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The West Bridgford Junior School Full Governing Body

West Bridgford School Governing body are an elected group of individuals who are responsible for supporting and challenging the way the school is run. We aim to ensure that that every children’s learning and progress within the school is paramount and every child can develop to their full potential.

 

We are a diverse and enthusiastic team of people from the school and local community including teachers, parents, governors elected for a specific skill (co-opted) and local authority governors (elected by the body that is responsible for maintaining the school).

Together with the pupils and staff, we set the aims and objectives for the school, develop policies and targets to achieve those objectives and monitor and evaluate progress of the school towards these objectives.

 

The Full Governing Body meet termly. These meetings carry out formal business, receive reports from committees, ratify decisions made in them and discuss the management of the school.

There are two subcommittees – the Strategic Development and Pupils Committee and the Finance, Personnel and General Purposes Committee. The subcommittees also meet termly.

 

Strategic Development and Pupils (SDP) Committee is responsible for monitoring the delivery of the National Curriculum and learning within the school. It reviews school policies and makes sure that the requirements of children with disabilities/special needs (DSEN) are met. Key areas such as equality, child safeguarding, anti-bullying and spiritual development are also part of the committee’s remit.

 

The Finance, Personnel and General Purposes (FPGP) Committee is responsible for staffing and personnel issues including overseeing the appointment of new staff. It monitors the delivery of the school budget and allocation of funds. It is responsible for ensuring the premises are in a good state of repair and the grounds well maintained. It also has responsibility for regularly carrying out safety checks to make sure that the school is complying with Health and Safety legislation.

 

Each governor is also allocated ‘link governor’ roles. They take a particular interest in these areas of school governance and are responsible in reporting back to the Full Governing Body about its progress.

 

Occasionally special committees need to be created to deal with certain issues e.g. a pupil discipline committee or Employee Grievance committee. These would be made of appropriate representatives from within the School Governing body.

Name

Position

Sub-committee

Date of appt

Term of office

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest

Link governor roles

Mrs Catherine Rochelle

Chair

Co-opted (Initially parent)

 

FPGP (Chair)

SDP

22/07/2015

4yrs

None

Safeguarding

HT appraisal

Literacy

Mrs Sarah Brewington

Vice Chair

Co-opted

FPGP

07/06/2016

4yrs

None

Numeracy

HT appraisal

 

Dr Lucy James

Parent

SDP

11/2015

4yrs

None

Pupil Voice

ICT

Mrs Kristine Mole

Parent

SDP (chair)

 

4yrs

None

HT appraisal

Mrs Jane Metson

Co-opted (previously parent and LA governor)

FPGP

22/07/2015

4yrs

None

Health and Safety

Mrs Christine Holmes

Non-teaching staff

FPGP

22/07/2015

4yrs

Staff

Governor training

Mr Craig Martin

Staff

SDP

10/09/2013

4yrs

Staff

 

Mr Steve Arnold

Head teacher

FPGP

SDP

01/01/2015

 

Staff

 

Mrs Marion Snow

Parent

FPGP

02/11/2015

4yrs

None

Health and Safety

Mrs Sasha Winn

Parent

FPGP

14/10/2016

4yrs

None

PSHE

Dr Elisabeth Gibbon

Parent

SDP

14/10/2016

4yrs

None

Science

PHSE

Mr Andy King

Co-opted

TBC

02/2017

4yrs

None

 

Mrs Caroline Crew

Co-opted

SDP

10/02/2016

(stepped down Feb 2017)

4yrs

None

SEN

For attendance at meeting please see governor meeting minutes.

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