The Role of the Governing Board

The purpose of the Governing Board is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership working in close partnership with the leaders of the school, leading to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

 

This means:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff: and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

As a Governing Board we work cooperatively together to ensure we meet the 3 core strategic functions above.

 

The Governing Board consists of:

Full Name of Governor

Governor Type

 

 

Governor Position

 

 

Committees

Initial start date

 

Start date for current term

End date for current term

 

Mr Jon Slattery

 

Co-opted

Health and Safety

Finance and Assets

 

24/04/2019

 

24/04/2019

 

23/04/2023

 

Mrs Emily Kennedy

Co-opted    

 

18/07/2019

 

29/01/2020

 

28/01/2024

 

Mr Mark Loveday

 

Co-opted

 

SEND Link Governor

 

Curriculum

Committee

Finance and Assets 

 

30/09/2020

 

30/09/2020

 

29/09/2024

 

Mrs Sarah Phillips

 

Co-opted

 

Co Chair FGB 

 

 

15/09/2016

 

30/09/2020

 

29/09/2024

 

 

Mrs Sheila Marshall

 

Local Authority

Co Chair FGB

(Chair)

Curriculum

Committee

 

02/12/2020

 

02/12/2020

 

01/12/2024

 

Mrs Angela Hancock

 

Parent

 

Safeguarding Link Governor

 

 

04/10/2018

 

04/10/2018

 

03/10/2022

 

Mrs Claire Sanders

 

Parent

 

 

(Chair)

Finance & Assets Committee

 

04/10/2018

 

04/10/2018

 

03/10/2022

 

Mrs Donna Phillips

 

Parent

 

 

TBC

 

7/6/2022

 

7/6/2022

 

6/6/2026

 

Mr David Smith

 

Parent

Vice Chair FGB Finance and Assets

 

21/07/2021

 

21/07/2021

 

20/07/2025

 

Mrs Jess Beeching

 

Staff

 

Curriculum

Committee

 

12/05/2016

 

12/05/2020

 

11/05/2024

 

Mr Stuart Bill

 

Staff Head

     

 

01/09/2007

 

 

Miss Jayne Morgan

 

Clerk

     

 

01/01/2019

 

This year 2021-2022, the school is working on the following priorities which guides our work fulfilling our core strategic functions and meeting our statutory requirements. 

  • Priority 1: To ensure that groups of pupils who have fallen behind due to the Covid 19 pandemic get the resources and support that they need in order to make the progress needed to catch up. There will be a specific focus upon writing for boys and cohorts y3/4/5 in maths where progress and attainment was weaker last year.
  • Priority 2: To embed further a curriculum that is broad and balanced and gives pupils the life skills and the cultural capital to be successful and enthusiastic learners.
  • Priority 3: To introduce and embed effectively the new EYFS curriculum to improve outcomes at age 5, particularly in language and literacy
  • Priority 4: To fully explore all options for collaboration with other schools to include academisation. This will guarantee that the school has a clear strategic direction going forwards, which will best support the needs of our pupils and wider school community.

In order to carry out our functions effectively we meet 6 times per year as a full governing board and we have 2 committees: Standards Committee and Finance and Assets Committee who have delegated responsibilities which enables them to undertake strategic functions on behalf of the board.

 It is a privilege to be a governor at Leigh and Bransford where every child is valued. Our mission statement is “Our Children First” and we believe that every child should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to achieve the best possible standards, giving them a strong foundation for the future. The strengths and values that we aim to develop in our pupils are:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Independence
  • Tolerance and Diversity
  • Activity

Through our strategic oversight of the work of the school we support and strengthen the school to provide high quality education for all pupils.

More information can be found by clicking the links below:

 

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Finance and Assets Committee Terms of Reference

Curriculum -Terms of reference

Attendance Register FGB Sept 20 – July 21

Attendance Register Finance & Assets Sept 20 – July 21

Declaration of interest of Governors L&B