Howe Park School Staff
Head Teacher - Mrs Alison Bladon (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Assistant Head Teacher & KS1 Leader- Mrs Kate Burridge (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
SENCo - Mrs Alison Goodman (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Business Manager - Mrs Vikki Jewell
Administration and Office Staff
Mrs Nicki Cooper (Business Support), Mrs Jane Stubbs (Main Reception and Administration Assistant)
EYFS Progress Leader - Mrs Helen Wilkie (Hedgehog Class)
Nursery Teacher - Mrs Anne Marie Cullen (Rabbit Class)
Foundation Teacher - Miss Megan Sinton (Ladybird Class)
Nursery and Foundation Teaching Assistants
Mrs Karen McMillan, Mrs Varsha Mistry, Mrs C Appleyard, Mrs Taryn Wrottesley, Mrs Shairose Kassam, Mrs Archana Ashok, Ms Kim Fry
Year One Teacher - Mrs Lisa Simmons (Squirrel Class)
Year One Teaching Assistants
Ms Rebecca Fraser, Mrs Jo Zasada
SEND TAs Mrs S Sadikaj and Mrs Suhaila Abdallah
Year Two Teacher - Mrs Kate Burridge (Owl Class)
Year Two Teacher - Miss Holly Bagwell (Fox Class)
Year Two Teaching Assistants
Mrs Tanya Larwill, Mrs Melanie Stokes and Mrs Caroline Jay
SEND TAs Mrs Jeanette Hankins and Ms Jodie Barrass
Year Two NTP Tutor - Ms Karen Rodricks
Mrs Vicky Allen, Mrs Kayleigh Mabe
Mrs Lindesay Goodman
Specialist Teaching Assistant
Mrs Nikki Heathcote,
Breakfast and Woodpecker Club Practitioners
Mrs Jeanette Hankins, Mrs Jane Stubbs, Ms Jodie Barrass, Mrs Taryn Wrottesley, Mrs Christine Appleyard, Mrs Nikki Heathcote, Ms Kim Fry
Mr Keith Browne - Caretaker,
Ms Santhini Inthirakumran - Cleaner, Mrs A Browne - Cleaner
Who can be a governor of the school?
At Howe Park, we are able to have fourteen members on the school’s governing body. They represent families, staff and the community. If a vacancy arises for a parent governor, the school notifies all parents and seeks nominations from the school community. Currently the school’s governing body is made up of the following members:
Chair of Governors
Resources Committee Chair
Health and safety governor
English and SEND Governor
School improvement committee Chair
Subject curriculum governor
LA appointed Governor
School Business Manager
Mental Health and Well being
Sarasvathi KR Nagalasamy
Early Years Governor
Look under statutory information for full governor attendance information covering the last 12 months
What is the role of the Governing Body?
The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team. However, the Governing Body has the responsibility to ensure that the school is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:
How does this work at Howe Park?
The full governing body meets twice each term- six times over each academic year. At each of these meetings, the governors discuss issues relating to the progress of the school. However, it must be emphasised that no specific child or his / her family is ever discussed. The governors discuss general themes e.g.
At Howe Park, we have two committees that meet each term. These are the Resources and Environment Committee and the School Improvement Committee.
The Resources and Environment Committee discuss all issues relates to the school’s budget, school resources and any changes to the school premises. They also make sure that the school has the appropriate policies to guide the actions that are taken within the school e.g. Safer Recruitment; Pay Policy and Performance Management Policy.
The School Improvement Committee discuss progress towards attainment targets (this would be as an over view of the class, not individuals), policies related to curriculum subjects, SEN policy and provision. The School Improvement committee will also monitor the school’s progress towards retaining quality marks e.g. The Inclusion Quality mark, Healthy Schools etc.
Not all governors will sit on both committees. Governors choose which committees they will sit on, but all members of the Governing Body attend the full meeting of the governors.
How do the governors find out what is happening in the school?
How do the governors encourage the children to be proud of their achievements?
What guidance do governors have about their role within the school?
The government has produced a “Governor’s Guide to the Law”, which lays out some importance guidance. Two examples are quoted below:
12 point 9. Individual governors do not have an automatic right to enter the school whenever they wish. However, they need to be able to visit from time to time in order to develop their understanding of the school. These visits enable them to fulfil their statutory responsibility for the conduct of the school.
Page 12 point 10-…..The governing body should plan visits to cover a wide range of school work and each visit should have a clear purpose. Visits by governors can be useful and informative. They do not replace professional inspection or the monitoring and evaluation carried out by the headteacher.
We are very fortunate that at Howe Park, the school’s governing body are very supportive of the school’s development. The governors are all volunteers and the school greatly appreciates the time they give to ensure that the school runs effectively.