

Claudette Atkinson

1

4

Ben Bartlett

4

4

Simon Blyth

2

2

Angela Bowden Litster

4

4

Paul Carten

3

4

Michael Collier

2

4

Alison Cruthers

4

4

Sue Davison

4

4

Peter Drysdale

4

4

Becky Francis

3

4

June Hall

2

4

Stuart Holmes

3 4
Robert Mutchell 3

4

Andy Sellers

4 4

Graham Spawforth

3 4
Louise Stamp 2

4

Karen Walker

3 4

Marc Weedon

4 4

Alex Wright

2 2
     

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE

The Admissions Committee normally meets twice a year;  Finance & Resources Committee six times a year;  Human Resources and Student Learning & Welfare Committees three times a year.  Attendance at meetings in the last academic year (2015-16) under the former committee structure was as follows:

 

GOVERNOR

MEETINGS ATTENDED

OUT OF A POSSIBLE

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE (Chair - Karen Walker)

Ben Bartlett

3

3

Angela Bowden Litster

3

3

Alison Cruthers

3

3

Sue Davison

2

3

Karen Walker

3

3

FINANCE COMMITTEE  (Chair - Robert Mutchell)

Ben Bartlett

5

5

Paul Carten

5

5

Sue Davison

5

5

Peter Drysdale

4

5

Robert Mutchell

5 5

Louise Stamp

3

5

 

   

RESOURCES COMMITTEE (Chair - Claudette Atkinson)

Claudette Atkinson

2

2

Ben Bartlett

2

2

Alison Cruthers

2

2
June Hall 1

2

Stuart Holmes

2 2

Karen Walker

2 2

Marc Weedon

2 2
     

STUDENT/LEARNING (Chair – Andy Sellers)

Ben Bartlett

3

3

Simon Blyth

0

1

Angela Bowden Litster

3

3

Mike Collier

3

3

Sue Davison

3

3

Becky Francis

3

3

Andy Sellers

2 3
     

ANNUAL ACCOUNTS AND REGISTER OF BUSINESS/PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Copies of the Report and Finance Statements for Year Ended 31 August 2016 and the Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests can be accessed via the links on the left hand side of this page.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Hinchley Wood School Governors can be contacted via the Clerk, Mrs Eileen Walsh:

Tel:  020 8398 7161 ext 109   Email: ewalsh@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk

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