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Flying High at Phoenix!

Welcome to our governing body


What do the Governing Body Do?

At Phoenix we are very fortunate to be supported by our wonderful governors. The governors play a vital role in enabling the school to continually strive for excellence by providing support and challenge.  This is achieved by the governing body -

 

  • Attending regular committee meetings  either Pupils, Personnel and Strategic (PPS) or Finance

  • Supporting the school in matters relating to Health and Safety

  • Attending termly full governors meetings

  • Understanding and taking seriously all issues linked to the safeguarding of children

  • On going monitoring which includes meeting with staff and pupils, taking part in staff meetings, observing lessons, and work in books alongside appropriate leader, receiving a termly report from the headteacher, keeping up to date with the School Development Plan and regularly visiting school

  • Link governors with areas in school. Subject leader reports are shared with governors

  • Attending governor training events

  • Understanding and impacting on the School Development Plan

  • Being fully aware of the school budget and management of resources and how use of finances impacts on pupil progress and attainment, with a particular focus on money targeted at specific areas.

  • Understanding how well the school is doing in relation to pupil progress, attainment and attendance

  • Holding school leaders to account

     

     

    Committees 2017/18

Finance

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

 

 

 

 

Kate Woodroffe

Anna Sabin

Nicola Broad

Nicola broad

David Colyer

 

Theresa Wilson

Jo Smith

Andy Dunn

Grace Collins

Dates for meetings 6.30pm

Finance

Autumn term – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Spring term –   Tuesday 13th March 2018

Summer – Tuesday 5th June 2018

PPS

Autumn term – Tuesday 17th October 2017

Spring term –   Tuesday 27th February 2018

Summer – Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Full Governors

Autumn term – Tuesday 21st November 2017

Spring term –   Tuesday 20th March 2018

Summer – Tuesday 12th June 2018

 

 

Governors’ Monitoring Statement.

 

Governors have an important part to play in the Leadership of the school. They need to be fully aware of their school’s strengths and development needs and be able to communicate these to each other and a range of stakeholders, including parents and school inspectors/advisors. As governors play an important role in the strategic development of the school, a range of monitoring opportunities are required to help them to support school leaders in decisions relating to finance and school development planning.

A school monitoring programme is in place which has a section relating to governor monitoring for the current year drawn up by governors and staff and linking to the School Development Plan.

 

Governors will be supported in their monitoring role through;

  • Formal and informal visits to school

  • Regular newsletters

  • Use of school website

  • Involvement in HT appraisal and evaluating teacher appraisal processes

  • Analysis of data including outcomes for specific groups of pupils

  • Pupil interviews

  • Staff interviews

  • Visiting on special event days

  • Access to school policies

  • Involvement in staff meetings eg work scrutiny

  • Learning walks

  • Involvement as pro-active committee member

  • Minutes of meetings.

  • Financial Reports including assessing value for money

  • Head Teacher termly report and governor questions

  • Governor meetings held in classrooms as appropriate

  • Being kept up to date with the School Development Plan and Self-Evaluation and impacting upon these

     

    To support governors with their monitoring role, training is provided either through the Local Authority termly course programme or in house designed training.

                               Phoenix Infant and Nursery School                                     

 

                                            Governor Links 2017/18

Area

Member of Staff

Governor

Child Protection

Mrs Harper

Anna Sabin

Safeguarding

Mrs Harper

Anna Sabin

 

Health and Safety

Mrs Harper

David Colyer

 

Inclusion – Special Needs/Gifted and Talented/ Vulnerable groups

Mrs Harper

Mrs Broad

 

 

Assessment

Senior Management Team ( Mrs Harper, Hayley Doyle, Miss Moretto, Emily Anderton)

 

 

Literacy

Mrs Harper

Kate Woodroffe

 

Numeracy

Miss Moretto

 

 

Design Technology

Mrs Winstanley/Ms Leigh-Browne

 

 

The Arts

Mrs Wright  

 

 

Science

Mrs Broad

 

 

PE

Miss Greasley

Mrs Smith

 

Humanities

Mrs Doyle

Anna Sabin

 

Behaviour

Mrs Anderton

Mrs Harper

Grace Collins

Attendance Mrs Harper Anna Sabin

ICT

Miss Greasley

 

 

Governor Training Mrs Harper Grace Collins

Key Stage One Leader

Miss Moretto

Kate Woodroffe

 

Foundation Stage Leader

Mrs Doyle

Anna Sabin

 

School Development Plan objectives

Mrs Harper

All staff

 

 

Detailed Information Regarding Governor Body Membership

 

Name

Type

 

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Relationship With Staff

Position of Responsibility

Committees

Business/Pecuniary

Interest

Mrs Lisa Harper

 

Headteacher

 

16/04/2012

4 years

N/A

Headteacher

Finance

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

None

David Colyer - Chair

Co-opted

01/09/2017

4 years

N/A

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance

 

Finance

Pay Appeals subcommittee

None

Helen Derby

Parent

26/6/2017

4 years

N/A

TBC

TBC

None

Anna Sabin

Co-opted

22/10/2012

4 years

N/A

Foundation Stage

Pay Sub committee

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

None

Nicola Broad

 

 

4 years

N/A

Acting Deputy Head Teacher

Finance

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

None

Sonya Hand

Parent

26/6/2017

4 years

N/A

TBC

TBC

None

Jo Smith

Staff

 

4 years

N/A

PE

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

None

 Theresa Wilson

Co-opted

24/11/2015

4 years

N/A

Vision and Values

Finance

None

Kate Woodroffe -Vice chair

Co-opted

20/04/2015

4 years

N/A

Key Stage One

Vice Chair

Literacy

Pay sub committee

Finance

None

Grace Collins

Parent

28/09/2015

4 years

N/A

Training governor

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

None

Andy Dunn

Co-opted

15/1/2016

4 years

N/A

 

Finance

None

 

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