The Governing Body 2016-17
There are 15 members of Strand Juniors Governing Body. Governors collaborate with the school in its work to provide a challenging, safe and exciting learning environment for all of our children. The Governing Body works with the Senior Leadership Team to establish the School Development Plan and approves this, the annual budget and internal policies. We ensure that our policies meet central and local authority requirements. We also monitor the implementation of our policies and we conduct appeals, senior staff appointments and consider serious disciplinary decisions. We abide by our Code of Conduct.
We aim to be a ‘critical friend’.
To achieve this, Governors:
- Meet as a whole body termly to talk about the work of the school.
- Visit some of the excellent performances, assemblies and exhibitions that children and staff have produced.
- Respond to national issues such as the reduced funding to schools and the new OFSTED framework.
- Meet with OFSTED and other inspectors.
- Read through documentation and policies.
- Ask questions about achievement and attainment, the curriculum and the financial management of the school.
- Support the school to improve standards for all children.
- Ensure that our pupils and staff learn and work in a healthy and safe environment.
- Go in to class to look at what is being learnt and taught.
- Keep parents/carers and the school community informed.
In addition, 4 separate committees meet termly – the Standards and Achievements looking at aspects of teaching and learning: the Finance and Staffing looking at the financial management of the school: The Swan Center who, jointly with the Infants school manage the work of the center and the Health and Safety committee looking at the school premises and the health and well being of the school.
Our Governing Body was praised in the October 2016 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted said that “The school has a skilled group of Governors” and we "hold the school to account well" whilst "challenging the leaders using school performance information".
The 15 members of our Governing Body are:
Chair of Governors - Martin Lofnes
Parent Governor and Chair of Finance, Pay and Staffing committee, member of Standards and Achievement Committee
Community Governor and Chair of Standards and Achievement Committee
Member of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee and Swan Center Committee.
Dr Nicola Burbidge
Chair of Health and Safety Committee and Community Governor.
Staff Governor and member of Standards and Achievement Committee and Finance and Staffing committees.
Vice-Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee and LA Link-Governor.
Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety and Standards and Achievement Committee.
Associate Governor and member of Standards and Achievement Committee, Health and Safety Committee, and Finance and Staffing Committees.
Parent Governor, member of Standards and Achievement Committee, Finance and Staffing Committees.Numeracy Governor, Governor with responsibility for Looked After Children and Extended Schools Governor
LA Governor and member of Standards and Achievement Committee, Deputy Child Protection Governor.
Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety Committee, Standards and Achievement Committee and Finance and Staffing Committee.
Parent Governor and member of Standards and Achievement Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee.
Community Governor and member of Health and Safety, Swan Center and Finance and Staffing Committee.
Community Governor and Vice-Chair of Health and Safety Committee. Child Protection Governor.
Headteacher and member of Health and Safety Committee, Finance and Staffing Committee, Swan Center Committee and Standards and Achievement Committee.
If you would like to meet us and we are not around in the playground, please contact:
Please note that urgent matters should be submitted in writing to the school office and addressed to the Chair of Governors.