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Governor newsletter Summer 2021

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 Improvement 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 Improvement 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.   Phoenix Infant and Nursery School - Schools Financial Benchmarking - GOV.UK (schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk)

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

  • Holding school leaders to account

     

     

    Committees 2020/21

Finance

Pupils, Personnel and Strategic

Sophie Hayes-Watson (Chair)

James Saunders (Chair)

Anna Scrivens- Sabin (Vice-Chair)

Anna Scrivens-Sabin (Vice-Chair)

Nicola Broad

Nicola Broad

Andy Dunn

Lisa Harper

Lisa Harper 

Sonya Hand

Tanya Jones

Helen Derby

David Colyer

Laura George

 Laura Green

Meeting dates 

Finance

Autumn term –Wednesday 17th November 2021 - 6pm

Spring term –   Wednesday 23rd March 2022 - 6pm

Summer – Wednesday 22nd June 2022 - 6pm

PPS

Autumn term – Tuesday 9th November 2021- 6pm: 

Spring term –   Tuesday 15th March 2022 - 6pm

Summer – Tuesday 14th June 2022- 6pm

Full Governors

Autumn term – Thursday 2nd December 2021 - 6.30pm

Spring term –   Tuesday 29th March 2022 -  6.30pm

Summer – Tuesday 28th June 2022 -  6.30pm

 

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 Improvement 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.

Area

Member of Staff

Governor

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Mrs Harper

Anna Sabin-Scrivens/Sonya Hand

Health and Safety

Mrs Harper

David Colyer

 

    Date Appointed  End of termBusiness Interest
Governor  Co-optedMissTanyaJones20 Mar 201919 Mar 2023None
Governor  ParentMrJamesSaunders22 Jan 201921 Jan 2023None
Governor  StaffMrsLauraGeorge20 Nov 201819 Nov 2022None
Governor  Co-optedMrsNicolaBroad12 Jun 201811 Jun 2022None
Governor  Co-optedMrsAnna-MarieScrivens-Sabin22 Nov 201721 Nov 2021None
Chair of Governors  Co-optedMrsSonyaHand26 Jun 201719 Nov 2022None
Vice Chair of Governors Co-optedMissHelenDerby26 Jun 201725 Nov 2024None
Governor  Co-optedMrAndyDunn15 Jun 201614 Jun 2024None
 Governor LAMrDavidColyer01 Sep 201319 Nov 2022None
Governor  HTMrsLisaHarper   
Governor Co-optedMrsSophieHayes-Watson30 Mar 202129 Mar 2025None
Governor ParentMrsLaura Green   

 

 

 

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