Welcome to the Horizon School Management Committee.  The Management Committee has as similar function to a school Governing body but is specific to Pupil Referral Units.

Our team comprises of 12 managers: 7 community managers; 2 parent managers (Vacancies); our Headteacher; 1 staff manager, 1 LA appointed manager (vacancy). This is the Instrument of Governance (IoG) for Horizon School.

If you are interested in joining our management committee as an LA representative or as a parent, please contact the Chair Karen Lodge (karen.lodge@horizonschool.org.uk) for further information.

Our role is strategic, offering challenge and support to the school’s leadership team by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

      (Governance Handbook DfE October 2020)

We also ensure that we listen to, and take into account the pupil, parent/carer and community voices.

Our management committee reformed in February 2021 to oversee the merger of the North Lowestoft Pupil Referral Units (PRU) with Attic PRU, working as the North Suffolk Pupil Referral Units. In September 2021 the Management Committee became the Horizon School Management Committee with our new Instrument of Governance as outlines above.

Karen Lodge (Chair)

   
 

If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled.  Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.

   
  

Nominating Authority

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

 

Community managers

    
 

Dawn Carman-Jones

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2025

 

Gemma Clarke

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2025

 

Ian Hobson

SCC

21 Oct 2021

21 Oct 2021

21 Oct 2025

 

Karen Lodge

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

31 Jul 2023

 

Jane Murray

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2025

 

Angela Pinner

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2025

 

Alex Walker

SCC

22 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2025

      
      
 

Staff manager

    
 

Emma Jackson

 

21 Oct 2021

  
      
 

Headteachers

    
 

Joanna Lawrence

 

01 Jan 2017

  
      
 

Parent Managers

    
 

Vacancy (2)

    
      
 

Local Authority Manager

    
 

Vacancy (1)

    
      
 
   

Horizon School Management Committee: Managers’ Roles

 

Name of Manager

Lead role

Supporting role

Committee membership

Karen Lodge (Chair)

Leadership

Quality of Education

SEND

Finance

Angela Pinner (Vice Chair)

Finance

Careers

Curriculum

Finance (Chair)

Dawn Carman-Jones

Safeguarding

 

 

Jane Murray

Curriculum

Careers

Finance

Gemma Clarke

SEND

Safeguarding

 

Dr Alex Walker

Health and Well-being

Health and Safety

 

Ian Hobson

Health and Safety

Wellbeing

 

Emma Jackson

Pupil, staff and community voice

 

 

LA Manager

Vacancy

 

 

Parent manager

Vacancy

 

 

Parent manager

Vacancy