Governors

Below you will find a list of the individual school governors along with important details regarding them.  If you would like to know more about the role of a school governor and how to become a governor, as well as forthcoming meeting dates and the minutes relating thereto, then please contact the school office. 

Annual Governance Statement:
 

St Peter and St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary Academy

Governing Body

Annual Governance Statement 2016-2017

 

In accordance with the Government’s requirements for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of St Peter & St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary Academy Local Governing Body are:

 

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

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

 

 

Governance arrangements

 

The Local Governing Body of St Peter and St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary Academy has now been functioning as an Academy for over two years.

 

The membership of the governing body is currently made up of two staff governors (including the Headteacher, two parent governors and seven trust governors. The trust governors are appointed by DNEAT and are people, who in the opinion of DNEAT, have the skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  On the governing body there are now representatives from the local community, including members with skills in education, business management and finance.

The Skills Audit identifies a need for further training around health and safety, finance knowledge and confidence with academic questioning.

The full Local Governing Body meets twice each term and there are committees to consider different aspects of the school. The Resources and Curriculum & Standards Committees meet regularly and others, such as Pupil Discipline and HR, meet as required.

 

 

Attendance record of governors

 

Governors regularly attend the meetings and throughout the year and all meetings have been quorate thus allowing legal decisions to be made.

 

The work that has been done in the local governing body and committees

 

The Governing Body has had a busy year. The Headteacher has focused on addressing the academy single change plan and securing recruitment of permanent, well-qualified staff in order to raise the quality of teaching and to improve the pupils’ behaviour and attainment.  The governors have worked closely with the Headteacher and DNEAT to secure the permanent staff.

The visits from the Area Group Executive Principal (AGEP) have provided evidence of the areas where progress is being made and has identified where further attention is required. The governors have received regular reports on the budget, premises and the changes to the curriculum.

Governors monitored the allocation and spending of additional money from the Pupil Premium Grant and the impact that this has had on the outcomes for pupils.  There is evidence of the gap narrowing between the children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and the rest of the school.

Health and Safety checks are carried out regularly, accompanied by the Site Manager.  Governors are vigilant about the safeguarding of all pupils and the nominated governor monitors any safeguarding matters and reports back to the local governing body.

The budget plan for the next academic year was approved in the summer 2016 term.  The plan allows for some re-organisation of classes to ensure the best provision for the pupils and appropriate use of funds. Governors have made significant financial decisions which have supported the school to improve safety, outdoor learning opportunities and improvement of early years resourcing.

The governors have received and adopted a number of policies that have been developed by DNEAT. These are available on the website or via the school office. The minutes of the governors’ meetings are public documents and can be viewed via the school office.

 

 

Future plans for the governors

 

Inspection by OFSTED is expected in the coming academic year. Preparation for this, including Governor training will be one of our priorities for the Year 2016/17.

The school continues to build its relationship with parents and the wider community and is being well supported by DNEAT, which has allocated specific focus from a nationally recognised practitioner in developing school and family partnership.

The school continues to engage closely with the local pre-school provision and there is evidence from parent surveys that the transition activities between pre-school and school settings is valued.

 

 

How you can contact the Local Governing Body

 

We welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents. The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office and will meet with any parent when in the school.  An appointment is necessary as visits are timed to suit the school timetable.

A list of trustees for the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust can be found at www.dneat.org/our-trustees

 

 

Further Information

List of Governors

 

 

 

 

Name Jan Pierson   Name Cherrill Saunders
Category Appointed Category Appointed
Appointed by DNEAT Appointed by DNEAT
Term of Office 26/11/2015  -  25/11/2019 Term of Office 9/3/2015  -  8/3/2019
Other committees served on Resources, Curriculum Other committees served on  
Positions of Responsibility Chair, Strategic & HR Group; HR Perf. Review; Performance Mgmnt Monitoring; Safeguarding; Safer Recruitment; Resources. Positions of Responsibility Vice Chair, Strategic & HR Group; HT Performance Review; Performance Management Monitoring; Hearings; Pupil Discipline; SEND/LAC.
Attendance History See below Attendance History See below
Business Interests None Business Interests None
Other Educational Establishments Governed Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy Other Educational Establishments Governed None
Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives None Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives Married to a DSSO

 

Name Hannah Wheeler   Name Robert Denton
Category Appointed Category Appointed
Appointed by DNEAT Appointed by DNEAT
Term of Office 01/01/2016  - Term of Office 19/3/2015  -  8/3/2019
Other committees served on Resources, Standards Other committees served on Standards
Positions of Responsibility Headteacher; Strategic & HR Group; Resources Positions of Responsibility  
Attendance History See below Attendance History See below
Business Interests Member of staff Business Interests None
Other Educational Establishments Governed None Other Educational Establishments Governed None
Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives None Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives Married to a member of staff.

 


 

Name Mel Findon   Name Sue Cooke
Category Parent Category Appointed
Appointed by Parent Election Appointed by DNEAT
Term of Office 9/3/2015  -  8/3/2019 Term of Office 15/11/16 - 14/11/20
Other committees served on None Other committees served on Curriculum & Standards
Positions of Responsibility Chair of Curriculum & Standards; Appeals. Positions of Responsibility SEND
Attendance History See below Attendance History See below
Business Interests Pre-school Manager Business Interests None
Other Educational Establishments Governed None Other Educational Establishments Governed None
Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives None Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives Former member of staff and former parent

 

 

Name Mrs Emma Spaul   Name Mr Matt Lang
Category Staff Category Parent
Appointed by Staff Election Appointed by Parent Election
Term of Office 08/03/16 - 07/03/20 Term of Office 08/03/16 - 07/03/20
Other committees served on None Other committees served on None
Positions of Responsibility Curriculum & Standards Positions of Responsibility Resources
Attendance History See below Attendance History See below
Business Interests None Business Interests None
Other Educational Establishments Governed None Other Educational Establishments Governed None
Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives None Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives None

 

 

Name

Mr Trefor Parry

 

Name

Ms Sarah Simpson

Category

Appointed

Category

Appointed

Appointed by

DNEAT

Appointed by

DNEAT

Term of Office

15/11/16 - 14/11/20

Term of Office

15/01/17 - 14/01/21

Other committees served on

None

Other committees served on

None

Positions of Responsibility

Curriculum & Standards

Positions of Responsibility

Resources

Attendance History

See below

Attendance History

See below

Business Interests

None

Business Interests

None

Other Educational Establishments Governed

None

Other Educational Establishments Governed

None

Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives

None

Relationships with other members of school staff - include Spouses, Partners & Relatives

None

 

 

LGB Attendance Record