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Buxton Junior School

Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section.

Meet the Governors

Buxton Junior School

Committee Structure Academic Year 2020 – 2021

At the meeting on 28th September 2020 it was agreed that due to the current climate (Covid-19) the relevance and aims of committees would be re-evaluated.

Therefore, the continuation of the Resources Committee and its' members was agreed for the coming year. 

It was agreed that at present we would not create any additional committees, but this would be reviewed during the year.

Our aim as a Governing Body is to measure in all areas:

Intent: Implementation: Impact

We also ensure the school continues to follow the school values below:

As a school we value ourselves, our environment and the wider community by;

  • nurturing and inspiring lifelong learners who strive to be their best
  • creating strong partnerships between the school, families and the wider community
  • encouraging our children to be kind, responsible and active citizens
  • ensuring wellbeing is at the heart of the curriculum
  • exploring every opportunity for outdoor learning.

The Chair and Vice Chair will discuss any personnel; performance, training and development aspects of the school with the Head and feedback to at Full Governing Body meetings.

The Resource and Development Committee have responsibility for the oversight of the school budget, investments, property development plans and pupil premium/sports funding expenditure.

Terms of Reference

Each committee:

  • will have a Chair responsible for arranging meetings and ensuring appropriate notes are taken
  • will have a minimum of 3 non-staff governors plus one staff governor
  • will be held if at least 3 of the 4 committee members can attend  
  • will meet a minimum of three times a year
  • will arrange meetings to allow timely feedback to the full governing board
  • will provide minutes/feedback for full governing board meetings
  • will publish the timing of meetings to allow all governors to attend if they wish 
  • will be responsible for establishing  
    • the intent of the school in their area – particularly regarding actions in the School Improvement Plan and how the school responds to any statutory requirements
    • the implementation of this intent – in terms of actions being taken in school to address the intent by arranging link visits in key areas
    • the impact of these actions – including interrogation of data and reviewing / collecting feedback from pupils, parents, staff and the wider community on the effectiveness of any actions
  • will follow the guidance available for link visits in terms of making arrangements with the school
  • will plan the purpose of link visits and discuss this at Committee including generating a set of questions that would be useful to ask
  • will ensure link visits are conducted between meetings and the findings are fed back to the committee for discussion
  • will produce an update for each full governing body meeting
  • will produce a final report at the end of the year summarising the intent, implementation and impact of actions in their area (i.e. what did we aim to do, how was it done and was it a success) plus make observations as to areas for further improvement in future academic years.

 

 

Governors’ Terms of Office

 

Name

Governor

Type

Start

Date

Term

Of Office

Date

Stepped

Down

Appointed

by:

Business

Interests

 

 

 

 

Ros Carter

 

Headteacher

01/09/18

NA

 

School 

None

 

 

 

 

Andrew

Williamson

Co-opted

08/10/18

07/10/22

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Ann Marie

Dowling

Co-opted

01/09/17

 

07/08/21

 

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Hewison

Staff

08/10/18

07/10/22

 

Staff

None

 

 

 

 

Catherine Spriggs

(Chair)

Co-opted

10/03/16

renewed

09/03/20

09/03/20

 

08/03/24

 

School

Clearer

Thinking

Limited

 

 

 

 

Linda Grooby

LA

18/01/17

renewed 

17/01/21

17/01/21

 

16/01/25

 

School

Chair of Harpur Hill Residents' Association / Civic Association / High Peak Conservative Association

 

 

 

 

Doug Jones

Co-opted

19/11/18

18/11/22

 

School

D-JAC Ltd /

Lindley Educational Trust 

 

 

 

 

Johanna Beswick

Co-opted

(Vice-Chair)

19/11/18

 

18/11/22

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Corryn Walker

Parent

21/01/19

 

21/01/23

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Kerry Chisnall

Co-opted

27/04/20

 

26/04/24

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Emma Gardner

Parent

27/04/20

 

26/04/24

 

School

Emma Gardner SEND Consultancy

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Year 2020/2021

Attendance at Governor Meetings:

Our Instrument of Government (which was reviewed on 28/09/2020) states our number of governors as 12 

Following resignation of 23/11/2020 Governors is now 11 with one Parent Governor Vacancy

Date of Meeting

Number

Attended

Number

Absent

28/09/2020

9 (75%)

3 (25%)

23/11/2020

10 (91%)

1 (9%)

01/02/2021

11 (100%)

0 (0%)

 

 

Academic Year 2019/2020

Attendance at Governor Meetings:

Our Instrument of Government (which was reviewed on 30/9/19) states our number of governors as 12

Date of Meeting

Number Attended

Number

Absent

30/09/2019

10 (83.33%)

2 (16.67%)

25/11/2019

9 (75%)

3 (25%)

27/01/2020

11 (91.67%)

1 (8.33%)

09/03/2020

9 (75%)

3 (25%)

27/04/2020

12 (100%)

0 (0%)

19/05/2020

9 (81%)

2 (19%)

06/07/2020

100% (12/12)

0 (0%)

20/07/2020

75%

(8/12)

25% 

(4/12)

 * The meetings shown in italics were extraordinary meetings arranged in response to The Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

Private School Fund

Our private school fund is kept in school and is independently audited at the end of each academic year. The audit is inspected and presented to the Governing Body every Autumn.

 

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