Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

The Role of the Governing Body

The Role of the Governing Board

The role of the Governing Board is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The Governing Board at Haydonleigh is ambitious that all young children are infused with a passion for education and a commitment of continuous school improvement ensuring the best possible outcomes for all.

The Governing Board has 3 core responsibilities:

  • 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 the staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure money is well spent.

Effective governance is based on six key features:

  • Strategic leadership that sets the vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Accountability that drives up the educational standards and financial performance.
  • People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.
  • Structure that reinforces clearly the defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
  • Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

The Governing Board at Haydonleigh is made up of volunteers with a variety of skills, qualities and experience whom make up the committees listed below:

  • Full Governing Board
  • Finance
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Staffing
  • Premises
  • Appeals panel