|Who are we?
There are 14 of us:
- Six parent governors (elected by the parents): Yaa Taylor, James Eades, Mirit Eldor, Tony Millard, Bianca Mollura and Selina Skipwith.
- One LA governor : Stephen Stark
- One staff governor (elected by the staff): Rachel Segal
- Seven co-opted governors co-opted: Helen Andrews, Susan Blake, Stephen Buzzard, Linda Davies, Annamaria Morris, Bernadette Warwick and Vassilis Zarifis
- The headteacher also attends meetings as a governor as does the deputy headteacher as an adviser.
What do we do?
Our job is to work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review so that all our children achieve their full potential.
Our key objectives are:
- To set high standards for all children and clear targets for improvement
- To be a critical friend in this process
- To help the school be responsive to the needs of parents and the community
We are here to ask questions, which are probing without being confrontational, and to work with the head and the staff. Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, respecting the professionalism of the headteacher and staff.
How do we achieve our objectives?
The blueprint for school improvement is the School Improvement Plan and this is how we can monitor how well the school is doing its job. A good plan will have clear goals and success criteria, which the governors can then review, at regular intervals.
Although raising standards is our key objective, governors also monitor many other aspects of school life - the achievement of different ethnic groups, lateness, behaviour and how our school performs in comparison with schools with similar intakes.
Meetings and committees
The governing body meets four times a year. We also meet regularly in the following committees, all of which contribute to the overall objective of raising standards.
- The Standards and Curriculum Committee is chaired by Mirit Eldor. This committee reviews the School development plan and monitors the delivery of the National Curriculum, standards and quality of teaching and learning. They also ensure that there is good provision for children with Special Needs as well as EAL and have an overview of information about pupil performance.
- The Staffing and Finance Committee is chaired by Yaa Taylor. This committee is responsible for overseeing the budget in the school and deals with matters of pay, staff recruitment, discipline and grievances.
- The Environment and Premises Committee is chaired by Helen Andrews. This committee deals with the built and outside environment, building works and maintenance.
- The Home School Liaison Committee is chaired by Sue Blake. This committee ensures the effective working relationship between the school and families.
Linda Davies, Chair of Governors
DOC Signed Instrument of Government for New End Primary School
Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of New End Primary School -
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Declaration of Business Interests Declaration of Interest Form
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