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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.


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.



          

 

 

The Governors held their final meeting for the school year on Monday, 17th July 2018.  The school has lots of exciting new initiatives planned for September to inspire our children and families, including participation in the amazing Prince William Award. 

 

We have received three applications for the two parent governor vacancies on the Governing Body. 

Parents will now be asked to vote for the candidates and we will publish the results as soon as the votes have been counted.

 

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, Liz Burge at front desk. 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP 2017-18

 

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

David Hughes - Chair

Jane Francis – Vice Chair

Mike Regan

Liz Beevers

Estate Manager (Advisory)

Finance Officer (Advisory)

 

Standards 

Ceri Veysey – Chair

Jacky Brockway – Vice Chair

Sharon Hulley

Louise Williams

Claire Smith

Sue Matthews

 

 

Disciplinary/ Appeals

Sharon Hulley

Mike Regan

Jane Francis

Jacky Brockway

Ceri Veysey

Sue Matthews

 

Pupils Exclusions & Discipline

David Hughes

Claire Smith

Sue Matthews

 

General Complaints

Ceri Veysey

Sue Matthews

Jane Francis

 

Grievance/Appeals

Ceri Veysey

Mike Regan

Sue Matthews

Sharon Hulley

Jane Francis

 

Performance Management

 

Mike Regan

Ceri Veysey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming training & Presentations:

             

                  *  Governor Links with the School Development Plan strands

               

 

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 October 2018

Governor Link visits: April 2019

Skills Audit Analysis : February 2019

 

 

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

Jacky Brockway

Health & Safety

Mike Regan

School Parliament & MAT

Ceri Veysey

Wellbeing Rochelle Lane
PDG & Attendance Sharon Hulley

 

SUBJECT / YEAR GROUP LINKS

 

Literacy

Jacky Brockway

Numeracy

David Hughes

R.E. & P.S.E.

Jane Francis

Science, History & Geography

Sue Matthews

Art, D&T and Music

Mike Regan

Welsh

Claire Smith

ICT & E-Safety

Rochelle Lane

Assessment

Ceri Veysey

Foundation Phase

Sharon Hulley

PE

Mike Regan

 

Nursery

Jane Francis

Reception

Claire Smith

Year 1

Ceri Veysey

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  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 Jack Brockway

 

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 - 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

 

 

 

 

Ongoing linking with parents and our community.

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