Governing Body

On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school.

The aim of Hockliffe is to provide a caring family ethos, where children can safely grow as individuals, be inspired and challenged to successfully reach their full potential and develop a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

We are very proud of Hockliffe Lower School and feel privileged to support Mrs Greaves and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children. Together we work hard to ensure that we provide the best possible education for all our pupils.

If you have any suggestions or queries, or would like to enquire about being a Governor at Hockliffe Lower School, please email the school office or Kingsbridge Educational Trust’s Governance Services Team

Naomi Street and Kate Banville
Co Chairs of Governors

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

In accordance with their legal duties, governors:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent
  • Ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning
  • Ensure the highest standards of safeguarding and welfare

Governance at Hockliffe

Hockliffe Lower School is part of Kingsbridge Educational Trust.

Hockliffe’s Local Governing Body (LGB) is currently constituted of six members. The LGB operates under the leadership of joint chairs, a vice-chair and a professional clerk and meets five times a year.

The LGB operates with two committees and a number of areas of responsibility, details of which can be viewed here:

Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school via the office (email link), the Chair of Governors, Kate Banville, or Kingsbridge Educational Trust’s Governance Services Team

All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Hockliffe Lower School 2023-2024 Local Governing Body Committee Membership Governor Roles

Register of Pecuniary and Business Interests 2023-2024

Contacting the Governors

To contact the Local Governing Body, please address your correspondence to:

The Chair of the Local Governing Body
C/o Hockliffe Lower School
Woburn Road
Leighton Buzzard

or email the Clerk to the Governing Body

Alternatively, contact:

Co-Chair of Governors: Kate Banville and Naomi Street
Vice Chair: Lisa Morris

or email the school office

Kingsbridge Educational Trust (KET)

Hockliffe Lower School is part of Kingsbridge Educational Trust (KET).

All KET Governance and Reports

Memorandum of Association

KET Supplemental Funding Agreement Hockliffe