Hoole Church of England School currently has ten Governors, drawn from the church family, local community, parents and staff, with a range of business and professional skills. The Governing Body is chaired by Jolene Weaver. The Vice Chair of Governors is Charlotte Edwards.


What is the role of the Governing body?
We are here to challenge and support the school. Our role can be summarised in three key responsibilities:

  • Assist with the setting of the school vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent

Our role involves setting objectives, agreeing policies, priorities, and regularly monitoring and reviewing these matters to check that they are being achieved. The Governing Body’s role in relation to the teaching staff has been described as that of a “critical friend”; we are here to challenge develop and support the school. We do not get involved in the day to day running of the School; this is the responsibility of the school staff.

Many of the Governors have areas of expertise (finance, law, personnel etc) and we provide guidance to the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team, as well as questioning, seeking information and making suggestions.


How often does the Board of Governors meet?

The full board of governors meets half termly for a formal meeting. An informal meeting is also held once a term.

During meetings, presentations are received from the Senior Leadership Team and leaders of all levels across the school to ensure that governors are provided with accurate, relevant and appropriate information to enable them to hold school leaders to account for the performance of the school.

In addition to formal meetings, governors often meet with relevant staff in school to enable them to maintain an overview of their area of responsibility. This ensures that governors are well placed to ask pertinent, supportive and challenging questions in order to enable to school to drive forward.


Portfolios of Responsibility

Governors are assigned to areas of responsibility aligned to their expertise and professional skills.


Portfolios of responsibility are as follows:

Area of Responsibility

Assigned Governor

Staff Member


Andrew Avery

Laura Sprowson

Church & Faith Links, Ethos & SIAMS

John Kirkland

Elaine Robertson

Rachel Inns

School Improvement Priority 1


Amanda Roberts

Laura Sprowson

School Improvement Priority 2

(KS2 Progress)

Jolene Weaver

Rosalind Flanders

School Improvement Priority 3

(Teaching Writing)

Julie Tynegate

Deborah Watkins-Smith

Stacey Tasker

School Improvement Priority 4


Christine Darwen

Jenny Clarke

Clare Watling

School Improvement Priority 5

(Teachers skills/knowledge)

Vicky Reeve

Clare Watling

Effectiveness of Early Years Provision

Charlotte Edwards

Fiona Jeffs

Key Stage 1

Julie Tyngate

Deborah Watkins-Smith

Key Stage 2

Jolene Weaver

Taryn Rennocks


Charlotte Edwards

Kara Newton


Amanda Roberts

Laura Sprowson

Provision for Pupils with SEND

Amanda Roberts

Laura Sprowson


Jolene Weaver

Rosalind Flanders

Health & Safety

Charlotte Edwards

Kara Newton

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)  Governor

Andy Avery

Kara Newton


2020-21 Governors Meetings


30th September 2020 16.00

18th November 2020


20th January 2021


10th March 2021


26th May 2021


13th July 2021



How to contact us
If there is anything you wish to raise with the Governors directly, please just drop us an email to or pop a note in to the School Office.

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