Hemlington Hall Academy

Becoming a Governor

Are you interested in serving as a Governor?

Are you interested in serving as a Governor?

The Governing Body of Hemlington Hall Academy are always keen to talk to people who wish to serve on its governing body. School Governors are volunteers who are responsible for strategic leadership and accountability within the school and are drawn from a variety of backgrounds as well as education.

The Hemlington Hall Academy Governing Body’s role is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Scrutinise the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Monitor and evaluate the use school makes of its resources.

The Governing Body meets every half-term to:-

  • Maintain and improve standards;
  • Plan the school’s future direction
  • Monitor the school’s income and expenditure against the budget;
  • Review and Approve policies for the school;

Governors are appointed for a period of four years and full training is provided free of charge on the role. As a minimum, you should be prepared to attend half-termly meetings and this typically requires a commitment of around 30 to 40 hours per year, including time for reading reports and papers. Many governors give more time as they become involved in specific areas within school, and many governors have found the role to be very rewarding and have gained new skills that have helped them in their workplace.

If you would like further information about what the role of Governorship entails please either contact:

Mr Elliott, Chair of Governors, c/o Hemlington Hall Academy, Briscoe Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough

Mrs K Edmenson, Head Teacher, Hemlington Hall Academy, Briscoe Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough

Telephone (01642) 591171

Alternatively, you can contact the Lingfield Education Trust’s Governance Manager, Mr Chris Bracken, at [email protected]

Any appointment as a Governor is subject to completing the necessary enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and other background checks.


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