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Governors   

Governing bodies have a number of statutory duties that need to be fulfilled. One duty is to ensure that key policies have been approved and reviewed on a regular basis. 

 

Structure

Our governing body has three committees; School ImprovementEstablishment, and Values and Ethos. The full governing body meets twice every term.

 

 

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body

of Worstead Primary School

 

July 2017

 

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Worstead Primary School Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

 

 

Governance arrangements

 

The Governing Body of Worstead Primary School has 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor, 3 Co-opted Governors, 1 Governor appointed by the Local Authority and 1 Foundation Governor.  There is currently 1 vacancy for a Foundation Governor.

 

The full Governing Body meets twice each term.  We also have  three committees which meet regularly to consider different aspects of the school in detail, which are:

  •  Establishment Committee, which focuses on finance, premises and personnel matters;
  • School Improvement Committee, which considers matters relating to the curriculum, assessment, outcomes for children and teaching and learning;
  • Values and Ethos Committee re Christian ethos, personal, social and religious education and collective worship.

 

Information about our Governors can be found on the Governors page of our school website.

 

 

Attendance record of Governors

 

Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not “quorate” (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made).  See the Governors page of our website for details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings.

 

The work that we have done on our Committees and in the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body continues to be fully committed to the continued improvement of Worstead Primary School.  Building on our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted and SIAMS inspections, the Governors are determined that Worstead School moves towards and achieves ‘Outstanding’.

The Establishment Committee has worked hard to maximise the budget to improve teaching and learning opportunities and the school environment for the benefit of the children. 

The Values & Ethos Committee continues to build opportunities for the children’s wellbeing and its character as a church school.  We seek opportunities to work with our local communities, churches and faith groups and to give our children the broadest cultural experience.

The School Improvement Committee monitors pupil progress, promotes extended cross-curricular learning opportunities and ensures that the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND, are met.

 

Future plans for the Governors

 

Governors continue to plan for the redevelopment of the school including new toilets and classroom; we have applied for a grant to build a new library.  We aim to work with the local church and the new vicar to offer exciting new opportunities.  We ensure the quality and continuance of the staff by working with the Headteacher and monitoring what happens in school.  All avenues continue to be explored and pursued regarding the schools’ mid and long term strategic future.

 

How you can contact the Governing Body

 

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents – please contact the Chair of Governors, via the school office. Look on the Governors page of the School website to find out more.

 

 

The following people make up our governing body:

                                           

Saul Penfold

Saul is our Chair of Governors and also sits on the Establishment and Values and Ethos Committees. He is a Foundation governor and lives locally. Saul has a son in the school in Year 5 and his eldest son left the school in 2015 for High School. Saul works as a freelance Heritage Learning Consultant. His term of office runs from 21/5/14 to 21/5/18 and he has no other governance roles in other schools. Saul has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley Smith

Hayley is a co-opted governor; she is chair of the Establishment Committee and and Vice Chair of Governors, with responsibilities for English and Early Years. Hayley is experienced in many aspects of education, having been a headteacher of a village school and nursery for 24 years. She has a grandson in the school in Year 3 and her granddaughter is due to join reception in 2016. Her term of office runs from 13/2/14 to 11/2/18. Hayley also sits on the Governing Body in another local primary school. She has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

Maureen Vaissiere

Maureen is a co-opted governor and the chair of the School Improvement Committee. She has responsibility for data and mathematics and was a headteacher of a village school and later a county headteacher. Maureen is currently semi-retired and lives locally. Her term of office runs from 21/5/14 to 21/5/18. She is also the Chair of Governors at another local primary school. Maureen has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

Janet Butler

Janet is the Bishop's Appointed Foundation Governor and lives locally. She is a member of the Values and Ethos Committee and is responsible for safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium, LAC and attendance. Janet is an independent SEND consultant with many years experience of working in an advisory capacity for SEND in the county. Her term of office runs from 11/5/15 to 11/5/19. Janet does not hold any additional governance roles in other schools and has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

Christian Cooper

Chris is a co-opted governor and a member of the Establishment Committee. He is responsible for health and safety and PE. Chris lives locally and has two children at the school. His term of office runs from 13/5/15 to 13/5/19. Chris does not hold any governance roles in any other schools. He has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

Ms Louise Hickman (Parent)

 

Mr Dan Carter (Parent)

 

Mrs Jo Read (Headteacher)

 

Miss Hayley Lyons (Staff Governor)

 

Mrs Judith Arksey (Associate Governor for Finance)

 

Mrs Gill Leah (Clerk to the Governors)

 

 

Information about elections for Parent Governors

Worstead CofE Primary School - Declarations of Interest

 

 

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Declaration Of Interest

Saul Penfold

Co-Opted

23 Nov 2016

23 Nov 2020

None

Joanna Read

Headteacher

1 Jan 2014

 

None

Judith Arksey

Associate Member

30 Oct 2013

29 Oct 2017

 

Maureen Vaissiere

Authority

27 Nov 2016

26 Nov 2020

Governor of The Belfry, Overstrand

Gill Leah

 

 

 

 

Hayley Smith

Co-Opted

13 Feb 2014

11 Feb 2018

Governor of Reedham Primary School

Janet Butler

Foundation

11 May 2015

11 May 2019

SEND Consultant from August 2013.

Chris Cooper

Co-Opted

13 May 2015

13 May 2019

None.

Miss Hayley Lyons

Staff

16 Mar 2016

15 Mar 2020

 

Miss Louise Hickman

Parent

14 Oct 2016

13 Oct 2020

None.

Mr Dan Carter

Parent

15 Oct 2016

14 Oct 2020

None.

 

 

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

 

AUTUMN TERM 2016

SP

HS

MV

CC

JB

JR

HL

JA

DC

LH

Friday

23rd September

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

28 September

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

12 October

at 4:30pm

Values and Ethos Committee

 

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

16 November

at 4:30pm

School Improvement Committee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Friday

11 November

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

23 November

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SPRING TERM 2017

Friday

13 January

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

 

 

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

25 January

at 4:30pm

Values and Ethos Committee

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

 

N/A

Yes

Wednesday

1 February

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

 

No

Yes

Wednesday

1 March

at 4:30pm

School Improvement Committee

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Yes

N/A

Friday

10 March

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

 

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

22 March

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

 

 

No

No

SUMMER TERM 2017

Wednesday

3 May

at 4:30pm

Values and Ethos Committee

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

 

 

 

N/A

Yes

Friday

12 May

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

Thursday

18 May

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Wednesday

21 June

at 4:30pm

School Improvement Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

30 June

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

5 July

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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