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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 one parent governor, six foundation governors (church representatives), one local authority governor (myself), a representative from the teaching staff and the Headteacher.

 

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

2017/2018

 

 

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

1 x staff member

The Headteacher

1 x Local Authority representative

2 x parent governor

 

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

 

Name

Category

Appointing body

Four year term expires

Committee

RMC TLC

Position

Other comments

Attendance at meetings 2017/18

Sarah Burns

Head Teacher

 

By virtue of job

N/A

 

Register business interests - none

FGB 1/1

TLC 1/1

Lynne Clay

Local Authority

Derbyshire County Council

September 2022

Chair Governors

Safeguarding, Anti-bullying Lead, H&S lead

Register business interests - none

FGB 5/5

TLC 3/3

RMC 3/3

Phil Curnock

 

Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

September 2022

 

SEND & PP lead

Parent

Register business interests - none

N/A

Colin Glynn

 

Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

September 2022

 

Numeracy lead

Register business interests - none

N/A

Paul Kirby

 

Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

February 2022

 

Reading lead

Parent

Register business interests - none

FGB 2/3

Sarah Minto

Staff

 

Staff selection

September 2019

 

 

 

Register business interests - none

FGB 4/5

Dee Niewiarowski

 

Parent

Parent election

September 2022

 

EYFS lead

Parent

Register business interests - none

N/A

Amanda Redgate

Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

September 2021

 

Vice Chair Governors

& Chair RMC

Chair Governors Ockbrook School

Register business interests - none

FGB 4/5

RMC 3/3

Vanessa Scales

 

Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

September 2022

 

 

Register business interests - none

N/A

Graham Streek

Ex-Officio Foundation

Archdeacon of Derby

Unlimited

 

Church Lead

Register business interests - none

FGB 4/5

TLC 2/3

Andrew Warneken

 

Foundation

 

Archdeacon of Derby

September 2022

 

Writing/spelling lead

Governor Hornignglow Primary School, Burton

Register business interests - none

N/A

Vacancy

 

Parent

Parent election

 

 

 

 

Parent

N/A

 


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