Governors

Our School Governing Body

Our school Governing Body currently has 11 members, which come from four main groups, they are: parent governors (4), co-opted community governors (3), local authority governors (1), teaching and support staff governors (3).  The term of office for each governor is usually four years though this can be extended if they wish to serve for a further term.
The Governing body performs three main functions they are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school

2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money it well spent.

Countess Gytha governors meet as a full board on a regular basis except for August and December .  We operate a number of committees  working groups and individual responsibilities that look more closely, with staff, at important areas of the school’s performance and development these include:

  • Welfare of children and families  ( committee)
  • Finance and personnel (committee)
  • Head teacher performance management (committee)
  • Individual responsibilities reporting to the full board covering  children with special educational needs or disability, child protection and  assessment data.
  • Statutory committees covering complaints, appeals and exclusions.

The day to day management and running of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher and school leadership team.  It is their job to report to the governors so we can undertake our main functions as outline above.

Our current governors are:

Name Governor type Specific role Contact
Lucy Crowe Headteacher All groups 01935 850345
Lizzie Lukins Staff – teaching
 Education, Standards and  Improvement.
 Via school at 01935 850345
Wendy Flagg Co-opted Staff Manager of Pre-School  Welfare of Children and  families, Support

Education, Standards and Improvement.

 Via school at 01935 850345
Steve Chaudoir Local Authority  Chair of Governors Finance and  personnel; Pupil Premium; Head teacher performance  management,  Via school
Simon Peck
Co-opted Community   Vice Chair ; Safeguarding;

Head teacher performance management

Education, Standards and  Improvement.

 Via school
Rachel Scully Co opted Community  Finance and personnel

Education, Standards and  Improvement.

  Via school
 James Tuck Parent  Finance and personnel  via school
 Lucy Jones Parent  Finance and personnel

Welfare of Children and  families, Support

Special Educational Needs

 Via school
Verity Smith  Clerk  Clerk to full Governing Body  Via school
 

Governor attachments were agreed at the March 2017 meeting and is as follows:

EYFS: TBC
Reception: Lucy Jones
Year 1: TBC
Year 2/3: James Tuck
Year 3/4: Simon Peck
Year 4/5: Rachel Scully
Year 6: Steve Chaudoir

Supporting documents

Instruments, orders, policies and procedures for the operation of Countess Gytha Primary School Governing Body 

Governing Body Business Interest Register 2016 – 2017 and terms of office dates

Governor Visits to School Policy

Governing Body Attendance 2016 – 2017

Governing Body Attendance 2015- 2016

Governing Body Attendance 2014 – 2015

See the Policy page for a range of supportive documents to the running of the school

Making contact

The governors welcome contact with those wishing to know more about what we do, to comment or ask a question.  Please feel free to approach us or ask via the school to make contact with one of us.  We also aim to keep you up-to-date with how the school is doing and our work to meet our main functions.  We will update you through:

Minutes of our meetings

If you would like to see the agenda for any of our meetings please contact the school office.

Meetings to come school year 2016-17:  15 June and 13 July

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 4th May 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 16th March 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 27th January 2017

Minutes of the Full  Governing Body 17 November 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 20 October 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 22 September 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 15 July 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 17 June  2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 19 May 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 21 April 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 18 March 2016

Minutes of the Full Governing Body 25 February 2016

Minutes of Full Governing Body 21 January 2016

Minutes of Full Governing Body 19 November 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 22 October 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 17 September 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 18 June 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 21 May 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 23 April 2015

Minutes of  Full Governing Body 19 March 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 26 Feb 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 15 Jan 2015

Minutes of Full Governing Body 20 Nov 2014

Minutes of Full Governing Body 16 Oct 2014

Minutes of Full Governing Body 18 Sept 2014

Minutes of Full Governing Body 17 July 2014

Minutes of Full Governing Body 19 June 2014

Minutes of Full Governing Body 15th May 2014

Other ways to make contact

• Letters to parents and via local communications like the Parish Magazine

• This website

• Being around at school events

• Asking your views in regular surveys

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Countess Gytha hosts NCTL governor finance training 26/09/16

 

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Making the most of school hall for evening Governor training