Governors

Rev’d Sue Auckland

Foundation Governor

My husband, Peter, and I have lived in Scole since 1976; our two children were pupils at the school in the 1980’s.  . I was a high school science teacher for 31 years

Pete Charles

Community Governor

I have lived in Scole since 1987 and both my daughters were educated at Scole Primary School in the late 80’s to early 90’s before moving to Diss High School.

My work background was in computers.  Since I retired in September 2017 I have been involved with the Scole Nature Trails Trust who were instrumental in the creation of the Outdoor Classroom now used by the school.

Charlie Hillman

Parent Governor

I joined the governing body in January 2017. I am a serving member in HM Forces, currently stationed at Wattisham Airfield as the senior helicopter instructor at 4

Helen Taylor

Governor

I was elected onto the governing body in June 2018. I have 2 children in the school and am passionate about having an active part in their education

David Morrell

Parent Governor

Judith Phillip

Community Governor

I am a community governor and a volunteer at Scole Primary School.   I have lived in Scole for the last ten years

Jo Jones

Governor

I have lived in Scole for nearly 30 years with my husband Peter. The village has changed a lot in that time and the opening of the two bypasses gave the village the opportunity to become a closer community; having been divided for decades by two busy roads.

I have two children, my son lives in Dickleburgh and my daughter in Diss, and three grandchildren. Now retired, I had a career in the civil service which included time spent organising and delivering Youth Training Schemes, and twenty one years teaching in primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. My time is now spent with my grandchildren and working with the Palgrave Rainbows and Brownies. When I have spare time I like to read, cook and make craft objects such as home made Christmas cards. I have recently bought an electric bicycle so I can explore the countryside but you will only see me on it when the sun is shining!

Nothing is more important than the early years of a child’s education. Establishing a sound foundation of basic skills and knowledge will mean that the child is prepared to meet the challenges that secondary, further education and life will bring. Children must enjoy learning and understand that it is a lifelong process, not one that will end when they reach sixteen or eighteen years of age. This is vital so that they can be successful in a world where technology is developing at an alarming rate.

I believe I have the background to enable me to support Scole school, both it’s staff and children, and help it continue to be very successful in the future.

The current Governors of our school are:-

 

Foundation Governors –

Rev S Auckland (Term of office : 10/02/18 – 09/02/22)- Chair, Personnel & Community Links (chair), Curriculum, Safeguarding & Child Protection, Looked after children, RE, Pupil Premium, Performance Management & Class 4

Mrs J Phillip (23/03/17 -22/03/21) – Finance,Buildings, Health & Safety, Performance Management & Class 1

 

Local Authority Governor –

Mrs J Jones (14/11/18 – 14/11/20) – Curriculum, Class 3 & Anti-racism

 

Parent Governors –

Mr D Morrell (18/05/16 – 18/05/20) –  Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety, Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Class 3

Mr C Hillman (20/01/17 – 20/01/21) – Vice-Chair, Personnel & Community Links, Appeals Officer & Class 4

Mrs H Taylor (23/05/18 – 22/05/21) – Curriculum (Chair), PE & Class 2

 

Co-opted Governors –

Mrs K Murray (01/09/18 – 30/08/22) – PCL& Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety

Mr P Charles (01/10/19 – 30/09/23) – Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety (Chair), Class 2

 

 

Staff Governors –

Mrs S Tisbury (01/10/19 – 30/09/23)

Headteacher Governor – Mrs C Vosper

There were no business or pecuniary interests to declare by the governing body for 2019-20. This register is available from the school office on request. 

Clerk – Mrs C Buck

 

The work of the governing body of Scole Primary School is divided into 3 main subcommittees; Personnel & Community Links (PCL), Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety (FBHS) and Curriculum. These committees meet every half term and feed into the full governing body, which again meets every half term.

The purpose of these meetings is to scrutinise, challenge and support the work of the school, led by the Headteacher. Their role is to be a ‘critical friend’ and to ensure that the school is achieving the highest possible outcomes for learners in the school.

The different committees are rigorous and robust in their attention to detail; they help set the budget, they input into the school development plan, they are involved in the appointment process of staff and they hold the Headteacher to account. Through the different meetings that take place, the governing body ensures that policies are reviewed, the performance data of year groups is analysed and staff are given every opportunity to excel.

The expectation placed upon the governing body by Ofsted is that the governors know the school, know its priorities for improvement and support the Headteacher and staff in meeting these aims and ambitions.

The governing body of Scole Primary School works extremely hard to fulfil these duties. The on-going success of the school is due in part to the diligence and expertise that exists within the group and the governors are committed to developing the school to achieve outstanding outcomes for all.

 

Summary of work undertaken in the Spring Term 2017 (1st Half)

Curriculum Committee

This half term the committee reviewed two sections of the school’s self-evaluation document (SEF). The group also reviewed the Science & Collective Worship policies.

Personnel & Community Links

The committee scrutinised the following policies: Confidentiality, Online Safety, Acceptable Use, Staff Code of Conduct. They also updated the Safeguarding policy to incorporate Operation Encompass.  The group looked at one section of the SEF and added an amendment. In addition to this the subcommittee updated the pupil and parent questionnaires ready for completion and review.

Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety

At every FBHS meeting, one of the key areas that the group focuses on is budget monitoring.  The responsibility of the governing body is to ensure value for money and this is achieved through the scrutiny of the budget at all levels. The group reviewed the Health & Safety policy. They also provided information required for the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS), discussed the possible replacement of our boiler and decided on a contractor to use for our 5 year electrical checks.

Full Governing Body

At the full governing body meeting the chairs of the subcommittees fed back to the group and policies were approved. There was also a full report given by our SEN Co-Ordinator, Vicki Read, the latest version of our School Development and Improvement Plan (SDIP) was reviewed and the Headteacher’s report read and discussed.