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School Governors

Governor Annual Statement


The main focus of the governing body is to ensure that our pupils progress to the best of their abilities and that for this to happen they understand that the pupils must be supported in all areas by a well lead, enthusiastic, professionally competent and motivated staff who all work together to provide a safe, supportive, stimulating and caring environment. They also appreciate and understand the requirement that the pupils parents and carers need to be comfortable with the overall leadership and management of the school, and the impact that has on the safety, learning and enjoyment of the children in our care.
To achieve this aim, governors must continuously evaluate the role they have played within the life of our school and publish relevant information to all stakeholders. This statement being part of that process.

 

What Do They Do?

School governors, together with the Headteacher, are responsible for the overall educational and financial health of the school. They are all unpaid volunteers who meet regularly to discuss and decide upon all aspects of school activities such as appointing staff, monitoring the budget, maintaining the premises and reviewing the curriculum. The governing body is a legal entity, and governors execute their individual responsibilities collectively.

In short, the governors are best thought of as trustees of the school who act in the interests of current and future pupils and staff.

 

Governing Body 2016-17.

 

The Governing Body comprises of the Headteacher, co-opted Governors, parent Governors and staff Governor. The full governing body and sub-committees meet when necessary.

 

Here is a list of our current governing body:-

 

Name Category Body Appointing Position Date Appointed Start Date End Date Responsibility
Helen Stapley     Clerk        
Claire Barber Headteacher Ex Officio Headteacher 13-Apr-15 April 2015    
Katrina Dixon Co-opted FGB   29-Jun-15 Jun 2015 Jun 2019  
Carol Foster Co-opted FGB   29-Jun-15 Jun 2015 Jun 2019 Community Cohesion GovernorSEN Gifted & Talented
Julie Matthewson Parent School   18-Sep-14 Sep 2014 Sep 2018 Literacy Governor
Jane Mortimer LA Governor Local Authority   Chair 01-Sep-13  Sep 2013 Sep 2017 GovernorScience & DT GovernorMaths
Allana Robson Staff School   09-Oct-14 Oct 2014 Oct 2018  
Wendy Weekes Co-opted FGB  Vice Chair 29-Jun-15 Jun 2015 Jun 2019 Extended School GovernorHealth and Safety and Safeguarding
Jo Morris Foundation Diocese   04-Jan-17       Jan 2017 Jan 2021 Foundation
Anne Swift Co-pted FGB   16-Feb-17 February 2017 February 2021  
Donna Kettle Co-pted FGB   16-Feb-17 February 2017 February 2021 Early Years and Outcomes for whole school
Vacancy             ICT Governor
Vacancy Foundation            

 

The Governing Body as a whole is responsible for the school and its policies. The governing body opted to not have committees and meets every half term as a whole governing body

Its powers and duties are: - 

  • conducting the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement;
  • managing the school’s budget;
  • making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based and in particular that the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and National Curriculum and religious education are taught;
  • reporting on National Curriculum assessments;
  • determining the staff complement and a pay policy for the school;
  • Participating in the appointment of the head and other staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline.

Governor code of practice 2015

The promotion of British values 2015-2016

 

THE FOLOWING GOVERNORS HAVE BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

Name

Name of Business

Interest

Personal Connections

Connection with other school

Date

Claire Barber

None

None

None

 

4/11/2015

Jane Mortimer

North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council

Councillor

None

Governor at Eskdale School

4/11/2015

Julie Matthewson

None

None

Parent

 

4/11/2015

Carol Foster

None

None

Grandparent

 

4/11/2015

Wendy Weekes

None

None

Former employee

 

4/11/2015

Su Crossland

None

Dance teacher

Parent

 

4/11/2015

Allana Robson

None

None

None

 

4/11/2015

Katrina Dixon

None

None

None

 

4/11/2015

Anne Swift

None

None

None

None

15/5/2017

Donna Kettle

None

None

None

None

15/5/2017

 

Currently we have no Associate Governors.

 

The governing body does not have committees, meeting each half term as a whole governing body instead.

 

The Governing Body of Fylingdales School are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

Fylingdales governors have six Full Governing Body meetings, three School Improvement and three Resources Committee meetings each school year.

 

To help us in our work and to broaden the skills of our governors, we organise and attend training sessions and seminars, which keep the governing body updated  with changes in the education system. In our various roles as Link Governors we make prearranged visits into the school to meet with the head teacher, make class visits and talk to members of staff. We meet with groups of pupils, such as the School Council and Eco-Team. These visits help governors to monitor and understand how the school is improving and progressing towards its targets.

 

ATTENDANCE AT FULL GOVERING BODY MEETINGS

 

The Fylingdales C of E VC Primary School Governors’ Attendance record for 2014 – 2015 (%)

Governor

FGB

Resources Committee

Iain Hodgson

Sue Verrill

Headteacher

Alana Robson

Julie Matthewson

Su Crossland

Jane Mortimer

Wendy Weekes

Carole Foster

Katrina Dixon

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

n/a

67%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

n/a

n/a

100%

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

 

Overall success criteria:   Governors, in their strategic role will continue to challenge and support the school and its leaders in order to secure a 'good' outcome at the next Ofsted inspection and its journey on to 'outstanding'

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