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Governors

The Role of the Governing Body
 

The role of the Governing Body is an intrinsic part of the leadership of the school, although often unseen by parents and other community stakeholders. The Governing Body is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers, who invest a huge amount of good will and hard work for the sole purpose of improving the education of every child in our school. The government expects governing bodies to be a dynamic group of highly skilled individuals who focus on supporting the headteacher to shape the strategic direction of school. As governors we are accountable for the performance of our school; we are measured by three core strategic functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is spent well

 

Training
All members of Governing Body receive significant training. The impact of this is that the Governing Body are kept abreast of their responsibilities with regard to the latest requirements and expectations. Learning and actions from training are shared and implemented at Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Impact Statement

This impact statement is one way in which the Governing Body articulates their role in school leadership, the impact they have had on school improvement, and be transparent about their activities.


Impact of Full Governing Body meetings
Each term Governors attend two Governing Body committee meetings. Meetings are also held for Finance and Resources, Health and Safety, Pay and Personnel and Curriculum. In addition, Governors attend a subject or area visit at the school, the purpose of which is to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning. The impact of this is that governors understand the areas of strengths and actions for improvement in teaching and practice within the school. This enables them to challenge the headteacher on how good practice within school is being shared for whole school benefit and how improvement are being made.


Headteacher’s appraisal
The Governing Body carries out the head teacher appraisal annually. The appraisal process allows us to look closely at the performance of the headteacher, have discussions about areas of strength and development in performance and set new targets against which the headteacher’s performance will be evaluated.

 

List of Governors

Name

Type

Role

Committee

Responsibility

Business Interests

Relevant Relations

Meetings

(2017/18)

Start Date

End of Office

Caroline Carter

Parent

Chair (6/02/18- 05/04/19)

Co- Chair of Resources (Finance & Pay Personnel)

T&L

Resources

Literacy

Sports Premium

Works in the School Office of another school

none

13/13

26/02/2013

26/02/2021

Nazia Fitzpatrick

Parent

 

TBC

TBC

None

none

1/1

13/03/2018

12/03/2022

Helen Gow

Head Teacher

Head Teacher

T&L,

Resources

     

14/14

04/2015

 

Tania Kastner-Oldcorn

Co-opt

Vice Chair (6/2/18-05/04/19)

Co- Chair of Resources (Premises)

T&L

Resources

Development

Equalities

None

None

14/14

01/2011

18/05/2019

Betha Knight-Thomas

Staff

Deputy Head

   

None

None

3/5

01/09/2016

01/09/2020

Toby Long

Parent

Chair of Teaching & Learning

T&L

Early Years

 

none

4/8

26/02/2013

26/02/2021

Neil Maddock

Parent

   

Child Protection, SEND,

Whistleblowing

Data Protection

None

none

5/5

07/02/2017

09/02/2021

Alison Michie

Co-opt

 

Resources (Pay & Personnel)

TBC

None

none

0/1

13/03/18

12/03/2022

Claire Whybourne

Parent

 

T&L

TBC

None

None

0/1

13/03/18

12/03/2022

                   

 

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