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The Governing Body

On 1st March, 2020, Briary Primary School became part of the EKC Schools Trust with a new Governing Body being formed.

The key role of the Governors is to support the school as critical friends, providing a strategic overview and ensuring accountability. They are unpaid volunteers who represent the community the school serves. Governors usually serve a four year term. The core purpose of governing bodies is threefold:

1.       To set and ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.       To hold the headteacher and senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3.       Oversight of the financial performance of the school and probity, making sure its money is well spent.

At Briary Primary School, the Governing Body works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, spread evenly across the year, without any separate committees. An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body will ‘commission’ Task and Finish groups for specific assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes. In addition to these, the governing body has delegated monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. This will include a number of governor visits per governor per year. This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Plan. In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the governing body at the next meeting.

Governing Body and their Roles

Governor

With any special interest post

Date of Gov Role

(years of service)

Type of Gov & Term Declaration of Interests Finance & Human Resources (Pay Review Pay Appeals/ Budget, Complaints Panel, Staff Discipline, Capability & Dismissal /Appeals Panel)

Performance and Well-being

(School performance, pupil progress, Pupil & Sports Premium, Gifted & Talented)

School Development Plan (Early Years, Teaching & Learning & Data) Inclusion Monitoring (Pupil Premium & SEN) Health & Safety & Premises Safeguarding
1

Ashley Reygate

Chair

01.03.20

Co-opted

March 2024

Vice-Chair at Simon Langton
2

Simon Blight

Deputy Chair

01.03.20

Parent

March 2024

3

Alice Wright

Deputy Chair

01.03.20

Parent

March 2024

4

Nicky Murrell

Head Teacher

01.03.20

Head Teacher

March 2024

5 Fi Gallimore 01.03.20

Staff

March 2024

6

Vacancy

7

Peter Goldsack

 

01.03.20

Co-opted

March 2024

8

Adrian Dempsey

 

01.03.20

Co-opted

March 2024

Married to staff member
9 Vacancy
10

Vacancy

Clerk Claire Edgeworth Employed by EKC Group
Totals 10

10

Instrument of Governance – 10 Governors - 2 Parent Governors, 1 Headteacher, 1 Staff Governor, 6 Co-opted Governors

 Mrs Anna Webber, previously Chair of Governors' resigned her role as of 20th July, 2020

Governor Specialist Roles 2019-2020

Name Governor Early Years SEN Safe- guarding Finance Data Gov Dev & Training Ext Schools Liaison Premises & Health/ Safety Pupil Premium Learning & Teaching Well-being Human Resources

Ashley Reygate

Chair

Simon Blight

Deputy Chair

Alice Wright

Deputy Chair

Anna Webber

Fiona Gallimore

Nicky Murrell

Acting Head Teacher

Peter Goldsack

Adrian Dempsey

 

Vacancy
Vacancy
Clerk - Vacancy

New Governance structure: Differences are removal of LA Governor and one parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 
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