Governors

Governor Update September 2019

Welcome back to a new school year and welcome to new parent and carers of the children joining us in reception and across the school. We ended last year on a high with all our year 6 pupils achieving the expected standard across the board in Maths, Reading, Writing and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). This compares with 65% nationally and impressively, 25% were marked as working at greater depth in every area. We are incredibly proud of everything they achieved here at Eyam Primary School and we think that Hope Valley College and Lady Manners are very lucky to have them!

Turning our attention to this year, we have a busy term ahead. We are working closely with Mrs Gilbertson and her team to finalise the School Improvement Plan. This is essentially the plan for the academic year and includes everything from curriculum planning to plans to increase the financial sustainability of the school. As soon as it is finalised it will be available to read on the school website and we will let you know when that is. We will also continue to work closely with the Diocese of Derby Multi Academy Trust as part of our exploration of joining that Trust, alongside developing additional initiatives such as the introduction of wrap around care – Breakfast Club and After School Club.

We also have 2 parent/carer governor vacancies and so we will be seeking nominations from parents or carers of pupils to fill these roles. The role of a parent governor is extremely rewarding, it enables you to see the workings of the school and understand the challenges and opportunities it faces and requires nothing more than a commitment to dedicate time to getting to know the school and to support it moving forward.

The nomination process will open on Tuesday 8 October and run until 21 October. At that point, if we have received more than 2 nominations, we will hold an election. The plan is to have the new governors confirmed in post at the Full Governing Body meeting on Monday 18 November.

Further information about the process and the parent governor role will be included with the nomination letter, but in the meantime please do speak to Mrs Gilbertson, Hannah Morgan, Michael Tinker or Caroline O’Connell for more information.

Hannah Morgan On behalf of Eyam CE Primary School Governing Body.

Autumn Term 2018

Area of work School ambition Links to school aims
Outcomes for pupils Maintain higher expectations for all pupils so that almost all children reach the expected standard in all three subject areas of maths, reading and writing and increase the percentage of children working at greater depth across the school. 1.       Create successful resilient learners who take responsibility for their own learning and are prepared to embark on future challenges with excitement and confidence.

5.   Prepare children for life, to be responsible citizens who are able to adapt and grow as technology and society changes.

 

 Quality of  teaching, learning and assessment Ensure maximum progress of all pupils is sustained, in particular that reading strategies are embedded, pupils are using ambitious word choices and all pupils develop strategies to problem solve through mastery in maths.

 

2.       Ensure we provide innovative learning opportunities that develop the whole child, empowering pupils to explore and believe in themselves.

7.    Value the importance of an effective partnership with parents and   the community to encourage each child to reach their full potential.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare Promote deeper understanding of each other and our place in the world. Develop the ethos of the school and the school values of respect, resilience and responsibility, ensuring that these are underpinned by Christian virtues.

 

3.       Establish and environment where children and adults feel welcomed, valued, happy and secure, irrespective of gender, race or disability.

4.       Help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage.

5.       Teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to distinguish right from wrong.

Effectiveness of leadership and management Curriculum leaders project high ambition across the school, reflecting on the character and effectiveness of their leadership. Governors continue to work on their strategic priorities around communication, developing links with pre-school groups and working with other schools, the Local Authority and Diocese to strengthen our schools future. 1.       Create successful resilient learners who take responsibility for their own learning and are prepared to embark on future challenges with excitement and confidence.

2.       Ensure we provide innovative learning opportunities that develop the whole child, empowering pupils to explore and believe in themselves.

7.    Value the importance of an effective partnership with parents and the community to encourage each child to reach their full potential.

Detailed School Improvement Plan 17-18 final SIP

 

Governing body membership structure below

Committee Area of work Membership
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee Develop, monitor and review the School Improvement Plan (SIP) on an annual basis. The effectiveness of the school plan is reviewed at the end of each school year. This review forms the basis of the development of the new SIP in the first half of the autumn term. All governors undertake regular monitoring activities throughout the school year so that the plan can be amended and developed as and when necessary. Chair : Nicola Wright

Secretary: Hannah Morgan (temp)

Members: Mike Gilbert, Robert Court, Oona Gilbertson and Hannah Hurford

Staffing and Pay Committee Review and implement the teachers pay policy on an annual basis, undertake an annual review of the head teachers performance in line with activities identified through the SIP, receives and approves recommendations for pay progression for teaching staff and reviews and implement all employee relations policies applicable to staff in school. Chair: Michael Tinker

Secretary: Hannah Morgan

Members: Barry Lomas, Nicola Wright, Andy Pritchard and Oona Gilbertson

Finance Committee Responsible for setting, reviewing and monitoring the Schools budget on an annual basis and maintaining a rolling 3 year forecast of income against expenditure. This committee also ensures that all transactions that take place in school adhere to relevant financial regulations and provides regular financial updates to the full governing body. Chair: Rosalind Buckingham

Secretary: Andy Pritchard

Members: Michael Tinker, Oona Gilbertson, Kay Mason

Premises Committee Ensures that the school building and grounds meet health and safety standards, are maintained to an acceptable level for use and oversees the management of any improvement works that are required. Chair: Barry Lomas

Secretary: Gordon Brimer

Members: Kay Mason, Oona Gilbertson, Richard Gilbourne

Strategic Committee Provides a link between resource and curriculum committees to ensure that decisions are not made in isolation. Maintains dialogue between the school, local authority and diocese and responds to any issues that may arise from that relationship. Members: Hannah Morgan, Nicola Wright, Michael Tinker, Oona Gilbertson.

School Self evaluation

This gives you some background as to how the Head teacher and Governors evaluate the overall progress of the school – this is compiled from looking at teaching, data, attainment, the involvement in the community and feedback from parents and pupils.

SES Jan18updated

 

 


Committee Structure

Each committee

  • has a minimum of 4 members
  • has a quorum of 3
  • may have associate governors as members but the majority will be full members of the governing body
  • has a chair
  • will write their terms of reference- based on those available on the extranet
  • will arrange fixed dates for their years meetings, these will be notified to the FGB. These meetings will be timed to coincide with the necessary devolved functions of each committee according to the terms of reference.
  • will list the school policies for which it is responsible and ensure time is allocated in the meetings schedule for review of these.
  • will review the training needs of its members

Teaching, Learning and Community (TLCC)

Responsibilities include:

  • Curriculum
  • Target Setting
  • Assessment
  • SEN
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Media
  • Community
  • Links with the Church

Staffing Committee (SC)

Responsibilities include

  • staff appointments and review of staffing structure
  • performance management reviews
  • pay policies

Resource Management Committee (RMC) – Finance

Oona Gilbertson, Rosalind Buckingham (Chair), Andy Pritchard(Secretary), Kay Mason, Michael Tinker

Responsibilities include:

  • Finance

Resource Management Committee (RMC) – Premises

Responsibilities include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Premises

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