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Governors of Mill Hill Primary School


Welcome to the governor section of the school website. Here is a little of who we are and what we do.


Who are we?

A governing board is a group of volunteers whose job is to oversee the management of the school. Our board is a mixture of different skills and abilities. We consist of: the headteacher, 2 parents, 1 staff member, 1 local authority representative and 4 other volunteers. Everybody on the board is there to help the school achieve the best results for its pupils.


What is our role?

We have 3 core functions as a board:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.


During these trying times, it is important that we do not forget the wellbeing of our staff and pupils. The performance of the staff during the Covid-19 outbreak has been a testament of their commitment to the care and education of the pupils.


To ensure the school fulfils its role, as a governing board we oversee a number of areas. Each governor is given specific areas of responsibility for monitoring and reporting. Where possible, we have moved our monitoring and meetings online via video conferencing, ensuring that we still cover all areas. We also meet as a governing board at least every half term; these meetings generally last no longer than 2 hours.


During 19/20 and 20/21 there have been no SATs and more than half the pupils have moved to remote learning. In spite of this, we still need to ensure that all pupils have access to education at the appropriate level.


As a governing body, it is imperative to focus on the needs of the school. We continue to support the teaching staff to address the priorities of the School Improvement Plans through regular monitoring and feedback at governing body meetings. The governors’ task is to consistently ensure that the school achieves the highest possible standards and performance.


The school’s senior leadership team is responsible for the day to day running of the school and they work hard to implement the Strategic Plans.  It is the responsibility of the governors to challenge and support the leadership in its provision of the best all-round education for all the children.


If you are interested in becoming a governor or wish to contact me, please ring the school office, leave your contact details, and I will reply to you as soon as I can.


Marie Hattersley

Chair of Governors


Meet the Governors...


Name:                                                                                                   Term Started/Length

Marie Hattersley              Chair of Governors/Local Authority                    15/12/20 – 4 Years

Adam Lea                        Vice Chair/Co-Opted Governor                          15/12/20 – 4 Years

Tracy Morgan                   Headteacher Mill Hill Primary School                 15/12/20 – 4 Years

Esther-Jane McKenna       Staff Governor                                                  15/12/20 – 4 Years

Emma Charles                  Co-Opted Governor                                           15/12/20 – 4 Years

Claire Branscombe           Co-Opted Governor                                           15/12/20 – 4 Years

Vacancy                           Co-Opted Governor

Lisa Anscombe                 Parent Governor                                                15/12/20 – 4 Years

Hayley Wilson                  Parent Governor                                                15/12/20 – 4 Years

If you would like to see a copy of the minutes and documentation from any Governor meeting, please contact Mrs Rapley at the school office, who can arrange this for you.