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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
At Hope School pupils are taught an individualised curriculum which caters for their specific needs. To find out more visit our subject pages under our curriculum heading!

Govenors Updates

Welcome to the Governors page, we will post updates on visits, observations and roles and responsibilities.

 

 

 

PART 1-

  • List governors including roles and responsibilities and a short blurb
  • Register of interest
  • Attendance record of governors meetings

 

PART 2-

  • Termly Reports current year (Autumn/Spring)
  • Summary of governor visits current year (Autumn/Spring/Summer)
  • Annual review (Summer)

 

PART 3-

  • Archive reports

Meet the Team

 

David Blythe : (Chair of Governors) Leadership & Management

David has a managerial background in both the private and public sectors, particularly around  organisational development and quality management systems.  He also has experience as a non-executive director with various organisations.  With a keen interest in the community, David has been a Magistrate since 2000 and was appointed a Governor in 2012.

 

Michael Carden: (Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors) Healthy Living

Michael is a long serving Governor who is proud of his association with Hope School and the work of the staff who have developed a unique commitment to the needs of pupils in both educational and social terms.

 

Rohit Naik -  Headteacher at Hope School

Rohit has been Headteacher at Hope School since 2002.  He is passionate about education for children with special educational needs.  As Executive Head, Mr Naik has provided support for other Liverpool SEN establishments.

 

Helen Barnes - Link Governor for Safeguarding

Helen specifically asked to serve on the Board of Governors of a special school as she is a great believer in supporting pupils with special educational needs and their families to ensure all pupils have the opportunity access an education, ultimately supporting them in becoming contented citizens.

 

John Holt: Achievement & SEND

John is a member of School Improvement Liverpool and has previous experience as a SENCo in a large mainstream secondary school.

 

Dominic Ion : Finance

Dominic is a qualified public sector accountant and auditor, who worked for many years for the Audit Commission before retiring in 2010. He has a son with Asperger’s Syndrome, and he and his wife therefore have first-hand experience of some of the challenges involved in caring for young people with learning disabilities. He has a particular interest in Special Needs education,  Dominic’s philosophy is “Never assume that any young person cannot achieve anything - unless and until it is conclusively proved that they can’t”!’

 

Maxine O'Neill: Staff Governor

Maxine has taught at the school since 2010 and is now the Deputy Headteacher.  Maxine is passionate about inclusion and looking for new strategies to provide inclusive education.

 

NAME

CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR

APPOINTED

APPOINTED BY

TERM OF OFFICE

ROLE

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST (Business/Finance)

Mrs Helen Barnes

Co-opted

20.11.14

Governing Board

4 years

Attachment Governor

 

-

Mr David Blythe

Co-opted

16.03.16

Governing Board

4 years

Chair of Governors

Leadership & Management Governor;

Headteacher Performance Management

Honorary Secretary Liverpool Governors’

Forum

Mr Mike Carden

Co-opted

04.04.14

Governing Board

4 years

Deputy Chair;

Headteacher Performance Management

Governor of Belle Vale Primary School;

Business Manager,

Food for Thought

Cllr Michelle Corrigan

Local Authority

16.04.14

Liverpool City Council

4 years

Safeguarding Governor

Liverpool City Councillor

Mr Dominic Ion

co-opt

13.07.17

Governing Board

4 years

Personal development behavior and welfare -

VACANCY

Parent

     

-

-

Mr John Holt

Co-opted

02.07.15

Governing Board

4 years

Outcomes for Children, Teaching, Learning and Assessment & SEND Governor

Employee of School Improvement Liverpool

Mr Rohit Naik

Headteacher

Ex officio

-

-

Headteacher

-

Mrs Maxine O’Neill

Staff

01.01.16

Elected

4 years

Teacher governor

-

     

 

-

-

-

Attendance 2017 2018

 

Name

Autumn 2017

November 23rd

Spring 2018

13th March

Summer 2018

12th July

David Blythe P P P
Mike Carden P P A
Dominic Ion A A P
Rohit Naik P P P
Helen Barnes A P A
Michelle Corrigan M M M
Maxine O'Neill A P P
John Holt P P P
       

 

 

Key:

P- Present

A -Apologies

M-Maternity leave

x- No apologies sent

 

Autumn 2018

November 22nd

Spring 2019

March 21st

Summer 2019

July 11th

David Blythe      
Mike Carden      
Dominic Ion      
Rohit Naik      
Helen Barnes      
Michelle Corrigan      
Maxine O'Neill      
John Holt      
       

 

 

HOPE SCHOOL

 

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 


 

The prime purpose of the Board of Governors is to provide non-executive leadership and operate at a strategic level, leaving the Headteacher and Senior School Leadership Team responsible for the day-to-day running of the school.

 

The governors operate within the guidelines issued by the Department for Education: (a) The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations and (b) The November 2015 Governors Handbook. These two documents define clearly three core functions the board are responsible for:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

 

This is achieved by carrying out a range of activities each term and attending various events, which includes:

 

  • Holding formal governors termly meeting to review the school’s performance
  • Lesson observations with the SLT
  • End of term celebration days
  • Attendance at School Assemblies, Learning Walks, Behaviour Walks & Forums
  • Nominated lead governor attends Safeguarding meetings
  • Chair attends Health & Safety meetings
  • Chair and Headteacher one-to-one meetings

 

To discharge their duties, the Board of Governors’ work closely together as a team. They have diverse backgrounds and experiences coupled with a broad range of skills that enable them to make a positive contribution to the schools development. They undergo regular training and hold an annual away-day to review their effectiveness and develop an action plan for improvements.

 

In line with best practice, the Governors’ are supported in their role by Mr Dave Cadwallader, Professional Clerk (School Improvement Liverpool) who provides a range of administrative support services together with any necessary legal and procedural advice, in order that the Board of Governors is able to carryout its responsibilities effectively and efficiently.

Governors Attendance 2016/2017

Name

Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Rohit Naik

P

P

P

David Blythe

P

P

P

Mike Carden

P

P

P

John Holt

P

A

P

Maxine O’Neill

P

P

A

Michelle Corrigan

A

P

P

Helen Barnes

P

P

A

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