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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment

Meet the Governors

Please find below details of the school Governing Body.

Background:

Andover Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school operating within an Instrument of Government authorised by Hampshire County Council in conjunction with the foundation body of Winchester Diocesan Board of Education. The Governing Body of the school conforms to Standing Orders and each governor is required to comply with a Code of Conduct which includes declaring relevant business and pecuniary interests.

All governors (excepting the Head-teacher and the Vicar of the Parish) are appointed for a 4 year term of office which may be renewed. The two parent governors are elected by parents of children currently attending the school; the local authority governor is appointed by Hampshire County Council; the other foundation governor is appointed by the foundation body; the staff governor is elected by employed members of staff; and three co-opted governors that are appointed by the Governing Body to ensure a balance of skills, knowledge and experience is maintained.

All correspondence and contact with the governors should be made via Andover CE Primary school office, marked FAO the Chair of Governors.

 

Some of the things your governors have done over the last year:

The impact of all these is seen in the continued good outcomes for our pupils.

  • Met the Ofsted inspector as part of our one day inspection, helping the school to retain its ‘good’ rating. The inspector said:

    • Governors ask pertinent and challenging questions of leaders.

    • Governors have a good understanding of the strengths of the school and have identified clear priorities for the next stage of the school’s improvement

    • Governors understand their roles and responsibilities for keeping pupils safe very well.

  • Instituted a new system of visits to the school, so we have a better understanding of what goes on.

  • Sampled financial systems to ensure we run an efficient ship, and took part in a fraud audit of the school to guard against malpractice.

  • Fed into the plans for the better use of our school grounds.

  • Worked with the headteacher to overcome the challenges of twenty-first century learning in a nineteenth century building and in ensuring the standards we have attained are maintained.

  • Worked with the Pastoral support worker to raise the profile of young carers.

  • Attended school trips and activities, taking every chance to sample the Andover Primary life through the eyes of our most important people – our pupils!

     

    Who we are:

    The Governing Body for this academic year (2017/18) is:

Name

Appointing Body

Current term of office

Offices held

Melanie Beardsley

Headteacher

Ex officio from 3/1/2016

 

Carl Bentley

Parent

26/2/14 to 25/2/18

Vice chair of curriculum

Steve Bond

Governing Body

26/11/15 to 25/11/19

 

Rev. John Harkin

Foundation Body

1/1/14 ex officio

 

Ann Laird

Foundation Body

1/1/14 to 1/1/18

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance

Jason Owen

Parent

26/5/14 to 25/2/18

Vice Chair of Finance

Naomi Rist

Governing Body

28/3/14 to 27/6/18

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of curriculum

Samantha Scott

Governing Body

19/5/16 to 18/5/20

 

Gilly Summers

Authority

3/4/17 to 2/4/21

 

Served on Governing Body 2016/17

Giuliana Butt

Staff

1/9/14 to 31/8/17

 

 

Rev. John Harkin is also a governor at Pilgrim’s Cross School, Andover.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Amanda Snook.

No governors have declared current business and pecuniary interests at the start of the academic year (2017/18)

Name

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

 

 

 

 

How we work:

The Governing Body meets every half term and the two standing Committees convene at least on three occasions during the academic year, apart from Pay which meets once a year. Some committees only meet when necessary.

 

The substantive Committees and membership for 2017/18 are:

Resources Committee: Melanie Beardsley, Steve Bond, Ann Laird, Jason Owen, Sam Scott.

Curriculum and Standards Committee: Carl Bentley, Melanie Beardsley, John Harkin, Naomi Rist, Gilly Summers.

In addition to the above committees the following committees and panels convene as and when business requires:

Pay Committee: John Harkin, Naomi Rist

Pay Appeals: Pool of non-staff governors

Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel: Steve Bond, Ann Laird

Staff Dismissals Appeals Committee: Pool of non-staff governors

Pupil Disciplinary Committee: Pool of non-staff/parent governors

 

Our attendance:

During the last academic year (2016/17) governor attendance at regular and special Governing Body committee meetings was:

 

Name

Meetings opportunity

Meetings attended

Carl Bentley

9

5

Melanie Beardsley

13

13

Steve Bond

10

10

Giuliana Butt

9

9

Rev John Harkin

10

8

Ann Laird

11

11

Jason Owen

10

5

Naomi Rist

10

7

Sam Scott

10

8

Gilly Summers

3

3

 

 

 

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