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School governors support the strategic leaders of Hallbrook Primary School.  Governors provide robust challenge to school leaders and hold them to account for pupils' outcomes, but they also provide support to the Head Teacher and school.

An effective Governing Board has the opportunity to support children in their community to develop into confident, self-assured, resilient young people who leave school having experienced a good quality education that prepares them for all aspects of their life ahead.

Volunteering as a governor does take a time commitment - preparing for and attending meetings, additional school visits for monitoring purposes, writing reports, supporting interviewing for new staff, and of course, your own training and continuing professional development.

To find out more about our Trust Governance arrangements please visit Success Academy Trust governance page which can be found here.

You can find out more about our governors by clicking on the names below:

Karen Bates

Chair of Governors

I became a governor at Hallbrook after 30 years supporting the education of children in Leicestershire.

I chose Hallbrook because two of my grandchildren attended the school at the time. I have always been impressed with standards, both academic and pastoral and Hallbrook's commitment to the community. As a local person, I felt it would be a great way to play an active role and use the expertise I have built up over the years.

My areas of expertise are Special Needs Education, Science and Early Years Education. As a former headteacher, I also have experience in H. R. and management.

Following my retirement from headship, I worked with the University of Leicester as an Associate Tutor for their P. G. C. E. Course. Supporting teachers at the beginning of their career was very rewarding. I am now fully retired.

I am looking forward to taking on the role of Chair of Governors in the new academic year.