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 2022

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

09/02/2021
Sarah Hodgson Co-opted

4 years

26/01/2022
Vanessa Baxter Vice Chair and Lead Governor Personnel Co-opted

4 Years

21/06/2018/11/05/2022
Tara Townend Lead for SEND Parent

4 Years

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

4 Years

11/05/2022
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
James Bacon Parent

4 Years

07/07/2021
Tom Green Lead Governor Finance and Premises Co-opted

4 Years

19/05/2021
Emeka Udechuku Parent

4 Years

11/02/2022
Steph Neill Co-opted

4 Years

26/11/2019

Attendance information for meetings 2021_22

Full Governing Body Meeting

Name Autumn Term Meeting (1) 2021 Autumn Term Meeting (2) 2021 Spring Term Meeting (1) 2022 Spring Term Meeting (2) 2022 Summer Term Meeting (1) 2022 Summer Term Meeting (2) 2021
Vanessa Baxter Present Present Present Present Present Present
Sue Bennett Present Present Absent Apologies Absent Present
Sandra Coward Present Present Apologies Present Present Present
Lyndsay Fildes Present Present Present Apologies Present Present
Tara Townend Present Present Apologies Apologies Present Present
Tom Green Present Present Apologies Present Present Present
Sarah Hodgson Present Apologies Present Apologies Present Present
Nick Hutchings Present Present Present Present Present Present
Steph Neill Apologies Apologies Present Present Apologies Present
Victoria Smith Present Present Present Present Present Present
James Bacon Present Present Present Present Present Present
Emeka Udechuku Present Present