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Governor Information & Documents

Scheme of Delegation &

Governor and Associate Member Information (inc. attendance)

Correct as of:22/09/23

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 CommitteeKat ShippFinancial 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 panelEmiko AdjeneConduct 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
Personnel LeadNicky BeechingMonitor Personnel arrangement within HPNS
Premises, security, H&S LeadCaroline DanielMonitor Premises, Security and H&S arrangements
Pupil Premium LeadClaire TrelivingMonitor use and impact of P.Premium funding
School Improvement LeadSophie BaileyMonitor and evaluate the success of the School Improvement Plan
Attendance and BehaviourCaroline Daniel

Monitor Attendance & Behaviour policies and their implementation

Community, Staff & Parental LinksNicky BeechingMonitor communications with stakeholders and monitor wellbeing within the school




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

* 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


Partnership Governors


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

NameAppointment DateDeclared Business Interests
Tom Cooper20/09/23Teacher at local school


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
Alison Smith08/09/23None


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.

Nicola Beeching17/04/23

Employee @ Unilever PLc

Partner/Business @ Boradwood Homes



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
Katrina Shipp17/04/23Employee @ Coastal Recycling
Hannah Downing11/9/19SENDCo @ HPNS



Previous Governors/Associates

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

NameAppointment dateResignation/Retirement DateDeclared Business Interests
Jane Bickley18/7/22


Police Officer - Safety Camera Unit

Heather Ariyarathenam

30/01/2312/09/23Employee @ Registered Nurse (NHSP); Director @ Dartmoor Surgicals; Director @ Happy Healthy Human CIC; Friend of Headteacher.
Melanie Oxborough10/10/22


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

Co-treasurer at Tavistock Swimming club. (Charity)

Rachel Youngs-Pearce14/7/2021/07/23Solicitor at "Hatch consultancy"
Jon Insley05/10/2211/07/23Employee HM Forces & Jacobs

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


ATTENDANCE at 2022/23 meetings 

GovernorFull Board MeetingFinance Comm.

Performance & Pay


E.Adjene7 of 115 of 5n/a
H.Ariyarathenam4 of 8n/a1 of 1
S.Bailey4 of 8n/a3 of 4
D.Baylis2 of 21 of 12 of 2
N.Beeching2 of 4n/an/a
J.Bickley8 of 114 of 5n/a
J.Clarke10 of 115 of 5n/a
C.Daniel10 of 11n/an/a
H.Downing8 of 11n/an/a
J.Howells2 of 3n/an/a
J.Insley6 of 10n/a3 of 4
C.James7 of 11n/an/a
M.Oxborough9 of 11n/an/a
D.Scragg1 of 1n/an/a
K.Shipp (Associate)n/a2 of 2n/a
C.Treliving10 of 10n/a4 of 4
R.Youngs-Pearce9 of 115 of 5n/a



Meet the Governors

Meeting Dates 2023/2024

Full Governing Board

Finance Committee
20th September 2023 09th November 2023
18th October 202325th January 2024
20th November 202321st March 2024
15th January 202427th June 2024
19th February 2024 
18th March 2024 
29th April 2024 
10th June 2024 
08th July 2024 



The Board's diversity data

The board believe it is important that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. We collect data on the diversity of the board, including age, ethnicity and gender and use this data to inform our recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. We do not publish diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.”