The Academy Governing Body is responsible to government for the strategic direction and oversight of the school. Governors are the strategic leaders of our school, and have a vital role to play in ensuring every child at Hardenhuish gets the best possible education. Specifically, the focus of governors is:
1) To provide a strategic overview;
2) To monitor and evaluate the work of the school;
3) To be a critical friend (to challenge and support).
Much of the work of a Governing Body is done in smaller committees, and governors will gravitate to those where they have an aptitude, natural interest, or a particular skill or experience to contribute. At Hardenhuish our committees include Admissions, Curriculum, Policy & Resources, and Pupils and Parents, and Staffing. Each committee meets once in each school term, typically mid to late afternoon, and governors are strongly encouraged to participate in a committee. In addition, all governors meet as a full board (the Academy Governing Body or AGB) six times a year after a round of committee meetings. You can be as busy as you want; and we recognise that some governors have more time to give than others. As a governor, you will also find yourself to be a Director of the company that is Hardenhuish Academy Ltd, since we are set up as an Academy.
Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
Isabel Blackburn: Link Governor for English, SEN and 6th Form
Trevor Eddolls: Link governor for English
Rob Head: Chair of Staffing, link Governor for Year 11, 6th Form and Support Staff
Kirsty Martin: Link governor for Year 8 and Equalities
Phil Townsend: Chair of P and R Committee, link governor for AGAT, Science, School Parliament and Year 7
Viv Vines: Link governor for Art, DT and Music
Isabelle Semichon: Link governor for MFL
Nicola Wood: Link governor for History and Year 10
Sheila Copeman: Link governor for Pupil Premium, Wellbeing, Dance, Drama and PE
Sally Dellar: Link Governor for Year 10, Child Protection, Exclusions, Attendance and Positive Behaviour.
David Rousell: Link Governor for Year 7
Spencer Shaw: Chair of Pupil and Parents Committee, link governor for SMSCE and Year 9
Lisa Titcomb: Link governor for Maths, ICT and Year 11
Scott Weekes: Link governor for Geography and Year 9
To contact a governor, please email email@example.com