Governors

The academy has a Governing Body to ensure that it has the capacity to improve and raise overall standards.  Ofsted considers the governing body to be part of the leadership and management of the academy, however governors do not manage the academy. That is the job of the Executive Principal, Principal and Leadership Team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the Executive Principal and the academy. However they do oversee the development of the academy – their main aim being to assist the Executive Principal, Principal and senior leaders to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are actively involved in the life of the academy.

Our Governing Boby is made up of the following members:

Chair of local governing body

Name                                   Shared with                        Appointed by                                                                                      From                               To

Diane Dunn                      Not recorded                    Appointed by GB/board                                                               01-Sep-21                   31- Aug-23

 

Local governors

Name                                   Shared with                          Appointed by                                                                                     From                                 To

David Ravensdale        Not recorded                       Appointed by foundation/Trust                                             11-Mar-21                    10-Mar-25

Isobel Dunkerley          Not recorded                       Appointed by GB/board                                                             16-Jun-21                     15-Jun-25

Joan Briggs                      Not recorded                       Appointed by GB/board                                                              16-Jun-21                     15-Jun-25

Keith Binks                      Not recorded                      Appointed by academy members                                           10-Feb-21                     09-Feb-25

Kerry Sutcliffe               Not recorded                      Appointed by academy members                                            23-Sep-20                     22-Sep-23

Rachael Macleod         Not recorded                      Ex-officio by virtue of office as

                                                                                                                     headteacher/principal                                                   01-Sep-15             Not recorded

Sharon Dziendziel       Not recorded                      Appointed by GB/board                                                               15-May-19                  14-May-23

Kristoffer Ramsey       Not recorded                     Appointed by GB/board                                                                14-Sep-21                    13-Sep-25

 

Historic (left within last 12 months)

Name                                  Role                                          Appointed by                                                                                        From                               To

Ann Marshall                 Local governor                    Appointed by foundation/Trust                                               20-Mar-19                   08-Oct-20

Diane Dunn                     Local governor                   Appointed by GB/board                                                                18-Nov-19                   31-Aug-21

Isabell Dunkerley        Chair of local

                                                          governing body       Appointed by GB/board                                                                13-Sep-17                   31-Aug-21

John Blount                    Local governor                   Appointed by GB/board                                                                 13-Sep-17                   11-Oct-20

Kelly Hughes                  Local governor                  Appointed by foundation/Trust                                                 20-Mar-19                  09-Oct-20

Maxine Olsen                Local governor                   Appointed by GB/board                                                                 23-Sep-20                   11-Mar-21

Tony Dziendziel            Local governor                  Appointed by GB/board                                                                 13-Sep-17                   12-Sep-21

 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities

Finance Governor - Mr Tony Dziendziel

Academy Improvement and Leadership Governor - Mrs Diane Dunn

Health and Safety Governor - Mr Kris Ramsey

Premises Governor - Mrs Joan Briggs

Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Isobella Dunkerley

SEND & Inclusion Governor - Mrs Isobella Dunkerley

Pupil Premium Governor - Mrs Sharon Dziendziel

Sports Premium Governor - Mrs Sharon Dziendziel

Responsibilities to be allocated in September 2021 to Mr David Ravensdale & Mr Keith Binks

 

Head Teacher's Performance Management Committee – Chair Mrs Diane Dunn

Members of Committee - Mrs Joan Briggs, Mrs Diane Dunn, Mr Kris Ramsey & Mrs Beryce Nixon


Remit - To meet with the StEP to carry out an annual review of the overall performance of the Principal and to consider and make decisions on the Principals recommendations of salary following the performance appraisal procedure.

 

Staff Performace Management Committee - Chair Mrs Isobella Dunkerley

Members of Committee - Mrs Joan Briggs & Mr Tony Dziendziel

Remit - To meet with the Principal to carry out an annual review of the overall performance of the teachers at Hill Top Academy and to consider and make decisions on the teaching staff's  recommendations of salary's following the performance appraisal procedure.

 

Occasional committees do meet, they are formed ‘as and when’ from available governors, with membership according to prior involvement.  No conflict of interest must arise and of this the head cannot be a member of these. Staff Discipline and grievance – Staff discipline and grievance (appeals) – Complaints – Performance Management (appeals)

Please click to see 

Governor Declaration of Business Interests

 

Governor Attendance 2020 - 2021

Governors Attendance 2019 - 2020

Governor Attendance 2018 - 2019

 

Governance Handbook 2020 / 2021