GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body of Earls Barton Primary School was established on 1st January 2017 in accordance with the Instrument of Government agreed by the Local Authority, as EBPS is a Community School maintained by the Local Authority.

Governing bodies are responsible for the strategic management of their school, working to ensure it delivers a good quality education.  

So what does a Governor do?

We are responsible for working with the Headteacher to raise standards of achievement for all pupils at the school, for setting the budget and for overseeing the curriculum. We also have powers with respect to the appointment and dismissal of staff and the exclusion and re-instatement of pupils.

Why do schools need Governors?

Every school has a governing body to represent the public in the running of schools. School governors bring perspectives from ordinary life and work with the staff and the local authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilities such as managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.

How do Governing bodies work?

Governing bodies must act as a corporate body. They must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school. They must be open about, and prepared to explain, their decisions and actions. The size of the governing body can range from 9 to 20 (this can vary for voluntary aided schools). Each governing body can adopt the most suitable model within certain guiding principles. The governing body should carry out their functions with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school.

The governing body will:

  • promote high standards of educational attainment
  • set targets for pupil achievement
  • take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • manage the school's budget, including how many staff will work there and their pay
  • make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the headteacher)

The Earls Barton Primary School Governors meet formally at least once a term. There are several Standing Agenda Items which must be included, and the remainder of the meeting is organized so that every aspect of the school’s development is covered throughout the year. This includes the updating and revision of those policies which must have Governor approval. These must then be published on the school website. Last year, following a review and evaluation of the Governors’ effectiveness, we changed how we work, and at our review and evaluation at the end of the year we agreed to continue with this, as it had proved to be more efficient in terms of time and communications.   Details of specific Governor focus areas have been agreed for this academic year and cover all aspects previously dealt with by committees, and include new initiatives for which Governors are now responsible. The meetings of the Full Governing Body are now inclusive for all Governors and are enabling active and productive discussions.

We are fortunate at Earls Barton Primary to have very supportive and involved parents, and are committed to ensuring that as Governors we keep parents involved and informed about what is happening. There is a programme of activities which encourage parents to visit the school and see how their children are learning, as well as new ways of ensuring that both staff and Governors have an understanding of the parent voice. Governors are also trying to have a presence at these activities, and welcome feedback from parents/carers, and can also be contacted through either the email address for the website or through the website contact form.

 

GOVERNORS 2018-2019 AND MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

Name

Governor type

Dates of office from/to

Mr Nick Chapman

Co-opted

01.01.2107

01.01.2021

Mrs Lesley Emerson

Local Authority

08.12.2015

07.12.2019

Mrs Chloe Fallady

Staff

06.10.2016

05.10.2020

Mr Craig Malloy

Co-opted

01.01.2017

01.01.2021

Mrs Marion Moore

Co-opted

01.09.2015

31.08.2019

Mrs Pauline Shacklady

Headteacher

25.07.2011

01.01.2021

Mr Phil Sheldon

Parent

01.01.2017

01.01.2021

Mrs Jackie Wright

Co-opted

01.01.2017

01.01.2021

Mrs Victoria Christy

Parent

12.01.2018

11.01.2022

Mrs Ruth Palmer Co-opted 18.01.2018 17.01.2022

 

SPECIFIC/INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 19

RESPONSIBILITY/FOCUS

GOVERNOR(S)

LIAISON WITH

Chair of Governors Marion Moore  
Vice Chair of Governors Lesley Emerson  

Community Cohesion

Nick Chapman

Head, Governors

External

Monitoring and Data analysis for progress and achievement

Link Governors + Vulnerable groups Gov. (Marion Moore, Jackie Wright ,Ruth Palmer, Lesley Emerson ,Vicky Christy)

Head, KS Leaders

Inclusion Manager

EYFS Link

Jackie Wright, Ruth Palmer

EYFS Leader

Finance and Budget

Craig Malloy

Nick Chapman

Head/SBM

H & S

Nick Chapman

SBM, Head, Site Supervisor

H.R.

Ruth Palmer

Head, Chair

Head’s Appraisal

Lesley Emerson

Nick Chapman

Ruth Palmer

External

Inclusion/vulnerable groups

Marion Moore

Victoria Christy

Inclusion Manager

KS1 Link

Lesley Emerson, Ruth Palmer

KS1 Leader

KS2 Link

Jackie Wright

Victoria Christy

KS2 Leader/Head

Looked after children

Marion Moore

Victoria Christy

Head, Inclusion Manager

Marketing and communications, including website

Phil Sheldon

Deputy + As appropriate

Parents’ participation and feedback

Phil Sheldon

Head

Staff

Parents

Policy review cycles

Craig Malloy

SBM/Head

Premises inc. Highways

Nick Chapman

Head/SBM

Site Supervisor

Pupil Premium

Marion Moore

Victoria Christy

Head,Inclusion Mgr

Safeguarding

Marion Moore

Phil Sheldon

Designated Safeguarding Lead (PS)

Safer Recruitment

Marion Moore

Lesley Emerson

Ruth Palmer

Head

Special Educational Needs

Marion Moore

Victoria Christy

Head, Inclusion Manager

Sports funding

Phil Sheldon

Head/Sports Funding lead teachers

All Governors have signed the Code of Conduct for Governors and work to the Terms of Reference.

All Governors will sign a Declaration of Interest forms, which identify relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including:

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions;
  • Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

The Clerk to the Governors is: Helen Dabrowski

 

REGISTER OF INTERESTS 2017-18

Name

Business Interest

Other governing bodies

Personal relationship with staff pupils

Victoria Christy

Childminding, Tutoring

None

Yes

Ruth Palmer

None

None

No

Steve Buckley

None

None

No

Chloe Fallady

None

None

No

Craig Malloy

None

None

Yes

Phil Sheldon

None

None

Yes

Nick Chapman

None

None

No

Pauline Shacklady

None

None

No

Lesley Emerson

None

None

No

Marion Moore

None

None

No

Jackie Wright

None

None

Yes

Emma Dutton

None

None

Yes

 

DATES OF GOVERNOR MEETINGS 2018-19

11th October 2018

29th November 2018

24th January 2019

14th March 2019

Budget Meeting – TBA

2nd May 2019

13th June 2019

18th July 2019

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2017-18

 

Name

Oct

Nov

Jan

March

April

June

July

Marion Moore

Present

Present

Apologies

 Present  Present  Present  Present

Lesley Emerson

Apologies

Present

Present

 Present  Present  Apologies  Present

Emma Dutton

Present

Present

Apologies

 Not present  N/A  N/A  N/A

Victoria Christy (joined Jan 2018)

N/A

N/A

Present

 Present  Present  Present  Present

Chloe Fallady

Present

Present

Present

Present   Present  Present Apologies 

Pauline Shacklady

Present

Present

Present

 Present  Present  Present  Present

Jackie Wright

Apologies

Present

Present

 Present Present   Apologies  Present

Craig Malloy

Apologies

Present

Present

 Apologies  Present  Apologies Present 

Ruth Palmer

Present

Present

Present

Present   Present Apologies   Present

Steve Buckley

Present

Present

Present

 Present  Apologies  N/A  N/A

Phil Sheldon

Present

Present

Present

 Present  Present  Present  Present

Nick Chapman

Present

Present

Present

 Present  Present  Apologies  Present

Samantha Mawer (left Jan 2018)

Apologies

Present

N/A

 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A

 

Governor Files

 


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