Governing Body Activities
The Governing Body have had a busy year supporting the Ofsted inspection, the recruitment of a new Head teacher and some staff re-structuring to enable a move to 4 full time classes.
We were pleased to be recognised by Ofsted as follows:
"Governors demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of the school. They are proud of their work and offer an appropriate level of support and challenge to leaders. They are able to articulate the school’s overall effectiveness well and have been instrumental in devising development plans and responding to any identified weaknesses." Ofsted Report 2017
We are always interested to hear from any parents, carers or community members who would like to get involved with the Governing Body - just let school reception know and we will get in touch about next steps. Registering your interest does not mean you have to commit fully as we also welcome Associate Members who have a passion to support on specific focus areas and activities.
For information on what it means to be a Governor, please follow the link below.
Governor Insights from the Chair
This term the school has been busy embedding all the new developments that have been introduced in school, including a new approach to phonics which is already having a positive impact and Maths No Problem which should secure children's knowledge and skills as they develop through the school.
I made the difficult decision to step down from the role of Chair of Governors after 8 years in the role and am delighted that Richard Ancliffe was ready and able to take on the role. It has been a really rewarding, interesting, challenging and sometimes exhausting 8 years and a real privilege to be able to work with the school staff and other governors to support every child to aim, believe and achieve. I am looking forward to observing how the school continues to develop from more of a distance while I focus on other priorities.
Thank you to all the children, staff and the team of Governors for your support and desire to make the school the best it can be - and good luck to Richard in his new role.
This term we decided to trial doing all of our governor monitoring visits within one week and pretty much all managed it. We took the opportunity to spend time in classes looking at our link governor focus area, in my case EYFS and Phonics and had discussions with the class teacher about progress and developments. Governors also spent some time observing the new system of split breaks and lunchtimes which have been implemented to allow children more space when playing. Governors have written up their reports for further discussion with the Head and we will discuss any themes, opportunities to recognise good work and areas for further review at our Standards and Curriculum meeting in January
The Governing Body:
- Is accountable for the performance of the school
- Plans the school's future direction
- Selects the Head Teacher
- Makes decisions on the school's budgets and staffing
- Ensures that the National Curriculum is taught
- Decides how the school can encourage pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development
- Makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs
Our Governing Body - Chair of Governors - Richard Ancliffe, Vice-Chair - Donna Hand & Peter Buckley
Every Governor takes on responsibility for specific focus areas that are either a statutory requirement or are critical priorities on our school development plan. The dates when governors term of office end are noted under their name and their Link Governor responsibilities are detailed underneath their photograph. Further information about the Governing Body including how roles are appointed, Associate Governors, Committee Membership and Register of Interests are detailed in the following link Further Information about the Governing Body
Accountability for Learning
Safeguarding & Child
Rev Don Alcock
No end date
RE & Collective Worship
RE & Collective Worship
EYFS / Phonics
Training & Development