Governors

The Governing Body’s Annual Statement 17-18

Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests

In the interests of transparency, all schools and academies should publish, including on their website, up to date details of the structure of the governing body and any committees, together with the names of their governors and their particular roles and responsibilities within that structure.  This information is required for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months.  They should also publish relevant business and pecuniary interests.  This information must be published in a readily accessible form which means that the information should be on a webpage without the need to download or open a separate document. 

Schools and academies should also publish an annual statement setting out the key issues that have been faced and addressed by the governing body over the last year, including an assessment of the impact of the governing body on the school.

Governing Body’s Annual Statement
There are three strategic core functions of the governing body:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its’ pupils
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that its’ money is well spent.

 

The Issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were: 

  • To make a positive contribution to the children at Whitehouse and the community.
  • To provide a high level of challenge and support to the school, overseeing the post Ofsted action plan.
  • To support new appointments effectively.
  • To increase the effectiveness of the sub committees.
  • To promote the inclusive ethos of the school.
  • To ensure that the school is GDPR compliant.

 

The impact of the Governing Body on the school was good.

  • We are grateful for the increased support that parents/carers give the school and are glad to see so many getting involved in fairs, charity events, reading with your children in and out of school. Together we can make a difference and enable each child to achieve their full potential.
  • We have supported the school in improving attendance and maintaining rates of progress across the Early Years and provided a high level of challenge to leaders, asking tough questions when needed. We know what is needed to move the school forward. We understand progression across subjects well through regular meetings with the Headteacher.
  • We have been involved in new appointments to ensure that Whitehouse recruits the best staff for our children.
  • There is a regular calendar of sub committee meetings (at least 6 per year.) The sub committees are: Finance and Staffing, Curriculum and Standards, Health & Safety, including Safeguarding. The decisions of these meetings have fed into the governing body agenda, including budget planning and approval, class monitoring visits. ‘We agree to monitor the new funding formula and its impact on the Whitehouse budget.’ (Actions-Finance meeting  Autumn 2018.) Regular presentations by subject leaders have deepened our understanding of the curriculum and how it is delivered at Whitehouse Primary School. Regular monitoring of the School Development Plan has ensured that we are all focussed on the same positive outcomes for our pupils.
  • The subject leader has reported on the provision and standards in school of all pupils with SEND. The Additional resourced Provision has been the focus of subject visits. The governing body have a clear understanding of the complex needs of our pupils and of the complexity of our data, as a result of the inclusive ethos.
  • All GDPR procedures and documentation is in place.

Structure of Whitehouse Primary Governing Body and Committees 2017-18

Chair of the Governing Body - Mr D Rogers       Vice Chair of the Governing Body - Mrs J Dorr

The Governing Body’s structure and membership for 2017-18 is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:

Committee

Abrv.

Name of Chair

Finance, Personnel & Staffing

FP&S

Mr D Rogers

Curriculum

C

Mrs S Jones

Buildings/H&S

BHS

Mrs K Alexander

 

 GOVERNOR / ASSOCIATE MEMBER

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

Ms

R

Woods

Headteacher

Mr

D

Rogers

Local Authority

Governing Body

17-Oct-17

16-Oct-21

Mrs

L

Mann

Staff

Elected

13-Jan 17

12-Jan-21

Mrs

S

Jones

Parent

Elected

04-Dec-15

03-Dec-19

Mr

M

Harkey

Parent

Elected

20-Oct-17

19-Oct-21

 

 Mrs

J

Dorr

Co-opted

Governing Body

18-Mar-16

17-Mar-20

Miss

K

Ogden

Co-opted

Governing Body

12-Jul-18

11-Jul-22

 

 Mr

D

Irving

Co-opted

Governing Body

23-Jun-16

22-Jun-20

Mrs

K

Alexander

Co-opted

Governing Body

24-Nov-16

23-Nov-20

Mrs

F

Hale

Foundation

Foundation Body

20-Apr-15

19-Apr-19

Mrs

A

Porter

Foundation

Foundation Body

09-Feb-17

08-Feb-21

Mr

N

Gill-Quirke

Co-opted

Governing Body

19-Jun-14

18-Jun-18

Term of Office ended

Mr

G

McGrogan

Parent

Elected

10-Feb-17

09-Feb-21

18-Sept-17

 

 GOVERNOR / ASSOCIATE MEMBER

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

ANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS

INDIRECT INTERESTS

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS
2017-18

ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
2017-18

Ms

R

Woods

6/6

FP&S 6/6
C        6/6
BH&S 6/6

Mr

D

Rogers

 

 

 

 

6/6

FP&S  6/6
C         6/6
BH&S  6/6

Mrs

L

Mann

 

 

 

 

5/6

C          4/6

Mrs

S

Jones

 

 

 

6/6

C          6/6

Mr

M

Harkey

 

 

 

 

4/5

BH&S   0/5

 Mrs

J

Dorr

Employed by NTC

5/6

FP&S    5/6
C           4/6

Miss

K

Ogden

 

 

 

 

1/1

 

 Mr

D

Irving

 

 

Employed by the YMCA

 

5/6

BH&S   4/6

Mrs

K

Alexander

Employed by NTC

3/6

FP&S    3/6 
BH&S    4/6

Mrs

F

Hale

 

 

Employed by First Class Supply

 

4/6

FP&S     3/6
C            3/6

Mrs

A

Porter

3/6

FP&S     3/6

Mr

N

Gill-Quirke

 

 

 

 

3/5

FP&S      3/6
BH&S      2/6

Mr

G

McGrogan

 

 

 

 

-

BH&S       -


Guidance for schools when completing the above:

The yellow sections can be populated by Governor Services.  The green section is available for schools that buy into the Clerking SLA.

Governors are required to report direct and indirect interests on the school’s website a school should obtain the following information from governors:

  • Ownership or partnership of a company or organisation which may be used by the school to provide goods or services.
  • Goods or services they offer which may be used by the school.
  • Any close relationship they have to someone who satisfies either of the above.
  • Any close relationship they have to someone who is employed by the school or is within the governance structure.
  • Company directorships and/or charity trusteeships.
  • Details of any other establishments of which they are a governor, trustee or member.
  • Indirect interests where they might benefit by virtue of their relationship with a “connected person”.  Any circumstances in which a person stands to benefit, even indirectly, is also an interest that must be recorded.

 

Re. Associate Members

As above, and the website should advise which committees they are a member of and what their voting rights are on those committees.

Please note, in accordance with the Governing Body’s Code of Conduct governors may be suspended for failing to provide the information above.