Our full Governing Body meets once a term and is responsible for decisions about the general running of the school, the curriculum, financing, appointment of staff, maintenance of buildings and producing policies on such matters as discipline, equal opportunities, etc.
If you wish to contact a school governor, please do so by contacting the school.
Governor Committee Structure
Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). For further information on who our governors are and what they do, please click on each name in the table below
|Name||Representing||Start of Term||End |
|Mr Craig Brown- Head Teacher||Head Teacher||Raising Standards & Staffing|
|Mrs Deborah Halton-Cason-Chair||Co-opted||21/09/2018||20/09/2022||Appeals|
Raising Standards & Staffing (Chair)
|Mr Shaun Dodd-Vice Chair||Co-opted||04/10/2017||03/10/2021||Finance & Premises (Chair)|
Pay Review (Chair)
|Mrs J Copeland Deputy Head Teacher||Staff||17/10/2023||Raising Standards & Staffing|
Finance & Premises
|n/a||Deputy Head @ Horndale|
|Mrs Mic Anderson||Co-opted||15/03/2021||14/03/2025||Raising Standards & Staffing|
Finance & Premises
|EYFS Lead - daughter|
HLTA - sister
|HLTA @ Horndale|
|Mr Ian Shaw||Co-opted||05/03/2020||04/03/2024||Finance & Premises|
|Mr Kevin Burton||Co-opted||05/03/2020||04/03/2024||Finance & Premises||EYFS||n/a||Governor at another school|
|Miss Kelly-Anne Lyle||Co-opted||07/03/2020||04/03/2024||Appeals|
Raising Standards & Staffing
|n/a||Governor at another school|
|Mrs Sharna Reed||Parent||26/02/2021||25/02/2025||Raising Standards & Staffing||TBC|
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Horndale County Infant and Nursery adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
For further information please view or download the full document below.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Record of Governor Attendance
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
n/a – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
|Name||Full Governing Body|
|Full Governing Body|
|Full Governing Body
|Mr Craig Brown- Head Teacher||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Deborah Halton-Cason- Chair||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Shaun Dodd- Vice Chair||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs J Copeland Deputy Head Teacher||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Mic Anderson||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Ian Shaw||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Kevin Burton||✓||✓||✓|
|Miss Kelly-Anne Lyle||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Sharna Reed||n/a||✓||A/A|
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