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Governors

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. Key parts of the role are to support, to challenge, to ask questions, and ultimately to represent the school community.

 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. The Governing Body meets twice each term with additional sub-committees meeting regularly which focus on: Resources, Finance, Performance Management and Data.

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school (up to 2);
  • a staff governor who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues (1 person);
  • co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school (up to 5);
  • a local authority(LA) governor who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body (1 person);
  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body. 

Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

All the governors and associate members of Grove Lea Primary School listed below have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

 

This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school. 

If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.

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STANDARDS AND PUPILS COMMITTEE

Overall Purpose of the Committee

 

The overall purpose of the Committee is to:

 

  • monitor standards achieved by pupils and help them achieve more;

  • monitor the school’s success in promoting Inclusion;

  • ensure that the school development plan is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school;

  • ensure that school policies are reviewed on a regular basis to promote improved standards and contain appropriate targets/success criteria.

 

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Overall Purpose of the Committee:

 

The overall purpose of the Committee is to:

 

  • contribute to, monitoring and evaluating parts of the self-evaluation summary, the school development plan and policies relating to resources issues, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body.

  • consider recommendations from relevant external reviews for example audit, Ofsted or local authority review, to agree the actions needed to address any issues identified and to monitor and evaluate regularly the implementation of any plan agreed, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body.

  • act as a personnel and pay committee by making decisions on behalf of the Governing Body relating to individual members of staff, as set out in the Governing Body’s personnel policies and procedures.

  • take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body

 

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

Overall Purpose of the Group

 

The overall purpose of the Working Group is to carry out the Governing Body’s statutory responsibilities for the Performance Management of the Headteacher.

 

SECONDARY COMMITTEE

(Responsibility for Complaints, Personnel Appeals & Pupil Discipline)

Overall Purpose of the Committee:

 

The overall purpose of the Committee is to:

 

  • hear personnel appeals;

  • consider complaints;

  • review pupil exclusions; and

  • take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body.

 

Safeguarding is a standard item agenda on all committees

 

Dates of Governor Meetings 2017 -2018:

 

14th September 5:30 Full Governing Body

 

18th September 9.30 Staff Pay Review- Complete Pay Statements

 

12th October 4.00 Resources Committee

 

12th October 5:30 Curriculum, Pupils and Standards Committee

 

1st November 9.30 Data Committee

 

9th November 5:30 Full Governing Body

 

22nd November 11.30 HT Performance Appraisal/Review

 

12th December 9.30 Data Committee

 

14th December 4.00 Resources Committee

 

14th December 5.30 Curriculum, Pupils and Standards Committee

 

11th January 5:30 Full Governing Body

 

8th February 4:00 Resources Committee

 

8th February 5:30 Curriculum, Pupils and Standards Committee

 

27th February 9.30 Data Committee

 

8th March 5:30 Full Governing Body

 

16th March 9.30 HT Performance Appraisal Review

 

26th April 4.00 Resources Committee

 

26th April 5:30 Curriculum, Pupils and Standards Committee

 

10th May 5:30 Full Governing Body

 

11th June 9.30 Data Committee

 

14th June 4.00 Resources Committee

 

14th June 5:30 Curriculum, Pupils and Standards Committee

 

11th July 9.30 Data Committee

 

12th July 5:30 Full Governing Body

Name of Governor Attendance 2015-2016 Attendance 2016-2017 Attendance 2017-2018
  Full meeting    Committee Full meeting           Committee  
S.Henshall 6/6                   5/5 5/5                          5/5  
G.Frost 6/6                   5/5 5/5                          3/5  
J.Hall 4/6                   5/5 5/5                          4/5  
O.Hall 4/6                   4/5 5/5                          4/5  
L.Horobin 5/6                   4/4 4/5                          3/5  
T.Upson 4/6                   4/5

4/4                          3/5

(NB Retired before last Full GB)

 
L.Upson 5/6                   4/5 Term of Office ended  
D.Miller 6/6                   4/5 4/5                          5/5  
N.Wilson 3/6                   5/5

3/3                          2/2

(NB MAT leave)

 
A.Buckler 5/6                   4/5 3/5                           5/5  
S.Noble 4/4                   2/4 4/5                           3/5  
M.Taylor 4/4                   4/4 5/5                           5/5  
J.Allen 1/1                   0/0 No Longer on GB  
L.Probert   1/1         Appointed July '17  
D.Snowden   1/1         Appointed July '17  

 

Picture 1 Mrs S. Henshall
Picture 2 Mr G. Frost
Picture 3 Mrs J. Hall
Picture 4 Mrs L. Upson
Picture 5 Mr O. Hall
Picture 6 Mrs A. Buckler
Picture 7 Mrs N. Wilson
Picture 8 Mrs D. Miller
Picture 9 Mrs L.Probert
Picture 10 Mr D.Snowden
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