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Welcome to the Governing Body page.  My name is Corinne Fernandes; I am the Chair of the Hamsey Green Primary School Local Governing Committee.

Role of the Local Governing Committee (LGC)

I would like to tell you a little bit about the role of the LGC and how it discharges its duties of taking a strategic role in the operation of the school, being a ‘critical friend’ to the school and holding the school to account for the achievement of its pupils.

The LGC is made up of people from all walks of life and we are grateful for the skills and expertise they bring to the task of being a ‘critical friend’ to the school.  Governors work with the school to formulate strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school.  It is our task to monitor the implementation of these plans and policies to ensure that the whole school community is safe, healthy, happy and reaching their full potential.  We are currently made up of

  • Headteacher
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • Staff Governor
  • 6 Community Governors
  •  We also have a vacancy for a community governor.  Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to contact our chair of governors.

Each term, Governors visit the school to monitor the implementation of the School Improvement Plan in a particular area, e.g. Maths, SEND and Health & Safety.  Governors will visit classrooms, speak to pupils & staff and look at examples of work, classroom & corridor displays and check safety procedures.  Governors may also have meetings with Staff Leads for particular subjects, e.g. Reading to look at action plans and their impact.

Governors are also involved in monitoring the value for money delivered by the school using the Disadvantaged Pupil money to ensure that it is being used to deliver better outcomes for our more disadvantaged children.  The same applies to our Sports Premium money received from the government.  Governors observe initiatives in operation and speak to children and staff about their involvement, including how the impact of these initiatives are measured.

Governors are involved in looking at data for the progress and outcomes of children across the school and comparing it to national figures and for those from similar schools.  Governors can then hold school leaders to account for the impact both teaching and whole school initiatives are having on the outcomes for our children. 

Our Current Governing Body

Staff Governors
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Nicola Mace 05.02.20 4 years     N/A Headteacher  
Miss Louise Chatfield 15.10.18 4 years     Staff Reading, School Council and More Able Lead  
Community Governors
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 01.12.18 4 years Governing First Aid Training Business Chair of Governors
Child Protection
Data Management & Pupil Performance
Mr Jeremy Dearden 01.12.18 4 years Governing   Vice Chair
Health & Safety
Sports Premium
Ms Amelia Wright 01.07.21 4 years Governing   Performance Management
Staff Wellbeing
Mrs Kike Brown 16.07.21 4 years Governing   Disadvantaged Pupils
Miss Emma Gillgrass 16.07.21 4 years Governing   SEN
Dr Rosemary Addison 28.09.21 4 years Governing   Curriculum
Parent Governors
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 12.11.18 4 years Parents   Financial Compliance
Risk Management
Mrs Abbey Tune 01.02.22 4 years Parents   Teaching & Learning

Governor Attendance

Staff Governors
Name Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Nicola Mace 24/24
Miss Louise Chatfield 18/19
Community Governors
Name Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 26/26
Mr Jeremy Dearden 22/26
Ms Amelia Wright 25/26
Mrs Kike Brown 3/3
Miss Emma Gillgrass 3/3
Dr Rosemary Addison 2/3
Parent Governors
Name Governing Body Meetings
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 17/19
Mrs Abbey Tune 2/2
Meetings For This Academic Year (2021/22)
Term Date
Autumn Term 2021 28th September 2021
30th November 2021
Spring Term 2022 1st February 2022
22nd March 2022
Summer Term 2022 17th May 2022
12th July 2022

You can contact the governing body through the Clerk to Governors, Mrs L Swingler, on the school’s telephone number or by email at or the Chair of Governors, Mrs Fernandes at