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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

CEDACEDAR PARK SCHOOL 2018-19

 

 

Governor type

Term ends

Roles

HR Cttees

HR appeals

Pupil discipline

Complaints

Interests declared

Alistair Goddard

Co-opted

14.11.22

 

1

9

4

5

 

Tania Kastner-Oldcorn

Co-opted

18.5.19

Vice Chair /PMgt / Equality / Development

2

8

3

6

 

Alison Michie

Co-opted

12.3.22

PMgt /PSHE/SMSC

3

7

2

7

 

Andrew Bond

LA

14.11.22

 

4

6

1

8

 

Caroline Carter

Parent

26.12.21

Chair /PMgt / Numeracy /Early Years

5

5

9

9

 

Neil Maddock

Parent

5.2.21

Child Protection /Inclusion / Data Protection

6

4

8

1

 

Claire Whybourn

Parent

12.3.22

Literacy / Science

7

3

7

2

 

Clare Drake

Parent

10.1.23

 

8

2

6

3

 

Michael Smith

Parent

10.1.23

 

9

1

5

4

 

Helen Gow

Headteacher

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betha Knight Thomas

Staff

1.9.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left during

2018-19

 

Term ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nazia Fitzpatrick

Parent

15.11.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toby Long

Parent

31.12.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure a fair and open hearing, the Chair will contact Governors in the number order to select members of the Committees should they need to meet. Governors will not take part of there is a conflict of interest or prior knowledge.

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE

 

Cedar Park School

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full governing board

Curriculum

IMPS

Full governing board

Resources

Curriculum Committee Meeting

IMPS

Resources

Resources

Full governing board

Curriculum

Resources- Pay & Personnel, Finance

WGB Training - Ofsted

IMPS

Governor

Governor Type

17 Oct 2017

14 Nov 2017

14 Nov 2017

06 Feb 2018

13 Feb 2018

20 Feb 2018

13 Mar 2018

20 Mar 2018

24 Apr 2018

24 Apr 2018

11 Jun 2018

12 Jun 2018

18 Jun 2018

21 Jun 2018

Mrs Caroline Carter

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Nazia Fitzpatrick

Parent (from 13.3.18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Mr Christopher Gallagher

Parent (to Nov 17)

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Helen Gow

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Tania Kastner-Oldcorn

Co-Opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Betha Knight Thomas

Staff

Y

 

N

N

 

 

Y

N

 

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Mr Toby Long

Parent

N

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

N

N

 

N

Y

 

 

N

Mr Neil Maddock

Parent

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Miss Alison Michie

Co-Opted (from 13.3.18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Emma Scott

LA (to 6.2.18)

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Jane Twitchen

Parent (to 9.2.18)

N

 

N

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Judy Weaver

Co-opted (to 2.5.18)

Y

 

Y

N

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Whybourn

Parent (from 13.3.18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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