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 & Performance Management
Mrs J Phillip (23/03/17 -22/07/23) – Finance,Buildings, Health & Safety
Local Authority Governor –
Mrs J Jones (14/11/18 – 14/11/22) – Curriculum & Anti-racism
Parent Governors –
Mr C Hillman (20/01/17 – 19/01/25) – Personnel & Community Links, Pupil Premium & Appeals Officer
Mrs H Farrer (03/10/21 – 03/10/25)
Mrs A Fullerton (03/10/21 – 03/10/25)
Co-opted Governors –
Mrs K Murray (Staff) (01/09/18 – 30/08/22) – PCL & Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety
Mrs H Taylor (23/05/18 – 22/05/21) – Vice-Chair, Curriculum (Chair) & PE
Mr Alan Thorp (07/10/21 – 07/10/25) – Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety
Staff Governors –
Mrs J Bennett (08/09/21 – 07/09/25)
Headteacher Governor – Mr M White (Interim Headteacher)
There were no business or pecuniary interests to declare by the governing body for 2021-22. This register is available from the school office on request.
Clerk – Kirstyn Middlemiss
The work of the governing body of Scole Primary School is divided into 3 main subcommittees; Ethos, Personnel & Community Links (EPCL), 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 Autumn Term 2019 ( 2nd Half)
This half term the committee reviewed four sections of the school’s self-evaluation document (SEF). The group also reviewed the Special Educational Needs and Relationship and Sex Education policies.
Personnel & Community Links
The committee scrutinised the following policies: Publication, Pay, Performance Management and Fundamental British Values. The group also looked at two sections of the SEF.
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 Bad Debt and redundant Equipment policies. They also discussed the proposed project to refurbish the boys and girls cloakrooms, giving approval for this to proceed.
Full Governing Body
At the full governing body meeting the chairs of the subcommittees fed back to the group and policies were approved. It was agreed that the latest version of our School Development and Improvement Plan (SDIP) would be split into committees for monitoring. The Headteacher’s report read and discussed. The Parent Governor vacancy on the board was also discussed.