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Our Governing Body

We have a very supportive Governing Body who give a large amount of voluntary time to  improve the education of every child at our school.

 

Our Governing Body have 3 main roles, to:

- lead our strategy, vision and ethos

- hold the Head teacher to  account for the educational performance of the school and our pupils, and the performance management of staff

- oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure the money is well spent

 

We have 4 main Governing Body Committees that meet termly - Finance, Teaching & Learning, Personnel, and Safeguarding. We have a wide variety of skills, experiences and knowledge within our Governing Body e.g. Finance, Safeguarding, Human Resources, parenting, and we are able to utilise all Governor skills within our Governing Body structure. Most Committee meetings are on Thursdays from 3:30p.m., and the 'Teaching & Learning' Committee is on a Thursday at 1:30pm.

 

All of our Governors meet 5 times a year at a Full Governing Body meeting, which includes reviewing the work of the committees. Full Governing Body meetings are usually on Mondays from 7p.m.

 

Throughout the year, Governors who  are able to volunteer extra time, support school through a variety of work linked to our 'School Improvement' aims  for the year

e.g. raising the attainment of boys in Writing. Governor activities may include 'Pupil Interviews', 'Work Scrutiny (looking at pupil's written work)', talking to the School Council, monitoring the spending of our Sports Funding money, supporting the              Head teacher and staff in 'Learning Walks', giving out attendance badges at our monthly Parent's Assembly, meetings with staff, or supporting school with the purchase of resources e.g. i-pads.

 

All Governors joining us are provided with induction and on-going training opportunities, and an 'Induction Folder' with current information about the school and the Governing Body.

 

Current Governing Body

 

In accordance with DfE regulations, the following is a list of the members of our Governing Body, their date of appointment, the committees they are part of, any additional responsibilities, and their attendance at meetings over the last academic year - 2015-16. All terms of office are for four years. 'RB&PI' = 'Relevant business & pecuniary interests'.

 

  1. Mrs Vickie Elsey (Chair) - Parent - February 2014  - Personnel (Chair), Pay Policy; Class 4 (Year 1); 57% attendance 4/7 2015/16; no RB&PI
  2. Mrs Elizabeth Boyd (Vice Chair) Parent - February 2014 -Teaching & Learning (Chair), Safeguarding; Class 3 (year 2); Literacy; 90% attendance 9/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  3. Mr Ian Paxton - Local Authority -May 2015 - Finance (Chair), Safeguarding, Pay Policy; 80% attendance 8/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  4. Ms Emma Bradley - Parent - July 2015 - Class 1 (Year 1); 100% attendance 4/4 2015/16; no RB&PI
  5. Mrs Gail Winfield - Parent - July 2015 - Finance; Nursery; 100% attendance 7/7 2015/16; no RB&PI
  6. Mrs Louise Swinfield - Staff - July 2014 - Finance, Safeguarding; 100% attendance 10/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  7. Mrs Denise Fretwell - Co-opted - November 2013 - Personnel, Safeguarding (Chair), Pay; 30% attendance 3/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  8. Mrs Helen Parkin - Co-opted - November 2013 - Personnel, Teaching & Learning; Class 6 (Reception); Early Years; 100% attendance 10/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  9. Mrs Joanna Morrell - Co-opted - October 2014 - Finance, Teaching & Learning; 100% attendance 10/10 2015/16; no RB&PI
  10. Mr Keith Eaton - Co-opted - November 2019 - Finance, Personnel (from November 2015); 100% attendance 9/9 2015/16; no RB&PI

11. Mrs Gerry Thomas - Associate (no voting rights) - December 2011 - Personnel,

     Teaching & Learning; 100% attendance 10/10 2015/16; no RB&PI

12. Mrs Joanne Baillie - Head teacher - (as part of position) - all committees +

     Full Governing Body meetings; 100% attendance 16/16 2015/16 ; no RB&PI

 

Please contact school if you would be interested in becoming a School Governor!

 

 

 

A Message from the Governors:

Excellence and Enjoyment

As your Governing Body, we have worked together with your School to achieve excellence and enjoyment. We hope you agree this has been another successful year.

Attendance

‘Wow’ What a difference a year makes.  We have been very proud to attend your assemblies to celebrate your superb attendance, alongside your Parents. You should all be very proud of your achievements through your great attendance. Keep up the good work!

Enhancements to your School

From your School Councils amazing ideas, their visions have made a huge visual change to your School, such as the colourful secure fencing and gates. The Reception Playground which will provide enjoyment for yourselves and others for many years to come for Outdoor Learning and play.

Visits

As Governors we have enjoyed our visits to your classrooms and we are very impressed with your behaviour and attitude to learning. Look out for us next year as we have many visits planned. We have been very lucky to have been invited to your super school trips out of the Classroom such as Twycross Zoo.

A HUGE thank you to your Head Teacher, Staff, Parents and Helpers for all of their support.

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