Autumn Term starts
Monday 30th October

Governors

Hello and welcome, 

Many people may have read about, and be familiar with, the idea of School Governors, but may not be familiar with what they do, how they work, and who they are.

This is a short introduction specifically about the Governing body of Langley Mill Infant School & Nursery and how it works with the staff to ensure the best possible education environment for our children.

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Langley Mill CE Infant School and Nursery (September 2016 to July 2017)
Core functions of the Governing Body
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of Langley Mill CE Infant School & Nursery Governing Body are:

1. Establishing the strategic direction, by:
• Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
• Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
• Meeting statutory duties

2. Ensuring accountability, by:
• Appointing the Headteacher
• Monitoring progress towards targets
• Performance managing the Headteacher
• Engaging with stakeholders
• Contributing to school self-evaluation

3. Ensuring financial probity, by:
• Setting the budget
• Monitoring spending against the budget
• Ensuring value for money is obtained
• Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Governance arrangements
The Governing Body of Langley Mill Infant School and Nursery was reconstituted in September 2015 and now consists of up to 11 governors, each with a 4-year term of office:

• 2 parent governors
• 1 Local Authority governor
• 1 staff governor
• 1 headteacher
• 2 foundation governors
• 4 co-opted governors

There is a two-committee structure in place that focuses on specific areas of governance:

Resource Management Committee (RMC) This committee focuses on Effectiveness of Leadership & Management.
Members of this committee serve on the groups below as required:
 Admissions
 Exclusions
 Extended Services
 Pay & Performance Management
 Publicity and Marketing 

Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) This committee focuses on Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Personal Delopment, Behaviour and Welfare; Outcomes for Pupils; and Effectiveness of Early Years Curriculum
Members of this committee serve on the groups below as required:
 Complaints Committee
 Staff & Parent Appeals Committee

Skills, knowledge and experience
In order to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school, governors hold a range of skills, knowledge and experience within the following areas:

• Leading the development of strategic plans
• Identifying viable options most likely to achieve the school’s goals and objectives
• Having a clear understanding of best financial management practices and school performance
• Understanding the school’s statutory financial management requirements
• Understanding budget setting and budget monitoring
• Understanding the importance of communicating the school’s performance to stakeholders
• A commitment to the school and the work of the governing body
• Presenting information and views clearly and influentially to others

Attendance record of governors
The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the school year. A record is kept by the clerk to the Governing Body, of governors’ attendance at meetings, details of which can be found on the information given for each individual governor on the school website.

Meetings need to be ‘quorate’ to ensure that decisions can be made (Quorum = half of the whole GB for full meetings and half of each committee for committee meetings).

Work carried out in committees and in the Governing Body meetings over the 2016-17 academic year
• Continued to monitor, challenge and improve attendance and punctuality levels across school.
• Ensured safeguarding and child protection remained paramount and embedded in all school policies and procedures.
• Undertaking of regular monitoring and evaluation visits to oversee curriculum development and view achievement in different subject areas.
• Attendance at whole school events to view polices and procedures in action (e.g. assemblies, trips, fundraising events, concerts).
• Gaining clarity on and further developing roles and responsibilities of each governor.
• Monitoring and evaluating how Pupil Premium and School Sports funding is spent to ensure best practice and make the most impact on standards.
• Re-structuring of the Governing Body to ensure adequate skill set to fulfil roles and functions effectively.
• Ensuring that British Values are explicitly taught and continually embedded across all areas of school life.
• Further monitoring and evaluating of subject areas and whole school issues to ensure performance being maintained and improved.

Strategic planning for the future
• Regularly reviewing progress towards achieving targets in the school improvement plan related to strengthening assessment procedures and developing strategies to improve pupil mental health and well-being.
• Continuing to monitor and evaluate ongoing school priorities of accelerating progress in key stage one, especially for boys, and improving handwriting and presentational skills across the school.
• Planning termly focussed monitoring and evaluation exercises to raise awareness of the implementation and impact of improvement actions.
• Systematically seeking the views of pupils on a range of issues including behaviour and safety.

NB – Work carried out in committees and full Governing Body meetings is captured in approved minutes of the Governing Body which are available to view.

Regards,

Mr Andrew Whysall  Chair of Governor

Meet the Governors

Name: Andrew Whysall

Position: Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Company Director of Langley Mechanical Sevices Ltd.

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meeting 2106 -17: 6/6

Committee: Resource Management

Attendance at Committee Meeting 2016-17 : 1/1

Position of responsibility: Chair of Governing Body/Finance/Science

Name: Eve Buxton

Position: Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 6/6

Committee: Resource Management

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/1

Position of responsibility: Chair of Resource Management Committee/Personnel/English/Maths

Name: Susan Rivington
Position: Clerk to the Governing Body

Name: Dianne Hatton

Position: Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 01.09.15

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Stepson is a contract worker to Steve Walters Maintenence (worker used by school) 

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meeting 2106-167 3/6

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/2

Position of responsibility: Parents and Community/History/Geography

To be appointed
LA Governor

Name: Claire Jones

Position: Associate Member of the Resourse Management Committee

(Claire Jones can attend Full Governing Body Meetings and request any information but does not have a  right to vote at the meetings. At commitee meetings Claire Jones can be given the right to vote on some, all or no matters.)

Date of appointment: 1.9.15 –  31.08.19

Date stepped down: As staff governor  on 31.08.15

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2015: N/A

Committee: Resource Management

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2015: N/A

Position of responsibility: Health & Safety, Premises

Name: Hannah Hewitt

Position: Staff Governor

Date of appointment: 12.12.11 – 06.07.19

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Staff

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 6/6

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/2

Position of responsibility: Computing and Anti-Bullying

Name: Keeley Jenkins

Position: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 20.06.14 – 19.06.18

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 5/6

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/2

Position of responsibility: SEND & Medical Conditions/Art & Design/Design & Technology 

Name: Reverend Karen Padley

Position: Vice Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor

Date of appointment: 07.07.15 – 06.07.19

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 4/6

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/1

Position of responsibility: Vice Chair of Governing Body/Safeguarding and Children in Care/R.E.

Name: Karen Scrivens

Position: Headteacher

Date of appointment: 01.03.09

Term of office: 01.03.09 -to date

Appointed by: N/A

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 6/6

Committee(s): Teaching and Learning/Resource Management

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 2/2

Position of responsibility: Appraisal/Pay

Name: David Goulding

Position: Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 2/6

Committee: Resource Management 

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 1/2

Position of responsibility: Health and Safety/Premises/PE & School Sport

Name: Jean Bailey

Position: Foundation Governor

Date of appointment: 01.05.13 – 30.04.17

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Non

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: 4/5

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17: 2/2

Position of responsibility: SMSC/Music

Name: Duncan McConach

Position: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 01.09.17

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Trustee and Chairman of Nottingham Search and Rescue

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Non

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-17: N/A

Committee: Resource Management

Attendance at Committee Meetings: N/A

Position of responsibility: HR/CPD/History/Geography

Governors who have stepped down from their role as part of the Governing Body:

Name: Claire Jones

Position: Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Date Stepped Down: 31.08.15

 

Name: Michelle Selby

Position: Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 17.10.12 – 16.10.16

Date Stepped Down: 25.11.15

 

Name: Joanne Bramley

Position: Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 22.01.16 – 22.01.20

Date Stepped Down: 08.03.17