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The Hermitage School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn


Since becoming an Academy, strong school governance is more important now than it has ever been before. Members of the Governing Body have more responsibility and are held to account for the performance of the school.  In choosing to be part of the Governing Body you are making a commitment, alongside the other members of the Governing Body and staff, to ensure that each child receives the best possible education.  Our mission statement is ‘Inspiring Everyone to Learn’, and as a Governing Body our aim is to motivate and inspire children, build and develop their individual strengths and talents, enable them to realise and achieve their potential and to ensure every child is valued and achievements are celebrated.

As a Governing Body we are here to work alongside the Head Teacher and the staff sharing their vision and values for The Hermitage School, ensuring that we support and challenge appropriately, whilst always maintaining good working relationships. The Governing Body at The Hermitage School makes a difference to the quality of education for the children. We achieve this through working in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team to:

  • Set the strategic directions for the school

  • Ensure the school has and is following agreed policy, including meeting statutory requirements

  • Effectively monitor the work of the school in order to ensure that actions are having a positive and measurable impact and to inform future direction

Governor Attendance Records for the school year 2017-18.


Governor Meetings attended Out of a possible
Jo MacDonald (Chair to 10/9/2018) 4 4
Alice Cooke 3 4
Charlotte Hill 4 4
Clare Tharme (resigned 19/01/2018) 2 2
Craig Hogan  4 4
Danusia Joliffe 4 4
Gill Carter 2 4
Gilly Condon  4 4
Jo McColgan 3 4
Sajid Hussain 3 4
Debbie Kimani (appointed 8/9/2017) 4 4
Jonny Cope (appointed 8/9/2017) 3 4
Tim Clay (appointed 23/11/2017) 3 3

This is updated annually at the beginning of the academic year.