Our Register of Business Interests is as such


Register of Governors’ / Trustees interests September 2018 Term of Office 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
Alan Hastey 29/01/19 Yes – Relief Teacher Yes – Parent of a teacher in School No No No No
Hannah Watts 07/12/18 No No Yes Yes No No
James Andrews 16/09/22 No No No No Director – Barnsley Miller Partnership

Director – Groundwork Dearne Valley

Deputy Leader – BMBC

David Wakefield 26/06/20 No No No No Yes – Director of EAST Ltd No
Linda Johnson 21/05/22 No No Yes – SMAT Yes – child at HCPS SMAT-West Meadows Yes – Homestart SY
Margaret Marsh


27/06/19 No No Part time employment SMAT No SMAT-West Meadows No
Rebecca Paddock 06/07/18 Yes – HCPS No No No No LilyPad Web Services – owned by spouse
Ruby O’neill 06/07/19 Yes – HCPS 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.