List of governors and responsibilities
Executive Headteacher Nichola Thorpe
Headteacher Caroline Dean
Chair of Governors Janine Astley responsible for Curriculum and Teaching and Learning
Vice Chair of Governors Craig Leonard responsible for Human Resources and Recruitment
Karen Jones-Safeguarding Children
Lauren Johnstone-Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Geoff Hopwood-Health and Safety including Premises
The Chair of Governors can be contacted c/o Hunningley Primary School, Hunningley Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 3DT
Hunningley Primary School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.
The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in Appendix 4 to the United Learning LGB Members Handbook, which can be seen on the United Learning website.