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Meet the Governors

Governing Body Members  

 Anthony Ambrose Co-opted Governor(Chair)

 

Linda Coumbe Head Teacher

Biddy Constant Foundation Governor

Julie Pople Teacher Governor

Sue Lampitt Co-opted Governor

Kate Cook Co-opted Governor

Nick Carter Parent Governor

Chris Warlow Co-opted Governor

Joanne Carter Co-opted Governor

Andrew Graham Parent Governor

 

 

Statement from Governors

Meonstoke CofE School Governing Body is a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils and buildings and the community of which it forms a part. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Board, but all have a commitment to helping the school.

The Headteacher acts as a professional advisor to the governing body. The governors delegate the day to day responsibility for the management of the school to the Headteacher.

The governors focus strongly on three core functions:

1.    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2.    Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and

3.    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements

The Governing Body of Meonstoke CofE School was re-constituted in May 2015, and is now made up of 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), 3 Parent Governors, 5 Co-opted Governors and two Foundation Governors.

The full Governing Body meets twice a term as well as many periodic visits to the school in order to monitor performance and see the teaching, learning (and fun) in action.

We also ensure regular contact with parents, actively seeking feedback on their views of the school.

We also have committees who meet when required to consider staff appointments, performance management, appeals and exclusions.

Work done by the Governing Body

Governors have  discussed key data giving the results of pupil achievement and progress, so that we can be sure that the school is on track to fulfil its ambitious targets for all pupils. We also consider the outcomes of “vulnerable groups” of children and focus on how the Pupil Premium Grant is being spent by the school and what impact this has on achievement and progress.

Our full governing body training focused on Strategic planning this year in order to better understand the long-term plans for the school and implications from recent government intervention.

Early in the Summer Term we approved the  Budget Plan for the school.

Governors also review and agree key school policies. We also annually review the school Attendance Policy to ensure it is in line with government legislation; we are pleased that attendance figures remain at the high end of similar schools.

The minutes of Governing Body meetings are public documents and you can ask at the school office if you would like to see any of the minutes of our meetings.

Future plans for the Governors

We  continue to actively monitor the spending plans for the school as rapid government change has seen dramatic rising costs and lower financial support for smaller schools. We will be considering ways to fund raise.

We are considering a merge with "The Valley Pre-school".

Contact the Governing Body

We always welcome suggestions, feedback, queries and ideas from parents or prospective parents – please contact the Chair of Governors – via the School Office.

 

 

Governors Register of Interests:  We are required to publish the register of interests for Governors on our website. The following interests have been declared:

Name

Position Held

Appointed by

Term of office

Committees

Responsibilities

Business interests/ other schoolscommitees/

responsibilities

 

Linda Coumbe

Head Teacher

N/A

N/A

 

Forum Representative

 

Bridget Constant

Foundation Governor

PCC

4 Years

 

SEN Governor

 

Kate Cook

Local Authority

LA

4 Years

 

Development & Learning Governor

Quality of Teaching Learning & Assessment

 

Sue Lampitt

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

4 Years

Pay

Child Protection

Quality of Teaching Learning & Assessment

 

Julie Pople

Staff Governor

Staff

4 Years

 

Staff Liaison

Outcomes for Pupils

Internal Controls Audit

 

Chris Warlow

Co-Opted (Vice Chair)

Governing Body

4 Years

Pay

Effectiveness of Leadership and management

 

Joanne Carter

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

4 Years

 

Safer Recruitment

Personal Development Behaviour & Welfare

Matt Carter Electrics

 

Anthony Ambrose

Chair

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

4 Years

 

 

 

Julie Pople Staff Governor Staff 4 Years  

Staff Liaison

Outcomes for Pupils

Internal Controls Audit

 
Nick Carter Parent Governor Governing Body 4 Years   Effectiveness of Leadership and management

 

 

Andrew Graham Parent Governor Governing Body 4 Years      

 

 

Governors minutes

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