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We are proud to be categorised as a Green School for the fourth successive year! Congratulations to everyone on this amazing achievement ! Our School Values: Honesty: We always tell the truth and earn the trust of each other. Friendship: We are kind in our thoughts, words and actions. Respect must be earned and maintained through our actions and behaviour. Perseverance: We learn positively from our mistakes and never give up. Ambitious: We dream big dreams and we want the best for our future. Resilience: We find the courage to overcome the obstacles and challenges we face in our lives. Responsibility: We take responsibility for our actions, our learning and our environment.
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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.

 



          

 

Mike Regan has been returned as a Parent Governor for a term of office 2019-23. 

 

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.

 

We are delighted to announce that once again, Glyncoed Primary School has been awarded a GREEN school categorisation.  Well done to all our staff, pupils and families! 

 

 

The governors met for the second meeting of the academic year on 21st October 2019.

Included on the agenda were:

Annul Report to Parents

Child protection L1 Training

Pupil Parliament Presentation of School Action Plan 2019-20

National Quality Award presentation by Debbie Chapman

Policy approval - Updated CP policy, H&S policy

 

 

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:

             

                  DISCIPLINARY REFRESHER

               PUPIL EXCLUSION REFRESHER

       

 

Latest completed training & Presentations

 

*   NQA Award presentation by D Chapman

*   Formal L1 CHild protection Whole Governing Body Training

*   Pupil Parliament School Action Plan 2019-20

            


Next:

bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: December 2020

Skills Audit : May 2020

Governor Link visits: May 2020

 

 

SPECIAL LINK RESPONSIBILITIES

 

ALN and Nurture Groups

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Claire Thomas

Community Liaison

Jane Francis

Equality, Diversity, EAL & PDG

Sharon Hulley

Governor Training & Development

Ceri Veysey

Health & Safety

Mike Regan

School Parliament

Mari Hooper

 

 

                 

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STRANDS

 

Expressive Arts 

Sharon Hulley

LLC

Claire Thomas

Numeracy and Maths

David Hughes, Simon Woolston

Science and Technology

Mike Regan, Ceri Veysey

Humanities

Jane Francis

Health and Wellbeing

Jacky Brockway, Sue Matthews

 

 

   

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