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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section.

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Ros Carter (Headteacher)
Meet the Governors 2 Catherine Spriggs (Co-opted Governor) Chair
Meet the Governors 3 Johanna Beswick (Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor)
Meet the Governors 4 Andrew Williamson (Deputy 0.6 Co-opted Governor)
Meet the Governors 5 Marie Dowling (Deputy 0.4 and Co-opted Governor)
Meet the Governors 6 Rob Wymer (Co-opted Governor)
Meet the Governors 7 Rebecca Hewison (Staff Governor)
Meet the Governors 8 Doug Jones (Co-opted Governor)
Meet the Governors 9 Corryn Walker (Parent Governor)
Meet the Governors 10 Laura Berzins (Parent Governor)
Meet the Governors 11 Linda Grooby (LA Governor)

Buxton Junior School

Committee Structure Academic Year 2019 – 2020

This year we will be running the Committee Structure slightly differently linking it both to the ambitions of the new Ofsted Framework and the new vision set for the school.

The new Ofsted Framework requires school to better reflect continual learning across all areas using the themes of: Intent: Implementation: Impact

We also have a new school vision sanctioned in June 2019:

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.

In response to these strategic changes we are proposing to run three committees this academic year. The terms of reference for these committees are below. In addition to these committees, 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 three committees are proposed to be:

  1. Resources and Development
    1. Responsible for oversight of school budget, investments, property development plans and pupil premium/ sports funding spend
  2. Curriculum and Engagement
    1. Responsible for oversight of breadth and depth to the curriculum, the outcomes of all children, outdoor learning, supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities, communication with parents and engagement with the wider community
  3. Wellbeing and Safeguarding
    1. Responsible for oversight of attendance, behaviour and welfare including provision of early help, mental health and wellbeing of staff and pupils, plus the implementation and effectiveness of safeguarding within the school

Terms of Reference

Each committee:

  • will have a Chair responsible for making meeting arrangements 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 time meetings to be before full governing board meetings so that discussions can be fed back into the full governing board
  • will provide minutes/feedback for full governing board meetings
  • will publish the timing of meetings to all governors are welcome to attend if they are interested
  • 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 (ie 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

Committee Structure – and indicative questions

 

Committee members

 

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Personnel and performance 

Ros Carter

Catherine Spriggs

Johanna Beswick

 

SIP

e.g. Embed teaching and learning action plans

Join lesson observation

Feedback from teachers on effectiveness

Oversight of statutory roles

HT Performance

 

 

Resources and Development

Corryn Walker (Chair)

Johanna Beswick

Marie Dowling

Catherine Spriggs

SIP

e.g. Development plans

Walkways, outdoor class room, teaching kitchen

Have they made a difference/ how?

e.g. Investments

Chromebooks, parent pay

Oversight of statutory roles

Balanced budget, Pupil Premium, Sports Funding

 

 

Curriculum and Engagement

Andy Williamson

Doug Jones

Laura Berzins

Linda Grooby

Catherine Spriggs

SIP

e.g. Topic based curriculum

How is it being implemented in the school

What do teachers / pupils / parents make of it?

Oversight of statutory roles

Data

 

 

Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Rebecca Hewison

Kerry Chisnall

Rob Wymer

Johanna Beswick

 

SIP

e.g. Wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum

What does this mean? How is it implemented?

Happiness surveys

Stress surveys

Oversight of statutory roles

Early Help

Safeguarding

SEND

 

 

 

 

Governors’ Terms of Office

 

Name

Governor

Type

Start

Date

Term

Of Office

Date

Stepped

Down

Appointed

by:

Business

Interests

       

Mrs Ros Carter

 

Headteacher

01/09/18

NA

 

School 

None

       

Mr Andrew

Williamson

Co-opted

08/10/18

07/10/22

 

School

None

       

Mrs Ann Marie

Dowling

Co-opted

01/09/17

 

07/08/21

 

 

School

None

       

Mrs Rebecca Hewison

Staff

08/10/18

07/10/22

 

Staff

None

       

Mr Rob Wymer

Co-opted

10/03/16

09/03/20

 

School

None

       

Mrs Catherine Spriggs

(Chair)

Co-opted

10/03/16

09/03/20

 

School

Clearer

Thinking

Limited

       

Ms Ali Mackenzie

Parent

18/01/17

17/01/21

27/01/2020

School

None

       

Ms Linda Grooby

LA

18/01/17

17/01/21

 

School

DCC/HPBC Councillor

Chair of Harpur Hill Residents' Association

       

Mr Doug Jones

Co-opted

19/11/18

18/11/22

 

School

D-JAC Ltd.

Lindley Educatonal Trust 

     

 

Mrs Johanna Beswick

Co-opted

(Vice-Chair)

19/11/18

 

18/11/22

 

School

None

       

Ms Laura Berzins

Parent

21/01/19

 

21/01/23

 

School

None

       

Ms Corryn Walker 

Parent

21/01/19

 

21/01/23

 

School

None

       

 

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%)

 

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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