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A warm welcome from the Governing Body of Fulbourn Primary School

For those not familiar with our role in school, we have provided a brief introduction below.

You may also find out more about the governing body by clicking on the links.

 

The governing body has three key roles:

 

 1) To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading

Governors play a key role in a regular cycle of self-evaluation, examining all aspects of school life, and developing plans (SDPs or School Development plans) to decide on actions to address areas for school improvement. Self-evaluation activities include governor visits, parent questionnaires, lesson observations, conducting ‘learning walks’ (walking around the school with a particular focus, e.g. the quality of maths displays or the way pupils treat one another) and structured discussion with groups of pupils. Development plans are also informed by the views of external bodies, such as Ofsted and Local Authority Inspectors. Progress towards meeting the priorities identified in the plans is discussed at Governing Body and Committee meetings and new priorities are identified. 

 

2) To act as a critical friend to the school

Members of the governing body are asked to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head teacher and senior staff.  This means that while they are there to support the Head and senior team, they also need to be willing to ask questions and challenge their plans for the school.  If a new school policy is under discussion, or we are looking at how to spend the school’s budget, for example, governors will ask questions to make sure they fully understand what is being proposed, and to ensure that it is in the pupils’ best interests.  If the governors just nodded their heads to everything that the Head and senior team presented to them, then they wouldn’t be doing their job properly!

 

3) To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides

The governing body looks closely at the standards achieved by pupils at the end of the Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS or reception year), the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2 or ‘infants’) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6 or ‘junior’), as well as at progress of pupils in the years between. However, the governing body is not only interested in the educational standards achieved across the school; we place significant emphasis on how we achieve them. The school’s core values of achievement, happiness and respect lead us to discuss the extent to which pupils enjoy learning, are happy at school, feel safe, have positive relationships with school staff etc.

Governor Roles

 January 2018

 

Chair Joy Eldridge

Clerk Jan Purath

 

LINK GOVERNORS

SEN & Pupil Premium Vic Montgomery

Safeguarding Liz Young

EYFS Becky Burrell

 

 

Academic Data Matthew Faupel

Core Skills Ian Chapman & Mat Meredith

PTfA & Parish Joy Eldridge

Policies Maintenance: Matthew Faupel

 

 

Resources Committee

Liz Blackmore (Chair)

Ian Chapman

Kate Harvey

Joy Eldridge

Ellie Crowe

Fiona Thorpe/Claire Pickard

Jo Kindred (co-opt)

Co-opted: David Boyd

Katie Morrish

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

Matthew Faupel (Chair)

Nichola Grove

Mat Meredith

Kate Harvey

Vic Montgomery

Fiona Thorpe

Co-opted: Elsa Lee

Premises and Health and Safety

Toby Cave (Chair)

Ian Chapman

Becky Burrell

Vic Montgomery

Claire Pickard

Cheryl Caldecoat (co-opt)

[Joy Eldridge – as required]

Co-opted: Chris Swaysland

HT Performance Management & Pay Appeal Committee

Ian Chapman

Matthew Faupel

Joy Eldridge

 

Pay Committee

Mat Meredith

Liz Blackmore

(Joy Eldridge if required)

Kate Harvey

Pupil Discipline

Committee

Matthew Meredith

Vic Montgomery

to be defined

 

Complaints Committee & Staff Grievance Committee

Ian Chapman

Matthew Faupel

Joy Eldridge

Staff dismissal appeal Committee

Toby Cave

Mat Meredith

Becky Burrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governors

Mat Meredith

Joy Eldridge

Jenny Pillinger

Liz Young

 

Co-Opted Governors

Matthew Faupel

Toby Cave

Elizabeth Blackmore

Becky Burrell

Victoria Montgomery

Kate Harvey

Ellie Crowe

Staff Governors

Fiona Thorpe / Claire Pickard

Nichola Grove

 

 

Local Authority Governor

Ian Chapman

 

Associate Members

Emily Edgeley (Full Governors)

David Boyd (Full Governors)

Cheryl Caldecoat (Property)

Jo Kindred (Resources)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Meetings 2017-2018

MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2017-18

REGISTER OF GOVERNORS' PECUNIARY INTERESTS (January 2018)

GOVERNORS’ REGISTER OF INTERESTS JANUARY 2018

Name

Position

Interest

Nature of Interest

Mrs Joy Eldridge

 

 

Parent Governor

(Chair)

Fulbourn Primary School

Parent

Mrs Becky Burrell

Co-opted Governor

 

Fulbourn Primary School

Parent

Mr Matthew Faupel

Co-opted Governor

 

 

Micropraxis Ltd

 

Janus Technology Ltd.

 

 

Teversham CoE Primary School

 

 

 

 

Director

Director

 

 

Governor

Mrs Victoria Montgomery

Co-opted Governor

 

Fulbourn Primary School

Parent

Mrs Kate Harvey

Co-opted Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

 

St John's College, Cambridge

 

Cambridge Chorale (Charity)

 

 

Parent

 

Head of Finance

 

Committee member

Mr Mat Meredith

Parent Governor

Metaswitch

Fulbourn Primary School

Engineer

Parent

 

Mr Toby Cave

Co-opted Governor

Connect Scaffolding

Strikesoft Ltd. (Software Developer)

Partner

Director

 

Mrs Fiona Thorpe

Headteacher

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff Member (Headteacher)

Mrs Claire Pickard

Headteacher

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff Member (Headteacher)

Mrs Nichola Grove

Staff Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff Member (HLTA)

Miss Ellie Crowe

Co-opted Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff Member

(Assistant Head)

Mrs Elizabeth Blackmore

Co-opted Governor

ARM Ltd.

Fulbourn Primary School

Director of Financial Accounting

Personal friend of Claire Pickard (Head)

 

 

Mr Ian Chapman

Local Authority Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

Brother-in-law of Debbie Shadbolt (Teaching Assistant)

 

Mrs Jenny Pillinger

Parent Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

Parent

 

Ms Liz Young

Parent Governor

Fulbourn Primary School

Parent

 

Mrs Joanne Kindred

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

Fulbourn Primary School

 

AS Kindred Chartered Accountant

Staff Member (Finance Manager)

Husband’s business

Auditor of PTFA Accounts

Ms Emily Edgeley

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff Member (Assistant Head)

Mrs Cheryl Caldecoat

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

Fulbourn Primary School

 

J&J Drake Electrical

Staff Member (Site Manager)

Son is a Director

David Boyd

Associate member

(no voting rights)

 

 

Fulbourn Primary School

 

 

 

Boyd & Associates Ltd.

Parent

Chair of the Trust Board for the proposed Multi-Academy Trust

(Innovation Trust).

Director

Ms Jan Purath

Clerk

(no voting rights)

Fulbourn Primary School

Staff member (School Communications Manager)

 

 

Would you like to join the Governing Body?

Fulbourn Primary School  is always interested in hearing from parents and other members of the community who are interested in joining our Governing Body.

 

The governing body is responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best

possible education for its children. It sets the vision for the school, ensures it makes

the best use of its resources and holds the head teachers to account for their

performance

 

As a governor, you will gain insight into the education system and a set of key skills

which can be re-invested back into your career

 

It’s an opportunity to give back to the community!

 

If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team helping to drive school

improvement and can spare around 10 hours per term we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Joy, Fiona or Claire if you are interested and would like to know more.

 

Joy Eldridge   jeldridge@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

Fiona Thorpe & Claire Pickard - call 01223 712525 or drop in to the school office


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