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Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Langley Moor Primary School, Academic Year 2017-18

 

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

4 co-opted governors.

Total – 9 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 year, the governing body worked towards attaining an outstanding grading, in all areas of the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule and implementation of the post OFSTED action plan.

The Finance Committee meets each half term to monitor the budget and agree future spending priorities. This year projects have included new play equipment for KS2, a library makeover and imrpoving facilities in school.

The curriculum committee has evaluated the introduction of new initiatives e.g. Rights Respecting and Global work. Governors have also 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.

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 N Gemski), 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 Committee and Appeals

Miss S Hopper

Staff Governor

Finance Premises and Grounds Committee and Curriculum

Miss S Young

Co-opted Governor

Finance Premises and Grounds Committee

Mrs N Gemski

Co-opted Governor

Pay Review and Personnel

Mr R Snell

Co-opted Governor

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

Miss C Weir

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum and Appeals

 

Chairs of Committees

Appeals-

Curriculum –

Finance – Mr R Snell

Pay Review – Mrs J Millard

Personnel –

 

Register of Interests

Our governors have registered the following interests;

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