Inspiring a community
of successful learners

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS



Welcome to Hurst Park Primary School.
My fellow Governors and I are proud to be able to make a valuable contribution to the running of Hurst Park School and help free the staff to do what they do best: teach.

Hurst Park is a small but dynamic organisation with a wide range of involvement in activities with other schools, locally and internationally, and in the community. We have an innovative, dedicated and enthusiastic staff team whose commitment extends far beyond normal working hours. As a result, pupils at Hurst Park want to learn and can learn in a child-centred environment where they have focus and purpose and, most importantly, enjoy learning. The results of this have been borne out with every Ofsted inspection the school has experienced. Hurst Park is an excellent, caring school where children are encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability; and they do.


What do the governors do?
The DFE summarises the purposes for having a governing body as follows:

  • to help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement;
  • to keep the pressure up on school improvement;
  • to be a critical friend to the school, offering the school its support and advice;
  • to help the school to be responsive to the needs of parents and the community and make the school accountable to the public for what it does;
  • to work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review;
  • to exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.


The governing body at Hurst Park School has 14 governors:

  • 2 are Parent Governors;
  • 9 are Community governors co-opted by the elected members of the governing body;
  • 1 governor is appointed by the LA (Surrey);
  • 1 position is reserved for the headteacher;
  • 1 governor is elected by the staff.

Hurst Park's Governing Body

Mr C Johnson
Chair of Governors
Mr D Simms
Vice-Chair of Governors
Mrs F Hegarty
Mrs L Hyne-Jones
Mr J James
Mrs J Jenkins
Mrs E Martin
Ms M McDermott
Mrs L Sampson
Mrs T Tilly
Mr J Wheeler

Click HERE to read our governor profiles.

The full governing body meets once per term but sub-committees are appointed to monitor particular aspects of the running of the school.  At Hurst Park there are five main governor sub-committees and their focus is as follows:


  • Finance
  • Staffing
  • Premises

Leadership & Management

  • Leadership & Management of the School
  • Safeguarding of Pupils
  • School Development Planning
  • Staff Appraisal
  • Curriculum
  • School Self-Evaluation

Outcomes for Pupils

  • Data Analysis of Progress & Attainment of all Pupils and Pupil Groups
  • Target Setting
  • Inclusion
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Development of Pupils (SMSC)

Quality of Education

  • Quality of Teaching in Lessons
  • Learning Environment
  • Quality of Marking and Feedback
  • In-Year Progress of Pupils

Personal Development, Behaviour & Attitudes

  • Health and Safety
  • Views of Stakeholders
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Extended Services
  • School Council
  • Behaviour of Pupils

Chris Johnson, Chair of Governors


Additional information about the governing body of Hurst Park School can be found here and at: