Governors

Welcome to our Governing Body section of the website.  This is where you can find out more about school governance, the role of school Governors, and the work that we do.

Purpose
The purpose of the school Governing Body is to ensure high standards of educational achievement.  Its core functions are:-

Maintaining clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction: setting a long term vision, agreeing strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the school.

Holding the Headteacher to account: questioning, supporting and strengthening the school leadership (but with no direct involvement in operational matters).

Overseeing financial performance: making sure the school’s money is spent well and ensuring that resources are allocated in line with strategic priorities.

The Governing body works as a team and acts with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the children in our school.  The Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team run the school on a day to day basis, but the Governors provide support, assistance and challenge, acting as a “critical friend” to ensure that the school continues to maintain and improve high standards in everything it does.

The full Governing Body meets at least six times per year. 

Our Governors and history can be found on the Gov.uk website by following the following link: 

Government 'Get information on Schools Service'

This is a register of educational establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education. It provides information on establishments providing compulsory, higher and further education.

The information you will find on the Government UK site is provided by a range of suppliers, from ourselves to Local Education Authorities and teams within the DfE.

Contact the Chair of Governors by email –  r.younger@hillside.lancs.sch.uk

 

Rachel Younger
Chair of Governors

Appointed by GB/board

14/07/2017

Sharon Taylor
Parent Governor

Appointed by GB/board

08/03/2017

Paul Leaper
Head Teacher

Ex-officio by virtue of office

27/10/2016

 

 

Jacq Power
Parent Governor

Appointed by GB/board

25/02/2020

Peter Bradbury
Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB/board

17/04/2018

Lois Briers
Parent Governor

Appointed ny GB/board

25/02/2020

Alison Pettitt
Staff Governor

Nominated by other body & appointed by GB

19/02/2018

Nicholas Grigsby
Local Authority Governor

Appointed by LA

04/12/2018

Francine Davis
Co-optedGovernor

Appointed by GB/board

03/12/2019

Emily Elliott
Co-optedGovernor

Appointed by GB/board

29/09/2020

Helen MacCarthy
Co-opted Governor

Appointed by GB/board

29/09/2020

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Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

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