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Governing Body’s Annual Statement 2015-16

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

 

¨ Holding the senior leadership team to account to deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment. Specifically:

¨ Embedding formative assessment as a tool to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

¨ Developing the use of teacher learning communities (TLCs) as the professional development model to empower teachers to work together, share, discuss, evaluate and observe best practice.

¨ Scrutinising the evidence that the learning of groups of pupils, particularly those with a disability, those who have special educational needs, those for whom the pupil premium provides support, and the most able is consistently good or better.

¨ Monitoring the adaptation of successful approaches used to enable all pupil groups to achieve well in reading, writing and maths including the development of more targeted, additional support for those pupils who struggle. Specifically, raising further, the attainment and rates of progress, particularly in writing and phonics, especially for boys and other vulnerable pupils, through the roll out of Talk for Writing, training and carefully evaluated initiatives such as First Class @ Writing, Boosting Reading Potential (BRP), revised phonics provision, Philosophy for Children and Peer Massage.

¨ Continuing to align assessment, tracking and intervention in light of ongoing flux in assessment and reporting arrangements. Specifically, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outcomes, new baseline measure in EYFS, 2014 National Curriculum and new arrangements at the end of Key Stage 1.

¨ Adapting school monitoring arrangement to accurately evaluate and secure further improvements.

 

The impact of the Governing Body on the school was:

 

¨ Teaching was judged to be outstanding by the School Development Partner in spring 2016.

¨ Statements taken directly from Local Authority termly School Development Partner Reports over the last year:

Teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding, because they have led to progress and outcomes for all pupils that are outstanding overall and never less than good.

Observations of learning in lessons, the work in pupils’ books and the schools’ own assessment of pupils’ progress confirm the impact of consistently good and outstanding teaching over time.

Teachers use their assessments effectively to plan effective, interesting lessons. To ensure consistency of these assessment judgements, moderation takes place regularly across the three classes in each year group, across year groups within the school and also across schools which are also using ‘Target Tracker’ as their system of assessment.

From evidence provided beforehand and first-hand evidence gathered on the day, it is clear that school leaders have a persistent focus on ensuring that the quality of teaching leads to pupils learning exceptionally well, which is consistently resulting in outstanding outcomes for pupils.

The CPD work that all teachers are involved in, based upon Teacher Learning Communities, has resulted in teachers creating the right conditions to ensure that pupils feel comfortable when trying challenging work and are resilient to failure. For example, the development of ‘hinge questions’ and ‘random questioning’ has increased pupil engagement and ensured that teachers use ongoing assessment during lessons to move learning forward. Teachers and support staff now use questioning exceptionally well to check pupils’ understanding and promptly address their misconceptions.

¨ The Governing Body scrutinises detailed overviews of pupil attendance, performance and monitoring together with progress toward identified priorities.  This information is provided by the Headteacher and is supported by Government data and School Development Partner reports.  The Governing Body review data and question the Head Teacher accordingly.

¨ Statements taken directly from Local Authority termly School Development Partner Reports over the last year:

Achievement is outstanding because pupils make outstanding progress from their individual starting points, leaving with standards that are well above expectation.

Pupil Premium pupils are assessed and suitable interventions employed. The school has comprehensive data on these pupils to monitor progress and the evidence is that these pupils are making good or better progress.

The Governing body have a number of strong members who make a significant contribution to the school. They undertake visits to the school and are fully aware of the school's, areas for development, data and the school development plan.

¨ Governors undertake visits to review the provision and impact of this for Special Educational Needs, pupil premium and other vulnerable groups. Governors observe initiatives such as Numbers Count, Reading Recovery, Nurture, First Class @ Number/Writing and Boosting Reading Potential.

¨ The Governing Body scrutinises detailed summaries of monitoring activities. This shows that coverage by the SLT is extensive. Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, 454 pupils were directly monitored (at least once) by the Headteacher e.g. pupils discussions, the subject of a lesson observation, work scrutiny. This equates to 88% of the school population (97% of pupils Reception –Year 4 and 99.7% of pupils age Y1-4). 39% of pupils in Y1-4 were monitored more than once. The Governing Body review the information and question the Head Teacher accordingly.

¨ Statement taken directly from Local Authority termly School Development Partner Reports over the last year:

The headteacher has put in place a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan that specifies key questions that will be explored throughout the year. Over the course of the year, every pupil in the school is involved in this plan in some way, which means that school leaders are able to make highly accurate judgements about teaching and its impact on the learning of all pupils.

 

 

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

The Chair of the Governing Body is Ben Willcox and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is David Taylor.

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

Committee

Abrv.

Name of Chair

Finance

F

Ben Willcox

Staffing

S

Helen Hearn

Curriculum and Communications

C

Ruth LeSuer

Premises/H&S/Pupil Discipline

PHS

Ruth Sutcliffe

Performance Management/Pay Review

PM

Ruth LeSuer, Helen Nesbitt, Helen Hearn

Re. Associate Members

Mrs. K Morris (Deputy Head teacher): Attends full GB meetings- Mrs Morris has no voting rights.

Phase Leaders attend full GB meetings on a rolling basis and some committees by invitation- they have no voting rights.

Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests


GOVERNOR / ASSOCIATE MEMBER

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS, E.G. 6/6

ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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

 

 

 

 

 

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor

M

Baillie Smith

Parent

Elected

01-Jul-15

30-Jun-19

 

4/6

 

N

N

N

N

Mrs

A J

Bates

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

6/6

S, C

N

N

N

N

Miss

R

Blackburn

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

6/6

C

N

N

N

N

Ms

S

Bolam

Parent

Elected

11-Nov-15

10-Nov-19

 

3/6

 

N

N

N

N

Mr

S

Easton

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher

 

 

 

 

6/6

F, S, C, PHS

N

N

N

N

Mr

N

Gorvett

Parent

Elected

12-Nov-12

11-Nov-16

 

2/6

PHS

N

N

N

N

Mrs

H

Hearn

Local Authority

Governing Body

09-Feb-16

08-Feb-20

 

5/6

S, F

N

N

Y

Commissioning Officer, People Based Commissioning Team, North Tyneside Council

N

Dr

CR

LeSueur

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

4/6

C, F

N

N

N

N

Mr

M

Moore

Parent

Elected

14-Mar-16

13-Mar-20

 

2/2

 

N

N

N

N

Mr

J

Morton

Parent

Elected

01-Jul-14

30-Jun-18

 

5/6

 

N

N

N

N

Mrs

H C J

Nisbet

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

3/6

PHS

N

N

N

N

Mrs

J A

Palmer

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

5/6

S, F

N

N

N

N

Mrs

H

Scott

Parent

Elected

11-Nov-14

10-Nov-18

 

3/6

S, C

N

N

N

Supply Teacher

Y

Spouse- CEM Assessment

Mrs

R

Sutcliffe

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

 

5/6

PHS

N

N

N

N

Dr

M

Taggart

Parent

Elected

06-Feb-12

05-Feb-16

05-Feb-16

3/3

S, C

N

N

N

N

Mr

D L

Taylor

Co-opted

Governing Body

10-Mar-15

09-Mar-19

05-Jul-16

3/6

F

N

N

N

N

Mr

B

Willcox

Co-opted

Governing Body

05-Jul-16

04-Jul-20

 

0/0

 

N

N

Y

Accountant at John N Dunn Ltd

N

Mr

B

Willcox

Parent

Elected

12-Nov-12

11-Nov-16

04-Jul-16

6/6

F

N

N

Y

Accountant at John N Dunn Ltd

N

Mrs

S

Williams

Staff

Elected

03-Nov-14

02-Nov-16

 

5/6

C, PHS

N

N

N

N