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Andover Church of England Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Please find below details of the school Governing Body.

 

Contact email address for Governors: andovergovernor@gmail.com 
Emails will be checked periodically.

Please find below details of the school Governing Body.

 

Contact email address for Governors: andovergovernor@gmail.com

 

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, or via andovergovernor@gmail.com.

 

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

The impact of all these is seen in the outcomes for our pupils and their wellbeing.

  • Worked with our attached advisor from Hampshire County Council and the senior leaders of the school, focussing on:
    • Developing teaching standards
    • Improving progress and enhancing it for those of our children who qualify for pupil premium
    • Improving attendance for certain pupils
  • Faced our usual challenge of finding ways to provide a 21st century education in a 19th century listed building which is subject to planning restrictions and tried to find appropriate ways around this. We had a great success with the umbrellas which have allowed our reception and y1 children to be able to access their outside learning areas come rain or shine.
  • Sampled financial systems, checked the central safeguarding register and ensured that arrangements were properly in place for the administration of SATs.
  • Visited the school to discuss key areas of school improvement with staff.
  • Undertook training, including attending INSET days alongside staff where appropriate. We attended briefings/took online training to keep ourselves up to date and to network with other governors.
  • 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 (2019/20) is:
     
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 Name

Appointing Body

Current term of office

Offices held

Melanie  Beardsley

Headteacher

Ex officio from 3/1/2016

 

Steve Bond

Governing Body

26/11/15 to 25/11/19

 

Chris Bradish

Diocese

 

 

Scott Cowan

Parent

 

 

Scott Lindfield

Authority

Associate Governor to 31/7/19

Authority 31/7/19 to 31/7/23

Chair of Governors

Naomi Rist

Governing Body

28/3/14 to 27/6/18

Vice Chair of Governors

 

Samantha Scott

Governing Body

19/5/16 to 18/5/20

 

Charlotte Taylor

Staff

4/9/17 to 3/9/21

 

Jade Welling

Parent

 

 

Served on Governing Body 2017/18

Sophie Bale

Parent

26/2/18 to 1/4/19

 

Ann Laird

Foundation

1/1/14 to 31/7/19

Chair  of Governors

Chair of Finance

John McSeveney

Parent

26/2/18 to 7/5/19

 

Gilly Summers

Authority

3/4/17 to 31/7/19

 

 

Rev. Chris Bradish is also a governor at Pilgrim’s Cross School, Andover.

The Clerk to the Governing Body 2019/20 is xxx  

The Clerk to the Governing Body 2018/19 was Mrs Amanda Snook.  

Xxx governors declared current business and pecuniary interests at the start of the academic year (2019/20) .

Name

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

 

 

 

 

How we work:

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

In 2019/20 we will be doing all our business (apart from Pay matters) through the whole governing body, meeting more frequently.

The following committees and panels convene as and when business requires:

Pay Committee: Naomi Rist and another governor drawn from the pool.

Pay Appeals: Pool of non-staff governors

Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel: Steve Bond, xxx

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 (2018/19) governor attendance at regular and special Governing Body committee meetings was: 

Name

Meetings opportunity

Meetings attended

Sophie Bale

3

3

Melanie Beardsley

13

13

Steve Bond

10

9

Chris Bradish

3

3

Scott Cowan

4

4

Ann Laird

11

11

Scott Lindfield

6

3

John McSeveney

4

2

Naomi Rist

10

7

Sam Scott

11

8

Charlotte Down (nee Taylor)

11

8

Gilly Summers

9

4

Jade Welling

3

0

 

The governors’ expenses policy can be found on the policies page.

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