Governors are appointed for a four year period of office and are from a wide range of professions to bring expertise to the leadership and management of HLC. The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that HLC is well led and holds the Principal and Heads of Phases and Head of Queensway HLC to account for all aspects of the school. They closely involved in strategic planning and future direction of the school with the Campus Leadership Team. Governors meetings this year will focus on Monitoring Standards of Achievement, Behaviour and Attendance, Monitoring the Quality of Teaching, Staffing and Staff Appraisal, Key Policies, Budget Monitoring and Budget planning, Pupil Premium, New Curriculum, Life without levels, Safeguarding and HLC in the Community.
The Chair of Governors is Mr. Malcolm Boulter, who can be contacted through Mrs Croft (387010). The clerk to the Governing Body is Mr. Peter Culley.
The Governing Body meets at least 7 times per year, three times in the Autumn term, twice in the Spring term and twice in the Summer Term.
If you are interested in becoming a governor or finding out more about the role, please contact Dr Gill Eatough on 01952 387010.
I have been associated with HLC from its planning stage to the present day serving, initially, as chair to the shadow governing body then becoming chair to the substantive governing body. My background is in education, qualifying as a teacher of science and then becoming a secondary headteacher for 15 years in two very different schools in Shropshire.
Professor David Woods CBE – Education Consultant working with schools, local authorities and Academy chairs. Chair of the London leadership strategy and several school improvement boards. Author of several publications and speaker at education conferences.
Beverly has worked for thirty year in the public sector, most recently as a senior manager in three local further education colleges. As a qualified accountant, Beverly has wide experience of financial and human resource management, information services, IT, quality systems, estates and health and safety. She is currently the Finance Lead Governor at HLC.
David James held a senior position in local government before working for the General Teaching Council for England. He now runs his own HR consultancy providing advice and support in the education sector.
Andrew is the Plant Director at the Saint-Gobain iron foundry in Ketley. Saint-Gobain is a Business in the Community partner with HLC and Andrew is keen to build upon this link. He was delighted to accept the invitation to join the Governing Body. Andrew is passionate about education and particularly special needs education, as he has dyslexia himself. Andrew is 42, lives in Newport and became a Governor in May 2015.
This is my first term as a parent governor and I am looking forward to working hard in supporting HLC achieve their vision securing great futures for all its pupils. I have lived in Hadley for almost 20 years and I am pleased to see how well HLC has fit amongst the local community and landscape. I bring to the governors my experience as a parent of two young children starting their school life, my struggles and joys as a new business owner which gives me a realistic but optimistic view of the world, and my passion that all children are given the opportunity to be amazing in their own way.
Andy is a parent governor first elected six years ago just after his eldest son started at HLC. Passionate to be supporting HLC in making important decisions regarding the running of the school for the benefit of the pupils. Being the lead governor for “Community and Well-Being” is not a job and it’s not just something you do in your spare time it’s a vocation that demands a dedicated and enthusiastic approach to being a critical friend. I particularly enjoy asking challenging but necessary questions during meetings knowing the professional and well informed senior leadership team will always have an answer.
My name is Aliya Hussain. I am a medical student and I am very pleased to become a school governor at HLC.
I have two children attending the primary school, Ali who is in Year 1B and Fatimah who is in Early Years 2, both thoroughly enjoy school and the after school clubs.
I feel HLC are already brining the best out of their students but also believe there is always room for improvement.
I was elected as parent governor at HLC in 2012. I currently work for the Local Authority School Governance Team. Through my work I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience about the statutory duties of governors and how to fulfil the role effectively. Because I am passionate that every child should receive the best education, fulfil their potential and be safe and happy in school I have been allocated the role of lead governor for SEND, Children in Care, Safeguarding and Queensway HLC. To fulfil this role I meet with school staff on a termly basis to discuss how effectively the school is supporting these children to do well and to check whether statutory obligations are being met. I regularly attend governor training events in order to keep up to date with new statutory duties and initiatives.
I joined HLC Secondary in September 2010 as a member of the Humanities team specialising in Geography. During my 14 year career, I have had a range of responsibilities within schools including subject and faculty leadership and the organisation of overseas expeditions and fieldtrips. This is my first year as teacher governor at HLC having been a governor at a previous school and I am enjoying having this opportunity to contribute further HLC.
|Governor Name||Business Interest||Other establishments governed||Relationships with staff / members of the governing body|
|Mrs Bev Tyley||Director of Consultancy working with TCAT||None||None|
|Prof David Woods||Education Consultancy||None||None|
|Mrs Sally Jackson||Owner Reagls Dogs||None||None|
|Mrs Magda Farley||None||None||None|
|Mrs Aliya Hussain||None||None||None|
|Mr Andy Fay||None||None||None|
|Mr Andrew Harris||None||None||None|
|Mrs Shirley Thompson||None||Associate Governor - Mount Gilbert||None|
|Mr Nigel Griffiths||None||Kick Start||None|
|Mrs Erica Aston||None||None||Daughter - Primary Phase Teacher (HLC)|
|Mr Paul Roberts||None||None||None|
|Mr Malcolm Boulter||None||None||None|
|Dr Gill Eatough||None||None||None|
|Mr David James|