A message from the Chair
School Governors work in partnership with the Head Teacher and staff to ensure that our children receive the very best education and whole school experience at Hartford Manor. We are responsible for the strategic leadership of the school, but not its day-to-day management. Governors are drawn from different walks of life, and each one brings their own experience and expertise. We are all volunteers.
We are united by one thing: our commitment to see our school continue to make sustained improvements for the benefit of all our children. In the most recent Ofsted inspection in 2013, governance was highly rated as part of the overall “good” judgement of leadership and management. The inspectors recognised that we had “successfully supported the Head Teacher in making staff appointments or organising staff training that have rapidly led to improvements in the quality of teaching and in pupil achievements and progress, especially for lower achievers.”
More recently, you will have seen the outcome of our school-led initiative, in collaboration with the Local Authority, to completely redevelop our buildings into an outstanding resource for learning in the 21st Century.
I have been a Governor at Hartford Manor since Easter 2010 and Chair since Easter 2012. It has been an exciting time in our school’s life. Our fantastic staff and even more wonderful children have enabled our school to grow and significantly improve during these last few years. I currently have three children in school – one in KS1 and two in KS2 – so I can say that with some confidence!
Your children may well recognise me from assemblies which I conduct in my role as the local vicar. As both vicar and chair, it is my hope that we will see our school at the heart of our local community. If you ever wish to speak to me, please do so. I can be contacted on 01606 872255 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
With all good wishes,
Rev. Mike Smith
Chair of Governors