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Governance Statement 2016-17

The Governing Board has three core functions, as set out in the Department for Education’s Governors’ Handbook:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money


Governance Arrangements

To undertake the core functions, we have established the following governance structure for our school:

– Governing Board Meetings (co-chaired by Ms G Fennel and Mrs M Lydon) are held on a termly basis and as required, and focus on setting the strategic direction for the school and delegate functions to the committees of the Governing Board and individual members.

– Curriculum & Standards Committee are held on a termly basis to focus on the educational performance of the school, and the personal development, safety and wellbeing of pupils.

– Resources Committee are held on a termly basis to focus on the business side of the school, considering matter such as finance, premises management and staffing.


Annual Statement:

The key issues faced by our Governing Board this year have been:

  1. Recruiting a Headteacher to lead our school, so that we are judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
  2. Recruiting appropriate Associate or Co-oped Governors, with the expertise to contribute to our governing body.
  3. Undertaking a review of Governance to ensure that our Stategic Leadership supports the rapid progress of the school.


The key priorities the Governing Board will focus on during the coming year will be:

  1. Supporting and challenging our new Headteacher.
  2. Monitoring the impact of our Action plan and the school’s Post Ofsted Action plan.


Contact the Governing Board

If you would like to contact the Governing Board with any comments, concerns or compliments please address your correspondence in writing to the Chair of the Governing Board, C/O the school (marked private & confidential).

Governors Vision Statement

  Miss S Ashton Mrs L Bambrook Mr A Baxter Mrs J Briscoe Miss K Dodgson Mr S Dunn Ms G Fennel Ms S Glay Mrs A Halliwell (Associate Member) Cllr M Kirkland Mrs M Lydon Mrs J Marnick Miss S McCartan (Associate Member) Mr W Wright (Associate Member)    
Meeting Date                                
Governing Board 14.10.16 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N    
  06.12.16 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y   N    
Resources Committee 22.11.16 Y   N Y   Y         Y Y        
Curriculum & Standards 08.11.16 Y N Y Y Y   Y Y N N Y Y N      
Committee 28.02.17                                
Appraisal & Pay Committee 08.11.16 Y     Y             Y Y        
Meetings held   5 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 2 2    
Meetings Attended   4 1 3 5 3 2 3 3 0 1 5 5 0 0    
Attendance Record   80% 33% 75% 100% 100% 67% 100% 100% 0% 33% 100% 100% 0% 0%