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MEET THE GOVERNORS

Who’s Who In Our Governing Body

The Governing Body is a friendly group of volunteers who oversee and support the development of the school so that it always provides a high standard of education for its pupils.  Its membership includes staff, parents and people who represent the Local Authority and community.

The following members of staff sit on the governing body:

The following parents sit on the governing body:

The following members of the local community sit on the governing body:

 

STATUS OF TYPES OF GOVERNORS

Co-opted – elected by Governing Body

Parent – elected by parents

Staff – elected by staff

Local Authority – appointed by the Local Authority

Associate – appointed by Governing Body

GOVERNORS – WHAT DO THEY DO?

Governors exist to ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school.

The Governing Board does this via evening meetings during term time by spending time in school during the day and seeking feedback from staff, pupils and parents.  Governors receive regular training to keep up to date on relevant matters.

School governors are volunteers who have a passion for the school and a desire to help it do the best for its children by setting the vision and ethos of the school by ensuring:

The school has clear and ambitious priorities and targets.

That all children, including those with special educational needs, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school’s budget, including the pupil premium allocation, is well used.

An appropriate staffing structure and key staffing policies are in place.

Holding the Headteacher to account by monitoring the school’s performance – this includes:

Reviewing the school development plan.

Considering all relevant data and feedback from school leaders and others.

Asking challenging questions of school leaders.

Ensuring school has all the required policies and procedures and that school is operating effectively according to those policies.

Linking with other staff on specific issues and monitoring progress and performance on a priority or issue.

Listening to and reporting to the school’s stakeholders, pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.

Ensure the school staff have the resources  and support they require to do their jobs well.  This includes:

Necessary expertise on business management

External advice where necessary

Effective appraisal and staff training

Suitable premises

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

FULL GOVERNING BODY

All the governors meet together termly.

The Chair and Vice Chair of the governing body are Julie Bennion and Bev Scott-Herron.

In addition the following committees meet throughout the year, usually termly.

LEARNING COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

Gary Cunningham

Bev Scott-Herron

Julie Bennion

Vicky Lockwood

Ann-Marie Berry

Christine Jones

Katie Poole

Garry Finn

Katie McLaughlin

Lynn McDonald-Borthwick (Associate)

Helen Jago (Associate)

Jane Coates (Observer)

Joanne Reilly (Observer)

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (& PAY COMMITTEE)

Vicky Lockwood

Michael Schofield

Gary Cunningham

Julie Bennion

Ann-Marie Berry

Tracy Robinson

Christine Jones

Katie Poole

Garry Finn

Katie McLaughlin

Lynn McDonald-Borthwick (Associate)

Joanne Reilly (Observer)

HEADTEACHER PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PANEL

Michael Schofield

Julie Bennion

Bev Scott-Herron

Christine Jones

Reviewing Officer – Vicky Lockwood

HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

Tracy Robinson – Premises Manager

Vicky Lockwood

Joanne Reilly

Other committees exist which meet infrequently, as and when required – these are the Staff Dismissal Committee, the Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee, the Pupil Disciplinary Committee and the Complaints Governing Board:

SEN/Inclusion/BESD.................................................Julie Bennion

Training & Support..................................................Tracy Robinson

Child Protection & Safeguarding.............................Bev Scott-Herron

Health & Safety.......................................................Vicky Lockwood

SFVS & Finance.......................................................Michael Schofield

All governors link to a particular year group – see below.  They visit classes, talk to pupils and staff and report back to the Governing Board.

Early Years & Reception.........................................Vicky Lockwood

Year 1.....................................................................Michael Schofield

Year 2.....................................................................Christine Jones

Year 3.....................................................................Katie Poole

Year 4.....................................................................Garry Finn

Year 5.....................................................................Lynn McDonald-Borthwick & Katie McLaughlin

Year 6.....................................................................Bev Scott-Herron

KS2 Woodies & Oakies...........................................Julie Bennion

If you wish to know more about the work of the Governing Body feel free to speak to any of your governors.

Copies of minutes are available at the school office.

HOW TO CONTACT THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body takes account of parent views in its decision making.  To enable this parents can feedback their opinions, suggestions and concerns relating to the Governing Body’s remit in the following ways:

Directly to the Chair of Governors or Headteacher via the school office

By discussion with Staff Governors or Parent Governors who are available in school – please see ‘Meet the Governors’.

Via tear off slips on the Governor’s termly newsletter

Email: oakwoodgovernors@gmail.com

Please note that where feedback to Governors is found to be a complaint relating to the day to day running of the school, Governors will explain the role of the Governing Body and will refer parents to the school complaints policy.  Anonymous complaints will be ignored, unless a child or member of staff is believed to be at risk.

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