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The Governing Body of Hawes School are committed to the school's vision, aims and ethos. We will support the School, Headteacher and Staff and fulfill our duties on behalf of the pupils and our community.

The 9 people who make up our Governing Body have three main duties:

Setting the strategic direction of the school (including what sort of school we are, what experiences our children receive, what they are expected to achieve and how the school fits in our community)

Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school (ensuring our children receive the education they deserve, make the progress and achieve the results expected by parents and required by government)   

Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money (making sure the school spends the taxpayers money it is granted properly and effectively to educate our children)

We have 4 parent governors with children at the school and 3 co-opted governors who are people with specific skills we need or who have local community interests. The school staff choose one of their team and the Headteacher is automatically a governor. We are supported by a professional clerk.

We meet regularly and our meeting agendas and minutes are available from the school office (and on this website). All governors (apart from the Head) agree to serve for four years. We advertise when a vacancy occurs and elections are held if there are more candidates than vacancies for parent governors. Although we have many serious legal responsibilities we are volunteers and give our time and skills freely to help the school educate the children of our community.

To find out more or if you need to contact us please ask Dawn in the school office, speak to us in the playground, when you see us out and about or e-mail our Chair - Jan Linsley – at

Click here to view information about our current Governing Body

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