Yeo Moor Primary School

Yeo Moor Primary School

Governors

GOVERNORS’ ANNUAL STATEMENT 2018-2019
The Department for Education gas issued guidance, which suggests that Governing Bodies should make an annual statement to parents, so we have prepared this document for your consideration.

THE PURPOSE OF THE YEO MOOR PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCAL GOVERNING BODY:
LGBs are established by Clevedon Learning Trust for each of its participating schools
The LGB holds the school to account for achievement of standards, performance and financial value and money.
They are advised by the Head Teacher / SLT and relevant senior staff in CLT.  Their aim is to achieve and maintain outstanding performance in all aspects of the life of the school.
LGB is responsible for making recommendations to CLT for new Governors.

THE LGB HAS A TERMS OF REFERENCE THAT DIRECTS THEIR WORK:
This has 4 sections:
Strategic Direction & Culture
Financial Control & Premises
Performance
Policies & procedures including Safeguarding.

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS
The Local Governing Body is made up as follows:
2 parent governors
2 staff governors (one being the Head Teacher)
6 appointed governors
The current list of governors and their focus areas can be found on this website. 

During the year the following changes occurred / impacted on the LGB:
Caroline Baker was elected as Parent Governor we 04.09.19
Liz Wetherall resigned wef 31.05.19
Kaye Case resigned wef 31.12.18 due to her role as CLT Director
Pippa Gribben resigned as Staff Governor wef 31.08.18
Alan Leonard resigned wef 14.01.19
Jo Green was appointed wef 01.03.19

Information and data are made available to governors for their regular meetings, with verbal and written presentations, followed by a question and answer session with the head and members of the senior management team.  In this way the governors are able to challenge and support the Head Teacher of the school.

Governors are able to benchmark school data against similar schools, the Local Authority and schools nationally to ensure the schools standards and expectations are high, and that plans are in place to continue to develop the pupils and that these plans are able to be monitored closely. The governors attandance and training records can be found on the link above. 

KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE LGB 2018-19 AND HOW THEY WERE ADDRESSED:
Literacy and in particular comprehension - governors focused meetings and action plans.
Maths and in particular the introduction to Mastery Maths- governor focused meetings and termly action plans.
Behaviour Issues - Monitored by Chair & SLT, data and issues looked at in detail.
Ensuring a balanced budget - Decisions made with support of CLT finance team.

THE IMPACT OF GOVERNORS ACTIONS, DECISIONS AND INTERVENTIONS 18-19 INCLUDE:
The LGB monitored Maths curriculum and literacy/comprehension closely, with meetings every term with SLT / subject leaders. 
Progress was made in this area and results in literacy have improved in some area.  19/20 should see greater progress in these areas.
Balanced budgte set by governonrs and implications to be monitored.
Focus on phonics was seen as a key priortiy and whole school work was started with support from St Peters, Portishead.

GOVERNORS PRIORITIES 19-20
Focus and detailed monitoring of action plans to improve attainment and progress across school
READING: Each and every child to become a competent reader who loves books and can understand and use literature.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Ensuring the curriculum is coherent and make sure every child is able to see links between all aspects of their learning from year to year and subject to subject.
VULNERABLE LEARNERS: That all students acheive their best and area supported by high expectations and forensic helps that assists them in overcoming any problems.  

In October /November 2017 the school had an Ofsted inspection, we leave the final words to Ofsted:

"The headteacher's strong leadership, supported by a highly effective governing body, has bought about improvements to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meet pupils' learning needs."

 "Leaders have been successful in establishing high standards of behaviour, which have created calm, purposeful and orderly learning environments"

"Outstanding support for pupils' personal development and welfare creates a strong culture of care in which pupils demonstrate respect for others"

"The school has benefited from its membership of the Clevedon learning Trust, which has sup-ported the school in effecting improvement priorities.  The school's self-evaluation is accurate. Leaders use the well to plan for further progress"

"Outstanding provision in the early years provides an excellent foundations for the progress children make at the school"

 

The following is a list of Governors together with their areas of responsibilty:

Chair of Governors: Stephen Murtagh                                          
Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs Ann Driver
Headteacher: Mr Roland Lovatt
Executive Headteacher: Mr John Wells
Clerk to Governors: Mr John Purcell
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Ann Driver

 Full Governor Details

Mrs Lyn Bibbing

  • Appointed by: Trust Board

  • Term of office: 04/02/15 - 03/02/20

  • Governing body and committee meeting attendance (2017&18): 3/5

  •  meeting attendance (2017&18):

  • Business and pecuniary interests: None

 

Mr Roland Lovatt

  • Appointed by: Headteacher

  • Term of office: 04/02/15 -

  • Governing body and committee meeting attendance (2017&18): 5/5

  • Business and pecuniary interests:

    • Member of NAHT

    • Wife is a supply teacher

Mr Stephen Murtagh

  • Appointed by: Trust Board

  • Term of office: 24/02/17 - 23/02/21

  • Governing body and committee meeting attendance (2017&18): 5/5

  • Business and pecuniary interests:

    • Director / Sole Proprietor of Murtagh Consultants Ltd

    • Trustee of Bristol Masindi Education Partnership

    • Main client is New Schools Network

    • Wife is employed by CLT as a teacher

Mr John Wells

  • Appointed by: Ex-Officio

  • Term of office: 04/02/15 -

  • Governing body and committee meeting attendance (2017&18): 3/5

  • Business and pecuniary interests:

    • Director / Trustee of Clevedon School Sport Centre

    • Member of ASCL

    • Governor of Tickenham Primary School

    • Headteacher of Clevedon School

Ms Natalie Wilcox

  • Appointed by: Parents

  • Term of office: 30/11/16 - 29/11/20

  • Governing body and committee meeting attendance (2017&18): 4/5

  • Business and pecuniary interests: None