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Essendon C of E (VC) Primary School

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Governing body

The governing body of the school has three key roles, of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. The governors are accountable to the local authority for the way in which the school is run.

 

Governors establish a strategic framework by:

  • Setting aims and objectives for the school;
  • Adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

 

Governors monitor and evaluate progress to the aims and regularly review the framework of the school in the light of that process. In all these areas the governors are advised by the Headteacher. The School Development Plan will generally provide the main mechanism for the strategic planning process. The Headteacher has the responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

Governors are not expected to be involved in the day to day management of the school. The Headteacher discusses all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and will expect governors to both challenge and support the school in its improvement. Acting as a critical friend, governors should seek to question and gain information to enable them to make the best decisions for the school.

 

Our governing body has three sub-committees as follows:

 

Outcomes Committee (O) - this committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and the progress of pupils made from their relative starting points, as well as their outcomes or achievements. Members of this committee analyse school data and meet regularly with the leadership team to discuss internal and published data. Where any pupil is not achieving in line with expectations or making good progress, this committee monitors the support put in place (whether academic or well-being related).

 

Personnel Committee (P) - the purpose of this committee is to enable the Governing Body to fulfill its key roles in relation to staff including induction, complaints and disciplinary matters and performance against targets and expectations.

 

Premises and Finance Committee (P&F) - the purpose of this committee is to ensure that the health and safety aspects of school life are well run and to ensure that appropriate budgeting and shepherding of school's financial and other resources is taking place.

 

The governing body also provides working parties of governors to deliver the priorities set out in our School Development Plan to ensure that all pupils are offered an appropriately rich and balanced curriculum which meets their individual needs including their spiritual and moral needs; that all pupils are thriving and making excellent progress and that where any pupil, because of his or her educational or additional needs, is not thriving appropriate support is in place to rectify this. 

 

The governing body is supported by a professional clerk.

 

Our Board of Governors are appointed by representatives of our community, the Local Education Authority (LEA), the Church of England, staff and parents.

 

 

 Ref

 Governor

Term

Category appointed  by

Committee

responsibilities

  PHa

 Pete Hanna

19.01.2017 - 18.01.2021

Co-opted

Chair, P, P&F,

  LR

Lesley Reith

06.07.2017 - 05.07.2021

Local Education Authority 

Vice-Chair, P, O

  PA

Pauline Alleyne

11.02.2019 - 10.02.2023

Foundation

P

  KB

Katie Bedi

07.09.2017 - 06.09.2021

Co-opted

O

  JB

Jan Bedregeanu 

16.05.2019 –

16.05.2023

Parent

P&F 

  VC

Vicky Craig

08.03.2017 - 07.03.2021

Co-opted

P&F, O 

  LP

Lucy Price

15.02.2019 - 14.02.2023

Co-opted

P

  AW

Antonia Wild

01.09.2019 –

Ex officio

Staff (Acting Headteacher)

 P, P&F, O

  TM

Revd Theresa Musiwacho

05.09.2019 -

Ex officio

Foundation

 

 

 Governor

 Other Responsibilities

 Lesley Reith

 Safeguarding, Inclusion, Mathematics

 Vicky Craig

 English

 Pete Hanna

 Buildings and maintenance

 Katie Bedi

 Well-being 

 Pauline Alleyne

 Well-being

Jan Bedregeanu

 Health and Safety

 Lucy Price

 Data Protection Officer

 

·         There are no relevant business or financial interests disclosed on the register of interests.

·         No governors have governance roles in other schools.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2018-2019

Governor

Full Governing Body*

Outcomes

Finance and Premises

Personnel

Pauline Alleyne

4 / 5

 

 

4 / 4

Katie Bedi

5 / 5

3 / 3

 

 

Claire Bryant

3 / 5

 

 

 

Sandra Craig

1 / 1

 

 

 

Vicky Craig

5 / 5

3 / 3

2 / 2

 

Peter Hanna

5 / 5

 

2 / 2

3 / 4

Beena Jhoree

0 / 1

 

 

 

Lucy Price

4 / 5

 

1 / 1

4 / 4

Lesley Reith

4 / 5

3 / 3

 

2 / 4

Adam Shawyer

2 / 4

 

2 / 2

 

Charlotte Tudway

5 / 5

3 / 3

2 / 2

4 / 4

Antonia Wild

4 / 5

 

 

 

Jan Bedregeanu

1 / 1

 

 

 

 

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