Committee minutes

Holly ParkThe Governing Body of Holly Park meets once every term for a full governing body meeting . This meeting is usually in the second half of each term. The full governing body meetings are minuted by a clerk.

Full governing body meetings are always preceded by some governor training. This training is done by members of school staff  or by advisors invited in because they have a specialism. Examples of previous training have been – Safeguarding, school data, the role of the governing body, SEN, the Learning Skills etc

The governors also have three sub committees which meet once a term usually in the first half of each term. Minutes of these meetings are circulated to all governors and items from the committees are taken to the full governing body for further discussion or clarification. Each governor is usually a member of two sub committees, although any governor can attend any sub committee. Each committee has its own terms of reference which are reviewed annually and can be read below.

  • The Staffing and Pupil Welfare Committee
Annemarie Lewis

This committee looks at issues such as staffing arrangements, recruitment, teacher appraisal, Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, Behaviour etc. Sally Thomas the Families Co-ordinator and Diana Kelly, the Children’s co-ordinator, also attend these meetings. Annemarie Lewis is the chair of this committee,

The terms of reference for this committee are here

  • Teaching and Learning Committee
Alice Biggs

This committee looks at subject audits, homework, the curriculum, assessment, data, interventions etc. Alice Biggs is the chair of this committee. The Deputy Head also attends these meetings.

The terms of reference for this committee are here

  • Finance and Premises Committee
Clare Hegarty

This committee looks at the school budget including setting budgets, forecasts, best value, extended services, other school accounts, audit etc.  Clare Hegarty is chair of this committee.

The terms of reference for this committee are here: Finance and Premises

You can find out more about our financial benchmarking and how it compares with other schools here.

In addition to these committees

  • Clare Wischhusen is our governor for Safeguarding (incl Attendance) and Looked After Children
  • Clare Wischhusen is our governor for anti bullying
  • Fiona Quinton is our governor for Inclusion & Diversity 
  • Nicky Eimer is our governor for the core curriculum
  • Simon Reid is our governor for Health and Safety
  • Tim Graveney  is our governor for governor experience
  • Anna Sherrington is our governor for Income realisation
  • There is a vacancy at present for SEND
  • There is a vacancy at present for wider curriculum 
  • There is a vacancy at present for Online safety & Data protection 
  • There is a vacancy at present for Additional Funding (PP, Sports grant, catch up)  

Here are the minutes of the committee meetings held by governors.

Summer term 2021

Finance and premises


L&T May 

Spring term 2021

Finance and Premises 



Autumn 2020


Finance & premises 


Summer 2020