The Governing Body 2016-17
There are 15 members of Strand Juniors Governing Body. Governors collaborate with the school in its work to provide a challenging, safe and exciting learning environment for all of our children. The Governing Body works with the Senior Leadership Team to establish the School Development Plan and approves this, the annual budget and internal policies. We ensure that our policies meet central and local authority requirements. We also monitor the implementation of our policies and we conduct appeals, senior staff appointments and consider serious disciplinary decisions. We abide by our Code of Conduct.
We aim to be a ‘critical friend’.
To achieve this, Governors:
- Meet as a whole body termly to talk about the work of the school.
- Visit some of the excellent performances, assemblies and exhibitions that children and staff have produced.
- Respond to national issues such as the reduced funding to schools and the new OFSTED framework.
- Meet with OFSTED and other inspectors.
- Read through documentation and policies.
- Ask questions about achievement and attainment, the curriculum and the financial management of the school.
- Support the school to improve standards for all children.
- Ensure that our pupils and staff learn and work in a healthy and safe environment.
- Go in to class to look at what is being learnt and taught.
- Keep parents/carers and the school community informed.
In addition, 3 separate committees meet termly – the Curriculum looking at aspects of teaching and learning: the Finance, Pay and Staffing looking at the financial management of the school: and the Health and Safety looking at the school premises and the health and well being of the school.
Our Governing Body was praised in the October 2016 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted said that “The school has a skilled group of Governors” and we "hold the school to account well" whilst "challenging the leaders using school performance information".
The 15 members of our Governing Body are:
Chair of Governors - Lisa Hutchinson
Parent Governor, member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.Numeracy Governor, Governor with responsibility for Looked After Children and Extended Schools Governor
Community Governor and Chair of Curriculum Committee.
Member of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee
Dr Nicola Burbridge
Chair of Premise, Health and Safety Committee and Community Governor.
Staff Governor and member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing committees.
Co Headteacher and member of Curriculum, Premises, Health and Safety and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.
Vice-Chair of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee and LA Link-Governor.
Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety and Curriculum Committees.
Associate Governor and member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.
Parent Governor and Chair of Finance, Pay and Staffing committee.
LA Governor and member of Curriculum Committee. Deputy Child Protection Governor.
Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety Committee and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee.
Community Governor and member of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee.
Community Governor and Vice-Chair of Premises, Health and Safety Committee. Child Protection Governor.
Co headteacher, Community Governor and member of Permises, Health and Safety Committee, Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee and Curriculum Committee.
If you would like to meet us and we are not around in the playground, please contact:
Please note that urgent matters should be submitted in writing to the school office and addressed to the Chair of Governors.