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Governor Information & Documents

Scheme of Delegation &

Governor and Associate Member Information (inc. attendance)

Correct as of:15/12/22


The three core strategic roles of Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School’s (HPNS) Governing Board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.





The Governing Board, chaired by Caroline Daniel, has 14 members and meets nine times a year. The Governing Board retains all statutory and strategic functions unless a delegation has been made to a committee or individual Governor using a Terms of Reference. The Finance Committee and Pay & Performance Committee meet at least termly with all other committees/panels meeting as required.


Below is a list of the Terms of References currently in place and a brief overview of the committee/individual’s main roles. All Terms of Reference are reviewed annually and as the board membership changes throughout the school year:


Terms of ReferenceChair of CommitteeBrief overview of main roles
Finance CommitteeRachel PearceFinancial planning, budget monitoring & bench marking
Pay & Performance CommitteeClaire TrelivingMonitor the appraisal process & make pay decisions
1st Hearings CommitteeAny memberMake initial decisions relating to HR matters and complaints as required
2nd/Appeals CommitteeAny memberMake final decisions relating to HR matters and complaints as required
Admissions CommitteeAny memberDecide on applications for admission as appropriate
Head Teacher Appraisal panelMelanie OxboroughConduct the Headteacher's appraisal, monitoring, and make Headteacher pay recommendations
Safeguarding LeadChristine JamesMonitor safeguarding within HPNS
SEND LeadClaire TrelivingMonitor SEND within HPNS
Curriculum LeadEmiko AdjeneMonitor curriculum within HPNS
GDPR LeadMelanie OxboroughMonitor GDPR within HPNS
Personnel LeadJon InsleyMonitor Personnel arrangement within HPNS
Premises, security, H&S LeadCaroline DanielMonitor Premises, Security and H&S arrangements
Pupil Premium LeadVacant roleMonitor use and impact of P.Premium funding
School Improvement LeadSophie BaileyMonitor and evaluate the success of the School Improvement Plan
Attendance and BehaviourCaroline DanielMonitor Attendance & Behaviour policies and their implementation




Parent Governors


Parent governors are elected for a 4 year term by the parents and carers of registered pupils at the school.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests

Caroline Daniel*


18/11/20Business owner: Reflections Hair Salon

Christine James

(Vice Chair)

6/2/22Charity Trustee for PTFA & Horrabridge Scout Group
Claire Treliving3/2/20Employee @ ASPIRIS Education
Jane Bickley18/7/22Police Officer - Safety Camera Unit

* C.Daniel was appointed by the Governing Board following a process of inviting nominations for this role from the parent/carer community, however no nominations were received.


Local Authority Governor


The Local Authority Governor is nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Board for a term of 4 years.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests
Melanie Oxborough10/10/22

Business Owner "Made by Mel" and owner of a holiday let.

Co-treasurer at Tavistock Swimming club. (Charity)


Partnership Governors


Partnership Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for a term of 4 years.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests

Heather Ariyarathenam

30/01/23Employee @ Registered Nurse (NHSP); Director @ Dartmoor Surgicals; Director @ Happy Healthy Human CIC; Friend of Headteacher.


Staff Governor


The Staff Governor is elected by the staff of Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School for a 4 year term.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests
Hannah Downing11/9/19SENDCo @ HPNS


Co-Opted Governors


Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for a term of 4 years.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests
Emiko Adjene18/11/20

Employee @ Babcock Engineering

Co-Director @ Occasion Cards

Parent of HPNS pupil

Sophie Bailey5/1/22

Business founder "WorkTripp Ltd".  Occasional employee at "Ufi Voc Tech Trust".  Sponsored by various EdTech companies e.g. Learnosity.  Employer of HPNS staff member as an occasional childminder.

John Insley5/10/22Employee @ HMForces & Jacob's
Rachel Youngs-Pearce14/7/20Solicitor at "Hatch consultancy"


Head Teacher


Head Teachers are automatically appointed to the Governing Board for the term of their employment.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests
John Clarke1/1/09None


Associate Member


Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body. They have no voting rights at Full Governing Board meetings, only on the Committees for which they are a member.

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests



Previous Governors/Associates

Details of those that have left during the last 12 months.

NameAppointment dateResignation/Retirement DateDeclared Business Interests

Mike King

(1st Committee member)

6/1/22 - 1 yr term5/1/23None
John Howells5/10/2216/12/22Involved with Horrabridge Cavaliers (Charity)
David Baylis27/4/226/12/22Charity Trustee @ YMCA Plymouth, Governor @ Sir John Hunt & Brook Green Centre for Learning, Grandfather of children at HPNS
Dave Scragg16/1/195/10/22None

Nick Hill


13/10/2109/09/22Chief Financial Officer @ Estuaries Multi Academy Trust
Susan Frost6/1/2122/7/22None
Katrina Shipp18/7/196/4/22Account Manager @ Co-Cars


ATTENDANCE at 2021/22 meetings 

GovernorFull Board MeetingFinance Comm.
E.Adjene8 of 105 of 5
S.Bailey5 of 8n/a
D.Baylis4 of 51 of 1
J.Bickley1 of 1n/a
J.Clarke10 of 105 of 5
C.Daniel8 of 10n/a
H.Downing9 of 10n/a
S.Frost7 of 10n/a
A.Golder1 of 4n/a
J.Howells9 of 10n/a
C.James10 of 10n/a
M.Oxborough4 of 10n/a
D.Scragg10 of 105 of 5
K.Shipp0 of 10n/a
C.Treliving10 of 10n/a
Y.Youngs-Pearce4 of 102 of 5
N.Hill (associate)n/a5 of 5



Meet the Governors

Meeting Dates 2022/2023

Full Governing Board

6pm start for a maximum of 2 hrs

Finance Committee
5th October 202223rd November 2022
7th November 202218th January 2023
12th December 202222nd March 2023
30th January 20235th July 2023
6th March 2023 
17th April 2023 
15th May 2023 
19th June 2023 
17th July 2023