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Governors

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF BARLBY BRIDGE C.P. SCHOOL

July 2015

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of Barlby Bridge C. P. School Governing Body are:

  1. ENSURING CLARITY OF VISION, ETHOS AND STRATEGIC DIRECTION
  2. HOLDING THE HEADTEACHER TO ACCOUNT FOR THE EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SCHOOL AND ITS PUPILS
  3. OVERSEEING THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SCHOOL AND MAKING SURE ITS MONEY IS WELL SPENT.

The Governing Body of Barlby Bridge C.P. School was reconstituted in October 2014 and is now made up of 14 governors of whom 5 shall be parent governors, 6 co-opted, 1 local authority governor, 1 staff governor and the head teacher.

To effectively contribute to the governance and success of the school the Governing Body employs a range of attributes in finance, education, business and management helping to provide a strategic view for improvement to ensure accountability and act as a critical friend so that good quality education is provided by Barlby Bridge C.P. School. The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the school year, and a committee structure that focuses on specific areas of governance including Standards and Pupils, Performance Management and Personnel, Finance and Buildings.

We currently have 2 vacancies (3 vacancies from September) – one parent Governor and two Co-opted Governors – an election will be held in September


2015 for the Parent Governor.

Percentage Attendance of Governors

Committees - Personnel , Finance & Buildings 100% Standards & Pupils 90%

Full Governing Body       - 85.7%

The work we have done on our committees and in the Governing Body meetings has been varied and rewarding. Throughout the school year the committees have successfully overseen the School Development Plan to embed “deep learning”, to establish a new curriculum that fulfils statutory requirements and to raise standards in English. The quality of teaching and learning in the classroom is good and is steadily developing from a sound base, raising expectations for all. Pupil attainment is rigorously monitored and pupils make good progress. The Chair of Governors meets with the School Management Team on a regular basis to monitor progress and receive updates. The financial management of the budget is carefully scrutinised and school policies are regularly reviewed and altered when necessary.


AVAILABILITY OF APPROVED MINUTES – Minutes are available to view in the office with 48 hours prior notice.


In planning for the future the Governors say farewell to Head Teacher David Barber at the end of July and wish him all success in his new post. Claire Hughes succeeds him in September with the full support of the Governing Body which seeks to approve strategies for the challenges ahead including a new School Development Plan that will build on the strengths already established. The priorities for the next year include ensuring a smooth transition of senior leaders to their new roles, further developing the highly effective leadership within school.  Within teaching and learning the focus will be upon allowing children to develop a thorough knowledge and deep understanding of learning covered in all aspects of the curriculum. Teaching around positive learning behaviours will also be a key part of school development in order to further improve children’s dispositions and attitudes towards their own learning.

Further information about the work of the school governing body is available on the website.

The Chair of Governors or Clerk to Governors can be contacted by writing to them C/O Barlby Bridge CP School.

Stephen Walker B.Phil., B.A., P.G.C.E.     Chair of Governors

 

Governor Information Academic Year  2015-16

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Committees

Responsibilities

% attendance at FGB

%   attendance at committees

Date of appointment

Term of Office

Business Interests/Relationships with staff/governors at other schools

Mrs Victoria  Cahill

Parent Governor

Parents

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Leadership & Management

40

0

05/2014

05/2018

None

Mrs Toni Cammack

Parent Governor

Parents

Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

SEN /Quality of Teaching/Single Equality

60

66.6

02/2014

02/2018

None

Mr Christopher Chappell

Associate Governor

Governors

None

 

100

N/A

09/2015

RESIGNED 31/08/16

None

Mr Jeff Coultish

Co-Opted Governor

Governors

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Health& Safety

Behaviour & Safety

80

66.6

12/2014

12/2018

None

Miss Julie  Duckett

Parent Governor

Parents

Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

Chair of Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

Vice Chair of FGB

Achievement

Performance Management

EYFS

60

66.6

11/2012

11/2016

None

Mrs Kirsty Hanks

Parent Governor

Governors

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Leadership & Management

100

100

05/2015

05/2019

None

Mrs Wendy Hockley

Co-Opted Governor

Governors

Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

 

80

66.6

09/2015

RESIGNED 31/08/16

None

Mrs Claire Hughes

Headteacher

LA

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

Headteacher

100

100

09/2015

Until Post ceases

None

Mrs Jane Kearns

Staff Governor

Staff

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

 

100

100

02/2013

02/2017

None

Mr Brian Marshall

Co-opted Governor

Governors

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Behaviour & Safety

40

33.3

12/2014

12/2018

See below

Dr Kim Wailling

Co-opted Governor

Governors

None

 

100

N/A

02/2016

02/2020

None

Mr Stephen Walker

Co-opted Governor

Governors

Finance/Buildings/Personnel

Chair of FGB

Chair of Finance

Leadership & Management

Performance Management

80

66.6

12/2014

12/2018

None

Mrs Hilary Williamson

LA Governor

LA /

Governors

Curriculum/Standards/Pupils

Quality of Teaching

 

80

100

08/2013

08/2017

None

 

Business Interests Declared by Governors

Mrs G Wilks contract for painting and decorating at school awarded to husband Mr R Wilks following LMS procedure rules

Governors that are on the Board of Governors at other schools

Mr B Marshall is also a Governor at  Barlby High School

No Governor has declared a relationship to any member of school staff.

 

 

Business Interests Declared by Governors

 

Mrs G Wilks contract for painting and decorating at school awarded to husband Mr R Wilks following LMS procedure rules

 

Governors that are on the Board of Governors at other schools

 

Mr B Marshall is also a Governor at  Barlby High School

 

No Governor has declared a relationship to any member of school staff.

 

 



 

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