Welcome from the Governing body, including Pecuniary interests

Welcome from the Governing Body

We work to ensure our school delivers the highest quality education for your children. This includes appointing a Head teacher and can also involve interviewing other school staff. The governors are responsible and accountable for ensuring that the school discharges their statutory duties under the law. We ensure that the leadership and management of the school have appropriate plans and resources in place to deliver a high quality and effective learning experience for all the children at Woodlands Infant School, whatever their ages and ability, so that every child can achieve his or her full potential. The Governing Body also acts as a ‘critical friend’, monitoring performance and attainment, managing the budgets and overseeing the maintenance of the premises, to ensure that the school is always providing an effective education.

As Governors, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. We ensure that we all read appropriate documents and we ensure that safeguarding remains a constant feature of our agendas and that we can support and challenge school leaders in their work. There is a named governor responsible for safeguarding, SEN and all areas of the curriculum. We have contact at least termly with subject leader and visit the school to see our subjects in action.

All Governors undertake training. This can be on a group or individual basis, including Introduction to Governors, Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment and specific areas determined by their role in school.

The Role of the Governing Body

Full Governors’ meetings are held at least once a term. There are also two committees which report back to the Main Governing Body meetings.

  • Finance Committee – this committee monitors and evaluates the utilisation of all physical, financial and human resources. The committee looks at best value for money and ensures that the school is sufficiently resourced to implement all aspects of the School Improvement Plan. We oversee and scrutinise budgets for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium. We also ensure our school site is fit for purpose and all areas of health and safety are addressed.
  • Standards Committee – this committee monitors and evaluates the standards of teaching and learning and the impact that this makes on children’s achievement and attainment. The committee monitors how the school ensures that set targets are achieved.

The Governing Body adopts, reviews and monitors a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Complaints, Child Protection, Curriculum and Performance Management. These policies and others can be found on this web site or alternatively hard copies can be obtained through the school office.

Governing Body

 

Cllr Andy Hodgson – Chair LA Governor Finance Committee.

Cllr Hodgson is also on the governing body at Cranmore Infant School

Vacancy Co-opted governor
Mr Paul Dempster Parent Governor Finance Committee-Chair
Mrs Kate Cauldwell-Hunt Parent Governor Standards Committee
Mrs Amber Ashraf Co-opted Governor Standards Committee-Chair
Miss Rani Kaur Co-opted Governor Standards Committee – Vice Chair
Mrs Jackie Culliford Co-opted Governor Standards Committee
Mr Richard Day Co-opted Governor Standards Committee
Mrs Carolyn Peel Staff Governor Standards Committee
Mrs Sandra Logan Head Teacher All

Pecuniary Interest Governors – Woodlands Infant School Nov 16