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Your Governing Body

 

    

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and the work that we do.

 

   Glyncoed school is a GREEN A1 school!

  Our main role is to support the Head teacher and the staff – the phrase used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Report  (SER). The SIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SER sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:-

 

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • monitoring and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher

 

     We do not undertake day-to-day running of our school as this is the responsibility of our head teacher, Mrs Beevers.

     Our Governing Body is made up of thirteen members and meets in full twice a term.  We tailor our annual schedule of meetings to suit the availabilty of governors, paying particular attention to work and family commitments.

 

Additionally, we also meet regularly as sub-committees and working groups. The vice chair of governors visits the school at least once a week.  At the beginning of meetings, we regularly welcome representatives of Pupil Voice eg School Council, who provide a short presentation to governors regarding the ongoing work of pupil teams and to put forward requests for specific ideas financing.  We have nine committees to look at particular issues and the two core groups - Resources (Finance, Premises, H&S and staffing) and Standards (incorporating Curriculum and SIP) - meeting most frequently.

 

     There are four categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community, LEA (Local Authority ), Parent and Staff governors.  All governors have equal status.

     We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

GLYNCOED PRIMARY SCHOOL
GOVERNING BODY
2016 - 2017


Chair of Governors            David Hughes

 

Parent Governors

Lucy Bourne, Sharon Hulley, Mike Regan,  Mat Forey

 

LEA Governors

Ceri Veysey, David Hughes, Awaiting Confirmation

 

Community Governors

Jane Francis, Jacky Brockway, Sue Matthews

 

Staff Governors

Liz Beevers (Headteacher), Rochelle Lane (Assistant Headteacher), Mari Hooper (non teaching governor)

 

Louise Williams (Deputy Head teacher) is a Permanent Observer and non-voting contributor.

 

 

All governors attend year round training provided by Cardiff council, our own in-house bespoke workshops and Welsh Government on-line training. Additionally, governors benefit from expertise sharing from sector professionals.    We also attend selected staff training sessions.

 

Several other Governing Bodies have attended our meeting to observe good governance practice.

Governors carry out additional volunteer work at the school, for example, by listening to the children read, attending assemblies and supporting pupils with specific projects. This type of participation helps us gain a valuable insight into the school day and enables us to make well informed decisions. 

 

 

 Approved Minutes of our Governing Body meetings (excludes confidential matters) are available to view at the school.  Minutes can only be provided once they have been formally approved at the 'next meeting'. Paper copies are available and attract a small charge to cover photocopying costs.



          

 

Are you interested in participating in our COMMUNITY GARDEN project?  There'll be plenty to do after the summer holidays - just let our school secretary Mrs Burge know you're interested and we'll be in touch.

 

Interested in joining our Gardening Club?

For more information, please chat with Miss Pellech or Mrs Chapman.

 

There is currently one community governor vacancy on the Governing Body.  Parents and carers with responsibilty of Glyncoed pupils are unable to apply for this position however, if you know someone who would be interested, please contact our Clerk to Governors - Liz Burge.

Our staff are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer - perhaps you have an hour a week spare where you could come and listen to the children's reading or give a helping hand in an arts & crafts lesson?

Have a chat with any of the teachers or call in at reception and speak to Liz Burge at front desk. 

 

The school Annexe is now the official Year 6 classrooms, solving the urgent problem that we faced with an increase in class groups this academic year.

Outside of the school day, we continue to utilise the Annexe for a weekly Programme of Activities that includes healthy lifestyle Clubs provided free of charge.  This ensures we are continually making full and best use of the structure.

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP 2016-17

 

Resources (Finance - Premises - H&S -Staffing)

David Hughes - Chair

Jane Francis – Vice Chair

Mike Regan

Mat Forey

Liz Beevers

Estate Manager (Advisory)

Finance Officer (Advisory)

 

Standards 

Ceri Veysey – Chair

Jacky Brockway – Vice Chair

Lucy Bourne

Sharon Hulley

Louise Williams

Mari Hooper

Lucy Bourne

Sue Matthews

 

 

Disciplinary/ Appeals

Sharon Hulley

Mike Regan

Jane Francis

Jacky Brockway

Mat Forey

Ceri Veysey

Sue Matthews

 

Pupils Exclusions & Discipline

David Hughes

Lucy Bourne

Mari Hooper

 

General Complaints

Ceri Veysey

Sue Matthews

Mat Forey

 

Grievance/Appeals

Ceri Veysey

Mike Regan

Mat Forey

Sue Matthews

Sharon Hulley

Lucy Bourne

Jane Francis

 

Performance Management

 

Mike Regan

Ceri Veysey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming training & Presentations:

                Estyn Guidance and role of the Governing Body

                * Link Visits Feedback

                * Community Links Gardening Project

            

               

 

Latest completed training & Presentations:

*   SunSafe

*   New ALN Bill

*   Pupil Parliament Update (presentation by members of the Pupil Parliament)

*   Governor Development Plan

*   Healthy Schools/NQA

             

           


Next bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation October 2017

Governor Link visits: June 2018

Skills Audit Analysis : September 2017

 

 

SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES

 

SEN and Nurture Groups

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Ceri Veysey

Community Liaison

Jane Francis

Equality, Diversity & EAL

Sharon Hulley

Governor Training & Development

Lucy Bourne

Health & Safety

Mike Regan

School Parliament & MAT

Mat Forey

Wellbeing Rochelle Lane
PDG & Attendance Sharon Hulley/Lucy Bourne

 

SUBJECT / YEAR GROUP LINKS

 

Literacy

Lucy Bourne

Numeracy

David Hughes

R.E. & P.S.E.

Jane Francis

Science, History & Geography

Sue Matthews

Art, D&T and Music

Mat Forey

Welsh

Mari Hooper

ICT & E-Safety

Rochelle Lane

Assessment

Ceri Veysey

Foundation Phase

Sharon Hulley

PE

Mike Regan

 

Nursery

Jane Francis

Reception

Lucy Bourne

Year 1

Mat Forey

Year 2

Sue Matthews

Year 3

Mike Regan

Year 4

Jacky Brockway

Year 5

Sharon Hulley

Year 6

Dave Hughes

 

 

SIP PRIORITIES LINKS 2016/17

 

PRIORITY 1: "To further develop a culture of 'professional learning' and transformational leadership which supports our fundamental set of values of continual improvement for all".

Led by Liz Beevers

Supported by Dave Hughes - Mike Regan

 

PRIORITY 2: "To further increase rigour and consistency in assessment, recording and reporting and to increase involvement of parents/carers in the assessment process in order to raise pupils' achievement".

Led by Louise Williams

Supported by Jane Francis - Jacky Brockway - Ceri Veysey

 

PRIORITY 3: "To further improve the standards of oracy across the school through effective communication and an awareness of their democratic rights and responsibilities".

Led by Laura Murray

Supported by Lucy Bourne

 

PRIORITY 4: "To further develop the rigour, consistency and breadth of our provision and assessment of PSE/Wellbeing to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of our pupils and the wider community".

Led by Rochelle Lane

Supported by Sharon Hulley - Mat Forey - Mike Regan 

 

PRIORITY 5: "To improve the standards of ICT through the implementation of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF)".

Led by Ben Green

Supported by Rochelle Lane - Martin Burton

 

 

 

FULL GOVERNOR BODY MEETINGS - 1.00pm start unless otherwise stated

Monday 18th September

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RESOURCES

DH(C), JF, MR, EB, MB, MF, AH

STANDARDS

(Working lunches)

CV (C), JB, LB, SH, SM, LW, RL

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Ongoing linking with parents and our community.

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