Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Governors

 

Governance

The new Annual Report to parents can be downloaded here 

Govenors' Annual Report to Parents 2016-17.docx

 

The accountable body for the school is the ‘Governing Body for Hoylandswaine Primary School’ and it is made up individuals who are either nominated or elected to represent the Local Authority, parents, and school staff or those who are co-opted on to the Governing Body because of the interpersonal or business skills they possess. We are a dedicated group of volunteers and staff who invest a huge amount of goodwill and hard work into improving the education of every child in the school. We are often in and around school and would like to think that we are approachable by all parents.

The governors are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters and we have a legal responsibility for the overall accountability of the school to the Local Authority and Ofsted. Governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education and it is our role to focus on these core functions.

Each year we publish a statement of what we have achieved and what our priorities are for the following year; this can be viewed either via the link above or on the School Information section of the website.

 

 

Governors

 

Co-Chairs

Ms Zoe Blair, Ms Beverley Paddey

LA Representative

Mr Mark Pawson

Headteacher

Ms Laura Cole

Staff Representative

Mr Damien Bond

Parent Representatives

Ms Rebecca Burton

Co-opted Governors

Ms Vicky Pearson; Ms Zoe Blair; Ms Beverley Paddey; Mr Richard Punshon; Ms Helen Sanderson

Associate Members

Ms Karen Schofield

 

Governors are recruited based on their skill set or their ability to learn and develop, and their ability to commit the necessary time to the role. Members of the governing body serve for a period of four years. Chairs are appointed annually. Associate Members have no voting rights but are in all other ways equal to full governors.

 

The Governors Register of Business Interests and meeting attendance for 2016-17 can be downloaded here

Register of Business Interests and meeting  attendance for 2016-17 

 

Committee Structure

Governing Body (Board)

Sets the strategic direction of the school and provides challenge and support to the Headteacher by asking insightful questions in relation to the School Development Plan, key performance data and the school’s statutory duties. All governors and associates are members of the Board.

Monitoring & Standards Committee

Investigates in detail statistical performance data, staff and governor monitoring reports and monitors progress towards achieving the year’s objectives and their impact on progress, attainment and teaching standards. Members: MP (Chair), BP, LC, ZB, KS, DB, RB, RP

Finance & Risk Committee

Sets the school budget and monitors in-year spend against forecast. Maintains the risk register, monitors asset management and approves financially related polices and procedures. Members: BP (Chair), LC, MP, DB.

Personnel & Pay Committee

Performance manages the Headteacher, assists in the recruitment of new staff, is responsible for all staff issues including appraisal and pay and approves staff-related policies and procedures. Members: ZB (Chair), LC, RB, VP.

Owls Committee

Sets the strategic direction of the wrap around care provision, monitors income generation, and approves policies and procedures specifically related to the provision: RP (Chair), ZB, KS, MP and Carol Oxley

 

Minutes from all meetings are held by the Local Authority and can be viewed in school upon request.

Monitoring School Performance

Individual governors are responsible for monitoring and reporting back on specific areas of the curriculum or statutory duties.

Early Years

Vicky Pearson

Community

Karen Schofield

English and  

Health &  Safety

Beverley Paddey

Maths

Richard Punshon

Special Education Needs & Disability

Mark Pawson

Safeguarding

Helen Sanderson

 Parental Involvement

Rebecca Burton

 

Statement of Behaviour Principles

The Governing Body expect the Headteacher to set out measures in the Behaviour policy which aim to:

  • Promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect;
  • Prevent bullying;
  • Ensure that pupils complete assigned work; and which
  • Regulate the conduct of pupils.

Additional we ask that the Headteacher include information for staff and parents on:

  • Searching pupils;
  • The use of reasonable force and other physical contact;
  • Discipline beyond the school gate; and
  • When to work with other local agencies to assess the needs of pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.

The Behaviour Policy can be viewed on the School Information section of this website.

Revised 28th June 2017