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Meet the Governors

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The Role of the Governors

School governors are people who make a positive contribution to the school community by act as "critical friends". They support and challenge the Headteacher to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance. They also play a monitoring role asking relevant questions such as

"Is it working?","How do we know it is working?", "As a School, how can we get better?"

Governors need no formal qualifications but bring a range of experience to help our School achieve its vision.

They all have:

  • An interest in the education and well-being of the children
  • A willingness to ask questions
  • The time commitment to attend termly meetings and to get into school to see the children working for themselves
  • A commitment to be part of a team which, by working together, can make a real difference to the school.

Although they are volunteers, they are professional, committed and passionate about what the school does.  Their contribution is voluntary and they generally meet twice a term and visit the school regularly.

Membership of Governing Body - 2015

The Governing Body (GB) of Five Elms Primary School consists of the people listed below:

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS Mrs. Carol Canary
VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mr. Malcom Jones

Mrs Stella Newman

STAFF GOVERNOR Mr. Richard Ash
ASSOCIATE Mrs. Carol Dickson
HEADTEACHER Mrs. Barbara Turner
PARENT GOVERNORS

Mr. Chims Oparaugo

1 Vacancy

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Mr. Gerry Vincent

Mr. Malcom Jones

Mrs. Stella Newman

Mrs. Carol Kirkland

1 Vacancy

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY REP Mr. Dave Barnes 
SEND Mr. Richard Ash
CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING/LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN Mrs. Stella Newman
ANTI-BULLYING Mr. Malcom Jones
CURRICULUM & ASSESMENT

Mrs. Carol Canary

Mr Gerry Vincent

TRAINING & LIASON LINK Mr. Dave Barnes
HEALTH AND SAFETY Mr. Gerry Vincent
CULTURAL EDUCATION 1 Vacancy
ATTENDANCE Mr. Chims Oparaugo
BUILDING WORKS Mr. Malcom Jones

*Once elected, parent governors have the same role and responsibility as other Governors.  They are not just a representative of the parents and carers of the school, they are there to further the interests of all children in the school..

What do Governors do?

Together with the Headteacher, Governors are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all children and supports their well-being, they do the following:

  • Set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Provide challenge and support to the Headteacher, by holding the Headteacher accountable for educational performance
  • Make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and the School Development Plan
  • Monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budget and staffing
  • Report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations
  • Hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.

Governors fulfil these duties by:

  • Visiting the school on a regular basis;
  • Attending Governor Board meetings that take place twice per term;
  • Asking questions and considering documents prepared by the school;
  • Challenging the Headteacher in a constructive way;
  • Developing and supporting the values of the school.

All Governors are aware of and accept the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life:http://www.public-standards.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-do/the-seven-principles/

Annual Schedule of Meetings

Autumn Term
  Date Time
P\y Committee 14th October  8.30 a.m
Spring Term 2016
  Date Time
Governing Body 10th February 5.00 p.m
Improvement Committee & Finance 13th february 8.30 a.m
Summer Term 2016
  Date Time
Governing Body 15th June 5.00 p.m
Improvement Committee & Finance 25th May  8.30 a.m

Governing Body Meeting Attendance - 2014/2015

Name 06/11/2014 26/02/2015 18/06/2015 07/10/2015
Mrs. Carol Canary

Mrs. Barbara Turner

Mr. Malcom Jones

Mrs. Stella Newman N/A

Mr. Richard Ash

Mr. Ian Palmer        
Mrs Carol Dickinson

Mrs. Christy Fagade

Mr. Chims Oparaugo

 

 

Mr. Gerry Vincent

 
Mr. Dave Barnes N/A N/A N/A

Mrs Anne Allen    

N/A
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