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Governors

The school governing body has a range of duties and responsibilities, which ensure that the school operates efficiently and effectively.  We have regular meetings to discuss the school’s finances, staffing, curriculum and buildings.  If you have any ideas or concerns that you would like to discuss with a governor you can contact us through the school.

Becoming a Kates Hill Governor

You don’t have to have special qualifications to become a governor, but an interest in Kates Hill is very important.  Governors are responsible for the school budget and for appointing staff along with the Head Teacher.  They have the interests of the children at heart in trying to make sure that they are happy at school and getting the best education. If you would like to speak to a school governor at any time drop in, or ring the school on (01384) 818700.

The governing body at Kates Hill can have up to 10 members which consists of 2 parent governors; nominated by parents,  1 LA appointed governor, 1 staff governor the head teacher and 5 co opted governors.

Meet our governors - 2017/2018

A register of Business interests is completed by governors annually. A copy of this is available from the School Business Manager on request.

Mrs Kathryn Harvey - Headteacher

  • Governor: Ex Officio 
  • Term of office: 24/04/2017 - ongoing
  • Responsibilities: Headteacher
  • Business Interests: None
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None

Mr Mike Searle  - Joint Chair

  • Governor: Co-Opted
  • Term of office: 14/06/2017 - 13/06/2020
  • Responsibilities: Safeguarding
  • Business Interests: Psychology UK Ltd., Educational Psychologist, Director of The Rowan School, Director of Weston Point College
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None

Miss Claire Fellows - Joint Chair

  • Governor: Parent
  • Appointed by: Parents
  • Term of office:   17/10/2017 - 16/10/2021
  • Responsibilities: English, Online-safety
  • Business Interests: None
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None

Mrs Kathryn Rawlings

  • Governor: Co-Opted Governor
  • Term of office: 06/06/2018 - 05/06/2022
  • Committees:  School Improvement & Ethos/Curriculum (chair) 
  • Responsibilities: Early Years
  • Business Interests: None
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None

Mrs Kay Jordan

  • Governor: Co-opted
  • Appointed by: Staff
  • Term of office: 31/08/2019 - 30/08/2023
  • Business Interests: None
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None

Mrs Margaret Hollis

  • Governor: Staff
  • Appointed by: Staff
  • Term of office: 17/01/2017 - 31/12/2021
  • Business Interests: None
  • Other Governorships/Directorships held in other Schools/Academies: None