Structure

The school’s Governing Body consists of Parent Governors, a Governor appointed by the local authority, the Headteacher, Staff Governors and Co-opted Governors. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, being people who are keen to support the school in a Governor role and who possess particular skills and knowledge that the Governing Body has identified as useful to governance of the school. The Governing Body may be assisted by Associate Governors if required (who do not possess voting rights).

You can find more about us individually on the Meet the Governors page.

If you are interested in joining us please see Governor Vacancies to see if there are any openings or for more information.

Meeting Dates

The Governing Body meets in full about once a month during the school year. The meeting dates for September 2018 until July 2019 are:

  • 10th September
  • 15th October
  • 19th November
  • 17th December
  • 28th January
  • 25th February
  • 31st March
  • 5th May
  • 9th June
  • 14th July

Reference Documents

The following documents are provided as a statutory reference:

As Governors our aim is to be open and transparent about our activities. This includes making ourselves available to listen to members of the school community and beyond about their concerns and hopes for the school.

We would be pleased to hear from you about any new ideas and general comments you might have for improving our school.

If you are a parent or carer with children at our school and you have a specific issue that you wish to raise then we encourage you to raise this informally with your child’s teacher. If after that you feel that your concern has not been adequately dealt with then you may contact the Headteacher and this will then be dealt with in accordance with the school’s complaints policy (see the Policies page for a copy of the policy). The policy also explains when it might be appropriate to contact the Chair of Governors about a particular concern or complaint.

If you have identified something more that the school could do, or have ideas of about something in the future we should be planning for, please let us know. You can:

  • Just say hello: a number of us are parents with children at the school, so you might see us at the start or end of the day and Governors are also around during parent consultations. Come and talk to us any time you see us.
  • Drop us a line: send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Write us a letter: addressed to the Chair of Governors and hand it in at the school office or post to Hook Junior School, Ravenscroft, Hook, RG27 9NN

We thank you for your interest and support.

The board of School Governors are key to ensuring the effectiveness of Hook Junior School.

Working closely with school staff, Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability. They set the aims and objectives for the School and the targets for achieving them. Governors set the policies associated with these aims and monitor progress towards their achievement. School Governors act as a sounding board for ideas and second opinions, offer both challenge and support to the school, and hold the school to account for the quality of education it provides.

The Governing Body at Hook Junior School is supported by associate members and a clerk. This includes members comprising of school staff, parents or carers of children who currently attend Hook Junior School, representatives of the local community and members appointed by the Local Authority. You can find more about us individually on the Meet the Governors page.

The different categories of Governor help to ensure that the Governing Body has sufficient diversity of views and experience. Above all we are here to help the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils and collectively we are legally responsible for this.

There is more information on the Governor Vacancies page. Full details of what the Department of Education expects can be found in the Governor's Handbook and Competency Framework. Regular communication from the Governors is shared via the schools existing newlsetters, both weekly and termly.

Teri Viney

I live in Hook with two young children and have previous experience of working with children as a former gymnastics coach and scout leader.

I have volunteered as a governor because I believe it is important to give something back to the community and because I am keen to help support the school in the education and wider development of our children.

I work as an Actuary at a big four audit firm and have experience of working with different boards including charities, family businesses and large corporate organisations. I hope that the experience I have in business and my financial and mathematical background combined with the insights I have as a parent equip me with skills which will be beneficial to the school.

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