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Structure of Governing Body

Governor Information

Governor Committees

Governance Annual Statement

Governor Committee Meetings

Governor Attendance

Policies relating to the Governing Body

 

Belmont Primary School Governing Body

 

 

Headteacher

Mrs J Fern

 

 

Staff Governor

Mrs A Ball

 

 

LEA Governor

Vacancy

 

 

Partnership Governors

Mrs L Petcher

 

Mr J Staley

 

Vacancy

 

 

Co-Opted Governors

 

Mr A MacKenzie

Vacancy

 

Vacancy 

 

 

Parent Governors

Mrs A Free (Co-Chair)

 

Mr R Sewell (Co-Chair)

 

Mrs K Smith

 

Mrs R Buttery

 

Mrs B Stamp

 

 

Clerk

Mrs J Banton

 

 

No Associate Members

 

 

 

  

 

 

Governor Information

Name of Governor

Julie Fern

Category of Governor

Headteacher

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Associate Trustee

Appointing Body

Ex Officio

Term of Office

N/A

Expiry Date of Term of Office

N/A

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Admissions -Member

Building, Maintenance and Land – Chair

Curriculum and Assessment – Member

Staffing - Chair

Details of any other educational Governing Body

Associate Member of South Derbyshire Music Centre

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Anna Ball

Category of Governor

Staff Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Staff Nomination

Term of Office

4 Years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

3.9.24

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Building, Maintenance and Land – Clerk

Curriculum and Assessment - Clerk

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Louise Petcher

Category of Governor

Partnership Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

7.2.22

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Appeals – Member

Pupil Discipline – Clerk

Performance Management - Clerk

Pay, Appointments and Finance – Member

Curriculum and Assessment - Member

Policy Review – Chair

Staffing - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

John Staley

Category of Governor

Partnership Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office

4 Years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

7.2.22

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

None

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

John Ault

Category of Governor

Co-opted

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Vice Chair

Appointing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

10.6.21 - Resigned 

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Admissions – Clerk

Pupil Discipline - Member

Staff Discipline -Clerk

Appeals - Chair

Performance Management - Chair

Pay, Appointments and Finance –Clerk

Building, Maintenance and Land - Member

Curriculum and Assessment - Member

Policy Review – Member

Staffing - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

Lynn Ault (spouse)

Business / Financial Interests

J A Automation - IT supplies

 

Name of Governor

Alex Mackenzie

Category of Governor

Co-Opted

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

21.4.23

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

None

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Donna Benton

Category of Governor

Co-opted

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office

4 years

xpiry Date of Term of Office

14.7.21 - Resigned

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Curriculum and Assessment - Chair

Policy Review - Clerk

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Andrea Free

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Co-Chair

Appointing Body

Parent Nomination

Term of Office

4 Years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

6.10.23

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Pupil Discipline – Chair

Performance Management – Member

Pay, Appointments and Finance – Member

Curriculum and Assessment – Member

Staffing - Clerk

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Richard Sewell

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Co-Chair

Appointing Body

Parent Election

Term of Office

4 Years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

14.10.23

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Admissions – Chair

Staff Discipline – Chair

Performance Management – Member

Pay, Appointments and Finance – Chair

Building, Maintenance and Land – Member

Staffing - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Katy Smith

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Parent Nomination

Date of Appointment

16.3.20

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

15.3.24

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Appeals – Clerk

Performance Management - Member

Curriculum and Assessment – Member

Policy Review – Member

Staffing - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

None

 

Name of Governor

Ruth Buttery

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Parent Election

Date of Appointment

16.3.20

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

15.3.24

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Staff Discipline– Member

Appeals - Member

Performance Management - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

None

Business / Financial Interests

RMB Heritage Consulting

 

Name of Governor

Bryony Stamp

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Parent Election

Date of Appointment

26.2.21

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

26.2.25

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

None

Details of any other educational Governing Body

Tbc

Relationship to any member of school staff

Tbc

Business / Financial Interests

Tbc

 

Name of Governor

Roger Mackenzie

Category of Governor

Local Authority

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

  Date of Appointment    6.2.17

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

5.2.21.

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Admissions - Chair

Staff Discipline –Chair

Pupil Discipline - Chair

Performance Management – Member

Pay, Appointments and Finance - Chair

Curriculum and Assessment – Chair

Building, Maintenance and Land - Member

Policy Review - Member

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

Alex Mackenzie - Governor

Business / Financial Interests

None

Name of Governor

Ian Winfieldale

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Position of Responsibility on the Governing Body

Member

Appointing Body

Governing Body

  Date of Appointment   15.12.16

Term of Office

4 years

Expiry Date of Term of Office

14.12.20

Committee Membership and Position of Responsibility

Pupil Discipline - Member

Staff Discipline - Member

Pay, Appointments and Finance - Member

Curriculum and Assessment - Clerk

Details of any other educational Governing Body

None

Relationship to any member of school staff

L. Ault - Cousin

Business / Financial Interests

None

Governor Commitees

 

Admissions (consideration of complaints) 
Mr Richard Sewell (Chair)
Mrs Julie Fern
Mr John Ault (Clerk)

 

Pupil Discipline
Mrs Andrea Free (Chair)

Mrs Louise Petcher (Clerk)
Mr John Ault

 

Staff Discipline 
Mr Richard Sewell (Chair)
Mr John Ault (Clerk)

Mrs Ruth Buttery

 

Appeals 
Mr John Ault (Chair)
Mrs Katy Smith (Clerk)
Mrs Ruth Buttery
Mrs Louise Petcher

 

Performance Management 
Mr John Ault (Chair)
Mrs Louise Petcher (Clerk)
Mr Richard Sewell

Mrs Andrea Free

Mrs Ruth Buttery

Mrs Katie Smith
 

Pay, Appointments and Finance
Mr Richard Sewell (Chair)
Mr John Ault (Clerk)
Mrs Louise Petcher
Mrs Andrea Free
 

 

Building, Maintenance and Land
Mrs Julie Fern (Chair)
 Mrs Anna Ball (Clerk)
Mr Richard Sewell
Mr John Ault

 

Curriculum and Assessment 
Mrs Donna Benton (Chair)
Mrs Anna Ball (Clerk)
Mr John Ault
Mrs Julie Fern

Mrs Katy Smith

Mrs Louise Petcher

Mrs Andrea Free

 

Policy Review 
Mrs Louise Petcher Chair)
Mrs Donna Benton (Clerk)
Mrs Katy Smith

Mr John Ault

 

Staffing
Mrs Julie Fern (Chair)
Mrs Andrea Free (Clerk)
Mr Richard Sewell

Mr John Ault

Mrs Louise Petcher

Mrs Katy Smith

 

Governance Annual Statement

 

The Governing body at Belmont, endeavours to fulfil the role defined by the Government and supported by the Local Authority.  In doing so we hope that we can help to make our school the absolute best it can be for the benefit of all pupils.

 

‘Supporting each other to achieve success’.

 

As recognised by Ofsted in 2017,

 

‘There is a good mix of experience and skills on the strong governing body.  Governors have had appropriate training in, for example, safeguarding and are therefore well placed to carry out their duties diligently and effectively.  Minutes from meetings show that you are asked challenging questions and therefore held fully accountable for the actions you take.  Governors are knowledgeable about the school and visit regularly to find out at first-hand how staff and pupils are progressing.  Governors are right to prioritise pupils’ emotional support in order to support pupils’ academic achievement and success.’ Ofsted 2017

 

As a Governing Body we set targets for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, and Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.  We also set targets to narrow the gaps between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. 

 

These targets translate in to percentages for children to achieve in all aspects of education.  They are our Key Performance Indicators (KPI).  We can then set the expectations for school improvement and this is monitored throughout the year to enable us to hold the school to account. 

 

With the many aspects of primary education, we must consider all factors that will have an influence on the ability to achieve targets that we set, for example finance, government priorities and legislation, logistics for the provision of intervention.  There are many. 

 

When we undergo an Ofsted inspection, the whole school is analysed and outcomes for all pupils in all subjects is checked to ensure that we are getting the best from our staff and children. 

 

A professional, critical analysis of our school is an asset to us as governors.  We can share the vision and ethos of Belmont and to maintain an accurate Self Evaluation to ensure that we are going in the right direction. 

 

Following our successful Ofsted inspection in March 2017, our key priorities for improvement are: 

 

  • To improve the punctuality and attendance rates of a small number of disadvantaged pupils to be broadly in line with national figures. 
     
  • To improve attainment and progress in reading and phonics so that outcomes closer to National figures
     
  • To ensure that pupils are moved on to challenging work quickly, so that an increased number of pupils achieve at a greater depth in reading, writing and mathematics and more pupils make at least good progress in English and Maths.
     

 

We have an array of KPIs for the School Improvement Plan and the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team create actions with performance milestones to progress the priorities that we have set. 

 

Pupil progress is a standing agenda item at governors’ meetings, we all have links to subject leaders so that we can maintain dialogue and provide effective governance.  Subject leaders are regularly invited to meetings to ensure as a governing body we are updated on the intent, implementation and impact of all curriculum areas. The assessment and progress information for the different curriculum areas is shared as appropriate.   

 

The Governing Body have recently appointed a new Headteacher, following the retirement of the previous Head. We have also appointed a new Deputy Headteacher, following the previous Deputy Head’s promotion to the role of Headteacher at Belmont. This is an exciting period of change for the school, as the newly appointed Senior Leadership team, strive to continue promoting the school’s ethos and endeavour to provide a safe, happy environment where children will be nurtured to grow up to be a hard working, responsible and well behaved member of society.

 

This last year has been unprecedented, the global pandemic has affected all our lives and is a significant challenge to the provision of education for children and to support their mental health.  Our Headteacher and staff at Belmont have met this challenge with the commitment to make the school as safe as possible.  We have social distancing measures throughout the school, year groups are contained in their respective 'bubble' effectively isolated from other year groups.  The children have opportunities to express their worries and the transition to the new ways of working have been rolled out and are under constant review for effectiveness and improvement. As a result of this a key target from the current School Improvement Plan for this academic year is:

 

To support the return of all pupils to school and ensure their well-being and that of staff and to enable pupils to “catch up” following the COVID19 lockdown. 

Governor Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

 

 

Finance Committee Meeting

18.10.18

 

John Ault

Roger MacKenzie (Chair)

Ian Winfieldale

Pete Musson

Louise Petcher

Elizabeth Davis (apologies) 

Sue Davies (Headteacher)

 

Curriculum and Assessment

22.10.18

 

John Ault

Roger MacKenzie (Chair)

Ian Winfieldale

Pete Musson

David Booth

Elizabeth Davis (apologies)

Donna Benton (apologies)

 

Policy

22.10.18

 

John Ault

Alex MacKenzie (Chair)

Roger MacKenzie

David Booth

Lousie Petcher (apologies)

Donna Benton (apologies)

 

Admissions

24.1.19

 

Roger Mackenzie (Chair)

John Ault

Sue Davies (Headteacher)

 

 

Finance

21.11.19

 

Ian Winfieldale (Chair)

John Ault (Clerk)

Roger McKenzie

Louise Petcher (apologies)

Elizabeth Davies (apologies)

 

Curriculum

21.1.20

 

Sue Davies (Chair)

Andrea Free (Clerk)

Donna Benton

Ian Winfieldale

Julie Fern

Toni Drake

Amy Stone

 

Finance Meeting

30.1.20

 

Ian Winfieldale (Chair)

John Ault (Clerk)

Louise Petcher

Julie Fern

Belinda Holmes (Bursar)

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance

Governor Attendance 2019 -2020

 

John Ault

8  out of 8 meetings

Roger MacKenzie

2 out of 8 meetings

Sue Davies

7 out of 8 meetings

John Staley

3 out of 8 meetings

Alex Mackenzie

2 out of 8 meetings

Louise Petcher

7 out of 8 meetings

Emma Jacobs

2 out of 4 meetings

Donna Benton

7 out of 8 meetings

Ian Winfieldale

7 out of 8 meetings

Elizabeth Davis

0 out of 4 meetings

Julie Fern

8 out of 8 meetings

Andrea Free

7 out of 7 meetings

Richard Sewell

4 out of 7 meetings

Ruth Buttery

2 out of 3 meetings

Katy Smith

3 out of 3 meetings

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