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Governor Information

 

Purpose of the Governing Body

 

The Department for Education describes the purpose of a governing body as follows. The governing body should:

 

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement

 

  • keep the pressure up on school improvement

 

  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice

 

  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community

 

  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does

 

  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review

 

  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the head teacher and staff

 

  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action

 

Applying to be a Governor

 

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to become a school governor. Terms of office usually last for 4 years. If you are interested in becoming a governor at St. Paul’s CE Primary School you can enquire at the school office or apply online at www.gov.uk.

 

The National Governors' Association website has more information about the role of school governors and how to apply.

 

We currently have one governor vacancy.

 

Structure and Membership of St Paul’s Governing Body

 

A governing body is made up of Local Authority, parent, staff and co-opted governors from which a Chair and Vice Chair are elected.

 

2012 regulations require schools to have at least 7 governors including 2 parents, 1 ex-officio head, 1 elected staff, 1 Local Authority, with the remaining places filled with co-opted governors.

 

St Paul’s governing body re-constituted in 2015. It was decided to form a governing body of 12 members which comprises:

 

  • 3 Parents

 

  • 3 Foundation governors

 

  • 1 Local Authority

 

  • 1  Head Teacher

 

  • 1 staff (elected)

 

  • 3 co-opted

 

(Co-opted governors can be parents, staff or community governors but the proportion of staff on a governing body, including the Head, cannot exceed one third of the total.)

 

A Chair of Governors and a Vice Chair are elected from the parent, Local Authority and co-opted governors (staff and the ex-officio head cannot take on these roles). Governors also choose, or are appointed, to serve on various committees.

 

Committee meetings are clerked by an appointed Clerk to the Governors.

 

Special Responsibilities

 

A Chair of Governors and a Vice Chair are elected from the parent, Local Authority and co-opted governors (staff and the ex-officio head cannot take on these roles).

 

Governors also choose, or are appointed, to serve on various committees and, additionally, to take on the responsibility for overseeing different priorities of the School Development Plan.

 

Committee meetings are chaired and clerked by appointed members of that committee.

 

Committees

 

Much of the work of the Governing Body is carried out in committees.

 

At St Pauls our committees are Finance & General Purposes and Pupils & Personnel. Each committee meets once a term.

 

Full Governors' Meetings

 

St Paul’s governing body meets termly for full meetings.

 

These are chaired by the chair of governors and clerked by a local authority clerk.

 

The head teacher is also present at all regular meetings.

 

The head teacher presents a termly report which outlines the progress of teaching and learning in the school based on the results of lesson observations and data from assessments, along with progress on the School Improvement Plan, staffing, concerns, absences, exclusions and budget.

 

A typical meeting includes:

 

  • Declaration of interests

 

  • Ratifying minutes of previous meetings

 

  • Reviewing and approving policies

 

  • Matters arising from previous meetings

 

  • Reports from governors with special responsibilities

 

  • Correspondence sent to the Chair

 

  • Head teacher's report

 

  • Any other urgent business

 

Nick Dean is our Chair of Governors

 

He is a co-opted Governor and can be contacted via the school office

 

Helen Horne and Jane Worthington are also Co-opted Governors

 

Helen Horne is the Vice Chair of Governors

 

Iqbal Rassool is a Parent Governor (Child in Year 4)

 

Deborah Youdell is a Parent Governor (Child in Year 1)

 

Rod Darby is a Parent Governor (Child in Y1)

 

The Rev'd Lisa Temperley-Barnes SCP is our Ex-officio Foundation Governor

 

Hilja Skorupa is also a Foundation Governor

 

 Dr Susan Young is also a Foundation Governor

 

Cal Hurst is Head Teacher Governor

 

Sarah Halsall is Staff Governor

 

As stated our two main Committees are Finance & General Purposes (F&GP) and Pupils & Personnel (P&P)

 

Members of each committee are currently as follows -

 

F&GP

Helen Horne (Chair)

Cal Hurst (Head teacher)

Nick Dean

Iqbal Rassool

Sarah Halsall

 

P&P

Jane Worthington (Chair)

Susan Young 

Cal Hurst (Head teacher)

Hilja Skorupa

Sarah Halsall

 

The next full governing body meeting will take place at school on 19th June 2017.

 

Minutes from the March meeting will be posted after this date.

 

Please find minutes of previous meetings attached and our Instrument Of Government.

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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