HCPS is part of HCAT academy trust. Please click here for HCAT trustees and members information.

Our Register of Business Interests is as such

Register of Governors’ interests September 2020 to August 21 Date of Appointment Date of Resignation Attendance at Meetings Employee of Schools within the HCAT MAT Relationship with any school staff Employee/governor/ trustee/volunteer at another school/college/MAT /academy chain A parent of any children 18 years or less educated in a HCAT MAT School Directorships, partnerships or employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the schools or other local educational institutions – or potentially could in the future Other interests considered relevant – including being a member of officer of any local community organization, charity or other public body or holding shares in an interested business
Margaret Marsh 01-10-2016 27/05/2022 3/3 No No Yes No SMAT No
David Wakefield 26-06-2017 n/a 1/3 Yes No No No IT Strategic Manager for HCAT No
Alan Hastey 29-01-2017 n/a 2/3 Yes Yes No No n/a No
Hannah Watts 07-02-2015 12/01/2021 1/3 No No Yes Yes No No
James Andrews 17-09-2018 14/02/2021 0/3 No No No No Director – Barnsley Miller Partnership

Director – Groundwork Dearne Valley

Deputy Leader – BMBC

Rosie Huckstepp 17-09-2018 n/a 2/3 Yes No No No No No
Ruby O’Neill 06-07-2016 n/a 3/3 Yes Yes No No No No
Alan Richards 27/05/2022 n/a No No

Trustee of HCAT

Chair of Members Wickersley Partnership Trust

Learners First Schools Partnership Ltd

Chair TMB (Astrea)
Netherwood Academy, Barnsley

Chair TMB (Astrea) Denaby Main Primary School, Doncaster

Director JMAT Rotherham Director WWPAT Rotherham

Chair of Trustees, YBHU (Educational Charity) Huddersfield


Training Consultant / Governor / National Leader of Governance – Training Action Results Ltd

Training Consultant / Governor / National Leader of Governance – Training Action Results Ltd

Kim Maxwell 18/05/2022
Leonie Briggs 18/05/2022
Sonia Hopper 18/05/2022 No No No Yes No No
Christina Roberts 07/02/2022 No No No No Employed by the DFE No
Melanie John Ross 04/07/2022 No No No No No No


Our responsibilities

  • Developing the strategic plan for the school
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities for the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Appointment and dismissal of staff
  • Setting statutory and non-statutory targets
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  • Drafting the school profile.
  • Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • Securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, to prepare them for the future
  • Maintenance of school buildings
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

HCPS Governing Body comprises of  community governors,  local authority governors,  parent governors and  staff governors.

The different types of governor

  • Local Authority (LA) Governors: appointed by the Local Authority that maintains the school.
  • Community Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent the community. A community governor does not need to have any previous experience or knowledge of education, nor do they need to have children.
  • Parent Governors: elected onto the governing body by other parents from the school, and are usually parents of children in attendance at the school.
  • Staff Governors: elected onto the governing body by staff at the school.