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Chair: Ms Amy Smith



Mrs Hannah Cracknell, Staff Governor

Mrs Margaret Elder, Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

Miss Lauren Byrne, Parent Governor

Miss Christine Dutton, Parent Governor

Mr Thomas Freeth, Parent Governor

Mr David Craddock, Parent Governor



Hollybush Governing Board has three core functions:


1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

3. overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


Governors work with the headteacher and senior leadership team to drive the strategic development of the school and raise standards of achievement.  Governors are there to provide oversight and accountability - they don't get involved in the day-to-day management of the school.

The constitution of Hollybush Governing Board is called the 'Instrument of Governance' and describes the number of governors on the Full Governing Board and their roles.


Governors are elected for 4 years.  The dates when each governor was elected and when they are due for re-election are recorded in the document titled 'Governor Terms of Office'

The governing board has meetings which all governors attend which are called 'Full Governing Boards'.  There are also smaller committees meetings which focus on the Quality of Education and Finance.  Some Governors have additional roles in connection with safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Data Protection (known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR).  This structure is described in the document titled 'Structure, responsibilities and committees'.

Structure of the Governing body 2022 - 2023

Each year, governors complete complete 'Declarations of Interest', which are designed to identify any potential conflicts of interest that may arise so they can be managed appropriately.

Register of Interests 2021-2022

Governors are required to attend meetings regularly.  Attendance records for Full Governing Boards, Quality of Education and Finance Committees can be found below.

Minutes of Full Governing Board meetings are available from the school office, on request.


If you have any questions about governance at Hollybush, please email the Chair of Governors: