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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 Premises
  • Performance and Scrutiny
  • 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 Pupil Premium.

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

Governors

Name 

Category

FGB Meeting Attendance       (2019 - 2020)

Roles & Responsibilities

Term of office

Percuniary interest

Governor at other institutions

Niki Craddock

Headteacher

1/6

Headteacher

Ex-oficio

Family employment

 

Daniel Garside

Co-opted Governor

 

1/ 6

Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Link Governor

September 2015 -September 2019

None

Chair Presfield

Rebecca Dobb

 

Co-opted Governor

 

1/6

 

September 2015 -September 2019

None

 

Geoff Howe

Local Authority Governor

1/6

Chair of Finance Committee

September 2015 -February 2023

None

Chair Maghull High School

Kelly Herron

Co-opted Governor

1/6

 

September 2015 -September 2019

None

 

Sally Sheridan

Parent Governor

1/6

Chair of Performance and Scrutiny

January 2014 - January 2018

None

 

  Sarah Littler

Parent  Governor 

1/6

 

September 2016 - September 2020

None

 

Kerri McNally

  Associate Governor 

1/6

 

September 2017 - September 2018

Staff