Welcome to the governors section!
Our main role is to support and challenge the Headteacher and the staff - the phrase often used to describe this role is 'critical friend'. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
We have a strong focus on the three core strategic functions of a governing body:
|Catherine Matthewman||Head Teacher||Yes||Yes||Lead Professional of the School|
|Tom Cooper||14/01/2014||4yrs||Governing Body||Co-Opted||Yes||Yes||Chair of Governors. Head Teacher's Appraisal Panel. Appeals Panel. English, KS One Environmental-Team Link Governor. Induction, Inclusion, Governor Attendance and Training. Prevent, SMSC and RE Link Governor. Resilience Link Governor|
|Deborah Hall||01/12/2016||4yrs||FGB||LA Governor||Yes||HT Appraisal Panel, Safeguarding and Child Protection|
|Paul Armstrong||07/09/2015||4yrs||Staff Election||Staff Governor||Yes||Environmental-Team, Data and Assessment Link|
|Donna Jackson||28/09/2017||4yrs||Governing Body||Co-Opted||Yes|
|Eve Locker||22/09/2016||4yrs||Governing Body||Co-Opted||Yes||E-Safety, ITC Link.|
|Jonathon Brown||28/02/2014||4yrs||Parent Election||Parent||Yes||Discipline Panel. Pay Panel. Year 2 Link Governor.|
|Parent Election||Parent||Yes||SEN/AGT and Nursery, Year 1 and EYFS Link Governor. Discipline and Pay Panel. Head Teacher Appraisal Panel.|
|Andrew Hatchwell||28/02/2014||4yrs||Parent Election||Parent||Yes||
Vice Chair, Chair of S.I. Com. Data, Discipline and Pay Panel. Data and Assessment Link. Pupil Premium and Sports Funding Governor.
|Stephanie Young||29/01/2015||4yrs||Parent Election||Parent||Yes||Appeals Panel.|
|Sarah Tonnar||26/11/2015||4yrs||Governing Body||Co-Opted||Yes||
In addition to the Full Governing Body, Airy Hill have the following committee structure. Decisions and information from these committee meetings are fed back into the full governing body.
Resources Committee 2017/2018 School Improvement Committee 2017/2018
Catherine Matthewman, Head Teacher Catherine Matthewman, Headteacher
Tom Cooper Tom Cooper
Paul Armstrong Andrew Hatchwell, Chair
Jo Witney, Vice Chair
Sarah Tonnar Stephanie Young
Eve locker Deborah Hall
THE FOLOWING GOVERNORS HAVE BUSINESS INTERESTS
|Name||Name of Business||Interest||Personal Connections||Date|
|Jon Brown||Havelock Dental Practice||Principle||None||28/09/2017|
|Tom Cooper||Tom Cooper Joinery||Owner||None||28/09/2017|
Pete Witney Signs
The National Trust
Self Employed Signwriter. Volunteer at Visitor Center.
|Sarah Tonnar||I W Homefix||Partner is Owner||None||28/09/2017|
Currently we have no Associate Governors.
Mr Jon Brown is also a governor at a local secondary school.
Mr T Cooper is also Chair of Governors at another local primary school
The Governing Body of Airy Hill are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.
Airy Hill governors have six Full Governing Body meetings, six School Improvement and three Resources Committee meetings each school year, these are held in the evening, normally 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
To help us in our work and to broaden the skills of our governors, we organise and attend training sessions and seminars for governors, we also attend, where appropriate training with staff members, which keep the governing body updated with changes in the education system. In our various roles as Link Governors we make prearranged focussed visits into the school to meet with the head teacher, make class visits and talk to members of staff. We meet with groups of pupils, such as the School Council and Environmental Team. These visits help governors to monitor and understand how the school is working, improving and progressing towards its target to become an outstanding school.
ATTENDANCE AT FULL GOVERING BODY MEETINGS
|Ave att. 84%||Tot Abs 10/64||63%||88%||89%||78%||89%||89%||92%|
|Jim Lidgley||0||P||P||P||P||P||P||LEFT POST|
|Ave att. 84%||Tot Abs 11/70|
|NIP~ Not in post||A~ Abs. with Con|
ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
|Tot Abs 4/27||4/6||5/6||7/7||6/7|
ATTENDANCE AT RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETINGS
|Tot Abs: 4/26||4/5||6/6||5/6||6/7||6/7|
|Ave Att 87%||80%||100%||83%||86%||86%|
Overall success criteria: Governors, in their strategic role will continue to challenge and support the school and its leaders in order to secure a 'good' outcome at the next Ofsted inspection and its journey on to 'outstanding'.
If you wish to know more, or interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the school office, or email us at email@example.com
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