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Buxton Junior School

Meet the Governors

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Meet the Governors

Buxton Junior School

Committee Structure Academic Year 2023 - 2024

At the meeting on 2nd October 2023 the committees were revised and agreed as follows:

Resources and Development Committee: J Beswick (Chair) C Walker, M Dowling

It was decided that rather than have a separate Curriculum Committee, curriculum discussion would be an agenda item within full Governing Body meetings and the information below is still applicable in regard to our ethos and aims.

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 Headteacher 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

The committee:

  • will have a Chair responsible for arranging meetings and ensuring appropriate notes are taken.
  • will have a minimum of 2 non-staff governors plus one staff governor.
  • will be held if at least 3 committee members can attend.   
  • will meet a minimum of three times a year.
  • will arrange meetings to allow timely feedback to the full governing body;
  • will provide minutes/feedback for full governing body meetings.
  • 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.
    • 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 Governing Body meetings 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 Governing Body 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 (Updated November 2023)

 

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

08/10/22

07/10/26

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Ann Marie

Dowling

Co-opted

08/08/21

 

 07/08/25

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Hewison

Staff

 

08/10/22

  08/10/26

 

Staff

None

 

 

 

 

Linda Grooby

LA

 

17/01/21

 

16/01/25

 

School

Harpur Hill Residents' Association/

High Peak Conservative Association/ Buxton Wells Dressing/ High Peak Mayoral Charity

 

 

 

 

Johanna Beswick

Co-opted

(Vice-Chair)

 

18/11/22

 

 

 

17/11/26

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Corryn Walker

Parent

(Chair)

 

20/01/23

 

 

 

19/01/27

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Kerry Chisnall

Co-opted

27/04/20

 

 

26/04/24

 

School

None

 

 

 

 

Donna Elwis

Parent

24/01/22

 

 

23/01/26

 

School

None

    

Victoria Whitehouse

Co-opted

01/09/22

 

 

31/08/26

 

School

None

    

Frances Herridge

Co-opted

23/01/23

  

22/01/27

 

School

None

    

Ruth Brown

Parent

20/11/23

 

 

19/11/27

 

School

Grinlow Studio

    

 

Academic Year 2023/2024

Attendance at Governor Meetings:

Our Instrument of Government (which was reviewed on 02/10/2023) states our number of governors as 12

Following resignation on 31/08/2023 the number of Governors is now 11 with one vacancy.

Following the meeting on 20/11/2023 the number of Governors is now 12.

Date of Meeting

Number

Attended

Number

Absent

02/10/2023

9 (82%)

2 (18%)

20/11/2023

9 (75%)

3 (25%)

22/01/2024

11 (92%)

1 (8%)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Attendance at Governor Meetings:

Our Instrument of Government (which was reviewed on 03/10/2022) states our number of governors as 12

Following resignation on 18/11/2022 the number of Governors is now 11 with one vacancy.

Following the meeting on 23/01/2023 the number of Governors is now 12.

Date of Meeting

Number

Attended

Number

Absent

03/10/2022

10 (83%)

2 (17%)

21/11/2022

10 (91%)

1 (9%)

23/01/2023

9 (75%)

3 (25%)

13/03/2023

12 (100%)

0 (%)

09/05/2023

10 (83%)

2 (17%)

03/07/2023

8 (67%)

4 (33%)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Attendance at Governor Meetings:

Our Instrument of Government (which was reviewed on 04/10/2021) states our number of governors as 12 

Following resignation on 23/11/2020 the number of Governors is now 11 with one Parent Governor Vacancy (now 12 following recruitment of Parent Governor on 24/01/2022)

Date of Meeting

Number

Attended

Number

Absent

04/10/2021

11 (100%)

0 (0%)

23/11/2021

9 (82%)

2 (18%)

24/01/2022

12 (100%)

0 (0%)

14/03/2022

10 (83%)

2 (17%)

09/05/2022

11(92%)

1 (8%)

11/07/2022

8 (67%)

4 (33%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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