Hope School and College Governing Body.

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well

Governing Body Composition:

Names of Governors Type of Governor Term of Office
Sue Lucas Headteacher N/A
John Mason LA – Chair 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2018
Howard Morris Co-opted – Vice Chair 28th April 2014 – 27th April 2018
Sandra Couling School Business Manager
Sue Booth Co-opted 2nd March 2016- 29th February 2020
Lilia Duffy Parent 2nd March 2016- 29th February 2020
Jeff Dunlop Co-opted 2nd March 2016- 29th February 2020
Jim Fox Staff Governor 17th   November 2015 – 15th November 2019
Phil Fraser Parent 2nd March 2016 – 29th February 2020
Pauline Lynch Staff Governor 28th April 2014 – 27th April 2018
Christine Slonker Co-opted 2nd March 2016 – 29th February 2020
Linda Valentine Staff Governor 28th April 2014 – 27th April 2018
Jo-anne Weaver Parent 1st April 2013 – 31st March 2017
Julie Wilkinson Co-opted 28th April 2014 – 27th April 2018
Vacancy Co-opted
Sophie Gardiner Clerk to Governing Body 9th March 2015 – 8th March 2019

Hope School Constitution

If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optional be filled. Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled

Term Start Term End
Parent governors
Philip Fraser 02 Mar 2016 29 Feb 2020
Joanne Weaver 31 Mar 2013 02 Apr 2017
Local Authority Governors
John Mason 30 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2018
Headteachers
Susan Lucas 30 Aug 2015
Staff governors
Jim Fox 17 Nov 2015 15 Nov 2019
Co-opted governors
Susan Booth 02 Mar 2016 29 Feb 2020
Lilia Duffy 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Jeff Dunlop 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Pauline Lynch 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Howard Morris 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Christine Slonker 02 Mar 2016 29 Feb 2020
Linda Valentine 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Julie Wilkinson 26 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2018
Vacancy (1)

Hope School – Meeting Attendance

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

Assets Curriculum Full governing board Assets Curriculum Full governing board Assets
Governor Governor Type 04 Oct 2016 11 Oct 2016 15 Nov 2016 17 Jan 2017 31 Jan 2017 07 Mar 2017 25 Apr 2017
Susan Booth Co-Opted Y Y Y Y
Sandra Couling Other Y Y Y Y Y
Lilia Duffy Co-Opted Y NS NS NS
Jeff Dunlop Co-Opted N N N Y N
Jim Fox Staff Y Y Y Y
Philip Fraser Parent Y N N NS NS NS Y
Sophie Gardiner Other Y Y Y
Susan Lucas Headteacher Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pauline Lynch Co-Opted Y Y Y Y Y
John Mason Authority Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Howard Morris Co-Opted Y N N Y N
Christine Slonker Co-Opted NS N N Y Y
Linda Valentine Co-Opted Y N Y NS Y N
Joanne Weaver Parent Y Y N N
Julie Wilkinson Co-Opted Y N Y NS Y Y Y