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'Governors are passionate for the school to continue to be good and serve the local community well. They are knowledgeable about the many strengths of the school and the areas that need to be further improved. Processes for the induction of new governors are effective. Governors are fully involved in the life of the school. Each governor has an area of responsibility and regularly monitors the effectiveness of that area alongside the teachers. For example, governors were able to clearly articulate changes in the way mathematics is taught at the school and how that has led to increased pupil outcomes.'

Ofsted October 2018 

Role and Responsibilities
School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Their key responsibilities are:

 

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.


Members of the governing body include parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. Full governing body meetings are held each term and the minutes are available for inspection. In addition, there are several committees which meet during each term:

 

  • Resources
  • Curriculum and Pupil Progress (CPP)
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Child Protection

 

Terms of Reference

  • To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the Governing Body has discretion.
  • To hold at least three Full Governing Body meetings a year*.
  • To approve the formal 3-year budget plan of the financial year.
  • To consider recommendations from external reviews of the school (e.g. Ofsted or local school improvement advisers), agree actions as a result of reviews and evaluate regularly the implementation of the school improvement plan.
  • To monitor the relationships with the wider community.
  • To receive updates from the sub-committees and headteacher.
  • To consider actions required from the sub-committees where they do not hold delegated authority.
  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate.
  • To ratify the sub-committees of the Governing Body, their terms of reference and members*.
  • To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair*.
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Governing Body*.
  • To appoint the Chair of any sub-committee (if not delegated to the committee itself).
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee*.
  • To suspend a governor*.
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually*.  

* these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual

 

Current Governing Body Membership

 

Name of

Governor

Type of

Governor

Committee

Membership

Term of Office

Declared

Business 

Interest

Relationship

to

Staff

Graham Parkin

Co-opted

Chair of FGB

R

01/09/19-01/09/23None declaredNone
Rosie CollinCo-optedR09/09/22 - 09/09/26None declaredNone
VacantCo-opted    
Michelle ClarkHeadteacher

R, CP&P, CP

PermanentParent & Member of staffNone

Carole Cozens

Foundation

CP&P

HT PM

16/01/23 - 16/01/27None declaredNone
Densie FrisbyFoundation

CP&P, CP

24.04.21 - 24.04.25None declaredNone

Elaine Barnes

Local Authority

Vice-Chair of FGB

R, HT PM

09/09/22 - 09/09/26None declaredNone
Kathryn BraithwaiteParent

CP&P, CP

24/02/22 - 24/02/26Parent & PTA TreasurerNone
VacantParent    
VacantParent    
Jack DavisStaff Representative

CP&P, CP

04/09/21 - 04/09/.25Member of staffNone
Jackie SmartAssociateCP&P06/07/23 - 06/07/27None declaredNone
Louise RyanClerk to governorsN/AN/A

Member of staff

None

 

Key:

R - Resources

CP&P - Curriculum & Pupil Progress

CP - Child Protection

HT PM - Headteacher Performance Management

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