The current Governors of our school are:-
Foundation Governors –
Rev S Auckland (Term of office : 11/02/14- 10/02/18)- Chair, Personnel & Community Links, Curriculum (chair), Safeguarding & Child Protection, Attendance, Looked after children, Anti-Racism, RE, Science & Performance Management
Mr C Mills- (28/04/15 – 30/04/19) – Personnel & Community Links (chair), Performance Management
Local Authority Governor –
Rev. P Wood – (11/10/16 – 10/10/20) – Curriculum, Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety, Maths
Parent Governors –
Mr D Morrell (18/05/16 – 18/05/20) – Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety, Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Mr N Stannard (07/11/17 – 20/11/21) – Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety (chair), PE
Mr C Hillman (20/01/17 – 20/01/21) – Personnel & Community Links, Performance Management, Literacy
Co-opted Governors –
Mrs K Minns (18/12/13 – 17/12/17) – Curriculum
Mrs J Phillip (23/03/17 -22/03/21) – Curriculum
Staff Governors –
Mrs G Munday (20/05/13 – 19/05/17)- Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety, Personnel & Community Links
Headteacher Governor – Mrs C Vosper
There were no pecuniary interests to declare by the governing body for 2017-18.
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)
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.