Welcome to Hamilton School

Welcome from the Governing Body

We work to ensure our school delivers the highest quality education for your children. This includes appointing a Head teacher and can also involve interviewing other school staff. The governors are responsible and accountable for ensuring that the school discharges their statutory duties under the law. We ensure that the leadership and management of the school have appropriate plans and resources in place to deliver a high quality and effective learning experience for all the children at Hamilton School, whatever their ages and ability, so that every child can achieve his or her full potential. The Governing Body also acts as a ‘critical friend’, monitoring performance and attainment, managing the budgets and overseeing the maintenance of the premises, to ensure that the school is always providing an effective education.

As Governors, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.  We complete the HAYS online safeguarding course and attend relevant training.  We ensure that we all read appropriate documents and our 'Safeguarding Review Cycle' ensures that safeguarding remains a constant feature of our agendas and that we can support and challenge school leaders in their work

All Governors undertake training. This can be on a group or individual basis, including Introduction to Governors, Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment and specific areas determined by their role in school.
Please click here to view their Declatations of Interests.

The Role of the Governing Body

Full Governors’ meetings are held at least once a term.  There are also three committees which report back to the Main Governing Body meetings: (Click here for Committee Memberships)

The Governing Body has now gone through the reconstitution process.  The new Governing Body was formed at a meeting on January 29th 2015.  It is a really strong team with a range of skills and experience.  If you wish to discuss any matters relating to governance, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Maxine Reid (mreid@Hamilton.bham.sch.uk)

Each of the classes in school now has a governor link.  We have looked at skills and areas of expertise and development to match people up.  The aim is to give Governors even more of an insight into daily school life so that they can support and challenge the school effectively.  Governors will spend time getting to know the staff and students in their classes and will develop a deep understanding to the approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.

Governing Body
Name Category Term Start Term End
Fiona Green Chair - Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
Scott Elwell Vice Chair - Parent Governor 01/02/2016 31/01/2020
Jon Harris Head Teacher 01/09/2013 -
David Ayling Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
Jess Derrer Staff Governor 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
Sue Brandwood LA Governor 12/01/2017 11/01/2021
Simbi Folarin Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
George Henderson Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
Lila Kossyvaki Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
Joan Hayden Parent Governor 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
Dean Smith Co-opted Governor 29/01/2015 28/01/2019
Michael Watson Co-opted Governor 26/03/2015 25/03/2019

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