Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Welcome to Honeybourne Primary Academy School Governors

The Local Governing Body comprises parents, staff and representatives from the local community. We are volunteers who are committed to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential in a way that builds their confidence and develops a love of learning. We want each child’s journey through our school to be as positive and enjoyable as possible. We aim to achieve this by providing a balance of effective challenge and support focussing on three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent, and
  • Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

We work with the Head teacher and school staff on the strategic development of the school to continue to deliver improvement which secures excellent outcomes for all pupils at Honeybourne Primary Academy, this is achieved by contributing to and monitoring the School Development Plan.

Full governing body meetings are normally held twice a term and in addition governors also serve on our sub-committees which normally meet termly to cover:

  • Curriculum: monitoring the curriculum and school’s performance against key criteria. Mrs Louise Bucknall is the 2023/24 Chair of this committee and members are Dominic Davis, Rachel Evans-Cook, Jessica Jones and Annabel Innes. Read the Terms of Reference for this Commitee
  • Finance and Premises: approving and monitoring the school’s budget and monitoring Health & Safety. Mr Steve Martin is the 2023/24 Chair of this committee and members are Dominic Davis, Karl Thorpe and Sue Henson. Read the Terms of Reference for this Commitee
  • Pay: Mr Steve Martin is the 2023/24 Chair of this committee. Read the Terms of Reference for this Committee

We also operate a system of Link Governors, where Governors take responsibility for specific areas:

Safeguarding, 'Prevent' and e-safety - Mrs Sue Henson
Special Educational Needs & Disability (SENd) plus History and Health & Safety Governor  - Mr Steve Martin
Pupil Premium, plus Early Years Foundation Stage Governor - Mrs Louise Bucknall
Website governance plus Whistleblowing Governor - Mrs Annabel Innes
Maths and Sports Premium Governor - Mr Karl Thorpe
English and Behaviour & personal development Governor - Jessica Jones


Dominic Davis - Head
Annabel Innes - Co-opted Governor
Rachel Evans-Cook - Co-opted Governor
Louise Bucknall - Parent Governor
Steve Martin - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Local Governing Body 2023/24. (Can be contacted via school address)
Sally Perkins - Staff Governor
Jessica Jones - Parent Governor
Sue Henson - Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair 2023/24
Karl Thorpe - Co-opted Governor

Governor documents

Accounts and Governor Information


HPA Web Govs Terms of office Dec 23

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Register of interests Dec 23

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Code of conduct HPA Sept 23

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Gov attendance 22-23 HPA

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HPA Auditor's Report to Governors 31.08.22

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HPA Financial Statement 31.08.22

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Ofsted 21.01.2020

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HPA Auditors report to Governors 31.8.21

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HPA Annual report and financial statement 31.8.21

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Report to Trustees to 31.8.20

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Financial Statements to 31.8.20

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Financial Statements to 31.8.19

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Date added: 2020-03-15