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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

 

December 2018

 

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 two Parent Governors, one Staff Governor, three Co-opted Governors, one Headteacher Governor, one Local Authority Governor and two Foundation Governors. 

 

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 good 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 (Co-opted Governor)

Saul is our Vice Chair of Governors. He also Chairs our Values and Ethos Committee and is a member of the Establishment Committee. He is a Co-opted Governor and lives locally in Meeting Hill. Saul’s children have all attended Worstead Primary School and are now flourishing at High School. Saul works as a freelance Heritage Learning and Interpretation Consultant. He is also the North Norfolk District Councillor for Worstead Ward. His term of office runs from 27/11/16 to 27/11/20 and he has no other governance roles in other schools. Saul has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley Smith (Co-opted Governor)

Hayley is a Co-opted Governor; she is Chair of Governors and of the Establishment Committee; she has 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 Year 6 and a granddaughter in Year 2; her youngest granddaughter started Reception in September 2018.  She also runs Stay and Play sessions on Wednesday afternoons at the school for children from birth to 4 years old.  Her current term of office runs from 13/2/18 to 11/2/22. Her monitoring roles include English, Finance and EYFS.  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 (LA Governor)

Maureen is a Local Authority Governor and the Chair of the School Improvement Committee. She has responsibility for Data, Science and Mathematics and was a headteacher of a village school and later a county headteacher. Maureen is currently retired and lives locally. Her term of office runs from 27/11/16 to 27/11/20. She is also a governor at another local primary school. Maureen has not declared any business or financial interests in the school.

 

Janet Butler (Foundation Governor)

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 (Co-opted Governor)

Chris is a co-opted governor and a member of the Establishment Committee. He is responsible for Health & Safety, Premises and PE. Chris lives locally and has a child 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.

 

Mr Dan Carter (Parent Governor)

His term of office runs from 15/10/16 to 15/10/20.  He is a member of the School Improvement Committee and is responsible for monitoring Non-Core Curriculum subjects.  He is a parent governor and lives in Worstead.  He has been a teacher in Norfolk for 16 years and is a Headteacher in a secondary academy.

 

Mr Nick Read (Headteacher)

 

Miss Hayley Lyons (Staff Governor)

Her term of office runs from 16/3/16 to 16/3/20.  She is a member of the School Improvement Committee.

 

Rev. Paul Cubitt (Foundation Governor)

His term of office runs from 28/9/17 to 28/89/21.  He is a member of the Values & Ethos Committee and is responsible for RE and Collective Worship.  Paul is the vicar of the North Walsham benefice which now includes St Mary's Worstead.  He is a chaplain to North Walsham Air Cadets and North Norfolk Scouts.

 

Mrs Jo Hall (Parent Governor)

Her term of office runs from 22/11/17 to 22/11/21.  She is a member of the Values & Ethos Committee.

She lives in Worstead with her young family. Her son attends Worstead School and she has recently joined as a parent governor.

Professionally she specialises in public health; therefore she is passionate in promoting health and wellbeing within the modern family. She has extensive training and experience in mental health, child development and safeguarding. She is also an active domestic abuse champion for Norfolk, networking with an array of agencies and charities to support today’s families.

She writes: "I believe that a childhood lasts a lifetime and a balanced child centred approach is vital for children to thrive."

 

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

28 Nov 2016

23 Nov 2020

None

Nick Read

Headteacher

1 Jan 2014

 

None

Judith Arksey

Associate Member

30 Oct 2013

 

None

Maureen Vaissiere

Authority

27 Nov 2016

26 Nov 2020

Governor of The Blue Sky Federation

Gill Leah

Clerk

 

 

 

Hayley Smith

Co-Opted

13 Feb 2014

11 Feb 2022

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

None

Mr Dan Carter

Parent

15 Oct 2016

14 Oct 2020

None

Rev Paul Cubitt Foundation 28 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2021 None

Jo Hall              Parent             22 Nov 2017    22 Nov 2021   None

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

2018/19
  

Names

3/10

EstC

28/9

FGB

18/19

V&EC

7/11

SIC

13/11

EstC

28/11

FGB

JB

 

ü

ü

 

 

 

CC

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

SP

ü

ü

ü

 

 

 

NR

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

HS

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

MV

 

ü

 

ü

 

 

DC

 

Ap

 

ü

 

 

PC

 

ü

x

 

 

 

JH

 

Ap

 x

 

 

 

HL

 

Ap

 

ü

 

 

JA

ü

 

 

 

ü

 

 

Ap  = apologies received and accepted                                  x = apologies not received / not accepted

 2017/18

Names

22/9

EstC

28/9

FGB

12/10

V&EC

15/11

SIC

3/11

EstC

22/11

FGB

12/1

EstC

24/1

V&EC

31/1

FGB

10/5

SIC

16/3

EstC

21/3

FGB

23/5

V&EC

4/5

EstC

23/5

FGB

10/5

SIC

19/6

EstC

18/7

FGB

JB

 

ü

ü

 

 

ü

 

ü

ü

 

 

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ü

 

Ap

 

 

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CC

Ap

Ap

 

 

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x

SP

ü

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ü

 

Ap

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ü

 

Ap

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JR

ü

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HS

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MV

 

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DC

 

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PC

 

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x

 

 

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Ap

 

 

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HL

 

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Ap

 

 

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Ap

JA

ü

 

 

 

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Ap  = apologies received and accepted                                  x = apologies not received / not accepted

 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2016

SP

HS

MV

CC

JB

JR

HL

JA

DC

LH

Friday

23rd September

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

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

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Friday

11 November

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

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

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

N/A

N/A

Yes

Wednesday

1 February

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Wednesday

9 March

at 4:30pm

School Improvement Committee

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Friday

10 March

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

 

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

30 March

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

No

SUMMER TERM 2017

Wednesday

3 May

at 4:30pm

Values and Ethos Committee

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Friday

12 May

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

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

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Friday

30 June

at 8.15am

Establishment Committee

Yes

Yes

N/A

No

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

5 July

at 4:30pm

Full Governing Body meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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