Hoole Church of England School currently has thirteen 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:

Portfolio of Responsibility

Assigned Governor

Lead governors are indicated in bold type


Andrew Avery

Church & Faith Links

John Kirkland

Leadership & Management

Kristy Bengree

John Kirkland

Andrew Avery

Quality of Education

Kristy Bengree

Personal Development, Behaviour & Attitudes

Andrew Avery

Elaine Robertson

Curriculum Impact and Outcomes

Christine Darwen

Charlotte Edwards

Effectiveness of Early Years Provision

Charlotte Edwards


Charlotte Edwards


Amanda Roberts

Health & Safety

Charlotte Edwards

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)  Governor

Jolene Weaver


2019-20 Governors Meetings


1st October 2019 16.30

4th November 2019


28th Jan 2020


11th March 2020


20th May 2020


15th July 2020



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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