St. Giles CE Primary School

St. Giles Church of England (Aided) Primary School

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Governors

Thank you for visiting this page. The Governing Body of our school is made up of our Head Teacher, one other member of staff, 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 

Governors meet 6 or 7 times per year, although there may be additional, extraordinary meetings as well as these. In 2018-19, the Governing Body adopted more frequent Full Governors meetings, and stopped the several Committee meetings that used to take place. Now, all Governors are involved in all of the decisions and discussions that the Committees used to focus on as part of a wider Full Governors agenda for each meeting. Therefore, Standards, Finance and Christian Distinctiveness are standing agenda items for every meeting, as well as Premises/Health and Safety when appropriate. The number of meetings has therefore decreased, but individual Governors attend a similar number of meetings as before, as there used to be 3 full meetings, plus a similar number for Committees. This has, however, reduced the number of meetings for the Chair, Headteacher, Clerk and Staff Governor. The Chair and Headteacher meet frequently outside of the Full meetings, and Link Governors meet with relevant staff periodically throughout the year.

Scheme of Delegation

The Local Governing Body was appointed in line with the constitution of the maintained LA predecessor school. The Academy remains largely autonomous but DDAT retain appropriate powers in the Scheme of Delegation to ensure delivery of any required school improvement measures.

Please click the Scheme below for full details. St Giles is Category 2 within this scheme:

St Giles Governing Body Scheme of Delegation

Area

 

Purpose

Full Governors 

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).

Standards

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

Finance 

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

Premises/Health and Safety

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

Christian Distinctiveness 

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

Governing Body (click on highlighted names for profiles)

Governors &

Terms of Office

Governor Type

Appointed by

Any pecuniary/financial interests

Special Responsibilities

LINK GOVERNOR:

Position on any other Governing Boards

Attendance at meetings 2018-19 

 

Mr Don Jones

Appointed: August 2008

End of office: September 2020

Foundation

Derby Diocese

Chair of Governors

Maths Link 

Y5/6 Phase

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison

Anti-Bullying

 7/7 (100%)

Revd Helen Guest

 

N/A - Ex-Officio

 

 

 

Foundation

Ex-officio

Derby Diocese

Child Protection 

Pupil Interviews & Parental Liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

 

7/7 (100%)

Mr David Weston

Appointed: August 1999

End of office:

September 2020

Foundation

Derby Diocese

Pupil Interviews & Parental Liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

Premises/Health & Safety

5/7 (71%)

 

Mr Matt Loader

N/A - Headteacher

Headteacher

Derby Diocese

 

7/7 (100%)

Mrs Joanne Shackleton

Appointed: September 2016

End of office:

November 2020

Teaching Staff

Staff election

 

 

 On maternity leave Sept 18-Apr 19; covered by Acting DHT Reece Davy for 5 meetings

7/7 (100%)

Mrs Christine Beach

Appointed: April 2015

End of office:

March 2023

Foundation

Derby Diocese

 

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

KS1 Phase

 

6/7 (86%) 

Mrs Rachel Amos

Appointed: September 2018

End of office:

July 2022

Foundation

Derby Diocese

 Link with SENCO

SEND/LAC

6/7 (86%) 

Mr Neil Parker

Appointed: September 2014

End of office:

September 2022

Foundation

Derby Diocese

Pupil interviews & Parental liaison on Christian Distinctiveness

Computing

 4/7 (57%)

Mrs Jill Baldwin

Appointed: September 2018

End of office:

July 2022

Foundation

Derby Diocese

Finance 6/7 (86%)

Mr Russell Windle

Appointed: January 2014

End of office:

January 2022

Parent

Parent election

PE Link

 5/7 (71%)

 

Mrs Michelle Shaw

Vice Chair

Appointed: November 2018

End of office: November 2022

Parent

Parent election

 

 Pupil Premium

EYFS Phase

6/6 (100%) 

Mrs Julie Adams

 

Clerk to Governors

 

7/7 (100%)

Total:

77/90

86% 

 

 

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