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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. 

 

Committee 

Minimum Numbers 

Membership 

Pay Committee 

S Davies 

R Middleton 

R DaCosta 

Headteacher’s Performance Management Review Panel 

S Davies 

R DaCosta 

(Plus Advisor) 

Pupil (Exclusions) Discipline Committee 

Eligible governors as required 

Staff Discipline/Dismissal Committee 

Eligible governors as required 

Appeals Committee 

Eligible governors as required 

 

Alderton Junior School joined Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust from 1 September 2018.

 

Local Governing Body Constitution since 1 September 2018 comprises of - Parent Governors x 2; Trust Appointed Governors x 4; Staff Governor x 1; Headteacher, ex-officio.

It usually meets as a full Governing Body each half term and there is a committee which meets annually to deal with pay matters.

There are currently vacancies for two Trust Appointed Governors.

A downloadable PDF version of most recent governor statement

 

 

Governors Objectives - The major objective for the governors is ensuring that our pupils progress appropriately in their education and appreciate that for this to happen the pupils must be supported by a well led, enthusiastic, professionally competent and motivated staff all working together within a safe, supportive, expecting environment. Governors appreciate too the requirements of our children’s parents and carers and their need to be satisfied about the overall leadership and management of the school and how it affects safety, learning and enjoyment of their children. To achieve their objectives governors too must continually evaluate the role they have played within the life of the school and publish relevant information to all interested parties. This statement is part of that evaluation and publication process.

Multi Academy Trust - The biggest decision Governors made this year was join a MAT. This decision was made after several discussions and research.

 

School Improvement and Development Plan (SIDP) – Governors work co-operatively with the head teacher and senior management in the writing and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan. The School Improvement Plan sets aims for the forthcoming year. The current SIDP is based on priorities identified from data, school self-evaluation and Ofsted priorities. The SIDP is set out with clear aims, the key tasks which will be completed to achieve these aims and the success criteria in order to measure outcomes. The SIDP is monitored and reviewed termly, with an evaluation overview being completed and presented to governors alongside the HT report.

 

Governor visits – Governors visit the school as part of their monitoring of the SIDP and of specific issues and these are considered a valuable opportunity for governors to be able to work closely with staff members across the board and speak with the pupils. Governors follow a cycle which sets out the monitoring activities which they will be undertaking with the staff leader. Visits have included Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEN/D. Guidance in terms of the roles and responsibilities of statutory link governors are provided to relevant governors and regular training is available in order to up skill our team. Training has included Finance, Data, Safeguarding and GDPR. Governors also came into school to invigilate for the SATs.

 

Data analysis – Data is made available to governors through termly meetings with verbal and written presentations followed by question and answer sessions with the Headteacher thus the governors are able to benchmark their data against schools nationally to ensure the schools standards and expectations are high and are able to be closely scrutinised, particularly on pupil progress across all ability groups including vulnerable groups and on the effective use of the Pupil Premium, Governors have attended Pupil progress meetings .

 

Policies – Governors continue to review all relevant policies on a programmed basis to ensure that all guidance is current and up to date. Policies that have been updated in the last academic year have included Attendance, Behaviour and Discipline, Safeguarding and SEN/D. New policies that have been added include a Gift Policy and an Abusive Person Policy.

 

Financial Management –The Governors work with school staff to achieve 'The Schools Financial Value Standard and Assurance' (SFVS) on an annual basis. The impact of the governors’ role in the

school ensures that the budget is well managed and improvements are effective and continuous. External audits confirm that finances are well managed. Financial delegation was returned to the Governing Body following the cessation of the Strategic Intervention Board.

 

Staff Recruitment – The Headteacher, Deputy headteacher and the Safeguarding Governor are trained in “Safer Recruitment”. Governors are involved in the recruitment and selection of the Senior Leadership Team and use the appointment process to ensure that high quality staff who share the schools mission statement and aims are appointed.

 

How you can contact the governing body?

The Chair of Governors, Mrs S Davies, can be contacted via the School Office or email chairofgovernors@alderton-jun.essex.sch.uk

 

Please remember that pupils should come into school in their PE kit on their PE days: Maroon PE shorts, white round necked t-shirt with the Alderton logo, plimsoles/trainers and their school jumper
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