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The Governing Board

WINCHAM CP SCHOOL

GOVERNOR ANNUAL STATEMENT 2017-2018

Autumn term 2017

  • Governors attended INSET with all teaching staff to share the new head teacher’s vision for the school
  • The governors’ forum ensured that all governors understood the school data and supported the head teacher to introduce strategies to improve outcomes for all pupils
  • Governors undertook a review of committees and their remits
  • Agendas for committee meetings were reviewed and ensured that discussions were more focused
  • Finances have been arranged so that KS2 pupils will have additional teacher support delivering targeted interventions from the spring term
  • Governors supported the employment of a play therapist to work with vulnerable children
  • The chair and vice chair regularly visited the school to discuss matters with the head teacher
  • Governors undertook training to strengthen their participation in the work of the board and their understanding of the school
  • Governors have supported and challenged the head teacher and the senior leadership team
  • Policies have been reviewed and updated to ensure that the school is current with recent policy and procedures

Spring term 2018

  • Governors attended school during governor week and visited classes and participated in lessons across all cohorts
  • The governing board discussed the financial impact of external training for school staff
  • At the governors forum in March governors mapped progress against the priorities in the School Development Plan
  • Governors undertook a skills audit and reviewed the membership of committees against this to identify any gaps
  • The governing board supported the head teacher to quality assure teaching and learning
  • The chair and vice chair regularly visited the school to discuss matters with the head teacher
  • The finance committee has ensured that the school is operating within a sustainable financial structure
  • A budget meeting took place at which forecasting for the next three years was considered and a benchmarking exercise undertaken to compare the school’s financial outlay with other schools
  • Governors have supported and challenged the head teacher and the senior leadership team
  • Policies have been reviewed and updated to ensure that the school is current with recent policy and procedures

Summer term 2018

  • Governors, during the course of the year, have made difficult decisions which have had positive outcomes for all children
  • Governors have managed significant changes effectively
  • Governors have discussed staffing and together with the head teacher have recruited a new Deputy head teacher
  • Governors have carried out a staff survey and discussed the results with staff
  • Governors have supported the head teacher with the new class arrangements
  • Governors have attended the National Association of Governance conference and other external governance meetings and have given detailed feedback to the board
  • Policies have been reviewed and updated to ensure that the school is current with recent policy and procedures
  • Governors have supported and challenged the head teacher and the senior leadership team

 

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