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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 catergory GREEN A !

 

 

 

 

The main role of the Governing Body is to support the Head teacher and the staff to ensure every aspect of school performance remains at a high standard – 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.


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



          

 

 

 

On 8th November 2018, your Governing Body undertook its statutory duty to agree and review performance objectives for the Head teacher relating to school leadership and management and to pupil progress.

 

Further to parent governor elections, we are pleased to welcome our two newest parent governors, Claire Thomas and Simon Woolston. One vacancy remains for a Community governor and the application form for this position is available under the Governor Elections sub page.

 

The school's Challenge Adviser visited Glyncoed to undertake our annual Categorisation meeting on 5th October 2018 and the 2018-19 will be published in February 2019.

 

Mrs Simm, Key Stage 2 teacher has been elected by the staff to the position of staff governor.  We look forward to Mrs Simm making a valuable contribution to the work of the Governing Body.

 

The Governors held their first meeting for the school year on Monday, 1st October 2019. 

At this initial meeting, the Chair and vice Chair were elected and committee memberships & Special Responsibility roles designated.

We also set out our annual Schedule of Work which includes not only termly deadlines but also focus on achieving our school Priorities

We also reviewed and where appropriate updated, twenty school policies.

 

 

The school has lots of exciting new initiatives planned for this academic year to inspire our children and families, including participation in the amazing Prince William Award.

The programme will further develop pupil wellbeing and values as it help them develop courage, resilience and character.

It provides a context for pupils aged 6-14 years to explore their own values. In considering the impact of their actions and behaviour on themselves, on others and on the world around them, participants will develop the confidence to think independently and make positive, informed decisions. They will develop the ability to increase their performance at school or in pursuing hobbies and interests

 

 

Our staff are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer in other ways - 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 the school receptionist at front desk.

 

The school is currently looking at securing the services of a Reader Dog to visit the school and listen to our pupils read them a story! 

 

 

 


Upcoming training & Presentations:

             

                  *  Governor Participation in the School Development Plan strands

                   * Disciplinary and Grievance Training from external professional provider

          

               

 

Latest completed training & Presentations

 

*   Estyn Guidance and role of the Governing Body

*   Head teacher's Report 2017/18

           

           


Next bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: November 2018

Skills Audit Analysis : February 2019

Governor Link visits: April 2019

 

 

SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES

 

SEN and Nurture Groups

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Ceri Veysey

Community Liaison

Jane Francis

Equality, Diversity, EAL & PDG

Claire Smith

Governor Training & Development

Ceri Veysey

Health & Safety

Mike Regan

School Parliament & MAT

Jacky Brockway

Wellbeing & Attendance Sharon Hulley and Sue Matthews

 

 

                 

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STRANDS

 

Expressive Arts 

Sharon Hulley

LLC

Claire Smith, parent vacancy

Numeracy and Maths

David Hughes, parent vacancy

Science and Technology

Mike Regan, Ceri Veysey

Humanities

Jane Francis

Health & Safety

Mike Regan

Health and Wellbeing

Jacky Brockway, Sue Matthews and Sharon Hulley

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