Full Governing Body Meeting 12th September 2023
Mrs Georgia Plant and Mrs James Thompson informed the meeting of SAT results and
strategies in place for the new academic year.
The governing body decided to accept the reported School Teacher’s Review Body
recommendation of a pay rise.
It was noted that a date has been set for RAAC survey and the Head Teacher has sent a letter
to the parents/carers.
All policies/ guidance’s and changes were approved.
Clerk is going to contact Governor Services to find out about Staff Governor representation.
Governors were updated on the summer works in CFSN and CMS.
Governing Body Meeting 4th July 2023
The governing body looked at the annual safeguarding reports and had an overview and
training on safeguarding issues. The Headteacher’s report for both schools was received and
governors asked relevant questions.
The admissions for the year 2023 in both schools were reviewed along with educational
support provided to these pupils. The head teacher informed the governing body of annual
policies review when the schools join the Trust. Governor meeting dates with minor alterations
were approved for the year 2023-2024.
Bakul Kumar (Dr)
Governing Body Meeting
Tuesday 29th November 2022
At this meeting we considered the latest reports on school data, the Executive Headteacher termly report, pupil absence and inspection feedback.
We looked at reports from Committee Meetings and actions arising from these.
We also considered the appointment of new potential Governors to join the Governing Body and wider staffing issues.
Chair of Governors
Staff, Premises and Finance Committee
Tuesday 8th November 2022
At this meeting members reviewed premises developments, considered budget updates and reviewed staff appraisal outcomes.
The school is carrying out work modelling the likely extent and impact in cost of living increases namely future energy costs.
Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 18th October 2022.
The meeting considered the School Federation Strategy Plan update and agreed changes. The Governance risk register was updated in line with this and approved. The recruitment of new Governors was also discussed. The Governors considered the performance of the Governing Body in terms of support to the Federation and challenging the schools management on issues to ensure continuous development. An update on the Academy process and discussion on the education White Paper also took place.
Governors Meeting Tuesday 6th September 2022
As this was the first meeting of the academic year the governors re- elected myself as the Chair and elected a new Vice Chair namely Bakul Kumar.
The meeting considered the Government’s white paper for education in terms of the approach for Mutli Academy Trusts and improvements to pupil expected standards.
The meeting considered the School’s July SATs results and Governors had previously received an action plan concerning these. This will be followed up at future meetings.
Various policies were approved as was the terms of reference of meetings, a budget update and a review of summer maintenance undertaken.
The next full governor meeting will be on the 20th September and the Governor Performance Review and Strategy meeting will be in October.
Governors Meeting Tuesday 26th April 2022.
Staff, Premises and Finance Sub Committee.
The main business of the meeting was to receive an update to the current year’s budget position, which was in line with expectations and was satisfactory. The meeting also approved the budgets for both Schools for next year 2022/2023.
The aim in overall terms is to produce at least a balanced budget position and to ensure resources are available for the ongoing investment in resources and staffing to deliver curriculum programmes and to support growing numbers.
The budget position in future years will require careful management as costs increase and funding remains tight.
We also discussed Covid related issues and considered issues around the impact of Covid on attendance and pupil behaviour.
An update on building maintenance was also provided.
Mike Hill, Chair of Governors
Messages from the Governing Body
Governor Meeting, Premises, Staff and Finance Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting – Tuesday 15th February 2022
At this meeting we discussed an update to the schools Covid response and ongoing issues regarding pupil and staff absence. The situation is being managed well although it is still challenging.
We also looked at the Schools budgets which are good and showing improvements of the original budget positions.
We discussed an Accommodation Survey to ensure we can meet future needs and looked at how pupil catchment areas are being discussed.
Governor Meeting. Tuesday 30th November 2021.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
This Committee reviewed the updates to current budget positions at both schools, which are in line with the original budgets approved.
The Committee also considered the Summer 2021 programme of works and the ongoing maintenance programme.
A Covid update was provided.
The Committee also reviewed any educational visit plans and end of term events.
The Committee also looked at Staff Appraisal processes.
Mike Hill, Chair of Governors
Full Governors Meeting – Tuesday 6th July.
At the Governors meeting on Tuesday 6th July, the Governors considered reports from the Executive Head Teacher on all aspects of the performance of the schools, we also looked at budgets and our financial positions which are healthy. We received the yearly Safeguarding reports.
The Governors approved the latest update to the Governance Risk Register and looked at our next Strategic and Vision plan update due October 2021.
Also of course we discussed the latest update on Covid19 related issues and the impact this is having.
We also discussed staff and pupil well-being.
Mike Hill, Chair of Board of Governors
School Staff, Premises and Finance Sub Committee Tuesday 27th April 2021.
This meeting approved budgets for 2021/22 for both schools, while financial environments remain challenging the Governors were please to approved surplus budgets when considering carried forward positions. The budgets are set to meet operational needs including resources to meet specific learning and support needs as well as ensuring investing in curriculum resources and linking budgets with strategic plans.
Governors also received a return to school Covid update and looked at summer premises works planned to be carried out.
Staffing structures at both schools were noted.
Mike Hill (chair)
Governing Body Meeting 9 March 2021
The Governing Body of the First and Middle School met on the 9th March, we received a presentation on the work of meeting special education needs and work with disadvantaged learners, we also had a full update of Covid19 action plans.
The Governors recognised the hard work and challenges for staff, pupils and parents during this period and were pleased to see the high take up on on-line learning and the positive feedback from parents regarding the online learning services offered. The Governors praised the work of staff, parents, and pupils.
The Governors also had feedback on the catch-up strategies that the schools are using to settle everyone back into school.
The normal work of the meeting was carried out including the monitoring of the work of sub-committee’s and reviewing budgets and approving contract tenders and statutory returns.
Chair of the Governing Body.
Full Governing Body Meeting – Tuesday 1st December 2020.
Governor Staff, Finance and Premises Committee 10 November 2020.
Governors Meeting – Tuesday 20th October 2020.
Governors Update 1st September 2020
Governor update – Meeting held on Tuesday 7th July 2020.
30th April 2020 Governor Update
30th March 2020 Statement for Parents Covid-19
Dear Parent / Carer
As the Chair of Governors, I just wanted to say a thank you to all of our pupils, parents and carers for helping to support the school in these difficult times.
I have written to our staff to thank them for the massive effort and hard work they are making. We are providing childcare for children of Critical Workers and have even extended this into the Easter holiday. In addition, we aim to reach out to all our Free School Meal families with a new voucher system from Monday, April 20th (Currently packed lunches are available).
I know you will try your best to support your child’s education by helping them work at home with the support of our “Out of School Learning” materials.
I wish you all the best and stay safe, things will get back to normal at some point.
Chair of Governors
Full Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 3 December 2019
A meeting of the Full Governing Body was held on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at this meeting a number of items were discussed including – school performance data, policy updates , staffing and budgets and the school development plans.
Arrangements were made for Governors to see presentations from staff at future meetings in the year focusing particularly on English and Math’s delivery.
Two new Governors were appointed to the Governing Body.
Meeting 19th November 2019 Premises, Staffing & Finance
At the meeting held on Tuesday 19th November 2019, the Governors from the Sub Committee reviewed the budgets for the schools and current performance against budgets, it was pleasing that the schools are operating within reasonable budget parameters even though the funding environment is still very challenging. The priority of the schools is to ensure resources both in teaching and support are in place to help pupils develop in their education.
We recently had a local authority audit on governance and finance and the schools did very well with an excellent report.
We also looked at the latest premises and maintenance updates and staffing review processes.
Chair of Governors
Meeting 3rd September 2019.
At this meeting the Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body were re-elected for a further year. The Committee considered training needs, the governors risk register, the school mission and strategy and the governing body performance review, these items will be followed up further at the next meeting. At future meetings the pupil performance data for the First and Middle school will be looked at in detail and policies will be reviewed and approved for the current year, also a training session for governors on the new Ofsted Framework for inspection schools will be undertaken.
Welcome back to the new school year, as a Governing Body we will be trying to keep you up to date of our work in the newsletters and on the schools websites. So far this term we have reviewed a number of policies and updated the schools strategic vision and strategic plan, we have also reviewed with the schools management the performance data on pupil achievements for the last school year. As the year goes on I will keep you updated on the work of the Governors.
Chair of Governors
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