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School Governance

Whilst Mrs Craddock is responsible for the day-to-day management and control of the school, the Governing body of Hudson Primary School:

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework
  • Agrees the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
  • Signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary.

Our Full Governing Body meets at least 5 times a year on a Wednesday evening.

We have also set up a number of committees which have specific areas of work delegated to them. These committees meet at least once a term and others such as School Standards and Effectiveness and Children's Centre and School Management meet each half term.

Hudson Primary School committee structure:

  • Finance and Resources
  • School Standards and Effectiveness
  • Premises
  • Children's Centre and School Management
  • Headteacher Performance management
  • Pay Review
  • Dismissals and Appeals

Governors at Hudson are expected to play a full and active role, attending at least one committee and in addition some Governors also volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs Governor, or the Safeguarding Governor, or the link Governor for a particular year or subject.

Governors at Hudson are welcome to visit the school during the working day so that they can see how the school is addressing issues that have been identified for development.

Governors are also warmly welcomed to all school events such as Christmas productions, sports day and our now annual musical.

At the end of the year, Governors help Mrs Craddock in presenting awards at the annual praise assembly.

Daniel Garside, Chair of Governors


Name  Category FGB Meeting Attendance       (2016-2017) Roles & Responsibilities Term of office Percuniary interest Governor at other institutions
Niki Craddock Headteacher 6/6 Headteacher Ex-oficio None  

Daniel Garside

Co-opted Governor


6/ 6 Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Link Governor September 2015 -September 2019 None Chair Newfield School

Rebecca Dobb


Co-opted Governor


5/6 Vice Chair of Governors September 2015 -September 2019 SLA Arvato  
Geoff Howe Local Authority Governor 5/6 Chair of Finance Committee September 2015 -February 2023 None Chair Maghull High School

Kelly Herron

Co-opted Governor

6/6   September 2015 -September 2019 None  

Nicola Gordon

Co-opted Governor

5/6 SEN Link Governor September 2015 -September 2019 None  

Sally Sheridan

Parent Governor


Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee

January2014 - January 2018 None  

Louise Mutch

Parent Governor

5/6   September 2015 - September 2019 None  

Helen Braham

Parent Governor

4/6 Resigned October 2017   Emloyed as cleaner  

  Sarah Littler

Parent  Governor 

5/6   September 2016 - September 2020 None  
  Michael McKeown

Staff Governor 

6/6 Chair of School & Centre Management Committee September 2016 - September 2020 Staff  
  Kerri McNally

  Associate Governor 

6/6   September 2017 - September 2018 Staff