Committee minutes


Holly Park
The 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

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.

The terms of reference for this committee are here

  • Teaching and Learning Committee
Nicky Eimer

This committee looks at subject audits, homework, the curriculum, assessment, data, interventions etc. Nicky Eimer 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

This committee looks at the school budget including setting budgets, forecasts, best value, extended services, other school accounts, audit etc.  Janis Hassan the School Business Manager also attends these meetings. Clare Hegarty is chair of this committee.

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

In addition to these committees

  • Clare Wischhusen is our governor for Safeguarding and Looked After Children
  • Clare Wischhusen is our governor for Trips and Visits
  • Fiona Quinton is our Pupil Premium governor
  • Fiona Quinton is our Online Safety governor
  • Clare Hegarty is our governor for Data Protection
  • John Harte is our Income Realisation governor
  • Fiona Vettiankel is Reading governor
  • Nicky Eimer is our Maths governor
  • The Sports Grant Governor is to be appointed
  • Kate Tress is our Pastoral Care Governor including Anti Bullying
  • Simon Reid is our governor for Extracurricular Activities
  • Alice Biggs is our governor for Spiritual and Cultural Development

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

L&T minutes May 2020

S&PW Minutes April 2020

L&T Minutes – Jan 2020

S&PW Minutes 13th January 2020

Finance & Premises 17th June 19

Finance & Premises – 7th Feb 19

HPS Finance & Premises Minutes – October 2019

L&T Minutes – Oct 2019

S&PW Minutes September 2019

L&T minutes – May 2019

S&PW April 2019

S&PW Jan 19 

L&T – Jan 2019