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 March 2021

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

Sarah Hodgson Co-opted

4 years

Vanessa Baxter Lead Governor Personnel Co-opted

4 Years

Tara Townend Parent

4 Years

Sandra Coward Lead Governor Safeguarding, Health and Safety Co-opted

4 Years

Sue Bennett Co-opted

4 Years

Victoria Smith Staff

4 Years

Nick Hutchings Headteacher Ex-Officio


Gareth Sully Lead Governor GDPR Parent

4 Years

Tom Green Lead Governor Finance and Premises Co-opted

4 Years

Tyrone Williams Parent

4 Years

Steph Neill Co-opted

4 Years

Claire Budgen Co-opted

4 Years


Attendance information for meetings 2020_21

Full Governing Body Meeting

Name Autumn Term Meeting (1) 2020 Autumn Term Meeting (2) 2020 Spring Term Meeting (1) 2021 Spring Term Meeting (2) 2021 Summer Term Meeting (1) 2021 Summer Term Meeting (2) 2021
Vanessa Baxter Present Present Present Present
Sue Bennett Apologies Apologies Present Apologies
Sandra Coward Present Present Present Present
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Present
Tara Townend Present Present Apologies Present
Tom Green Apologies Present Present Present
Sarah Hodgson Present Present Present Present
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Present
Steph Neill Present Present Present Present
Claire Budgen Present Present
Victoria Smith Present Present Present Present
Gareth Sully Apologies Present Present Present
Tyrone Williams Present Apologies Absent Absent