Governors

Welcome to our Governor page. We hope you find it informative. The Governing Body is proud of its relationship with the school and work hard to support the children, headteacher and staff. The present membership of the Governing Body is made up of a cross section of representatives from the local community and beyond, each bringing enthusiasm and experience.

Meet Our Governors

Parent Governors

Ms Lorna Moss

Parent Governor

Term of office: 08/11/13 to 07/11/17
Appointed by: Parents
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Link Governor for: French

About me…

Lorna Moss - Parent GovernorI have lived in the Clacton area for over 30 years. My involvement with Holland Park started 16 years ago when my first child came to the school since then all 3 of my children have attended with my youngest having just moved on to County High this academic year. The eldest is currently at university and my middle son is in year 11 at CCHS.

Over the years I have often been in the school as a parent helper attending trips, working in the classroom and cooking with key stage one pupils. I was also an active member of the PTA and served as Treasurer. Outside of Holland Park I work part time as an administrator with the East of England Co op. Within the local community I am a voluntary helper at a local Beaver Scout group and also help at a church run lunch club for elderly people.

Mrs Naomi Lower

Parent Governor

Term of office: 19/12/15 to 18/12/19
Appointed by: Parents
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: N/A

About me…

Mrs Naomi LowerBackground: In May 2014, my husband accepted the post of Vicar to St. Paul's church. We have lived on the Sunshine Coast ever since with our four children, three of which are at Holland Park School. I want to see Holland Park School prosper so that every child can achieve their full potential, and I hope to play a small part in helping that happen.

Co-Opted Governors

Mrs Joanne Hartman

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office: 31/12/14 to 31/12/18
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 50%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Link Governor for: SEND & Training, Music, Art, Health & Safety, SMSC, Learning Mentor

About me…

Jo HartmanMoved to Clacton in 2007 with my husband and 2 daughters. My eldest daughter started Holland Park Primary School in Year 3 and is now in Year 11 at CCHS and my youngest daughter is in Year 6 at HPS. I have been a member of the PTA since 2008 enjoying involvement in the organisation of the Christmas Bazaars & the Summer Fetes.

I have been a Parent Governor since 2011 and last year I became joint SEND & Training Link Governor, which I am very proactive in. I also help out at a local Toddler Group ‘Little Angels’ every Wednesday morning, even though my children no longer go there! On Fridays I help run the 1st Clacton Rainbows & Brownies which has 85% of HPS girls. As you can see I am passionate about helping our local community, which I am able to do further since taking up my new position as a Support Worker for Primary Care.

Mrs Tracey Cullen-Kennedy

Co-Opted Governor, Chair of the Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee.

Term of office: 07/07/2015 to 06/07/19
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finanace committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Link Governor for: SEND & Training Link, ICT Link, RE Link, SMSC Link, Learning Mentor

About me…

Tracey Cullen-KennedyAs a company director and accounts manager I understand the importance of working in a team, which is why before becoming a school governor I decided to become more qualified in this area. After a year I achieved the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and also The Open University Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools (E111). Since becoming a school governor in 2011, I have carried out online courses and regularly attend and participate in training, e.g. an accredited Safer Recruitment course, SEND update training, Benchmarking, DATA, Safeguarding and I have been awarded the Certificate of Governance. This all supports me regarding the governor committees I am on and helps me to carry out my governor duties more effectively.

I am proud to say I have been part of Holland Park Primary School since 2004 when my son first started in Reception. My son is now in year 11 at Clacton County High School, doing really well and my daughter is very happy in year 3. As a working parent I feel very lucky that I can arrange my working hours to enable me to do what I love, my voluntary work at school, School Governor and member of the school P.T.A.

Partnership Governors

Mrs Marie Clifford-Hales

Partnership Governor

Term of office: 18/06/14 to 17/06/18
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 33%
Link Governor for: Geography & History

About me…

Marie Clifford-HalesI moved to Clacton in 1988 and now work in a care home as a cook.  I am blessed with 2 teenage boys and have been married for 16 years.  Once both of my boys were settled into primary school I became a volunteer and helped to set up a charity group called PEG, we were lottery funded and had built a playground for young children.  As a thank you to the funders I became a panel member to Fairshare. Fairshare helped local groups and maintain established charities such as Nacro for our area.

It was a pleasure when I was asked to become a Partnership Governor at Holland Park Primary School and I am currently in my 5th year.  It’s wonderful to see young children come to school full of life and learn so much both educationally and socially, then watch them leave for year 7 so full of life and confidence and ready for their new chapter in life.

Staff Governors

Mr Anthony Welch

Executive Headteacher

Term of office: 01/09/14 to end of Headship
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions:  Director for Connected Learning in a multi-academy trust.
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 75%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%

Local Authority Governors

Mrs Michelle Kerridge – Chair of Local Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Term of office: 07/07/15 to 06/07/19
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: Mother is TA/LSA at this school
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Link Governor for: Safeguarding, Literacy, EYFS

About me…

Michelle Kerridge - Partnership Governor

I have lived in Clacton since 1982 and was a pupil at Holland Park, as were my two girls. I am passionate about, and have played an active role in, supporting the school as a parent helper, P.T.A. member and now as a School Governor. I am in my second term as a Governor and am still finding it just as interesting and challenging. By being involved as a School Governor it has given me the confidence to pursue adult learning to which I am looking forward to starting.

Mrs Ann Oxley

Local Authority Governor

Term of office: 07/04/14 to 06/04/18
Appointed by: Governing body but nominated by Local Authority
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Link Governor for: PE & Sports Funding

About me…

Ann OxleyMarried with 3 children, all of whom went to Holland Park. I have lived locally for over 50 years and have been involved in many community projects / organisations. Past catering teacher and worked for the Princes’s Trust for many years, working with young people overseeing their progression. Presently a Volunteer for the Westcliff Theatre in Clacton, having raised many thousands of pounds for local organisations.

Governors Newsletters

Governors Meetings

Meeting Dates 2015 to 2016 (Committee order)
Term Date Meeting Type Day Time
Autumn 24/09/15 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6pm
Autumn 15/10/15 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Spring 02/02/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Spring 21/04/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Summer 09/06/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Summer 14/07/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Autumn 14/12/15 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 15/03/16 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Summer 28/06/16 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Autumn 03/11/15 Pay Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Summer TBC Pay Committee Tuesday
Autumn 03/11/15 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 7.30pm
Spring 23/02/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 12/04/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Summer 24/05/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Meeting Dates 2015 to 2016 (Date order)
Term Date Meeting Type Day Time
Autumn 24/09/15 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6pm
Autumn 15/10/15 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Autumn 03/11/15 Pay Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Autumn 03/11/15 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 7.30pm
Autumn 14/12/15 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 02/02/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Spring 23/02/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 15/03/16 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 12/04/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Spring 21/04/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Summer TBC Pay Committee Tuesday
Summer 24/05/16 Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Summer 09/06/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm
Summer 28/06/16 Teaching & Learning Committee Tuesday 6.30pm
Summer 14/07/16 Full Governing Body Meeting Thursday 6.30pm

All the above meeting dates are subject to change or cancellation dependent upon circumstances. Additional meetings may be required in the event of staff changes, financial requirements etc.

Meetings Minutes

Should you wish to see a copy of the minutes from any of the above meetings please contact the school office.

Should you wish to contact any member of the Governing Body or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school office.

‘Stepped Down’ Governors

The following governors have ‘stepped down’ within the last twelve months.

Mrs Rachel Waller

Assistant Deputy Head, Class Teacher

Term of office: 01/10/15 to 30/09/19 (stepped down)
Appointed by: School Staff
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 75%

About me…

Holland Park Primary School, Essex - Teaching Staff - Mrs Rachel WallerI have been teaching for about 10 years and have had the pleasure of teaching  year 1, year 2 and currently EYFS.  I am enjoying finding new and interesting ways to inspire and motivate children to want to learn more every day and love coming to school.  When not working, I am enjoying spending time with my husband and two young boys.

Mr Norman Weeks

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office: 18/03/13 to 17/03/17
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 50%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 0%

About me…

Norman WeeksI was born in Norwich, educated at Framingham college, trained as a dental technician, called up for national service joined R.A.F worked in Cyprus in air traffic control. On leaving service I worked for Hammers Foundry in their sales department. Started own business designing and manufacturing washroom equipment.

On retirement I helped a charity getting patients to hospital for various treatments. Later I became a governor at Holland Park school where I am a responsible officer. I have been a governor for six years and my role as a responsible officer means that I work with the school bursar on a regular basis to check invoices, VAT and banking.

Mrs Caroline Low

Parent Governor

Term of office:  to 07/11/17 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Parents
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Link Governor for: PSHEE

About me…

Caroline LowI am married with two children, Rosie and Charlie who both attend Holland Park. I have lived in the Clacton area since I was a small child. I used to work in a secondary school analysing pupil data. I now run my own cake decorating business, subcontracting for Almond Art, making cakes from home as well as giving lessons and demonstrations. I have been the Chair of Holland Park PTA for 4 years. It was my enjoyment in being involved in the school in this way, which led me to volunteer to be a Governor. I feel strongly about wanting the best for the school and all its pupils.

Mr Stephen Wright

Parent Governor

Term of office: to 07/11/17 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Parents
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Link Governor for: Numeracy, Science, DT

About me…

Stephen WrightI have lived in Clacton for over 30 years and professionally work as a Technical IT Manager for a multinational company. My recent focus has been with collaboration, communication and social media. Personally I have two boys at the school and a younger daughter.

As I am sure, along with many parents, I have a passion to provide the best start in life including education and found this extends to all children and not just my own. As a result I have been fortunate to adjust my working life enabling me to assist at the school over the last 4 years becoming a Parent Governor in November 2013. Since that time I have also attended several training courses attaining Certificate of Governance and registered with the Local Authority in September 2014.

Mrs Nicki Harrison

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 31/12/14 to 31/12/18 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: School Bursar
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%

Ms Jane Bowman

Associated Governor

Term of office: 4 years to 10/16 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 50%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%