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Governors

 

Who are the Governors?

 

Governors are representatives of the local community and their task is to guide and assist the school in the provision of the best possible education for your children. For your information the members of our governing body are:

 

SENNEN  GOVERNORS  -  2016/17

 

 

 

 

Name   Designation  Responsibilities  Registered Interest 

Caroline Amos

 Local Authority

Literacy

Vulnerable groups

Admissions Committee

 None

Rachael Puddiphatt

Co-Chair

 Parent

Attendance

Development

Admissions Committee

Head's performance management

Whistle Blowing  

 None

William Coleman

Headteacher

Ex-Officio  SMSC  None
Sally Garbutt  Staff    None

Kate Hann

Co-Chair

 Parent

Early years

ICT and Online safety

Sports Premium 

 None
Dan Shannon  Co-opted

 Maths

Health and safety

Head's performance management

 None
Sarah Stanton-Nadin  Parent

Safeguarding

Head's performance management

 None

 

All governors welcome the opportunity to discuss aspects of our popular and successful school and are frequently on site to talk with parents and children. Should you wish to speak with a particular governor, then please contact the school office.

 

 

 

What do Governors do?

 

Governors work with the Headteacher of the school to achieve the following aims:

 

  • Exemplary leadership & management
  • Outstanding teaching & learning
  • Excellence in safeguarding and behaviour
  • Empowering community engagement
  • Achieving ‘best value’ financial & resource management

 

 Governors realise these aims by:

 

  • Determining the aims and curriculum policy of the school
  • Fostering good relations with parents and the local community
  • Ensuring national requirements and pupils’ needs are met
  • Interviewing and appointing staff
  • Deciding how the school should be used outside school hours
  • Establishing clear policies
  • Allocating the schools budget in line with our school improvement & development plan

 

 

 

How do Governors achieve this?

 

Governors activities can include:

 

  • Visiting, and getting to know the school, on a regular basis
  • Attending meetings to review standards, school policies and development plans each term
  • Undertaking training, and monitoring the progress of both pupils and the school as a whole
  • Giving parents information and by promoting community involvement and cohesion

 

 

Governors meet twice a term as the full governing body. Each of these meetings has a specific focus. aA well as regular agenda items this focus will be included to be looked at in depth. The foci are as follows:

 

  • Safeguarding committee
  • Standards and Pupil Progress committee
  • Finance & Premises committee

 

Ofsted (2013) recognised that the Sennen governors are ’highly proficient in fulfilling their statutory obligations, including safeguarding pupils’ welfare’ and act ‘under exemplary leadership’.