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.
For non-urgent matters such as suggestions or general questions, you can
email the school on email@example.com. with 'FAO The Governing Body' in the email subject line or,
telephone our reception office on 02920 733694 and request they pass on your message to us or,
write to The Governing Body c/o the school address.
We always reply to enquiries where you have requested a response, and you've included your contact details.
Making a formal complaint
The Governing Body can only investigate complaints that have been correctly submitted in line with the school's published Complaints Policy & Procedure (available for download from this website or on request from the school).
If you are submitting a formal complaint to the Governing Body, you must do so using the form included in the policy document, and either post or drop it into the school or if you prefer, send it attached to a covering email to the Chair of Governors at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note: minor concerns relating to your child must be directed to the class teacher and all complaints must follow the procedure set out in the school's Complaints Policy. This can be found in the Policy Section of this website.
Petitioning for a meeting between parents and the Governing Body
Should any parents wish to raise a petition to call a meeting with the Governing Body, the Welsh Government document entitled 'Statutory guidance to the governing bodies of maintained schools in Wales regarding the duty to hold meetings with parents' sets out everything you need to know, including the conditions that a petition needs to meet. You can view a copy here .
Governor Link Visits - We are currently planning our annual governor Link Visits for this academic year and are really excited that they will again be physical visits to the school.
The Governing Body is delighted to appoint Mrs Elizabeth Keys as Glyncoed's new Headteacher for September 2022.
We only want the best for Glyncoed, so we put the candidates through a demanding two-day interview process.
Mrs Keys impressed the panel at every stage and as a Governing Body, we are looking forward to working with Mrs Keys to continue providing a first class education for our pupils.
The Governing Body is now running blended Governor meetings which means we meet at the school however for any governors unable to attend in person, they join us live via Teams.
What is the new Welsh Curriculum? - Click here for a link to the Welsh government page explaining how your child's education will be changing from September 2022.
A warm welcome to our newest Parent Governor, Paul Lewis!
We are excited to welcome our new staff governor, KS2 teacher Kirsty Lynham.
We have a Parent Governor vacancy and would love to hear from anyone who'd like to be a part of shaping our school.
Because we have had advertised this position three times without success, it is now open to anyone with school aged children, regardless of which school their children attend.
If you're interested in becoming a member of our Governing Body, please email our vice chair on VeyseyC7@Hwbcymru.net
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.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, 23rd May 2022, beginning with committee meetings at 9.30 am
Our draft May agenda includes:
Resources committee report (including update on new classrooms build);
5-Minute Presentation - this month, Governor Sharon Hulley will talk about sun safety;
School Development Plan Priorities;
Community Committee report (including e-communications update);
Guest attendance from County Hall to discuss repurposing of the former caretaker's house (tbc)
Recently completed training
e-learning course: An introduction to the new additional learning needs system in Wales
Preparing learners for a new Curriculum - WAG Governors’ briefing
Child Protection training Level II.
Link Governor Presentations on their designated Areas of Learning and Experience
Bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: June 2022
Governor Link visits: Virtual format 2022 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
Paul Lewis - Science
Claire Thomas - ICT & RSE
Health and Wellbeing-
Sue Matthews - PSE
Jack Cole - PE & Co-curricular Partnerships