The Governors’ provide a strategic role and are responsible for raising school standards, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.
Their vision is to provide excellence in all that we do to achieve the best outcome for our pupils.
Governing Body EKO Eleanor Smith
Date of Report 04th November 2016
Term of Office
|Justin Elder||Co-opted Governor||Chair of Governors||03/03/2016||02/03/2020|
|John Halliwell||Co-opted Governor||Vice Chair of Governors||01/10/2014||30/09/2018|
|Mrs Christine Alexander||Co-opted Governor||
Safeguarding/Looked after Children
|Mr A Oteh||Authority Governor||Govs Forum Representative||25/11/2003||24/11/2019|
|Ms Leanne Malpass||Co-opted Governor||19/11/2015||18/11/2019|
|Ms Janice Faldo||Non Governor||Clerk to Governors||19/09/2014|
|Ms Luna Richard||Parent Governor||16/09/2015||15/09/2019|
|Miss Nicola Drew||Parent Governor||21/11/2013||20/11/2017|
|Mrs Anne Hart||Non Governor||11/03/2015|
|Graham Smith||Head Teacher||Member||01/09/2009|
|Mr Kevin Higgins||Non Governor||Observer||08/04/2003|
|Mr Nathan Grizzle||Staff Governor||NPW Authorised Representative||01/04/2015||31/03/2019|
Minutes of the Governing Body
- Thursday 19th November 2015
- Governors Minutes 3rd March 2016
- Governors Minutes 5th May 2016
- Governing Body Minutes 24th November 2016
Chair of Governors Overview
Governors to take a challenging and strategic role in monitoring the progress of the school
Through HT’s report and increasing use of detailed data monitoring student’s attendance and progress all Governors are monitoring the progress of the school.
- HT report format redesigned using Ofsted Headings to report under and all Governors encouraged to identify challenging questions prior to GB meetings.
- Key Governors take responsibility for monitoring aspects of school performance – i.e. Safeguarding etc.
- All Governors supplied with key documents in Governor file.
- Inclusion of new school business manager in committee meetings – results in improved agenda and minute taking
- Governor Away Day – scrutinising all school policies.
- C of G attended SLT away day
- Specific targeting of new Governors with skills required.
- C of G attends Governor training for regular updates on key issues – re training programme/certificates.
Governor Committees to monitor school improvement and resources.
- A termly/annual cycle of RCM and SIC committees now established – refer to minutes.
- Reconstitution of GB – reduced from 12 – 10 Governors.
- New governor appointed to Chairing role Nicola Drew – RCM
- Improved school calendar of dates published at the beginning of academic year to assist forward planning.
- GB meetings held on alternate sites throughout the year to increase parity and knowledge of key issues.
Our role is strategic one and its key functions are:-
- Set the aims and objectives of the school
- Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards
- The achievement of its aim and objectives.
- Be both a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher
Each individual Governor is a member of a Governing Body, which is established in law as a corporate body.
Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body.
Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.
Governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the community and other groups e.g. parent governor, staff governor. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience. However, it does not mean that parent governors represent parents at the school and do not report back to them.
We are increasingly proud of our school and the progress made. We have some wonderful teachers and support workers whose commitment, to the young people they work with, is second to none.
Governors can be contacted through the school if there is anything you would like to discuss. We welcome new ideas and volunteers alike.