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Flash Ley Governors

 

Our dedicated Governing Board welcome you to our website.

 

We are an elected group of people from all walks of life who work in close partnership with the Head Teacher and Staff.  We provide support, experience and constructive advice in order to establish an educational framework which enables all our children to access the creative curriculum outlined in the school’s development plan.

 

To achieve this, we commit to attend regular meetings, including committee meetings which oversee policy, personnel, curriculum and financial arrangements. In addition each Governor has links with different areas of school life. Formal aspects include fulfilling legal requirements and in addition, observing classroom activity, carrying out book scans, performance management and attending data and assessment feedback meetings. More informal tasks include going on school visits, working alongside to support staff, judging competition entries, stewarding Parents’ and Open Evenings and attending Presentation Evening and end of term Assemblies.

 

We look forward to meeting you on these social occasions.

 

At Flash Ley we “Believe to Achieve” and together with the Head Teacher and Staff, the Governors strive to provide the best possible opportunities for the children at this school.

 

We would welcome any comments and ideas for new initiatives from you too, so if you see us in the playground please feel free to have a chat to us.  We can also be contacted through the school office.

 

Mrs. Sarah Wilson (Chair of Governors)

Picture 1 Mrs Sarah Wilson

Responsibilities of Governors

 

Accountability

Accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.

Strategy

Develop the long-term strategic direction of the school. Actively involved in the School Development Plan, visions and aims and budget.

Critical Friendship

Challenges, monitors and evaluates progress against set targets.

 

Governors link communities and school 

 

Governors are the link between the school and the community and representatives of all those with an interest in the well-being and reputation of the school are needed.

 

We are all volunteers working in our own time, and we are all busy people.  However we feel that we gain much in personal development as well as a feeling of satisfaction that we have played an important part in improving education in the local community.  There are opportunities to work with others on all aspects of strategic planning and management including financial oversight and personnel issues.  Although we deal with the total school finances, we employ staff to do the actual work on our behalf, just as we take an interest in the teaching but employ teachers to actually teach the pupils.

 

Team working

 

We work together as a team.  Sometimes the whole governing body is involved and sometimes we work in smaller committees or working groups.  This gives us the chance to develop specific interests of our own as well as for the benefit of the whole governing body.  Those of us who are not currently employed outside our homes, find that being a governor provides an opportunity to get together with other adults who we may never have met in other circumstances, work as team members in a worthwhile cause and develop skills and expertise that we weren’t certain we had before joining the governing body!

 

 

 

Different people

 

The governing body seeks individuals from as many different backgrounds as possible in order to fully reflect the community the school serves.  Everyone has something to offer.  Specific training (free) is available to develop an understanding of school finance and budgeting, strategic planning, and personnel issues and there are staff in both local education offices and headquarters who are there to support and advise individuals and the governing body in their responsibilities.

 

Representing parents

 

As a parent governor you would be a representative of the parents, but you would not be mandated to vote on their behalf.  It may be useful to get the general feelings from parents on various issues from time to time, but in seeking to fill the post of parent governor, the governing body are looking for someone who will help them see the school from the widest possible viewpoint.  Parents are vital to the work of the governing body.  As a parent governor you will be a governor in your own right with the same responsibilities as everyone else to work together as part of the governing body for the good of the school.

 

Making a difference

 

Governors can make a real difference to the performance of the school and have a real part to play in making the school successful.  If you are interested in joining us to help improve education for the children at our school please contact Chair of Governors (Sarah Wilson) via the school office.

Governors Code of Conduct

Meet the Governors

Co-opted Governors                                        L.A. Governor

Mrs Sarah Wilson (Chair of Governors)             Mrs Val Kite 

Mrs Lucy Jervis                                                    

Mrs Judy Stammer (School Business Manager)

Mrs Karan Williams (Acting Headteacher)

Mr Robert Simpson

 

 

Parent Governors                                           Staff

Mr Tim Goodwin                                              Mrs Linda Robinson (T.A.) 

Mr Damian Armstrong (Vice Chair)                  Mrs Kerri Fenton (Acting Headteacher) observer

Mrs Vicky Wootton

Miss Claire Skellern

 

 

 

Governor

Term of Office ends

Link Roles

Attendance at

Full Governing Board meetings

2016/2017

Relationship with or conflict of interest to school staff

Sarah Wilson

Chair of Governors

30.9.2018

SEND, LAC, S.L.C.

Safeguarding & Prevent

Teaching & Learning

Leadership & Management

Early Years & Voyage

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16     yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Val Kite

30.9.2018

Teaching & Learning

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Tim Goodwin

15.6.2019

Outcomes for Pupils

Lower KS2

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    no

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Vicky Wootton

2.12.2020

Behaviour & Safety

Upper KS2

8.3.16      no

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Claire Skellern

2.12.2020

Outcomes for Pupils

Lower KS2

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Damian Armstrong Vice Chair

28.11.2017

Outcomes for Pupils

Leadership & Management

Upper KS2

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Linda Robinson

14.7.2020

Teaching & Learning

Outcomes for Pupils

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Judy Stammer

SBM

30.9.2018

Behaviour & Safety

Governor Training

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16     yes

8.11.6       yes

4.4.17

None

Karan Williams

Acting Headteacher

30.9.2018

SENCO

Safeguarding

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     no

4.4.17

None

Lucy Jervis

30.9.2018

Behaviour & Safety

KS1

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16     yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Robert Simpson

7.7.2019

Behaviour & Safety

Leadership & Management

Health & Safety

KS1

8.3.16      yes

21.6.16     yes

8.11.16   yes

4.4.17

None

Kerri Fenton

Acting Headteacher (Observer)

12months

Assessment

Teaching & Learning

8.3.16      n/a

21.6.16    yes

8.11.16     yes

4.4.17

None

Instrument of Government

 

 

Committees

Attendance for these meetings

Finance & Buildings Committee                                               2016/17

  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                  3/4
  • Mrs Judy Stammer                                                                  4/4
  • Mrs Val Kite                                                                             4/4
  • Mr Robert Simpson (Chair)                                                      4/4 
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                                     4/4
  • Mrs Kerri Fenton (Observer)                                                    4/4

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee                            2016/17              

  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                 2/2
  • Mrs Lucy Jervis                                                                      2/2
  • Mrs Val Kite                                                                            1/2
  • Miss Claire Skellern                                                                1/2 
  • Mr Tim Goodwin                                                                     1/2
  • Mrs Vicky Wootton                                                                 1/2
  • Mr Damian Armstrong                                                             1/2
  • Mrs Judy Stammer                                                                  2/2
  • Mrs Linda Robinson                                                                 2/2
  • Mr Robert Simpson                                                                 2/2
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson (Chair)                                                         2/2
  • Mrs Kerri Fenton (Observer)                                                   2/2

Policy & Personnel Committee                                                2016/17

  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                                     2/2
  • Mrs Vicky Wootton                                                                  2/2
  • Mr Damian Armstrong (Chair)                                                  1/2
  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                  2/2 
  • Mrs Linda Robinson                                                                 2/2
  • Mr Bob Simpson                                                                      2/2
  • Mrs Kerri Fenton (observer)                                                    1/2

 

Voyage Committee                                                                   2016/17                                       

  • Mrs Joy Smith (Extended Services Manager)                          N/A
  • Miss Claire Skellern (Chair)                                                     4/5
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                                     5/5
  • Mrs Judy Stammer                                                                  5/5
  • Mr Tim Goodwin                                                                      1/5    
  • Mrs Lucy Jervis                                                                       4/5 
  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                  5/5

Parent Governor

We are seeking a person who fits the following description

 

  • Currently has a child or children in our school
  • Has an open and enquiring mind
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • Is able to work well with others
  • Is interested in education generally and our school in particular
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our school
  • Is willing to give about 20 hours per term to attend meetings and training

 

If you match the above description, you could be the very person to become a parent governor.  Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.

 

REWARDS

 

In return we can offer:

 

  • An insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning
  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management
  • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • The support and assistance of local and county staff
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school
  • The pleasure of seeing children learning

 

 

The governing body of our school is responsible for:

 

  • Ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim
  • Working with the headteacher on the strategic planning and management of the school
  • Considering and agreeing the aims and policies of the school
  • Discussing and approving the targets for improvement
  • Appointing the staff
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks

 

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