Glyncoed school is a category GREEN A school for the sixth year running
The main role of the Governing Body is to support the Headteacher 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:-
We do not undertake the day-to-day running of our school as this is the responsibility of our headteacher, 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 availability 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 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.
Until further notice, where possible, please use email to contact the Governing Body: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are submitting a formal complaint to the Governing Body, you must complete the form included in the Complaints Policy & Procedure (available for download from this website) and send it as an email attachment directly to the Chair of Governors: email@example.com
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 non-urgent matters, you can email the school with 'FAO The Governing Body' as the email 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, and provided you have included contact details.
The Governing Body anticipates being physically back at the school for its meetings from December 2021 onwards. We look forward to once again being on site.
Sharon Hulley has now assumed the role as one of our Community Governors and Jacky Brockway will shortly become our latest Local Authority appointed governor. We have two Parent Governor vacancies available - you will shortly be receiving a letter about this and an application form - being a governor demands your time and intellectual commitment however it's a very rewarding, role so if you are eager to make a real difference to the school, please consider applying.
After over eight years of invaluable service, we say a fond farewell to Mike Regan and Jane Francis, who have now stepped down from the Governing Body. Mike and Jane, thank you both for the wonderful contribution you have given as governors; you have both made an immeasurable difference to the lives of hundreds of children.
We are delighted to welcome our new Non-teaching Staff Governor Kate Williams. Kate brings many years experience as a teaching assistant at Glyncoed.
We are thrilled to announce that Glyncoed Primary School has been selected by NACE as one of its showcase schools demonstrating Best Practice in this field. Well done to all our staff, pupils and families!
Congratulations to the school on achieving the prestigious NQA (National Quality Award) that is only held by 200 of the 2,000 schools across Wales.
The governors will be holding their third Full Governing Body meeting on Monday 13th December 2021.
Our agenda will include:
Update on all building works and outdoor learning areas;
Governing Body annual Self Evaluation;
School Development Plan Priorities;
Recently completed training
Child Protection training Level II.
Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Act (May 2021 update)
Young Carers in School
Additional Needs Learning systems in Wales 2021
Bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: November 2021
Skills Audit : December 2021
Governor Link visits: Virtual format 2021 tbc
SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES
Equal OpportunitiesRace Equality and Diversity
|Additional Learning Needs||Jacky Brockway|
Governor Training & Development
Health & Safety
SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STRANDS
Numeracy and Maths
Science and Technology
Parent Vacancy - Sc
Claire Thomas - ICT & RSE
Health and Wellbeing-
Sue Matthews - PSE
Jack Cole - PE & Co-curricular Partnerships