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Governors In School

Members of the Governing Body are dedicated in their support of the school.

All Governors give considerable time and energy to attending regular Committee meetings but involvement in School  goes far beyond attending meetings when the school is free of children. HJS Governors work with and alongside our children so that Governors contribute fully to School and gain an impressive overview of what school is like.



Governors and the School Council.

Mrs Taylor  works with children and Mr Fowler to make sure that School councillors take a very active part in decision making. 


Governor work in classes.

Governors regularly work with children in classes to support the learning of children and become even more aware of the richness and challenge of the curriculum offered at HJS.


Subject linked Governors.

Each year group has a linked Governor who visits across the year. Governors also attend special events such as Art week, Shakespeare week, music concerts and special assemblies.


The Governor Free Reading Challenge.

In 2019 Governors supported the School introduction of the Free Reading Challenge. In order to challenge our better readers, quality, recommended reading books were purchased so that each class in each year had 30 books to challenge our free readers with. In order to provide further challenge, 6 questions were set by School to check the understanding of these books by our children. To provide 6 questions all 120 books needed to be read by members of the Governing Body...a mammoth task! It is great to report that the work was very worthwhile, as our children regularly discuss books with the named Governor on the question sheet who has read the book.




Broadening Horizons.

In 2020 Governors are looking to support staff in broadening the horizons of our children. The project on 'Inspirations and Aspirations' is being supported by Governors as they meet with children and engage parents and the community with raising the awareness of our children on life after school.