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.
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.
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.
Imagine a school where children are:
Senior Leadership Team
Mr S Millington (Executive Headteacher)
Mrs F Briggs (Operational Headteacher)
Mrs G Piper (Senior Leadership Team)
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs F Briggs (DSL)
Mr S Millington (DDSL)
Mrs J Johnson (DDSL, Designated Teacher)
Mrs P Randall (DDSL)
Mrs P Randall
Mrs Y Parekh
Mrs K Hyett
Miss L Davies
Mrs P Uddin
Miss T Pritchard
Mrs L Newbury
Miss F Helps
Mrs C Ayling
Mrs F Briggs & Mrs C Stabbins
Mrs S Turner Mrs J Cooke
Mrs G Piper
Mrs R Choudhury
Mr E Prince
Miss C Williams Miss C Vidal
SENCO & Family Support
Mrs J Johnson
School Business Manager
Miss A Nicholson
Administrator & Attendance
Mrs C Thelwell
Miss H Taylor
Ms S Ireland
Mrs K Kingscott
Mrs S Wild
Ms S Ireland
Mrs M Correia Rios
Cleaner in charge
Miss H Taylor
Manager: Mrs M Armitage
Assistant: Mrs C Collins
Remit of the Governing Body
The Governors are responsible for 3 core functions:
- Setting the strategic direction
- Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and
- Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.
The Instrument of Government
The school’s Instrument of Government, effective from 1 January 2015, states the governing body shall consist of:
2 parent governors
1 local authority governor
1 staff governor
5 co-opted governors
Total number of governors: 10
What does the Governing Body 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.
Find our governor details here.
Current Membership of the Governing Body
|Category||Name of Governor||Start date||Term ends|
|Parent 1||Fazila Patel||02/02/2021||02/01/2025|
|Parent 2||Shirley Graham||03/11/2022||03/10/2025|
|Local Authority||Amanda Chong||11/10/2020||11/09/2024|
|Co-opted 1||Albert Gardiner||01/01/1970||01/01/1970|
|Co-opted 2||Laura Nutland||01/01/1970||01/01/1970|
|Co-opted 3||Elliot Prince||02/02/2021||02/01/2025|
|Associate Member||Freya Briggs||01/01/1970||01/01/1970|
Governor attendance during the last 12 months
|Sarah Bunce||Term ended on 28.05.21|
|Ruth Kessell||Term ended on 30.09.21|
|Simon Millington||Term started on 31.05.21|
|Kirstie Norris||Term Ended on 28.05.21|
|Fazila Patel||Elected on 02.02.21|
|Elliot Prince||Co-opted on 02.02.21|
|Hannah Simpson||Co-opted on 27.04.21 Stepped down on 03.11.21|