|Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Board of St Giles’ C of E (V.C.) Primary School, Great Maplestead
|In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all Governing Boards, the 3 core strategic functions of St Giles’ Primary School Governing Board are:
|Governance arrangements||The Governing Board of St Giles’ C of E (V.C.) Primary School is made up of 1 Authority, 3 Co-opted, 2 Foundation, 2 Staff (including the Headteacher) and 4 elected Parent Governors. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board and are people who, in the opinion of the Governing Board, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. We also have 1 Associate Member.
Mr John Kearney’s term of office as a Parent Governor finished during this academic year.
Mrs Carol Brownlie was appointed a Foundation PCC Governor in August 2016.
The full Governing Board meets at least once each term, and we also have a number of Committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail. At St Giles’ Primary School we have a Finance & Premises Committee, which focuses on finance and premises issues and a Curriculum and Personnel Committee, which focuses on the curriculum, pupil related matters and personnel, including staffing issues.
We also have Committees that meet if required to consider pupil discipline and staffing matters.
|Attendance record of Governors||Governors have good attendance at meetings.|
|The work that we have done in our Committees and in the Governing Board||Early on in the year we carried out an audit of our understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Board. Overall we were very pleased with the outcome, but it did provide us with areas to improve. These included increasing some of the detail of the data meetings to give other Governors a better understanding, and to review our New Governor Induction Policy.
In the Spring Term we had our SIAMs Inspection for which we achieved an ‘Outstanding ‘ outcome, but it did not mean there are not areas to improve. One area that was highlighted was our deeper understanding of the school monitoring process and how what we do links together. We have started to review, increasing our focus on foundation subjects.
Earlier this year we were approached by Bulmer St. Andrew’s C of E Primary School who were struggling to fill their Head Teacher role and needed support to improve their school, to see if we would be interested in forming a coalition with a view to federating. Having had a meeting with parents from both schools and a vision meeting with both Governing Boards, we are at the stage where a coalition is in place and our proposal to federate is currently being considered.
|Future plans for the governors||With the Proposal to Federate currently in its consultation period, it is difficult to say what next year will look like. If a federation is made then St Giles’ and St Andrew’s will have one Governing Board between them. If we do not federate, then 2 Governing Boards will remain.
Regardless of this, at St Giles’ we will still be focusing on the important issues to our school including:-
|How you can contact the Governing Board||We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents – please contact the Chairman of the Governing Board, Mrs Doe, via the school office or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Clerk to the Governing Board at email@example.com|
St Giles’ C of E (V.C.) Primary School, Gt Maplestead, Governing Board
|Governor||Category||Term of office expiry date|
|Mrs Penny Doe – Chairman of the Governing Board||Authority Governor||01/02/2019|
|Mr Karl Handy||Co-opted Governor||23/03/2019|
|Mrs Valerie Castro||Co-opted||03/07/2020|
|Mrs Ann Crisp||Co-opted||29/02/2020|
|Mrs Nicola Davis||Co-opted Governor||31/12/2018|
|Mr Nick Ellis||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio|
|Mrs Carol Brownlie||Foundation PCC Governor||16/08/2020|
|Mr Adrian Hume||Parent Governor||31/08/2017|
|Mrs Joanne Morris/span>||Parent Governor||31/08/2017|
|Mrs Victoria Stokoe – Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board||Parent Governor||24/11/18|
|Mrs Jinnie Nichols||The Head||Ex-officio|
|Mrs Carol Everard||Staff Governor||31/08/2017|
St Giles C of E (V.C.) Primary School, Gt Maplestead, Governors’ Attendance Record for 2016-2017
Meetings : 5
|Curriculum & Personnel
Meetings : 3
|Finance & Premises
Meetings : 4
|Mrs Penny Doe||5||3||4|
|Mr Karl Handy||4||3||–|
|Mrs Ann Crisp||3||–||–|
|Mrs Nicola Davis||5||1||–|
|Mrs Carole Brownlie||5||3||–|
|Mr John Kearney||1||–||1|
|Mr Adrian Hume||4||3||3|
|Mrs Joanne Morris||5||3||–|
|Mrs Victoria Stokoe||5||–||4|
|Mrs Jinnie Nichols||5||3||4|
|Mrs Carol Everard||5||–||4|
|Mr Nicholas Ellis||5||–||4|
|Mrs Valerie Castro||4||3||–|