Our Governors

The Governors of the school meet at least once a term. They are a group of people drawn from the community, the school and the parents. The Headteacher is responsible to the governors for the leadership and management, behaviour and safety, teaching and learning, curriculum and safeguarding aspects of the school.

Learning & Development/Strategy Team

This team meets formally three times per academic year. Its key aims are to take an active role in monitoring pupils’ success and progress, and to regularly review and update the School Improvement Plan. It then reports on this to the Full Governing Body.

It regularly reviews the vision and values of the school to ensure that these are shared with all stakeholders. It assigns individuals or pairs of governors to monitor the priorities of the School Improvement Plan. It is responsible for reviewing and updating the Complaints Procedure for Parents, Curriculum Policy, Behaviour Policy, Home School Agreements, and Admissions Policy.

Finance & Premises Team

This team also meets at least three times per academic year. It engages in strategic financial planning and reviews and approves the annual budget. It ensures that the school operates within the financial regulations of the County Council and that the requirements of the School Financial Value Statement are being maintained. It reports key financial information to the Full Governing Body.

It is responsible for updating the Finance Policy, Health & Safety Policy, Disaster Recovery, Charging and Remissions Policy, Pay Policy, and Maintenance Plan.

Feedback on Parent Survey

Dear Parents & Carers

The Governing Body would like to extend its thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the Questionnaire.

The results have been collated and scrutinised by the Senior Management Team and discussed at a Full Governors’ Meeting in April 2015.

While the overall figures remain very positive we are aware that there is always room for improvement, and any comments left by those completing the questionnaire were very helpful in highlighting any concerns parents may have.

The key results were:

– 95% would recommend the school to another parent

– 99% agreed that “My child is well looked after at school”

– 99% agreed that “My child is taught well at school”

– 97% agreed that “My child makes good progress at school”

– 87% agreed that “The school is well led and managed”

This is such a useful tool for us; and gives us a good insight into your opinions. Thanks again to those that completed it and we would ask that as many parents and carers let your views be known through future surveys.

The Governing Body

(Figures taken from survey conducted in April 2015 with 64 respondents, % shown are total of Strongly Agree and Agree)

Chair of Governors
Mrs Sue Forsey
Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Georgia Richards
Ex Officio
Father Matthew Buchan
Mrs Kirstie De-Machen
Mrs Alex Lusted
Group Captain Patrick Tootal