Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
|Martin Ingoe (Chair of Governors)||Parent||Resources (Chair)|
|David Brown (Vice Chair)||Co-opted||CS&L (Chair)|
|Mike Bull||Local Authority||CS&L|
|Jo Cottrell||Executive Headteacher||Resources|
CS&L - Curriculum, Standards & Learning
Halterworth School has a dedicated team of Governors who are either elected as Parent Governors, Community Governors or Local Authority Governors. They remain on the Governing Body for a period of four years and may be re-elected if no other candidates come forward. Vacancies for Governors are communicated through the school to parents and Hampshire County Council (HCC) Governor Services Team. All Governors are members of the Full Governing Body (FGB) and meet collectively once per term and twice in the summer term. Either a member on the Curriculum, Standards & Learning or Resources Committees, each governor has a clear role in supporting and holding the school to account. This ensures that Halterworth Governors ‘know their school’ and are able to challenge the school to achieve the very best outcomes for children. A number of governors have been trained to be ‘Pupil Mentors’ and support many of our children during their last year at school and help to prepare them for secondary school.
Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors & Chair of Resources
Martin Ingoe joined the Halterworth Governors in 2012 as a Parent Governor with 2 sons having hugely benefitted from their time at Halterworth School. Martin volunteers for Hospital Radio and provides commentary for Saints football home games.
Martin’s current roles on the Governing Body, are as Chair of Governors and Chair of the Resources committee. Having previously acted as Vice Chair of Governors, Martin is well known to parents, staff and children and often a presence in school and at evening events.
Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Curriculum Standards & Learning
David Brown has been a governor at Halterworth since 2016 and has two children currently at the School. David is a professor of History has wide experience in higher education. He has served on the Curriculum, Standards & Learning Committee for the last three years and is currently chair of that committee. He is committed to supporting the School in offering all pupils the opportunity to thrive.
We believe it is vital to be in regular communication with parents and make sure that Governors and senior staff are available at different times of the day and are in attendance at Parent Consultations. From time to time we issue questionnaires to gauge feedback and direct our planning for the future.