Welcome to the Governor's Page!
What do the Governing Body Do?
At Maun we are fortunate to have a governing body who take their role in supporting the school and it's development seriously. The governing body do this through
- Attending regular committee meetings either pupil and curriculum or finance and personnel
- Supporting the school in matters relating to Health and Safety
- Attending temly full governors meetings
- Understanding and taking seriously all issues linked to the safeguarding of children
- On going monitoring which includes meeting with staff and pupils, taking part in staff meetings, observing lessons, and work in books alongside appropriate leader, receiving a termly report from the headteacher, keeping up to date with the School Development Plan and regularly visiting school
- Link governors meeting with key members of either the Foundation Stage or KS1
- Attending governor training events
- Understanding and impacting on the School Development Plan
- Being fully aware of the school budget and management of resources and how use of finances impacts on pupil progress and attainment, with a particular focus on money targeted at specific areas.
- Understanding how well the school is doing in relation to pupil progress, attainment and attendance
- Holding school leaders to account
- Taking every opportunity to work alongside parents informing them and listening to their views
In our most recent Ofsted Sep 2013 it states that the Maun governors were well organised and well informed and governors use information about pupil's performance effectively to hold school leaders to account.
We hope the governors have a lot of fun too!
Governing Body Structure:
In the Spring term 2017, the Governing Body was reconstituted to reduce the total number of Governors to 10, all of whom will sit on the Management Committee. This committee will deal with all matters related to pupils, curriculum, finance and personnel, whilst a smaller committee will deal with matters linked to pay. The Governors felt that this structure would enable them to better support the school and are looking forward to their first Management Committee meeting in June, when the Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected.
All our governors have specific link roles which enable them to become 'experts' about different aspects of our school. These will often form the basis of monitoring carried out by the governors on their visits to school. Link roles identified as 'SIP' relate directly to the 'School Improvement Priorities' which we are currently working on and are outlined below:
Priority 1 - to raise teacher expectations through effective use of assessment for learning
Priority 2 - to develop the learning environment in order to further improve teaching and learning
Priority 3 - to raise attainment and increase the rate of progress in Maths
Priority 4 - to raise attainment in writing, especially for boys
Priority 5 - to strengthen leadership capacity across school
Priority 6 - to improve pupil attendance
Below are pictures of our Governors, please do feel you can approach them with any questions or queries about the school - they will be very happy to talk to you.
Governors’ Monitoring Statement.
Governors have an important part to play in the Leadership and Management of the school. They need to be fully aware of their school’s strengths and development needs and be able to communicate these to each other and a range of stakeholders, including parents and school inspectors/advisors. As governors play an important role in the strategic development of the school, a range of monitoring opportunities are required to help them i support school leaders in decisions relating to finance and school development planning.
A school monitoring programme is in place which has a section relating to governor monitoring for the current year drawn up by govs and staff and linking to the School Development Plan.
Governors will be supported in their monitoring role through;
Formal and informal visits to school
Use of school website
Involvement in HT appraisal and evaluating teacher appraisal processes
Analysis of data including outcomes for specific groups of pupils
Being involved in a programme of classroom observations
Visiting on special event days
Access to school policies
Staff training evaluations
Involvement in staff meetings eg work scrutiny
Involvement as pro-active committee member
Minutes of meetings.
Financial Reports including assessing value for money
Head Teacher termly report
Gov meetings held in classrooms as appropriate
Being kept up to date with the School Development Plan and Self Evaluation and impacting upon these
To support governors with their monitoring role, training is provided either through the Local Authority termly course programme or in house designed training.