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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 two committees; Establishment (staffing, premises and finance - every half term), and Values and Ethos (every term). The full governing body meets twice every term where the committees report to the full body, and matters of ongoing school improvement are discussed and questions raised, based around the Headteacher's Report. 

 

 

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body

of Worstead Primary School

 

December 2018 - December 2019

 

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 during the last academic year.

 

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.

 

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:

                                           

Hayley Smith (Co-opted Chair of Governors)

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 who has moved on to high school from Worstead, a grand-daughter in Year 2; her youngest granddaughter is in Year 1.  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, MFL, 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.

 

 

Saul Penfold (Co-opted Vice-Chair of Governors)

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. Saul's monitoring roles include headteacher appraisal, values & ethos and PE. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Vaissiere (LA Governor)

Maureen is a Local Authority Governor and the Chair of the School Improvement Committee. She has responsibility for school 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 and she has kindly agreed to a second term of 4 years. 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 (Retired from Co-opted Governance)

We thank Chris for his dedication to governance and focus on sport, premises and health & safety at Worstead over the years - he has just stepped down and so we will be recruiting a new governor to replace him soon. 

 

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 and behaviour.  He is a parent governor and lives in Worstead.  He has been a teacher in Norfolk for more than 16 years and is a Headteacher in a Norfolk secondary academy.

 

Nick Read (Headteacher)

Nick is the school's Headteacher and therefore sits on the governing body as a Headteacher Governor. As Worstead is a small school, he is also Site Manager and is responsible for day to day health & safety of everyone on site. He attends both sub-committees, and Full Governing Body meetings where committee business is ratified.

 

Kate Parsonage (Staff Governor)

Her term of office runs from February 2019.  She is the school's Senior Teacher and Swifts' class teacher. One of her key roles within the school is Communication Lead, which encompasses English and MFL. She also has enhanced training in children's safeguarding.

 

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 monitoring RE and Collective Worship, as well as Health & Safety.  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. 

 

Miss Beth Groom (Parent Governor)

Beth is new to the role as a parent governor having joined in the 2018-2019 year. She is a member of the Establishment Committee and is responsible for monitoring the creative and expressive arts. She has three children, two of them currently attend the school. Beth is an artist with  BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture and has 13 years experience working locally as an Arts Facilitator supporting adults with learning difficulties. The parent governor role is best described as 'a governor who also happens to be a parent', not a governor who represents parents specifically.

 

Mrs Judith Arksey (Associate Governor for Finance)

Judith is the school's finance officer and administrative manager. She reports to the Establishment Committee about staffing, premises and financial matters.

 

Mrs Sarah Wright (Clerk to the Governors)

Sarah is our new clerk and started in post in July 2019, following her predecessor Gill Leah, whom we thank for her service to the school. She also works at another Norfolk school.

 

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 Sept 2018

 

None

Judith Arksey

Associate Member

30 Oct 2013

 

None

Maureen Vaissiere

Local Authority

27 Nov 2016

26 Nov 2020

Governor of The Blue Sky Federation

Sarah Wright

Clerk

1 July 2019

 

 

Hayley Smith

Co-Opted

13 Feb 2014

11 Feb 2022

Governor of Reedham Primary School

Janet Butler

Foundation

11 May 2015

11 May 2023

SEND Consultant from August 2013.

Beth Groom

Parent

     

Kate Parsonage

Staff

23 Jan 2019

22 Jan 2023

None

Dan Carter

Parent

15 Oct 2016

14 Oct 2020

None

Rev Paul Cubitt Foundation 28 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2021 None

Vacancy                          

 

 

 

 

 

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