Governing Body

September 2019 Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary School

The role of the Governing body is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; to hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. With this in mind, the Governors have written their vision statement for our school'

Governor Vision Statement

 The Governors of Castle Hills Primary School wish to create a school community where children participate, succeed and are proud of their achievement of   'Being The Best We Can Be'.

 As Governors, we have a responsibility to guide our children to their futures by:

  • Providing financial accountability by ensuring our resources are responsibly used to support our children's learning.
    • Creating a school where all children are treated equally to give every child the life chances they deserve no matter what their starting point. 
      • Providing an environment which is vibrant, stimulating and creative where they can experience the excitement of learning through access to outstanding teaching. 
        • Ensuring all our children have the skills to reach their full potential so that they are prepared for the next stage in their education. 
          • Promoting the values of the school into the wider community.


          Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, with the exception of the Local Authority Governor.

          PARENTS (1) Mr J Vedders Community (STAFF)  Mr N Harris
          PARENTS (2) Mrs L Hempshall   Community  (STAFF) Miss T King 2019-2023
          LEA (1) VACANCY   Community  Mrs S Cronin
          HEADTEACHER (1) Mrs S McBride   Community  Miss S Overton  
          CHAIR of Governor (Community 1) **Ms J Gravells 2015-2019- 2019-2023 Community (5) Father David D'Silver   2019-2023
          Vice Chair  (Community 2) Mr M Marsh 2019/2023      
          STAFF  Mr D Kent 2018-2022      

          Chair – Mrs J Gravells – 2019-2023 

          Vice Chair - Mr M Marsh appointed Parent Governor 2019-2020

          ** Governors with a relative working in the school.


          Associate members:

          Mr N Harris Assistant Headteacher

          Mrs C Mjadzelics HLTA (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

          Mrs R Green - School Business Manager (Finance)


          Our Role:

          The Role of the Governing Body.pdf

          School Fund Mission Statement:

          "Fundraising money for the school fund will be used

          for the benefit of the pupils at Castle Hills. who helped raise it".