Welcome to Hatherley Infant School and Nursery

We warmly welcome you to our school website and hope it will provide you with a good introduction to our school and answer any questions you may have. We are a well-established happy and vibrant school, with a caring team who place children’s well-being and learning at the heart of its existence.

It is our responsibility to ensure that your child’s experience of early education is positive, providing a foundation for the development of the skills and attitudes needed to become successful learners and responsible members of our community.

better together home school partnership

We provide a stimulating and caring environment where children can thrive intellectually, emotionally and socially. We strive to make learning a challenging and enjoyable experience, inspiring children to achieve their potential. We want children to be excited and curious about the world around them and to be eager to learn.

We value the relationship we have with parents and carers through our ‘Better Together’ ethos and support families to ensure they are able to play an active and enjoyable role in their child’s learning.

Each child’s journey through life and learning will be different and we will do all that we can to make sure they are well prepared so that they leave us believing that anything is possible, including their dreams. We hope this will be the beginning of a long lasting relationship between you, your child and our learning community.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your child to Hatherley Infant School and Nursery, a place where children learn and grow together.

Our Story

Hatherley Infant School is situated within its original Victorian building with rather grand old railings encircling the deceptively large grounds where children have played for 120 years.

Hatherley opened in 1901 and originally had an infant department for children aged 3 to 7 years and a mixed department for children aged 7 to 13/14 years of age. The school is situated in Tredworth, once a small community outside Gloucester but now very much part of Gloucester City. The community spirit is reflected in the ethos of the school and it retains a very welcoming atmosphere. The tradition of attending Hatherley has been handed down from generation to generation, whilst welcoming an increasingly diverse community.

Hatherley Infant School and Nursery is a happy place, with a committed staff team who are always willing to consider new ideas and give of their best to further serve the children’s wide ranging educational and welfare needs. We value the role of the Governing Board and our parents/carers as partners in the education of the children. All of us are extremely proud of our popular school and of the achievements our children continue to make.

We are a member of the Gloucester Schools Partnership and work collaboratively with other Gloucester schools.
Please click the link below for the GSP website.

 

Our Vision

Imagine a school where children are:

Our Team

Mr S. Millington

Mr S. Millington

Executive Headteacher

Miss L. Davies

Miss L. Davies

Foxcubs

PE and PSHE

Mrs P. Randall

Mrs P. Randall

Rabbits

RE and Humanities

Miss K. Rogers

Miss K. Rogers

Moles

Computing and D&T

Mrs F. Briggs

Mrs F. Briggs

Assistant Headteacher, Squirrels

English, Art and Geography

Mrs G Piper

Mrs G Piper

Badgers

Maths, Science and Music

Mrs J. Johnson

Mrs J. Johnson

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Miss C. Jasinski

Miss C. Jasinski

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Hatherley Nursery

Mrs Y. Parekh

Mrs Y. Parekh

Early Years Practitioner

Hatherley Nursery

Miss A. Nicholson

Miss A. Nicholson

Business Manager

Mrs K. Phillips

Mrs K. Phillips

Administrator and Attendance Officer

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C. Ayling
Mrs R. Choudhury
Mrs K. Grimes
Mrs S. Turner
Mrs P. Uddin
Miss C. Williams

SEN
Mrs G. Dahlfors
Miss T. Pritchard
Miss C. Vidal

Play Leaders

Miss H. Taylor
Miss Z. Patel
Mrs S. Wild
Mrs A. Rhyman
Ms S. Ireland
Miss M. Baptista
Mrs K. Kingscott

Kitchen

Manager: Miss C. Davies
Assistant: Mrs C. Collins

Cleaning

Cleaners
Mrs S. Wild
Ms S. Ireland
Mrs M. Correia Rios
Mrs A. Kluza-Drwila

Cleaner in charge
Miss H. Taylor

Our Governors

Remit of the Governing Board

The Governors are responsible for 3 core functions:
 

  1. Setting the strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and
  3. Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

What does the Governing Board do?

Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures.  Their role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and where learning is fun.

 Their main functions are to:

  • Help set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support

Full Governing Board meetings are held termly. The approved minutes are held in the school office and available for anyone who wishes to read them. 

Governing Board Attendance Record

Governing Board, 2020-2021
Name of Governor and categoryAppointed byDate of first appointmentEnd of Term of OfficeDate stepped downCommittees and ResponsibilitiesInterests Relationships Governance RolesAttendance 2020/21

Albert Gardiner

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

28/09/15

28/09/19

27/09/19

27/09/23

 

 

Co-Chair of FGB

Leadership & Management, including Finance & Resources & Health & Safety

None

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2nd 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Amanda Chong

LA Governor

 

Governing Board

Local Authority

18/09/19

10/11/20

09/10/20

09/11/24

 

 

 

 Co-Chair of FGB

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, including Pupil Premium

Governor at Robinswood and Moat Primary School

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Laura Nutland

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board23/03/2022/03/24

 

 

Behaviour, Safety & Welfare, including Attendance & Safeguarding

 

 

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Elliot Prince

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Board02/02/202101/02/2025Teaching, Learning & Achievement

FGB

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Hannah Simpson

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board27/04/202127/04/2025

FGB

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

Ruth Kessell

LA appointed Governor

Local Authority23/03/2018/09/2021

 

 

Leadership & Management, including Finance & Resources & Health & Safety

 

 

FGB

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Fazila Patel

Parent Governor

Governing Board02/02/202101/02/25Behaviour, Safety & Wellbeing

FGB

February 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Vacancy

Parent Governor

FGB

 

Lauren Davies

Staff Governor

Governing Board11/06/2110/06/25

 

 

Behaviour, Safety & WellbeingIs employed by Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Freya Briggs

Associate Member

Governing Board29/06/2028/06/24Teaching, Learning & AchievementIs employed by Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Sarah Bunce

Executive Head Teacher

Ex-officio01/09/2031/08/2128/05/21Is employed by Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

FGB

Sept 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

Kirstie Norris

Operational Head Teacher

 01/10/2031/08/2128/05/21Leadership & ManagementIs employed by Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

FGB

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

Simon Millington

Executive Head Teacher

Ex-officio31/05/21Is employed by Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

FGB

June 2021

July 2021

Governing Board, 2019-2020
Name of Governor and categoryAppointed byDate of first appointmentEnd of Term of OfficeDate stepped downCommittees and ResponsibilitiesInterests Relationships Governance RolesAttendance  2019/20
Mr Albert Gardiner

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body28/09/15

28/09/19

27/09/19

27/09/23

 

 

Chair of FGB

FPS Committee

Health and Safety

Attendance

PE and Sport Premium

NoneFGB

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

April 2020

June 2020

FPS

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Mrs Susanne Lewis

LA Governor

Governing Body23/05/16

23/05/20

22/05/2029.06.20Chair of FPS

Vice Chair of FGB

FPS Committee

Safeguarding

CIC

EYFS

NoneFGB

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

April 2020

June 2020

FPS

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Mrs Amanda Chong

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body18/03/1917/03/23 

 

Pupil Premium

Curriculum

Governor at Robinswood and Moat Primary SchoolFGB

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

April 2020

June 2020

Churchil Audi

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body23/01/1722/01/2129.06.20NoneFGB

Sept 2019

FPS

Mr Anthony Saunders

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body28/09/15

21/01/19

27/09/19

20/01/23

26/11/19FGB
Laura Nutland

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body23.03.2022.03.24FGB

April 2020

June 2020

Ruth Kessell

LA appointed Governor

LA Appointed23.03.2022.03.21FGB

April 2020

June 2020

Miss Lauren Davies

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body18/03/1917/03/23 

 

Is employed by Hatherley Infant SchoolFGB

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

April 2020

June 2020

Vacancy

Parent Governor

FGB
Vacancy

Parent Governor

FGB
Mrs Paula Randall

Staff

Staff01/01/1531/12/2224.02.20Is employed by Hatherley Infant SchoolFGB

Sept 2019

Samantha Buckley

Staff

Staff29.06.2028.06.2407.09.20FGB

June 2020

Mrs Julie Gardener

Headteacher

 

Ex-officio01/01/15Ongoing31.08.20Is employed by Hatherley Infant SchoolFGB

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

April 2020

June 2020

FPS

Sept 2019

Nov 2019

Freya Briggs

Associate Governor

Governing Body29.06.2028.06.24Is employed by Hatherley Infant SchoolFGB

June 2020