Constantine Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3GB

01206 572362

Hamilton Primary School

Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Responsible.

Our Governing Body

Governing Body meetings are changing this year.  Governors are experimenting with meeting as a Full Governing Body 6 times a year, rather than splitting in to separate committees.  This decision was made as a number of governors sat on one or more committees and felt that they had the same information more than once.  As a result we now have lead governors for areas across the school.  Last years attendance at meetings have been listed for your information, but this year the attendance table will only update for Full Governing Body Meetings.  The role of a governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Please click the following link to download Governors Business Interests from October 2019_20

Please click the following link to download our Annual Governors Statement.

Please click the following link to download our Statement of Behaviour Principles

Below is a list of our current governors, the committees that they are part of and any other relevant information.

Name Role Type of Governor Term of Office Date of Appointment/Stepping Down
Lyndsay Fildes Chair of Governors Local Authority

4 Years

06/03/2017
Sarah Hodgson Co-opted

4 years

10/07/2018
Vanessa Baxter Lead Governor Personnel Co-opted

4 Years

13/12/2014
Tara Townend Parent

4 Years

10/07/2018
Sandra Coward Lead Governor Safeguarding, Health and Safety Co-opted

4 Years

10/07/2018
Nathaniel Gabriel-Lovell Co-opted

4 Years

19/03/2013
Sue Bennett Co-opted

4 Years

10/07/2018
Victoria Smith Staff

4 Years

01/09/2018
Nick Hutchings Headteacher Ex-Officio

Ex-officio

01/09/2016
Katie Smith Lead Governor Curriculum and SEND  Co-opted

4 Years

07/10/2019
Gareth Sully Lead Governor GDPR Parent

4 Years

09/06/2017
Tom Green Lead Governor Finance and Premises Co-opted

4 Years

09/06/2017

Attendance information for committee meetings 2019_20

Full Governing Body Meeting

Name Autumn Term Meeting (1) 2019 Autumn Term Meeting (2) 2019 Spring Term Meeting (1) 2020 Spring Term Meeting (2) 2020 Summer Term Meeting (1) 2020 Summer Term Meeting (2) 2020
Vanessa Baxter Present
Sue Bennett Apologies
Sandra Coward Apologies
Lyndsay Fildes Present
Nathaniel Gabriel-Lovell Present
Tom Green Present
Sarah Hodgson Present
Nick Hutchings Present
Katie Smith Present
Victoria Smith Present
Gareth Sully Present

Attendance information for committee meetings 2018_19

Curriculum Committee

Name Summer Term Meeting 2018 Autumn Term Meeting 2018 Spring Term Meeting 2019 Summer Term Meeting 2019
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Cancelled meeting
Sarah Wright Present Present Apologies Cancelled meeting
Victoria Smith Present Present Cancelled meeting
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Cancelled meeting
Katie Smith Present Present Present Cancelled meeting
Gareth Sully Present Present Present Cancelled meeting

Personnel Committee

Name Summer Term Meeting 2018 Autumn Term Meeting 2018 Spring Term Meeting 2019 Summer Term Meeting 2019
Vanessa Baxter Apologies Present Present Apologies
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Present
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Present
Tara Townend Present Present Present
Sandra Coward Present Present Present

Finance and Premises Meeting

Name Summer Term Meeting 2017 Autumn Term Meeting 2018 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 2019
Vanessa Baxter Apologies Present Present Apologies
Victoria Smith Present Present Present
Nathan Gabriel-Lovell Present Present Apologies Present
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Present
Tom Green Present Present Present Present
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Present
Sue Bennett Present

Full Governing Body Meeting

Name Summer Term Meeting 2018 Autumn Term 2018 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 2019
Vanessa Baxter Present Present Present Present
Victoria Smith Apologies Present Present
Nathan Gabriel-Lovell Present Present Present Present
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Present
Sarah Wright Present Present Present Apologies
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Present
Katie Smith Present Present Present Present
Gareth Sully Present  Present Present Present
Tom Green Present Present Absent Present
Sandra Coward Apologies Present Present Apologies
Sue Bennett Present Apologies Present Apologies
Tara Townend Present Present Present Present