Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests
In the interests of transparency, all schools and academies should publish, including on their website, up to date details of the structure of the governing body and any committees, together with the names of their governors and their particular roles and responsibilities within that structure. This information is required for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months. They should also publish relevant business and pecuniary interests. This information must be published in a readily accessible form which means that the information should be on a webpage without the need to download or open a separate document.
Schools and academies should also publish an annual statement setting out the key issues that have been faced and addressed by the governing body over the last year, including an assessment of the impact of the governing body on the school.
Governing Body’s Annual Statement
The Issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were:
OFSTED Inspection April 2018 – Attendance and discussion held with Inspector prior to rating of GOOD. Disagreement of aspects of Inspection negatives i.e behaviour.
Reduce numbers of pupils taking absence for family holidays during term time – letter written to all parents.
Loss of Key Stage 3 member of staff – liaising with Head Teacher on staff retention. Or in this case replacing with higher standard of staff.
Updating all school policies.
Improving School web site and therefore communication to parents
Wanting the best facilities for WMS pupils including fundraising for Wellbeing Village
The impact of the Governing Body on the school according to OFSTED was that Governance has strengthened since the previous inspection. New governors have brought skills that support the monitoring of teaching and special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities well and ensure that the right systems are in place to hold leaders to account. Governors are regular visitors to the school. They are not afraid to challenge leaders to satisfy themselves that the provision is meeting the needs of the pupils.
Structure of the Governing Body and Committees 2018-2019
The Chair of the Governing Body is Mr A Giles and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is Dr D Cottrell
The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:
Name of Chair
Staffing and Finance
Mrs A Hammill
Curriculum and Academic Standards
Mrs L Griffin
Premises, Health and Safety
Mr A Giles
“ As a Governor I was proud of all the wonderful young people representing the school on the recent trip to Paris. A number of the public commented on their good behaviour and manners. For me the highlight was seeing their own personal development over the week in a number of ways including tolerance, care and respect for each other, daily sandwich making, overcoming a fear, managing money just to name a few. Overall it was seeing their confidence grow. ”