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Governor's Area

The three main functions of the governing body are:

• To provide a strategic overview by the setting aims and objectives for the school and by adopting policies and setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.


• To monitor and evaluate the school’s progress towards achieving its aims and to act as a “critical friend” to the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) by supporting and challenging them in managing the school.


• To ensure accountability to the pupils, the parents, the local community, the local authority and the staff with the aim of raising standards and improving the outcomes for the pupils at the school.

The governors are not responsible for the day to day management of the school; this is the Head teacher’s role. The Head teacher and SLT are also responsible for the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body, the implementation of the school’s policies and the internal organisation of the school.

The Head teacher provides information and advice to the governors to enable them to fulfil their functions and reports to the governing body on the school’s progress at least once a term. The governing body meets once a term (six times per year) and delegates some areas of work to committees.

 

 


GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS

 

                                                   Post Type   Appointing  Body  Committee Date appointed

Date term of office ends

or

Ended if in last year 

Declaration of Interest

or

Pecuniary Interest   

Abbie Eales

Chair of Governors

LA FGB
Finance and Resources Committee

Standards and Finance Committee

01/05/2016 30/04/2020  
Ash Vaghela Headteacher By role
Finance and Resources Committee
01/09/2015    
Billie Johnson Co-Opted FGB
Finance and Resources Committee
01/09/2015 30/08/2019 Works for a Supply Agency used by the School.
Terri Davis Co-Opted FGB
Standards and Curriculum Committee
01/09/2015 30/08/2019 Governor at St Paul's School.

Tracy Blades

SEN Governor

Co-Opted FGB
Standards and Curriculum Committee
01/05/2015 30/04/2019 LA employment.
Sue Carpenter Co-Opted FGB
Standards and Curriculum Committee
01/09/2011 30/08/2019 LA employment.
Daphne Wright  Deputy Head & Associate  By role
Standards and Curriculum Committee
    LA employment & Husband works as a peripatetic Teacher at Portsdown Primary School
Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months 

Claire Blandford

 

Parent  
Standards and Curriculum Committee
01/09/2012 30/08/2016  
Elinor Durow Staff  
Finance and Resources Committee
17/10/1997 10/09/2016 LA employment.

 

2015 – 2016 Members attendance list - Full Governing Body

Name of Board Member

Number of meeting the governor should have attended

Number of meeting attended

Attendance rate (%)

Jacqueline Coonie

6

6

100%

Ash  Vaghela

6

6

100%

Claire Blandford

6

6

100%

Daphne Wright

6

5

83%

Tracy Blades

6

6

100%

Sue Carpenter

6

6

100%

Elinor Durow

6

6

100%

Billie Johnson

6

6

100%

Theresa Davis

6

5

83%

Jane Newberry

6

6

100%

Lynda Woodage

6

6

100%

Kirsty Scott

6

5

83%

Mark Hanna

4

2

50%

Abigail Eales

2

2

100%


Governors undertake Learning walk through school on Behaviour!


Three Governors and the Headteacher conducted a Learning Walk through the school with the focus being on behaviour expectations.

They found that all children know what behaviour expectations are, what sanctions are in place if they do not follow the rules and clear age relevant guidelines are evident in all classrooms. The Governors witnessed calm behaviour and the children were confident and not afraid to speak.

After the walk the Governors had lots of positive comments to make about the behaviour in school.

"Fabulous children, well behaved and polite throughout the whole school."

"Children are well managed throughout the whole school."

"Finally you see how all of the simple small things come together."

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


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 a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

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