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Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section. 


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.

Governance at Swaffham Infant and Nursery School – 2017 - 2018

As governors we are responsible for:

 

   1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

 

   2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

 

   3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

This means Governors lead the school, we don’t manage it.

We are here to give a long-term strategic direction for how the school is run and to ensure the school is accountable for its actions.

We are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education.

Raising educational standards in school is a key priority.

Governors are at the heart of how the school operates.

It is important we get things right.

How we do our job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community.

The everyday priorities of the school change from year to year but the long-term focus does not.

The Governing Board makes sure that the school has high expectations of both pupils and staff.

It develops good relationships with all areas of the school, challenges complacency and provides a practical policy framework within which the school can operate.

Governors also promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies.

We do this together with the Head teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school.

The Governors support and challenge the Head teacher by gathering views, asking questions and working with her to decide what's best for the school.

The Governing Board has a very important and essential role to play.

Governors are ultimately responsible for how the school is performing. It is, therefore, essential that we know the school well.

We work closely with the Head teacher and the whole Leadership Team in identifying the key issues for the future success of the school and its pupils

Being a School Governor is demanding but it is also rewarding and a good way of giving something back to the school and the local community.

 

Constitution of the Governing Board

The Governing Board consists of:

   2 Parent Governors

   1 Local Authority Governor

   2 Staff Governors

   4 Co-opted Governors

   2 Foundation Governors representing the Church

   Total number of Governors 11

At this present time we have a full governing body

 

At our Full Governors meeting in December after to talking to the head teacher we decided to review and change our meeting structure.

When we low in numbers to make sure we were quorate at every meeting we decided to make every meeting a Full Governing Body meeting so we stopped the Resources and Learning and Outcomes committees incorporating their work into the Full Governing Body meeting.

Now we have a full quota of governors after the recruitment of a new Parent Governor in October, we decided to make us even more efficient and effective as a governing body we would go back to having Resources and Learning and Outcomes committees.

So we will have

   4 Full Governing Body,

   3 Resources Committees

   3 Learning and Outcomes Committee meetings per school year.

  The committees will report back to the Full Governing Body

The Resources Committee, will focus on finance, premises and some personnel matters;

The Learning and Outcomes Committee will focus on curriculum, data and standards,

We also have committees that meet when necessary to consider staff pay and HTPM

We act within a framework set by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and in accordance with our Code of Practice.

 

Full details of all current governors can be found at: Governing Board 2017/18

Governor details for the previous academic year can be found at: Governing Board 2016/17

 

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Graham Chittock, then this can be done through the School Office on 01760 721357 where you can speak to Mrs Stevenson, the Finance Officer.

If you are interested in joining the Governing Board please contact Mrs Stevenson, the Finance Office, on 01760 721357.

 

 

 

 

 

Swaffham CE VC Infants and Nursery School – Governors and Roles – from September 2017

 

 

 

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Roles

Declaration of Interests

Revd Janet Allan

 

 

Foundation Bishop Appointed

 

 

15 Jun 2017

14 Jun 2021

SMSC
Collective worship

RE

Learning and Outcomes Com.

None

Martin Booth

 

 

Co-opted governor

 

 

25 Apr 2016

24 Apr 2020

Progress and attainment
Pay Committee

Resources Committee

None

Mr Graham Chittock

 

Foundation DBE PCC Appointed

 

15 Jun 2017

14 Jun 2021

Chair
Safer Recruitment
Health and safety
Website
Behaviour
Pay Committee

HTPM

Resources Committee

Learning and Outcomes Com

Cluster Governor

Daughter Employed by school

Mrs Susan Chittock

 

 

Co-opted governor

 

 

29 Mar 2017

28 Mar 2021

Writing

Resources Committee [Vice –Chair]

Daughter employed by school

Ms Sue Flood

 

 

Co-opted governor

 

 

19 Jul 2016

18 Jul 2020

Safeguarding
SEND
Prevent
Pay Committee

Learning and Outcomes Committee

 

None

Janet Harris

 

 

Co-opted governor

 

 

01 Sep 2016

31 Aug 2020

ViceChair
Pupil Premium
LAC
Sports Premium
HTPM

Resources Committee - Chair

Employed by Educator Solutions

Mrs Clare Hudson

 

 

Parent governor

 

 

18 Sep 2017

17 Sep 2021

Attendance
Reading

Learning and Outcomes Committee

None

Mrs Carol Keable

 

 

Local Authority Governor

( Local Authority )

 

16 Aug 2017

17 Aug 2021

Maths

Learning and outcomes Committee

None

Marion Link

 

 

Head teacher

 

 

19 Sep 2016

 

 

Staff

Emily McMillen

 

 

Staff governor

( Staff )

 

19 Sep 2016

18 Sep 2020

 

Staff

Mrs Michelle Titmarsh

 

 

Parent governor

 

 

16 Oct 2017

15 Oct 2021

Health and safety

Resources committee

None

Mrs Sarah Vonk

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

Employed by Educator Solutions

 

Swaffham CE VC Infant and Nursery School - Meeting Attendance – 2016 - 2017

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

FGB - Full Governing Body; RC - Resources Committee; LO - Learning and Outcomes Committee

 

 

 

FGB 

 RC

FGB 

LO

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

 

Governor

Governor Type

19 Sep 2016

03 Oct 2016

14 Nov 2016

12 Dec 2016

16 Jan 2017

20 Feb 2017

29 Mar 2017

24 Apr 2017

15 May 2017

19 Jun 2017

10 Jul 2017

Percentages

Janet Allan

Foundation Bishop Appointed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

Y

100%

Stewart Belcher

Resigned September 2017

Parent

 

N

Y

N

NS

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

NS

36%

Martin Booth

Co-Opted

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

91%

Graham Chittock

Foundation –PCC/DBE

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

100%

Susan Chittock

Co-Opted

-

-

-

-

-

-

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

100%

Sue Flood

Co-Opted

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

82%

Janet Harris

Co-Opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

100%

Marion Link

Headteacher

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

82%

Emily McMillen

Staff

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

82%

Sarah Vonk

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

100%

 

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