Our Governing Body


Hadley Learning Community has a Federated Governing Body which is responsible for our all-through school and has representatives from across the organisation as well as Governors from a range of different professions. All Governors have completed a skills audit and we ensure that when new Governors are appointed they can bring additional skills and expertise to the Governing Body.

In October 2014 we reconstituted the Governing Body in line with the new DfE regulations and it has again been remodeled for our transition to academy status. There are now 14 Governors of which 1 is a Trust Appointed Governor, 4 Parent Governors (2 primary, 2 secondary), 2 staff Governors (1 primary, 1 secondary and 8 Co-opted Governors which include the Principal and Head of Primary.

The inspirational principal works in close partnership with the headteacher and senior team who share his vision for the school that focuses strongly on promoting students’ achievement and well-being.Ofsted
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 leadership of 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. Andy Fay, who can be contacted through Mrs Veronica Croft (01952 387010). The clerk to the Governing Body is Mr. Phil Smith.

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 Mr Paul Roberts (Principal) on 01952 387010.

Meet Our Governing Body

Mr. Andy Fay

Trust Appointed: Chair
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Key Responsibilities:
Current Role: Lead Practitioner
Previous Experience: Senior Leadership (Secondary)

Governor Information: Mr. Andy Fay

Should you wish to contact Mr Fay, please write to Veronica Croft at the schools address.

Mrs. Erica Aston

Co-Opted: Vice Chair
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Key Responsibilities:
Current Role: West Mercia Police
Previous Experience: Senior Leadership (Primary)

Governor Information: Mrs. Erica Aston

Current Role:
I currently work for West Mercia Police as a Case Development Officer in the Harm Assessment Unit based in Telford. My role involves assessing the cases of vulnerable people who come to the attention of the police and to make any referrals that are required to partner agencies. The main objective of my role is to ensure that vulnerable people receive appropriate and timely support. My work includes assessing vulnerable children and families including Child Protection cases.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
Prior to working for West Mercia Police I spent 23 years working in education. Initially working as a primary class teacher and then progressing on to school leadership. I have worked as a Headteacher in two Telford primary schools and took up my first Headship post in September 2000. I have a clear understanding of the challenges faced by schools in an ever changing educational climate. This experience will support me to be an good Governor at HLC.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I want to be Governor at HLC because I feel I have much to offer the school. I am a family person at heart and understand how passionately parents feel about their children receiving a good education and being safe and happy in school. With my experience I am able to offer appropriate challenge, along with effective support, to the Leadership Team as they strive, through strong school improvement, to become an Outstanding School.

Mr. Paul Roberts

(Co-Opted)

Key Responsibilities:
Co-ordination of Governance
Policy Lead
Secondary Governor CPD

Current Role: Principal of HLC

Governor Information: Mr. Paul Roberts
Mrs. Maddie Griffin

(Co-Opted)

Key Responsibilities:
Policy Review
Primary Governor CPD

Current Role: Headteacher (Primary Phase)

Governor Information: Mrs. Maddie Griffin


Mrs. Magda Farley

(Secondary Staff Governor)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mrs. Magda Farley

Key Responsibilities:
Secondary Staff Liason
Policy Review

Current Role:
Subject Leader for Geography: HLC

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I have been a teacher for 17 years in a number of schools and have been a teacher governor for 3 years.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I wanted to be a teacher governor because I am interested in the wider school decision making process and I enjoy the opportunity to provide the board of governors with a viewpoint that represents the staff at HLC.




Vacancy

TBC
Start date: TBC
Term Of Office: TBC

Governor Information: Mrs. Jenny Keay

Key Responsibilities:
Human Resource
Appraisal Systems

Current role and what that entails:
HR Business Partner – working as part of the Site Leadership team at our Telford Foundry, devising and implementing our people strategy which includes providing employees with opportunities to grow and develop and a delivering positive employee experience, supporting our local community and ensuring, through our people, we build a strong and sustainable future.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I have worked in HR for 15 years; my previous role was HR Manager for a SEN Residential School, which I was incredibly passionate about, particularly as I have a nephew with special needs. I therefore have a good understanding of the challenges schools face, compliance and safeguarding requirements, and also ways in which to support school development and improvement.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
Saint-Gobain PAM has an established partnership with HLC which is incredibly positive, we regularly support HLC students with work experience and mentoring, more recently joining a careers day where some of our staff gave skills advice. I’m joining HLC as a Governor at an exciting time of change, this is my first Governor role, and I’m keen to share my knowledge and expertise to support HLC students to have access to the best education facilities, within the same community that we, Saint-Gobain PAM, operate.




Mrs. Shirley Thompson

(Co-Opted)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mrs. Shirley Thompson

Key Responsibilities:
Safeguarding
SEND
Policy Review

Current Role:
I currently work for the Local Authority School Governance team and through my work I have gained a wealth of experience about the statutory duties of governors and how to fulfil the role effectively. I have previously worked in an infant and special school.

Other Experience:
Served as a parent governor on the previous board and as a governor at a special and primary school.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I am delighted to be appointed as a governor at HLC and look forward to working with my colleagues on the governing board to support the leadership team in providing the best education for every student.




Mrs. Caroline Welson

(Co-Opted)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mrs. Caroline Welson

Key Responsibilities:
Vocation Links
NEETS

Current Role:
I grew up and continue to live within the borough of Telford. I have worked at Telford College for nearly 20 years and have a degree in social policy and special needs, and a post graduate certificate in education. I taught health and early years, along with foundation learning and lead on 14-16 provision and schools liaison at the college.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I have experience of managing Careers, Learner Enrichment and tutorial within the FE sector. I have lead and implemented various government projects, these include; enabling 14-16 year olds to access college via the Increased Flexibility project, Young Apprenticeship programme and Diplomas. Other projects include the Aspire to HE programme which aims to create opportunities and support for young people to access higher education and ultimately reach their full potential. I also manage The Children’s University summer school aimed at year 6 children from T&W primary schools, again the ambition is to create opportunities that enable our children to find and harvest their love for learning and achieving.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I’m extremely honoured to be a governor at HLC, the schools unwavering passion to put the needs of their pupils first is inspirational. Their willingness to challenge inequality and ensure every child receives high quality teaching, which is complemented by a rich curriculum that caters for the childrens’ individual needs is something to be proud of and something I strongly believe in. I hope to advise the school regarding the post 16 sector and support them in their mission to ensure every young person has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential.




Mr. Stephen Richards

(Co-Opted)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mr. Stephen Richards

Key Responsibilities:
Disadvantaged
School Evaluation

Current Role:
Teacher of Science. My current role as school governor is to provide support and challenge to the governing body and leadership team within the area of school self evaluation. I will also look at the impact of the work being done in both phases to improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged students.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I am an experienced senior leader within the secondary sector, taking on Assistant, Deputy and Acting Headteacher roles. My main areas of expertise are within teaching and learning, curriculum, analysis of school performance data, professional development and school self evaluation. I also have the vital perspective as a parent of two children who have recently completed their secondary education.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I am passionate about securing great educational experiences and outcomes for all students and firmly believe that this should take place at their local school. I am also keen to serve as a governor at HLC, an academy that is so clearly embedded within it's local community.




Mr. Ian Cotterill

(Secondary Parent)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mr. Ian Cotterill

Key Responsibilities:
School Finance
School Audit

Current Role:
I have over 20 years local government internal audit experience. As part of my role I have had experience in auditing schools. As part of my role I provide on-going advice and support to schools on a range of matters including: governance, finance, and risks.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
In my day to day role I have access to a wealth of support and expertise from colleagues in the Schools Support Team, which I believe I could use to benefit the continual improvement of the school.

I have previously been a member of a School Improvement Executive Board, which provided temporary governance to a school due the governing body being disbanded as a result of the school being placed in special measures
In addition to the specific schools’ experience identified above I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the organisations I have worked for which I personally believe are transferable in a school environment.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I wanted to become a governor at HLC as I have two children who attend the secondary school. I have a strong passion, and vested interest, to continue making the school a success and build on the strong foundations that are already in place. Based on the knowledge and experience I have gained over the years I believe I can help support the school’s leadership team strategically.

I personally believe the success of any organisation is achieved through strong and effective governance. In my role as governor I aim to assist the school in achieving this so it can continue to provide good quality education to its pupils.




Mrs. Sally Jackson

(Primary Parent)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mrs. Sally jackson

Key Responsibilities:
Primary Accountability
SEND

Current Role:
I am currently a parent governor with two children in the Primary phase. I am the Link SEN governor which means it is my role to pay particular attention to the experience of children with special educational needs and medical conditions. In addition to attending the governor board meetings, I have regular meetings with the SenCo and Senior Leadership Team to both support and challenge, to check that HLC is indeed delivering on its promises. In order to excel at this role, I attend regular training and keep abreast of the latest changes and research.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I have had many years of management in retail and hospitality as well as running my own business for a few years. I believe this has given me a good understanding of the need for children to leave school with both academic achievement and life skills, and an attitude of productivity and resilience.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I have lived in Hadley for 22 years now and seen a lot of positive changes, including the building of HLC and as school and as a centre of the community. I suppose once I had school age children I became more interested in the education system and what it can offer both academically and in preparation for life after school. As a working parent I was concerned that the school and the teachers would in general spend much more time with my children than I did, I suppose I wanted to make sure that they were being taught good morals as well as good academic groundings. I have been pleasantly surprised (more to do with my own scepticism than any specific concerns). I see it as my role to make sure that the school keeps working towards providing the children of the school and the community the best opportunities available to become the best people they can. It’s an honour.




Miss. Milli Emery

(Primary Staff Governor)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Miss. Milli Emery

Key Responsibilities:
Primary Staff Liason
Policy Review

Current role and what that entails:
I am an Early Years teacher, currently teaching in Reception; and also an NQT Mentor.

Other experiences that support your role as governor:
I started at HLC as an NQT and am currently in my third year of teaching here. I have experience teaching in large, diverse inner city Manchester schools.

Why you wanted to be a governor of HLC:
I am dedicated to improving education for the children in our school, as well as providing a voice for staff within decisions that impact our careers.





Vacancy

TBC
Start date: TBC
Term Of Office: TBC

Governor Information: Vacancy

TBC




Mr. Matthew Brown

(Primary Parent)
Start date: 1st April 2018
Term Of Office: 4 years

Governor Information: Mr. Matthew Brown

Key Responsibilities:
Primary Accountabililty
Sports Premium

This will be my first term as a HLC Primary parent Governor. I am also a parent of children who attend the secondary and primary phases of the school. As I am new to the role i am excited to learn along the way as the school transitions into an academy and become part of the learning community trust.
I have successfully run my own entertainments business for 10 years and am looking forward to being able to bring my own life experiences to the role of parent Governor. I feel very privileged to be able to give something back to the school after they have supported my son so much with his ongoing medical needs .



Annual Governors Reports

Register of Governor Business Interests


From 1 September 2015, governing bodies will be under a duty to publish on their website their register of interests. The register should set out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives. ‘None’ should be the recorded entry on the register by governors who have no interests to register.

Governor Name

Business Interest

Other Establishments Governed

Relationships with staff or members of the Governing body

Andy Fay

None

None

None

Erica Aston

None

None

None

Paul Roberts

None

None

None

Maddie Griffin

None

None

None

Magda Farley

None

None

None

Milli Emery

None

None

None

Amanda Webb

None

None

None

Shirley Thompson

T&W Governor Section

None

None

Caroline Welson

None

None

None

Stephen Richards

None

None

None

Ian Cotterill

None

None

None

Andrew Fay

None

None

None

Sally Jackson

None

None

None

Matthew Brown

None

None

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