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Governor Impact Statement October 2017


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Weyford Nursery and Primary School

Governors’ Details 2017/2018

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Elizabeth Riley

Co-opted

n/a

4

21/06/2019

SIC

Chair

Forum rep

 

 

 

Gill Sutton

Co-opted

FGB

4

18/11/2018

Resources

 

Sam Archibald

Parent

n/a

4

25/11/19

Pay

Resources

Chair Resources

 

Derek Beesley

Co-opted

FGB

4

4/2/20

 

SIC

Safeguarding

Chair SIC

 

Julie Smith

Headteacher

FGB

0

 

Resources

SIC

Headteacher

Charles Wilson

LA

District Councillor

4

25/11/19

Pay

 

 

Claire Brown

Staff

Staff

3

4/2/19

Resources

 

 

Carole Yates

Co-opted

FGB

1

8/7/20

SIC

 

 

Katie Ambrose

Parent

n/a

0

 

Resources

 

Penny Payne

Parent

n/a

0

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weyford Infants School -Register of Governors’ Interests

Name

Name of Business Including:

· governor elsewhere (please include school name)

· related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)

· employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Neil Fleming

Contract with school

Landscaping

Contractor

At appointment

 

At appointment

Eleri Forsyth

Staff

Teacher

-

At appointment

 

At appointment

Janet Heys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Lawry

HT

HT

-

At appointment

 

At appointment

Elizabeth Riley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynne Roadnight

Staff

Deputy HT

-

At appointment

 

At appointment

Gill Sutton

Staff

Regular supply cover contracted by school directly

-

At appointment

 

At appointment

Faith Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Name

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate

(%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate

(%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Neil Fleming

6

6

100%

4

2

50%

6

2

33%

Eleri Forsyth

6

6

100%

4

4

100%

3

3

100%

Elizabeth George

2

2

100%

2

2

100%

2

2

100%

Janet Heys

6

5

 

3

2

66%

3

2

66%

Laura Jones

6

4

66%

3

3

100%

3

3

100%

Diane Lawry

4

4

100%

2

2

100%

4

4

100%

Elizabeth Riley

6

5

 

2

1

50%

6

5

88%

Lynne Roadnight

6

6

100%

4

2

50%

3

3

100%

Gill Sutton

6

6

100%

2

1

50%

6

3

50%

Faith Thomas

6

6

100%

4

4

100%

6

5

88%

Wayne Tonge

3

2

66%

n/a

n/a

 

3

2

66%

 

 

Governors impact statement 2015-16

In the academic year 2015-16, the governors of Weyford Infant School and Nursery have taken the opportunity to consider the best way forward for the school. Following the retirement of the substantive headteacher in December 2015, the governors worked with the local authority to secure the services of a very experienced interim headteacher from January 2016. At this time, they also worked with the local authority and the governors from Weyford Junior School to explore the best way forward to ensure the best possible outcomes for all the children served by the Weyford Schools. This had led the governors to ask the local authority to undertake a consultation to close the infant school and extend the age range of the junior school to become a through primary with effect from September 2017. This consultation process was well underway by the end of the academic year. In the meantime, the governors have worked to secure stability for the school through the extension of the interim arrangement with the interim headteacher becoming the interim executive headteacher over both schools for the academic year 2016-2017. The governors continue to monitor the impact that last part of the transitional period has on the school in terms of its vision, aims and outcomes for children.

 

During this period of change the governors have worked hard to build capacity within the existing staff team, specifically in terms of leadership. They have asked the interim headteacher to work to develop the middle and senior leaders across the school in order that they are secure in being able to measure and articulate the impact of their leadership. This ensures improved provision and outcomes for children.

 

During the academic year, the school faced some significant budgetary constraints, and the governors worked with the interim headteacher to retain a good level of high quality staff, continue to raise standards and to set a balanced budget. During this process, there were also opportunities to promote some of the existing staff and thereby achieve an even stronger staff team.

 

A key issue this year has been to oversee the implementation of the new assessment system following the abolition of “levels”. This has been difficult for all schools and the governors agreed with the interim headteacher to follow the Hampshire Assessment model. This has been phased in over the academic year and is now fully in place, allowing staff and governors to confidently evaluate the progress and attainment of pupils, and different groups of pupils.

 

The governors have been clearly focussed on outcomes for children over the academic year. They were delighted that improvements to the Early Years provision led to improved outcomes for children and that the school was achieving in line with the national average in this area. The school had focussed heavily on phonics provision during the year and this led to an increased number of children achieving at the expected level. Although the governors were disappointed that this is not yet at the national average, they were heartened that the cumulative data for year 1 and year 2 phonics tests showed that, by the end of year 2, the school is operating in line with the national average in this area.

 

This was the first year that year 2 children were assessed against the new curriculum. The cohort had been low achieving in foundation stage and the governors were delighted to see that most children who had been in the school from the end of reception made expected or better progress from their starting points. The governors are aware that there is still a need to improve provision for our disadvantaged children and the aim of becoming a through primary school is to ensure that all our children have an enjoyable learning experience throughout their primary years and achieve the best possible outcomes.

 

With regard to the nursery provision, the governors are delighted to continue to cater for children from two years old and to secure for them the best possible start to their educational journey.

 

Overall it has been a very busy year for the governors of Weyford Infant School and there have been some changes to the governing body over this period of time. However, collectively the governors have worked with the staff and the local authority to ensure that the school continues to move forward and to meet its vision of “Working Together for Excellence.”

Weyford Infant School and Nursery - Composition

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