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Governor Meeting News

At the end of every Governing Body meeting, we look back at the items we have covered during the meeting and ask ourselves the following question:

"What have we achieved tonight that will improve outcomes for our children?"

Through continued self-monitoring and review, we can ensure that the Governing Body operates purposefully, contributing to effective governance and the success of the school. Below are the key points from recent Governor meetings.

Meeting 17th September 2018:

  • Elected new Chair and Vice-Chair of Governors, securing strong, experienced leadership for the Governing Body.
  • Confirmed Governing Body structure and Link Governor roles, establishing a clear direction and operating structure.
  • Reviewed and agreed the School Improvement Plan for the year, establishing key priorities and allocating Governors to oversee each area.

Meeting 2nd July 2018:

  • Reviewed and agreed federation plans, establishing the future direction of the school.
  • Scrutinised pupil attainment data, identifying pupil achievements and successes throughout the year, plus focus points for future years.
  • Reviewed progress of School Improvement Plan priorities, identifying priorities achieved and subsequent impact on the children's learning. 
  • Agreed General Data Protection Regulations plan, ensuring continued legislation compliance.

Meeting 23rd April 2018:

  • Reviewed and agreed the school financial budget and staffing provision for the following year, ensuring the school operates to a strong, viable structure

Meeting 12th March 2018:

  • Reviewed future direction for school, confirming interest in joining Embark Federation, strengthening the school financially and academically. 
  • Reviewed and agreed policies and Schools Financial Value Standards return, evidencing accountability and compliance. 
  • Identified and reviewed positive strategies in use throughout school, improving pupil well-being and family engagement  

Meeting 22nd January 2018:

  • Reviewed how the School Improvement Plan priorities were progressing, identifying improvements being made, and strategies in place to improve pupil outcomes.
  • Put self-monitoring plans in place to ensure that we continued to fulfil our role effectively.
  • Planned Governor training opportunities, enabling Governors to expand their skills and carry out their role efficiently.
  • Reviewed pupil attainment data, noting steady progress made since entry into school and evidencing benefits of new maths and spelling strategies.

Meeting 27th November 2017:

  • Welcomed a new Governor to the board, strengthening our current membership and bringing new skills to the team.
  • Reviewed and agreed school policies, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements. 
  • Discussed and agreed a staffing structure for the new year, ensuring continuity of strong teaching and leadership.
  • Reviewed the school budget, overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring accountability.

Meeting 25th September 2017:

  • Reviewed and agreed the Governing Body operational structure for the next year, creating clear focus and aims.
  • Reviewed and agreed the School Improvement Plan for the year, establishing key priorities and allocating Governors to oversee each area.
  • Agreed Headteacher recruitment plans, securing a continued leadership structure for the school.
  • Confirmed Safeguarding arrangements throughout the school, protecting the welfare of the children and staff.   

 Full details of the work of the Governing Body is captured in approved minutes, available to view on request.