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The governing body is made up of elected members of the community, these are voted in by the governing body, parent governors are nominated and votes are taken from parents.  These governors along with the Headteacher are responsible for the management of the school. In executing its responsibility the Governing Body meets regularly in order to address such issues as employment of staff, the school building, financial management, curriculum and assessment, behaviour and discipline. Each year the Governing Body contributes to the School profile which is a report on the work and development of the school.

Any enquiries for the Governing Body should be addressed to:

Mr Bob Harper Chair of Governors, Howitt Primary Community School, Holmes Street, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7FS

The governing body is split into 2 committees, Children and Learning (Mrs Jane Bowley chair) and Resources (Mr Bob Harper chair)

Our Governors 2016-2017

23 September 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

I wanted to give you an update as a lot has happened since my last letter earlier in the year and I wanted to give you an insight as to where we are.

I have previously advised you of considerable improvements to the school and the works to the infant playground are still ongoing.  All the new drainage works have been completed but the resurfacing and retaining wall are still to be completed. I appreciate this is causing inconvenience for you and the children and we hope that subject to weather, work will be completed in about two weeks’ time.

In addition to the playground, the infant classrooms have been refurbished and decorated and with their new furniture look very smart.

Work has now started on the junior classrooms with the same refurbishments and this work will be ongoing until Christmas. This unfortunately causes disruption for both staff and pupils with the moving of classrooms whilst work is undertaken. The governors are aware and appreciative of the additional work this burden this puts on them all.

Thank you must also be given to Derbyshire County Council for providing the funding to carry out this work.

Last week we held a meeting to discuss the ‘School Vision’ for the next five years for the school which was organised by Mrs Rhodes and the school council, staff, governors and outside bodies gave their views. There is a poster on display, which will be placed in the corridor for you to see, which shows you our aims for the future and past achievements.

Many good ideas were put forward and if you are in school please take a look.

Finally, I am delighted to report that our Sats results received in July were excellent particularly in Key Stage 2, which attributed to all the hard work Mrs Pilling and her staff have put in. Well done to you all. The governing body appreciate all the efforts of all concerned.

If anyone wishes to contact me, I can be contacted via the school office.


Bob Harper

Chair of Governors