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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 category GREEN

 

 

 

 

 

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 e.g. 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 following governor meeting.  Paper copies are available and attract a small charge to cover photocopying costs.

 

Contacting the Governing Body.  There are several ways you can get in touch with the Governing Body if you have any comments, suggestions or questions.

Please note: minor concerns relating to your child should be directed to the class teacher and all complaints must be submitted via the procedure set out in the school's Complaints Policy.  This can be found in the Policy Section of this website.  

For all other matters, you can email the school on glyncoedprm@cardiff.gov.uk placing 'FAO The Governing Body' in the subject line, or telephone our reception office on 02920 733694 and request they pass on your message to us, or you can write to The Governing Body c/o the school address.  We always reply to all enquiries where you have requested a response, provided you have included contact details.

 



          

 

We will soon have ONE Parent Governor vacancy.  If you are interested in becoming a governor, look out for the letter and nomination form that will be sent out this week.  Serving as a governor does require commitment however it is immensely rewarding and governors make an essential contribution to the success of our school.  Remember, if you're in work,  s.50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 means you are entitled to paid time off to carry out your school governor duties.

 

The Governing Body has formally updated the school's Complaints Policy and Procedure - available on this website or in hard copy from the school. 

 

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.

 


Upcoming training & Presentations:

             

                   * ALN

               * LAC

       

 

Latest completed training & Presentations

 

*   All nineteen link visits were completed by governors during a full day meeting with staff on 20th May 2019

            


Next:

bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: December 2019

Skills Audit Analysis : May FGB meeting 2020

Governor Link visits: May 2020

 

 

SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES

 

SEN and Nurture Groups

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Ceri Veysey

Community Liaison

Jane Francis

Equality, Diversity, EAL & PDG

Marie Hooper

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, Angelo Lamberti

LLC

Marie Hooper, Claire Thomas

Numeracy and Maths

David Hughes, Simon Woolston

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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