The academy has a Governing Body to ensure that it has the capacity to improve and raise overall standards. Ofsted considers the governing body to be part of the leadership and management of the academy, however governors do not manage the academy. That is the job of the Executive Principal, Principal and Leadership Team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the Executive Principal and the academy. However they do oversee the development of the academy – their main aim being to assist the Executive Principal, Principal and senior leaders to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are actively involved in the life of the academy.
Hill Top Academy Governing Body Committees –
School Improvement Committee – Covering Achievement & Standards, Leadership, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour & Safety – Chair, Mrs I Dunkerley
Members of Committee - Mrs I Dunkerley, Mrs J Briggs, Mrs D Dunn, Mrs S Dziendziel, Mr T Dziendziel & Mrs R Macleod
Remit - To provide support and guidance for the Executive Principal and Principal by inputting an overall sense of strategic direction and an evaluation of standards and quality at Hill Top Academy. This includes all matters relating to the curriculum and pupil attainment.
HR and Finance Committee – Covering all aspects of Human Resources, Staffing and School Budget – Chair Mrs I Dunkerley
Members of Committee - Mrs I Dunkerley, Mrs J Briggs, Mr T Dziendziel & Mrs R Macleod
Remit - To provide support and guidance for the Executive Principal and Principal on all matters relating to financial and personnel matters of Hill Top Academy and to make recommendations on these to the full governing body.
Buildings and Premises – Covering all aspects of building and premises maintenance – Chair Mrs I Dunkerley
Members of Committee - Mrs I Dunkerley, Mrs J Briggs, Mr K Ramsey, Mrs S Dziendziel & Mrs R Macleod
Remit - To provide support and guidance for the Executive Principal and Principal on all matters relating to Hill Top Primary Academys environment, its premises and grounds, security and health & safety
Head Teacher's Performance Management Committee – Chair Mrs D Dunn
Members of Committee - Mrs J Briggs, Mrs D Dunn & Mr K Ramsey & Mrs B Nixon
Remit - To meet with the StEP to carry out an annual review of the overall performance of the Executive Principal. To consider and make decisions on Executive Principals recommendations of salary of the Principal. To consider and make decisions on Executive Principal’s / Principal recommendations on salaries of teachers following the performance appraisal procedure.
Occasional committees do meet, they are formed ‘as and when’ from available governors, with membership according to prior involvement. No conflict of interest must arise and of this the head cannot be a member of these. Staff Discipline and grievance – Staff discipline and grievance (appeals) – Complaints – Performance Management (appeals)
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