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Governance of our School

Governance of the School

 

The Governing Body (comprising 13 Governors) is responsible for ensuring:

·         that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;

·         that the Headteacher performs her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and

·         the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

 

The Governing Body meets four times each year.

 

The Governing Body has established three committees to give focus to areas of responsibility as follows:

 

·         Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee(Chaired by Pam Johnson)

 

This Committee meets three times each year and has responsibility for advising the Governing Body in relation to its statutory obligations, including, but not limited to: the National Curriculum; the school’s curriculum statement; subject policy statements; Special Educational Needs Policy; sex education; religious education; daily collective worship; and ensuring that all up to date statements and policies are available to parents for inspection.

 

·         Personnel and Staff Development Committee(Chaired by Ann Hartmann)

 

This Committee meets three times each year and is tasked with: reviewing and monitoring personnel related policies and procedures (including performance management); supporting and guiding the Governing Body in prioritising staffing developments for inclusion in the budget; recommending a Personnel Development Plan each year and, in consultation with the Headteacher, make recommendations to the Governing Body on staffing needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum and pupils;

 

·         Finance, Premises and General Resources Committee(Chaired by Andy Hobster)

 

This Committee meets four times each year and principally has responsibility for:reviewing and monitoring finance and resource related policies and procedures; approving the annual Budget Plan, and premises related matters.

 

The full terms of reference of each committee can be viewed on separate tabs.

 

Other Committees are established for specific purposes and meet as and when required as follows:

Headteacher Performance Review Committee; Pay Committee; Pay Appeal Committee; Staff Dismissal Committee; Staff Dismissal Appeal; Pupil Discipline Committee; Complaints Review Panel.                 

 

Governors’ attendance record for 2015/2016 academic year

 

Governor

Role

No. meetings attended …

… of a possible

Percentage attendance

Ann Hartmann

FGB, TLC & PSD

10

11

91%

Joanna Payne

FGB & TLC

6

7

86%

Christopher Wright

FGB, TLC &

FP & GR

8

11

73%

John Parker (Deceased)

All

1

2

50%

Ann Dickens

FGB, TLC &

FP & GR

8

11

73%

Fiona Dorey

All

15

15

100%

Sheron Baird

FGB, TLC & PSD

6

11

55%

Andy Hobster

FGB, TLC &

FP & GR

8

11

73%

Pam Johnson

FGB, TLC & PSD

10

11

91%

Karen Ogan

All

14

15

93%

Melinda Parker

FGB & TLC

7

7

100%

Gill Wooderson

FGB & TLC 6 7 86%

Nilesh Mistry

FGB, TLC &

FP & GR

8 8 100%

 

Key:    FGB       -   Full Governing Body

            TLC       -   Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

            FP&GR  -   Finance, Resources and Premises

            PSD       -   Personnel and Staff Development