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Meet the Governors

Governance at Knowle

 

Welcome to the Governors’ page for Knowle Primary School. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about ourselves, our roles and our aims.

 

Our Governing Body comprises of twelve governors, all of whom bring different skills to Knowle; consisting of:

Two parent Governors

One Local Authority Governor

Three staff Governors which includes our Head Teacher

Six co-opted Governors

One associate Governors

 

Governors are volunteers who give their time and commitment to what we hope, is a very rewarding role and experience.  Governors are also subject to an OFSTED inspection at the same time and in the same way as the school would be inspected.

 

Our aim:

To be an effective governing body in challenging and supporting the school so that weaknesses are tackled decisively and our statutory responsibilities are met.

We will endeavour to do this by:

  • Holding at least one meeting per month at a Full Governing Body level
  • Appointing or remove the clerk.
  • Electing a Chair and Vice Chair.
  • Advising all parents of any parent governor vacancies, all staff or staff governor vacancies and to appoint community governors.
  • Annually adopt the SEF.
  • Setting dates of meetings for the year ahead.
  • Noting term dates for the academic year and agree the occasional non pupil days.
  • Receiving Head Teacher reports.
  • Reviewing and monitoring examination/national test results.
  • Review the level of exclusions.
  • Monitor attendance of pupils/staff/governors.
  • Reviewing, adopting and monitoring our Freedom of Information Policy.
  • Agreeing Curriculum Plans.
  • Setting pupil performance targets.
  • If required, consider the suspension of a governor.
  • Inducting new governors.
  • Encouraging governors to visit school and to review, adopting and monitoring a governors’ visit policy and feedback procedure.
  • Reviewing, adopting and monitoring the procedures for dealing with complaints from parents/carers.
  • Reviewing, approving and monitoring the School Improvement Plan.
  • Annually elect governors for the following responsibilities:-

With regards to: English, Mathematics, SEN (Special Educational Needs), Looked After Children, Child Protection and Healthy & Safety, we will:

  • Ensure at least 3 governors are appointed and trained to complete the Head Teacher’s Performance Management.
  • Maintain and update annually a file of pecuniary interest declarations.
  • Review, adopt and monitor a governors’ expenses policy and curriculum policy.
  • Review annually the delegation of functions and committee structure.
  • Organise support and training for governors.

 

As you can see there is a great deal expected of all governing bodies, which is why it is important that responsibilities are shared.

 

Throughout we are supported by the Local Authority’s Governor Support Service who offer help, advice and training.  For more information about becoming a school governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office to see if there are any vacancies.

 

Who are our Governors?

 

Mr Vince Burke (Acting Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor)

Mrs Jodie McCabe (Acting Vice-Chair, Parent Governor)

Father David Bailey (Co-opted Governor)
Mrs Jane Harcourt (Co-opted Governor)

Mrs Audrey Peace (Associate Governor)
Mr Cameron Lancaster (Headteacher- Staff Governor)
Mrs Mandy Hogden (Co-opted Governor)

Mrs Melissa Duddridge (Staff Governor)

Mrs Tanya Chapman (Staff Governor)

Mrs Andrea Carr (Parent Governor)

Mrs Lisa Johnson (Co-opted Governor)

Mr Stuart Edwards (LA Governor)

Clerk to Governors: Fiona Tudor

If you wish to make contact with the school governors you can email our Governors at the following email address:

Governors@knowle.plymouth.sch.uk

 

Governors Roles, Responsibilities and Terms of Office

Governors Roles, Responsibilities and Terms of Office 1

 

 Governors Attendance

Governors Meetings- 2015/2016 Average % of Attendance at all meetings
Full Governors Meetings 73.6%

 

House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Attendance
  • Foundation 0
    • Tadpoles
    • Caterpillars
  • Year 1 0
    • Butterflies
    • Dragonflies
  • Year 2 0
    • Squirrels
    • Hedgehogs
  • Year 3 0
    • Badgers
    • Foxes
  • Year 4 0
    • Beavers
    • Otters
  • Year 5 0
    • Kingfishers
    • Woodpeckers
  • Year 6 0
    • Kestrels
    • Ravens
    • Falcons
Overall Attendance: 0
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