Governors

Meet the Governors

Hyde Park Infant and Junior Schools now have a federated Governing Body that covers both schools.

Our aim is to provide an inclusive, warm, caring and stimulating environment where every child can gain self-confidence and learn to become independent. It is important that the children are not only encouraged to have self-respect but that they are given the opportunity to appreciate the value of others. Each individual child is helped to develop his/her own personality within a secure environment whilst always being aware of the needs of others.

We firmly believe that children learn effectively in a secure, caring atmosphere where they have access to a wide range of first hand experiences. We aim to develop in the children a sense of responsibility, self-discipline and a thoughtful attitude towards others. We deliberately create situations in which they can show initiative, self-reliance and consideration. Opportunities are given for working co-operatively with other children and adults as well as on individual tasks.

We have high expectations of the children and encourage them to set themselves high standards of work and behaviour. Our broad and balanced curriculum meets and extends the requirements of the National Curriculum, providing continuity and progression; this means that we are concerned with the acquisition of knowledge, the understanding of concepts, and the skills of problem solving, aesthetic appreciation, physical development and the application of these to every day situations. We are committed to a child centred educational approach, which enables the individual to develop their own potential so that they may become independent, responsible, useful, thinking, confident and considerate members of the community.

This list is by no means complete but might go some way to show the enormous task we willingly undertake. It is important to remember that children are individuals and do not all develop at the same pace and that they must be valued for what they are not for what they have achieved. We recognise the crucial role which parents play in their children’s education and make every effort to encourage parental involvement in the educational process in a partnership style.

The Federated Governors currently serving the children and the schools are as follows:-

Mr Anthony Greenfield - Chair Mr Philip Hart - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Denise Razey – Co-opted Governor Miss Tina Jackson – Head Teacher Junior School
Mrs Elizabeth Hill - Head Teacher Infant School Mr Glyn Price - Parent Governor
Mr Dominic Ring - Co-opted Governor Mr Mark Briffa – Parent Governor
Miss Hannah McNamee - Staff Governor Mrs Laura Faith – Clerk to Governors
   
   
 
If you wish to contact the chair of the school governors by email please use the email below 
anthonygreenfield@hydeparkjunior.co.uk
or by post to:
Anthony Greenfield
Hyde Park Junior School
Hyde Park Rd,
Plymouth
PL3 4RH
 

Hyde Park Junior School became part of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust on 1 January 2019. Hyde Park Infant School and Hyde Park Junior School have a federated governing board.

Horizon Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and is an exempt charity. 

Horizon Multi Academy Trust is registered at Companies House [Registration no. 08084557]

The Horizon Multi Academy Trust Board is accountable in law for all decisions about its academies. 

However, the Trust Board have agreed within their Scheme of Delegation that many decisions can and should be delegated to the local governing bodies.

The Governing Body of the school is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds. The school governors are a group of individuals, who are elected, nominated or co-opted and are representatives of parents and staff, and the local community. School Governors work with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school.

Our purpose as a governing body is to support and improve the school through our involvement, providing supportive, active and critical voice to ensure that the school achieves its maximum potential and every pupil achieves.

  The three key functions for the Governing Body are:

  • To ensure that the vision, ethos & strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • To ensure that the Headteacher performs her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school;
  • To ensure the sound, proper & effective use of the school’s financial resources.

The Governing Body adopts an executive responsibility approach to its functionality & reports through Governor meetings held six times a year. Where committees are required, the chair of those committees is listed below:

  •          Review Committee - Anthony Greenfield
  •          Head Teacher Performance Review Committee - Glyn Price

You can contact the Chair by emailing trustboard@horizonmat.com

You can see information about our governing board below. The following people left the federation; Sue Youens (March 2019) Mathias Shortcook (March 2019)

 

Clerk to Trustees

Horizon Multi Academy Trust

Please note I am only in the office on Monday and Wednesday. I will pick up your email when I am next in the office. If your query is urgent, please contact the Central Team on 01752 770962

 
 
 
  • Mr Anthony (Tony) Greenfield

    Name: Anthony Greenfield
    Category: Parent
    Appointing Body: Parent
    Term: 02/2017-02/2021
    Responsibilities: Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium
    Register of Interests: Child attending the school, business owner of Datafixer
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: Having two children at both schools, it has been my pleasure to help as much as I can with the smooth running of the schools and helping to direct the future of the schools. I have past experience in the running of an OFSTED registered special needs school, and have in depth knowledge of IT and Financial Advice; which I hope would be of use to the schools governance.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 6/6

  • Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Hill

    Name: Liz Hill
    Category: Head Teacher
    Appointing Body: Ex-Officio
    Term: N/A
    Responsibilities:
    Register of Interests: Director of CaterEd since 2014
    Directory of Hyde Park Young Citizens 2015
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: As Head Teacher of the Infant School I am proud to serve on the federated governing body. I have been teaching for 35 years and Head Teacher for 15 of those. I am in a privileged position to ensure that children in my care receive the highest quality of education within a safe and caring environment. Every child matter and I work hard with my team of staff, the parents and our governors to ensure that being at the Infant School is a rewarding, happy experience for all the children where they can all thrive as learners and individuals.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 6/6

  • Miss Tina Jackson

    Name: Tina Jackson
    Category: Head Teacher
    Appointing Body: Ex-Officio
    Term: N/A
    Responsibilities: N/A
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: Federation is a wonderful opportunity to develop the working relationship between our two schools, building on our strengths to create a shared culture in a positive and supportive climate. Prior to joining Hyde Park Junior School as Head Teacher in APRIL 2015, I had been Head of Infant, Junior and Primary schools so know how important it is to ensure continuity and progression for all pupils. I look forward to working together with the Governing Body and our school communities to ensure that all our children enjoy the positive, challenging experience of school that every child deserves.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 6/6

  • Miss Hannah McNamee

    Name: Hannah McNamee
    Category: Staff Governor
    Appointing Body: Staff Ballot
    Term: 02/2017-02/2021
    Responsibilities: Health and Safety
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I am a staff member of the Junior School and I am a fairly newly appointed staff governor. I am really excited about this opportunity and I am looking forward to supporting the federated governing board, particularly in the areas I feel passionate about in school, which include SEND, educational visits and assessing pupil progress.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 5/6

  • Mr Glyn Price

    Name: Glyn Price
    Category: Parent Governor
    Appointing Body: Parent community
    Term: 02/2017-02/2021
    Responsibilities: Vice Chair, Supporting new governors, Head Teacher Performance Management, English
    Register of Interests: Child attending the school
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: Newly appointed to the Board of Governors in March 17, I have a long term vested interest in the success of both schools; being the parent of a child about to transition between Infant and Juniors (Sept 17), with another not due to join Early Years until Sept 2018. I am passionate about supporting both schools to ensure that every one of our children enjoy a positive, challenging experience and above all maximise their potential. I have held a senior leadership role within a large utility company for the last 20 years, which has hopefully afforded me skills that can be exploited to the benefit of the Hyde Park Federation.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 5/6

  • Mrs Denise Razey

    Name: Denise Razey
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Governing Board
    Term: 10/2016-10/2020
    Responsibilities: Health and Safety
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I am a staff member of the infant school and I have been a governor for 10 years before becoming a member of the federated governing board in April 2015. I am looking forward to supporting the federated governing board, particularly in the areas I have responsibility in school, which include SEND, maths and assessing pupil progress.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 6/6

  • Mr Dominic Ring

    Name: Dominic Ring
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Governing Board
    Term: 02/2017-20/2021
    Responsibilities: SEND, Head Teacher Performance Management
    Register of Interests: Child attending the school
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I recently joined the board of governors as a co-opted governor, having seen my daughter leave Hyde Park last year for secondary school, and with my son currently in Year 5. We moved from London to Plymouth 4 years ago and were pleased to place our children at Hyde Park where they were quickly made to feel welcome. I work as a solicitor for a southwest and London law firm, where I have been for the last 5 years. Prior to this I worked for the Press Association in a couple of roles. I wanted to become a governor to assist the school at this important and developing time, and as one of the governors responsible for the Finance and English, I hope to provide some valuable input in respect of these important areas. Outside of work, we appreciate spending time on the beaches and surrounding areas that we left London to enjoy.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 5/6

  • Mr Phil Hart

    Name: Phil Hart
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Governing Board
    Term: 07/2018-07/2022
    Responsibilities: Head Teacher Performance Management and Maths
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I have been professionally engaged with primary, secondary, further and higher education for 44 years and have taken the lead in the following areas: quality assurance; curriculum and staff development; management, leadership and innovation; reflective practice.
    I presently work with four higher education institutions as a visiting specialist, visiting lecturer and associate lecturer; my current remits include quality assuring Initial Teacher Education provision and facilitating management and leadership workshops for Junior Doctors and Consultants.
    I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). I was invited to submit a fast-track application to become a Fellow owing to the publication of an article, for which I was lead, first-named author, in the journal of Critical Reflective Practice in Education (Volume 4: 2015); the article is entitled: Reflective Practice undertaken by Healthcare and Medical Trainees and Practitioners: so what’s all the fuss about? I am passionate about critical reflective practice because of its capacity to facilitate for all learners, within all professions and disciplines, the development of intellectual behaviours which promote continuous improvement and refinement of their practice in academic, professional, social and personal contexts. I am excited at the prospect of sharing my passion for this topic with trainee teachers, teachers and colleagues and to learn further from their practice, perspectives and experiences.
    Most recently I have become Chairperson of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) for the Pathfields Practice. My role will include liaising directly with staff and patients of the Practice in order to continue to develop systems and practices that are user-friendly, patient-centred and effective, and which promote patient ownership of their health and well-being which embraces the opportunities and benefits presented by social prescribing. Such a role will also involve working collaboratively with other chairpersons throughout Devon and beyond to share and learn from practice and experiences.
    In my work with my fellow Governors and other professional colleagues I intend to draw upon my experience and expertise in order to contribute appropriately and effectively to the continuing support and development of the pupils, parents and staff of both schools.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 5/6

  • Mr Mark Briffa

    Name: Mark Briffa
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Governing Board
    Term: 05/2018-05/2022
    Responsibilities: SEN
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: To be uploaded
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year 3/6

  • Mrs Kate Harvey

    Name: Kate Harvey
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Trust Board
    Term: 09/2019-09/2023
    Responsibilities: Maths
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I am newly appointed to the board of governors as a co-opted governor, I have recently moved to the area and enrolled my children in the schools. I now have a personal and long-term vested interest in Hyde Park Federation and would love to offer any experiences I can to support the school. I believe that a big part of teaching is the ability to collaboratively work together; children, parents, teachers, leadership, schools and academies. Sharing views and maximising a range of skills and experiences which will ultimately ensure the children have the best opportunities in a safe, warm and happy environment. I am a primary school teacher and for the last five years I have been in years 5/6. My subject lead is DT and I have a great passion for STEM and raising children’s aspirations, there are some amazing community STEM links and I place a lot of importance on utilising these links and encouraging the children to experience real-world lessons regarding science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year N/A

  • Ms Rachel Mathis

    Name: Rachel Mathis
    Category: Co-opted
    Appointing Body: Trust Board
    Term: 07/2019-07/2023
    Responsibilities: English
    Register of Interests: Nil
    Other Governorship: Nil
    Profile: I have recently been appointed as a co-opted governor (September 2019) and am excited about joining the Federated Governing Body. I look forward to using my skills in supporting the leadership teams to ensure that each and every child has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
    I retired in December 2018 following a 35 year career in the energy sector, working in IT and latterly in Supply Chain. During my career I have amassed skills that are transferrable to the role of governor. I feel that these skills, and the time commitment I can make, will enable me to provide a significant contribution to the Governing Body.
    Attendance for Previous
    Academic Year N/A