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Governance is good and governors are well informed of the quality of provision in the school. The governing body have undertaken training in how to develop their effectiveness and they are able to hold the school to account for the progress made.                                                                                                                                         (Ofsted, July 2014)

Governors

Thank you for visiting this page. The Governing Body of our school is made up of our Head Teacher, two other members of staff, one local authority representative and volunteers appointed by either the church or the parents of our pupils. We all work very closely together to support the school in achieving the best possible outcomes for our children. One of our major responsibilities is to ensure that the school has and is implementing a School Development Plan that addresses all the statutory academic requirements with the aim of being an Outstanding school whilst using the strongest of Christian principals to ensure that our children leave us with the best possible academic credentials coupled with robust Christian virtues.

We aim to achieve this by holding regular meetings to monitor all aspects of the performance of the staff and pupils. These meetings of the full governing body are supported by smaller committees of governors with responsibilities for a number of key areas such as finance, premises, academic standards, human resources etc. You will also see governors offering individual support in a number of different ways through visits to school to monitor particular areas of the curriculum, volunteer support in the classrooms and helping out at events such as Envision evenings, cooking beef burgers and even washing up!

In all that we do we try to put at the forefront Christian values so that our school will always be an environment for nurture through loving care and that our children will know the meaning of Christ's teaching as they gain in confidence and academic excellence.

Elsewhere on this website you will see how well the school is performing and evidence of the Christian influence on our activities. If you have any questions for the governors about any aspects of the school please feel free to make contact via the school office. Whilst we must always maintain confidentiality we will ensure that you are provided with honest answers to any questions you may have.

Don Jones

Chair of Governors

Structure of Governing Board and Committees

Name

Chair

Purpose

Full Governors (FGB)

Don Jones

Key roles:

·         To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

·         To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

·         To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

Full Governors also carry out a number of other statutory and important duties (e.g. appointing staff, hearing appeals and grievances, standards of pupil behaviour).

Raising Standards of Achievement (RSA)

Reverend Helen Guest

Pupil achievement and data; target setting; whole school curriculum; standards.

Finance (FC)

Don Jones

Finer detail of the school budget and how it is spent, aligned to school priorities; deployment of resources; staff pay.

Premises (PC)

Dave Weston

Health and Safety of the school grounds and building; any improvements/construction work.

Christian Distinctiveness (CDC)

Reverend Helen Guest

The school’s Christian character; Collective Worship; RE; community links.

Governing Body (click on highlighted names for profiles)

Governors &

Terms of Office

Governor Type

Committee member

Appointed by

Any pecuniary/financial interests

Committee Chair

Special Responsibilities

LINK GOVERNOR:

Position on any other Governing Boards

Attendance at meetings Jan-Dec 2016 including committees

 

Mr Don Jones

September 2020

Foundation

RSA / Finance / CDC

Derby Diocese

FGB

Finance

Chair of Governors

Maths Link - with RD

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison

Anti-Bullying

 15/15

100%

Mr Matt Freeston

November 2018

Parent

RSA / Finance

Parent election

CEO of Learners’ Trust MAT

Executive HT

 

Vice Chair

Pupil Premium

Reading Link- Learning Walks

Pupil interviews & Reading Journals

Chair at Eckington School

Trustee at Learners’ Trust MAT

5/11

45%

 

Mr David Weston

September 2020

Foundation

Premises / Finance

Derby Diocese

Premises

Pupil Interviews & Parental Liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

 10/10

100%

Revd Helen Guest

 

Foundation

RSA / CDC

Ex-officio

Derby Diocese

RSA / CDC

Child Protection / SEN / LAC

Link with SENCO

Pupil Interviews & Parental Liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

 13/13

100%

Mr Matt Loader

Headteacher

Derby Diocese

 

 

16/17

94% 

Mrs Joanne Shackleton

November 2016

Teaching Staff

RSA / Finance

Staff election

 

 

 

 2/2

Replaced Elaine Fletcher Nov 16

9/9

100%

Mrs Julie Elliott

September 2020

Non-Teaching Staff

Premises

Staff election

   

10/10

100% 

Mrs Christine Beach

March 2019

Foundation

Derby Diocese

 

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

EYFS

10/10

100% 

Mr Ben Wheelhouse

March 2020

Foundation

Derby Diocese

 

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

 5/5

100%

Vacancy

Foundation

Premises

Derby Diocese

   

 

Mr Neil Parker

September 2018

Foundation

RSA / CDC

Derby Diocese

 

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

Computing

 4/12

33%

Revd Michael Guest

September 2018

Foundation

Premises / CDC

Derby Diocese

 

Community Links

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

 8/10

100%

Mr Russell Windle

January 2018

Parent

Premises / RSA

Parent election

 

PE Link

 5/10

50%

1 Vacancy

LA

   

 

Mrs Julie Adams

 

Clerk to Governors

 

 

Total:

112/134

84% 

 

 

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