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A message from the chair of Governors

Welcome to our website! My name is Lynne Clay and I am the Chair of Governors.

 

Our governing body consists of two parent governors, seven foundation governors (church representatives), one local authority governor (myself), a representative from the teaching staff and the Headteacher, along with an associate governor (our Finance & Admin Manager: Jo Mathews).

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided  an Annual Statement of Issues for your information and examples of our of agendas so you can get a better understanding of the areas governors cover.

 

If a parent or carer has a concern about their child, or the school generally, they should take it up in the first instance with their class teacher or head teacher as appropriate. If their concern cannot be resolved to their satisfaction, they may contact me as the Chair of Governors (or indeed, any of the governors) and I will try to help. 

 

It is a pleasure to contribute to the life and wellbeing of this happy and outstanding church school.

Lynne Clay

THE GOVERNING BOARD

2016/2017

 

 

We are a Church of England (Aided) Primary school and like all other schools there is an agreed structure regarding the number and types of governors we have on our Board. As we are a church school we have Foundation Governors, appointed by the Church. Foundation governors work with the school’s leaders to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness as a church school. 

 

Our Board is comprised as follows:

7 x Foundation Governors (there are currently three vacancies)

1 x staff member

The Headteacher

1 x Local Authority representative

2 x parent governors

 

The details of who occupies each post is below.

 

The law states that the purpose of governing bodies in our type of school, is to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school” (Section 21(2) Education Act 2002).

 

In practice this means we have six core functions:

  1. Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy
  2. Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance
  3. People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity
  4. Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  5. Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements
  6. Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance

 

More information can be found in The Governance Handbook 2017 from the DfE.

 

 

In order to discharge these responsibilities, we have two sub-committees reporting to the Full Governing Board:

 

The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)

Focussed on the curriculum, teaching, achievement and progress of all our children, especially disadvantaged children and special educational needs children, who have to reported on separately to the Local Authority

 

The Resource Management Committee(RMC)

Focussed on finance, personnel and health and safety.

 

Most governors sit on one or both of these committees, additionally we have specialist areas of responsibility, detailed below.

 

The Full Governing Board (FGB)

Takes specific responsibility for Safeguarding, agreeing the budget and recruitment of staff and receives reports from the committees at each meeting. The minutes of our FGB are on the website.

 

 

 

THE GOVERNORS

 

Lynne Clay, Chair Governors chair.westoncofe@gmail.com

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Local

Authority

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/anti bullying Lead

Resource Management Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

2018

None

None

FGB – 4/5

RMC – 3/3

TLC – 3/3

 

Amanda Redgate

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Foundation

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair RMC

Resource Management Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management

2017

None

Chair Governors Ockbrook School

FGB – 4/5

RMC – 3/3

 

 

 

 

Becky Moore

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2015/16

Parent

Chair TLC

Church Joint Lead

EYFS Joint Lead

Teaching and Learning Committee

2018

None

None

FGB – 5/7

TLC – 2/3

 

 

 

Pam Lacey

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Foundation

Health & Safety Lead

Resource Management Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management

2018

None

None

FGB – 1/5

RMC – 3/3

TLC – 2/3

 

 

Jean Longley

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Foundation

SEND joint Lead

Pupil Premium Joint Lead

EYFS joint lead

Teaching and Learning Committee

2018

None

None

FGB – 5/5

TLC – 3/3

 

 

Graham Streek

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Foundation

Church Joint Lead

Teaching and Learning Committee

2018

None

None

FGB – 3/5

TLC – 2/3

 

 

 

Rachel Longworth

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Parent

Sports Lead

 

Resource Management Committee

2019

None

None

 

FGB – 3/3

 

 

 

Sarah Minto

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Staff

SEND Joint Lead

Pupil Premium Joint Lead

 

None

2019

None

None

 

FGB – 3/5

 

 

 

Ben O’Connell

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2016/17

Headteacher

 

 

Resource Management Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

Whilst in post

None

None

 

FGB – 5/5

RMC – 3/3

TLC – 3/3

 

 

 

 

Jo Mathews

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership 2016/7

Term of Office ends

Register

Of Interests

Other information

Attendance at meetings

2015/16

Associate member

 

 

None

2018

None

School Finance and Admin Officer

No voting rights

 

FGB – 2/5

 

 

 

 

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