Governors backup

The Governing Body is responsible in law, for monitoring 
the work of the school on behalf of the community.

The members are appointed in a number of ways; some are nominated by the Local Authority;
parents and staff elect representatives.  
2 Governors posts are also members of the NTLT.  
Other Individual Governors are also co-opted by the Governing Body to match the skills needed to strengthen the Governing Body.  
Members normally serve for 4 years.

Full Governor’s meetings are held half-termly.  
There are also a number of Sub-Committees that meet as required.  
Minutes of full Governor's meetings are available for inspection in school.


Our current Governing Body

Mark Stutt
Chair of Governors
Safeguarding Governor


Juliette Jackson
Vice Chair of Governors
Safeguarding Governor


Kate Byrne
Headteacher Governor

Christopher Attwell


Emily Baker


Claire Graham


Greg Houghton


Angela Lund


Lindsay Robertson


Jane White


Lucinda Willis



Clerk to the Governors
Anne Humble


Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests

Governing Body’s Annual Statement

The Issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were: 

  • Governing Body working arrangements to support preparation for OfSted and effectiveness of leadership and management

  • Understanding changes to data and assessment systems nationally

  • Investigation and decision making regarding school holiday dates for 2016/17

  • New prospectus

  • Major updates and changes to school website including data analysis regarding the ‘reach’ of the school’s website

  • Communication letters relating to key information sharing

  • Parent and carer survey including clarification of parent/carer views on comms

  • Pupil survey carried out by Vice Chair on behalf of FGB

  • Permanent exclusion and IRP

     

    The impact of the Governing Body on the school was:

  • Some changes to information sharing alongside guidance/training from the LA resulted in Governors and the being more effective and knowledgeable as a direct result
  • Governors knowledge of new data and assessment systems enables Governors to provide further support and challenge to school provision

  • Analysis of the data from the school website  confirmed that information relating to school holidays changes was timely, accessible and widely understood by the school community

  • New school prospectus is attractive, professional and represents the school and its community more effectively

  • Updated school website resulting in highly effective comms with parents, carers and visitors validated by website statistics

  • The P&C survey had a very high number of returns (250+) and confirms the huge success of the school and the strength of highly positive views of parents and carers.  It also confirmed that the community is happy with the new methods of communication.

  • The pupil survey confirmed that children feel safe, enjoy new catering and that the overwhelming majority understand the behaviour policy.  This process will be repeated.
  • As a result of Governors clarifying stakeholders views, Governors are very clear about pupils and parent/carer views, supporting school to target determine next steps of development.

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

The Chair of the Governing Body is:  Mr Mark Stutt and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is:  Mrs Juliet Jackson.

The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:

Committee

Abrv.

Name of Chair

Staffing and Finance

S/F

Mark Stutt

Premises and Pupil Safety

P/PS

Lucinda Willis

Curriculum/Equal Opportunities

C/EO

Juliet Jackson

Pupil Outcomes

PO

Juliet Jackson

Communication

C

Claire Graham

Out of School Club

OOSC

Juliet Jackson

HT appraisal

HT app

Mark Stutt



Committee Structures

Committee
Governor
Finance & Staffing
K Byrne
J Jackson
M Stutt
A Lund
Premises & Pupil Safety
K Byrne
C Attwell
L Willis
L Robertson
J Jackson
Curriculum/Equal Opportunties
K Byrne
B Herzberg
J Jackson
L Willis
G Houghton
J White
C Graham
 
Pupil Outcomes
M Stutt
L Willis
J Jackson
 
Communication
 G Houghton
M Stutt
J Jackson
C Graham

Out of School Club
 K Byrne
J Jones (OOSC manager)
L Willis
C Attwell
J Jackson
G Houghton

 Pupil Discipline
M Stutt
A Lund
L Willis
J Jackson




Governor List and Attendance - September 2015 - June 2016

Full Governing Body - Attendance

 Forename  
Surname
Date of Appointment
21/09/15
12/11/15
30/11/15
 7/3/1612/5/16  30/6/16  
 Chris Attwell 11/07/13 Yes  Yes X Yes   80% Co opt
 Emily         Baker1/6/2016 - -  Staff
 Sean Brockbank 04/03/15  Yes X  Yes Resigned 12/5/2016  
 
 Nicola Brown (Observer)
 N/AX Yes X Yes X  N/A Obs
 Kate Byrne (Headteacher)
 N/A  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% 
 Claire Graham 21/09/15  Yes X  Yes YesYes Yes  80% 
 Beki Herzberg 20/01/04  Yes  Yes  Yes - - - 100% 
 Greg Houghton 21/09/15  Yes  Yes X X X X 40% 
 Juliet Jackson 17/12/14  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% 
 Angela Lund 21/09/15  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes X Yes 80% 
 Deborah Paylor Wright
 18/10/12  Yes X  Yes - - - 66% 
 Lindsay Robertson 01/05/12  Yes  Yes  Yes YesYesYes  100% 
 Mark Stutt 18/10/12  Yes  Yes  Yes YesYesYes  100% 
 Jane White 01/10/15  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes  80% 
 Lucinda Willis  20/1/2013 Yes X X Yes X  40% Parent

Committee Attendances

Staffing and Finance

  
   
 KateByrne
     
 JulietJackson
     
 AngelaLund
    
 MarkStutt
    
      
      

Premises and Pupil Safety

  
   
 Chris Attwell
     
 Kate Byrne    
 Juliet Jackson    
 Lindsay Robertson    
 Lucinda Willis       

Curriculum and Equal Opportunities

      
 Kate Byrne     
 Claire Graham     
 Greg Houghton    
 Juliet Jackson     
 Jane White     
 Lucinda   Willis          

Pupil Outcomes

      
 Lucinda Bewick    
 Juliet Jackson     
 Deborah Paylor Wright
     
 Mark Stutt     
      

Communication

  
  
 Kate Byrne

  
 Claire Graham 
  
 Greg Houghton

  
 Juliet Jackson  
  
 Mark Stutt  
  

Out of School Club

  
   
 Lucinda Willis
    
 Kate Byrne

   
 Clarie Graham     
 Greg Houghton     
 Juliet Jackson     
 Julie Jones (OOSC Manager)
     


    

Information

  Pecuniary Interest 2015
 Confidentiality 2015
DBS
Issue
Date
 Chris Attwell Yes  Yes  Yes29/9/2010
 Emily     Baker    15/12/13
 Nicola Brown (Observer)
 Yes  Yes  Yes21/2/2012
 Kate Byrne Yes  Yes  Yes 9/4/2010
 Claire Graham  Yes  Yes Yes20/4/16 
 Greg Houghton  Yes  Yes In progress 
 Juliet Jackson  Yes  Yes Yes 17/1/15
 Angela Lund  Yes  Yes In progress 
 Lindsay Robertson  Yes  Yes  Yes 12/5/2012
 Mark Stuff  Yes  Yes Yes 11/2/13
 Jane White  Yes  Yes Yes 16/1/16
 LucindaWillis   Yes  Yes Yes11/5/13