Who's Who On The Hawthorn Board Of Governors?...
I was appointed by the Governing Body as a community governor back in 1998! I was elected as Chair of Governors in 2001. The occupants of both Chair and Vice Chair positions are decided by the other governors annually. Any governor, with the exception of the Headteacher and Staff Governor, may seek nomination for election. I have recently retired from a career in Local Government working as an auditor. I first became a governor in order to put something back into the community having benefitted from a good education at Great Barr Junior and Secondary schools in the 1960s and 70s. I was born in Great Barr and still live in this area. As Chair it is my responsibility to lead and motivate the Governing Body. I liaise closely with the head teacher and other senior staff in formulating the business of the Governing Body which meets twice per term. I also meet termly with staff concerning the Safeguarding and Attendance of pupils and report on this to the Governing Body. I am currently Year 2 Class governor and have recently been on educational visits with them to Hill Hook and Sutton Park Nature Reserves, where I assisted in building a den with a group of the children. I have also been on the school visits to Weston Super Mare and witnessed how the children really benefit from a visit to a traditional sea side resort and receive excellent support from the staff.
If you have any issues about your child’s education experience it is usually best to discuss this initially with the class teacher or head teacher. You can contact me direct by using the email address email@example.com or writing to me c/o the school.
Andrew Poulton – Chair of Governing Body
I was invited to join the Governing Body in 2011 as a co-opted member. I have since become the Vice- Chair. I was re-elected as member of the Governing Board in 2015.
I retired as Head Teacher of Kingsthorne Primary School after 32 years in Education. Having spent 15 years teaching in the area, I feel I understand the challenges our children face.
I enjoy visiting the school on special occasions like Christmas plays or concerts or Assemblies. I am also involved in the interview process and Inspection visits as well as Committee meetings. Once a year I help out with the S.A.T.S.
As a class Governor for the current year 4 Class, I enjoy visiting the class on a regular basis. This is often for an observation session but occasionally, to support their learning by talking about my Travels.
Marian Morris – Vice Chair of Governing Body
I was appointed to the Governing Body of Hawthorn School in Autumn 2015 and I am part of the Finance, Personnel, Site and Buildings Committee. I am also the Health and Safety Governor for the school.
I am a Curriculum Leader for Birmingham Adult Education Service which is part of Birmingham City Council. I have had the privilege to work in education in Birmingham for over 30 years. I have run an international business and consultancy firm in the past. I have had Ofsted Inspection experience in education. I have run summer schools and alternative education programmes in the City. I have also worked as a nurse, as a voluntary probation officer and as a book-keeper for small businesses. My previous experience of working on a committee was gained through being a primary school governor as well as a college governor in Birmingham. I am passionate about making sure that Hawthorn pupils remain safe and achieve their full potential, while enjoying the opportunities that education can offer in our integrated, multi-cultural city.
As Headteacher of Hawthorn Primary School it is my absolute pleasure, privilege and honour to be part of the Governing Board.
I am fortunate to work alongside governor colleagues who share my passion and have, selflessly, volunteered to give of their time and expertise to; enhance our provision, challenge myself and support the school in ensuring and enabling the very best of outcomes for our most delightful young people.
Kate Stone - Headteacher
I am Jan Gospel, a wife, mother of three daughters and grandmother to six grandchildren. I enjoy time spent with my family and friends, reading, gardening, sewing and visiting parts of our country and the wider world.
During my working life I worked in schools in the north of our city. Following my retirement in 2006, after a period of relaxation, I became a governor representing the Local Authority in a local school.
During this time I had experience of all aspects of governor responsibility. As Chair for three years, I was a member of all committees including involvement in performance management, grievance procedure and in the appointment of senior staff. I particularly enjoyed my involvement with pupils and their parents regularly attending special events and residentials. When my term of office ended I was asked to serve as a Local Authority representative at Hawthorn Primary School.
I am looking forward to working for the next four years to support the Governing Body and the school in the interests of the whole school community.
I’m Ian Horton-Worby, I enjoy time spent with my family and friends, mountain biking, gardening and travelling. I work for Lloyds Banking Group as an Operational Control Manager within Trade Finance, which supports businesses in purchasing and selling goods internationally. It’s my role to ensure that the activity is conducted appropriately and is suitably controlled to keep customers, colleagues and the bank safe.
I joined the Governing Body in September 2016 as part of a volunteering programme partnered by the Bank and the Department for Education to provide opportunities to support local communities. The ability to give something back to my community and make a real difference to help children to get best possible schooling experience is something that greatly appeals to me and having spoken with the Headteacher and Chair, the role seems incredibly interesting and I am looking forward to working with the Board to support the school and enable the pupils to fulfil their potential.
I was appointed to the Governing Body in Autumn 2014 and am part of the Pupil Progress and Welfare Committee.
I work as an Information Officer for the National Governors' Association in Birmingham City centre. I have previously worked in outdoor education, in a tutoring centre, and volunteered in schools in Scotland and Romania. My previous experience of working in a committee was gained through chairing a student voluntary service which worked on forty-five diverse projects in a small, tight-knit community. I am passionate about making sure that Hawthorn pupils enjoy their time at school and reach their potential!
I am a working mum of 8 year old twins, one attends Hawthorn Primary School, the other has autism and attends Langley Primary School. I currently work as a Lunchtime Supervisor with another Primary school.
I was appointed to the Governing Body in Autumn 2015 as a co-opted governor and I am part of the Pupil Progress and Welfare Committee. I have previous experience as a Parent Governor (for two years) at another school where I was on the Finance Committee and was responsible for Safeguarding matters.
I want all children to succeed and shine. I will guide and help, with all my abilities for them to reach their goals.
I have been a school governor since 2009 within Birmingham schools. This provides me with the opportunity to contribute to local education. I am always interested in education and want to work to continue the betterment of the local community.
In May 2016, I was elected as a Parent Governor to the Hawthorn School Governing Body and I sit on the Finance, Personnel, Site and Buildings (FPSB) Committee.
Professionally, I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) working for Rolls-Royce and I am also a:
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LA – Local Authority nominated or appointed governor
PG – Elected or appointed Parent Governor
STF – Staff governor
CG – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body
PTN – Partnership Governor
AS – Associate member
Hawthorn Primary School
Statement of Behavioural Principles
Hawthorn Primary – Statement of Behaviour Principles
The Education and Inspections Act 2006 and DfE Guidance “Behaviour and Discipline in Schools, January 2016” requires the governors to make a statement of general behaviour principles to guide the Headteacher in setting out measures in the School’s Pastoral and Behaviour Policy which aim to:
• promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect;
• prevent bullying;
• ensure that pupils actively engage in their learning;
• regulate the conduct of pupils.
Practical application of these principles is the responsibility of the Headteacher
This statement has been adopted following consultation with the Headteacher, staff and pupils and will together with the Policy be reviewed on a three yearly basis, unless national changes indicate a review is required beforehand.
This statement is meant to promote the following part of our vision:
“ For our school to be a safe and harmonious community……“
Behaviour Principles to be included in measures within the Pastoral and Behaviour Policy:
Fair and consistent application of the Policy.
Children’s, staff and visitors’ rights and responsibilities to ensure they feel safe at all times at school.
The availability of pastoral support to pupils and parents.
Codes of Conduct for pupils and for parents which are known and understood.
The availability of a wide range of rewards which are consistently applied to encourage appropriate behaviour choices.
Sanctions for unacceptable behaviour which take into account an individual’s circumstances, are understood by staff, parents and pupils and consistently applied.
The Headteacher's right to permanently exclude a pupil where it is considered that their presence in school seriously harms their education or welfare or that of others in the school.
No toleration of violence, threatening behaviour or abuse by adults towards the school’s staff or pupils and the application of appropriate sanctions, including bans from the school premises and prosecution.
Staff receive training on the use of Care and Control Techniques.
The elimination of all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
Promotion of the active engagement of all pupils in all learning opportunities.