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Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Langley Moor Primary School, Academic Year 2019-2020

 

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of the Governing Body of Langley Moor Primary School are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Governance arrangements

The Governing Body of Langley Moor Primary consists of the following members;

 

The Head Teacher

1 staff governor

2 elected parent governors

1 Local Authority governor

6 co-opted governors (1 co-opted vacancy)

1 associate governor

Total – 12 members

 

The Full Governing Body meets once each term. Sub committees meet, when necessary, to consider different aspects of the school in detail. Here at Langley Moor Primary School, we have a Finance Committee, a Curriculum Committee, a Personnel Committee, Appeals Committee, HT Performance Committee and a Pay Review Committee, which receive regular updates from the school leadership team, as well as updates in relation to safeguarding, behaviour and special educational needs.

Our governors undertake a skills audit at the beginning of each year, and attend training and refresher training to ensure the Governing Body continues to have the appropriate mix of skills and expertise to effectively undertake its functions. The new constitution allows associate governors to be appointed if there is an identified gap in the skill set.

 

Attendance record of governors

Governors’ attendance at meetings is excellent. Meetings have always been quorate (the minimum number of governors present to ensure that decisions are legally binding).

 

The work that we have done within our committees and in the governing body

During the first half of the academic year, the governing body monitored the school improvement plan and looked at its impact on pupil achievement and wellbeing. After schools were partially closed by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, governors met virtually to support staff and consider risk assessments relating to reopening to vulnerable and key worker children and Reception class.

The Finance Committee met at least once a term to monitor the budget and agree future spending priorities. Due to unanticipated spending to fulfil; the needs of the Covid19 risk assessments, large projects were postponed.

The curriculum committee looked at tracking data, which gives the results of pupil achievement and progress and discussed how Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding is allocated, as well as its impact. No consideration od SATs results was possible as they were cancelled.

The Personnel Committee meets as required, to consider staffing issues.

Each cohort has been allocated a Governor, who will move through the school with them, providing an overview of learning development, for the whole Governing Body.

Governors have a nominated safeguarding governor (Mrs J Millard), who does an annual safeguarding audit.

There is also a nominated SEND governor (Miss C Weir). She has overseen the implementation of the SEND policy.

Minutes of Governing Body and Committee meetings are public documents.

 

Future plans for the Governors

  • To continue to investigate examples of outstanding governance.
  • Governors will continue to make regular visits to school to monitor the impact of School Development priorities.

 

How you can contact the governing body

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from Parents and the community - please contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs J Millard, via the school office.

 

Current Members of the Governing Body

Mrs J Millard 

LA Governor

Curriculum, Finance Premises and Grounds, Frist Pay and Headteachers Performance

Mrs S Stelling

Headteacher Governor

 

Mrs J Exton

Parent Governor

Appeals, Curriculum and Personnel

Prof R Masterman

 Parent Governor

Finance, Premises and Grounds and Appeals

Miss S Hopper

Staff Governor

Finance Premises and Grounds Committee and Curriculum

Miss S Young

Co-opted Governor

Finance, Premises and Grounds

Mrs N Gemski

Associate Governor

Pay Review and Personnel

Mr R Snell

Co-opted Governor

Finance, Premises and Grounds, Pay Review, Headteachers Performance and Personnel

Miss C Weir

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum and Appeals

Mr P McGinn Co-opted Governor Curriculum and Personnel
Miss M Rimmer Co-opted Governor Curriculum and Pay Review
Mr D Seed Co-opted Governor Appeals and Finance, Premises and Grounds

 

Chairs of Committees

Appeals-

Curriculum – Miss C Weir

Finance – Mr R Snell

Pay Review –

Personnel –

 

Register of Interests

Our governors have registered the following interests;

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