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Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021: INSET Day 1 will be on Friday September 3rd, INSET Day 2 will be on Friday, September 24th
Telephone 02920 733694

Your Governing Body

 

    

 

The governors wish you all a wonderful summer holidays!

 

 

   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:-

 

  • 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 headteacher

 

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: glyncoedprm@cardiff.gov.uk.  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: dhughes@glyncoedprm.cardiff.sch.uk

 

 

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, provided you have included contact details.

 



          

 

The Governing Body anticipates being physically back at the school for all its meetings from September 2021.  We look forward to once again being on site.

 

 

We are delighted to welcome our new Non-teaching Staff Governor Kate Williams.   Kate brings many years experience as a teaching assistant at Glyncoed. 

 

Jacky Brockway has been returned as a Community Governor for a term of office 2020-24. 

 

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 held their seventh and final Full Governing Body meeting on 12th July 2021.

Our agenda included:

Review of each SIP Curriculum 2022 Priority;

The Headteacher Report;

Self-Evaluation Report 2021;

Feedback from Mr Duncan Heryett, School Improvement Advisor;

New Legislation and Guidance for September 2021.

 

 


Recently completed training

                 Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Act (May 2021 update)

               Young Carers in School 

               Additional Needs Learning systems in Wales 2021

 

 

            


Next:

Bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: October 2021

Skills Audit : September 2021

Governor Link visits: Virtual format 2021 tbc

 

 

SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Additional Learning Needs

Equal Opportunities

Race Equality and Diversity

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Claire Thomas

Community Liaison

Jack Cole

Jacky Brockway

Governor Training & Development

Ceri Veysey

Health & Safety

David Hughes

Mike Regan

Sharon Hulley

School Parliament

Kate Williams

 

 

                 

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STRANDS

 

Expressive Arts 

Jacky Brockway 

Sue Matthews

LLC

Jane Francis

Numeracy and Maths

Simon Woolston

Science and Technology

Mike Regan - Sc

David Hughes - ICT

Sharon Hulley - RSE

Humanities

Ceri Veysey - Geog/History

Lorna Sim - RE

Health and Wellbeing-

Claire Thomas - PSE

Jack Cole - PE & Co-curricular Partnerships 

 

 

   

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