Welcome to Hawthorn Primary School!
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I am Ian Horton-Worby and I am proud to say that I am the Chair of the Governing Board for Hawthorn Primary School. The board is made up volunteers from various backgrounds, with different levels of experience and interests but who are all determined to ensure that all pupils have access to a high-quality education throughout their time here.
The governing board has responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and progress. This broadly means that we have the job of making sure that a range of specific procedures and duties are established and completed.
A key element of the any Governing Board is holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance. But it's important to add that the Senior Leadership team is responsible for the day to day operation of the school, whereas the board sets the strategic direction and monitors the progress.
Our board is formed of 11 governors, comprising 2 parent governors elected by parents of pupils at the school, 5 co-opted governors appointed by the Governing Body, the Headteacher (ex officio), the Deputy Head, a Local Authority governor, and an Associate member. Whilst we have a full complement of members currently, do contact the board if you're interested in knowing more or considering joining.
I believe have a great team here who are focused on inspiring our pupils to achieve their best. If for any reason you want to contact the board or members, please drop a note into the school office or write to the governing board at the school address.