Governors

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

Membership

Date of Report 04th November 2016

 

Governor Name Type Committee

Term of Office

Start                 End

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

19/11/2015 18/11/2019
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

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.