The Pauntley School Governors

PAUNTLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

 

Welcome to the Governor’s section. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Their role is voluntary. 

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school, and to ensure the clarity of its vision, ethos and strategic direction. We work with the Head Teacher and staff to set the school’s aims and objectives, and establish policies for achieving these.

We contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of the leaders. The Governing Body also oversees the financial performance of the school, and makes sure its money is well spent. We ensure that the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and assist with a wide range of specific tasks. 

The Governoring Body is NOT responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Being such a small governing body we find that a lot of the roles overlap and therefore we are all invited to attend the committees and share the load. It is particularly rewarding to visit the school in our capacity as Governors and see the school in action through learning walks, work scrutinies and pupil conferencing. 

 

Pauntley School Governors

Chris Ward

Governor Category: Staff Headteacher

Register of Interests and other positions held: None

 

Clerk to the governors

admin@pauntley.gloucs.sch.uk

Karen Boydell

Chair of Governing Body

Governor Category:  Local Authority Governor

Date joined Governing Body: 2013

Current Term of Office: 01.05.15 – 30.04.19

Committees: Curriculum, Resources and Ethos

Register of Interests and other positions held: Cousin has produced school’s website

Link Roles: Ann Cam/Pauntley Partnership

Cathy Goodway

Vice Chair

Governor Category: Parent

Date joined Governing Body: 2012

Current Term of Office: 15.03.16 – 14.03.20

Committees: Curriculum, Resources and Ethos

Register of Interests and other positions held: None

Vanessa Roxburgh

Governor Category: Parent Governor

Date joined Governing Body: 2014

Current Term of Office: 27.02.13 – 26.02.17

Committees: Curriculum, Resources and Ethos

Register of Interests and other positions held: None

 

Rachel Greaves

Governor Category:  Staff

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current Term of Office: 16.09.16 – 15.09.17

Committees: Curriculum, Resources and Ethos

Register of Interests and other positions held: None

Register of Interests and other positions held: None.

Link Roles: Link Governor Class 4

Jeanette Trevail

Governor Category: Foundation Governor (Pauntley PCC)

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current Term of Office: 01.10.15 – 30.09.19

Committees: Curriculum, Resources and Ethos

Register of Interests and other positions held: None

 

Committee's

Curriculum, Resources and Ethos Committee is chaired by Karen Boydell or vice chair and all governors are invited to attend.

Steering group (Review of HT role and how well school is linked) is chaired by Pauntley or AC chair dependant on school where meeting held.

 

Business interests

None of the Governors own, or work for businesses that deal directly with the school.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS – 2015/16

 

Name

Date of meetings

 

Governors

 

16/09/15

18/11/15

20/01/16

04/05/16

 

 

 

 

 

Rev Tony Lomas

P

P

P

x

Cathy Goodway

P

P

P

x

Rosa Mills

P

P

P

P

Vanessa Roxburgh

P

P

P

x

Rachel Greaves

P

P

P

P

Chris Ward

P

P

P

P

Jeanette Trevail

x

P

P

x

Liz Lansdell

x

x

P

P

Karen Boydell

P

P

P

P

 

 Clerk

 

Jane Wilder

P

P

P

P

 

 

Rev Tony Lomas

No longer in position on FGB

Liz Lansdell

No longer in position on FGB

 

 

Instrument of Government

The name of the governing body is 'The governing body of Pauntley Church of England Primary School.'

The governing body shall consist of:

  • 3 parent governors
  • 1 LA governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 2 foundation governors

Foundation governors shall be appointed by Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with Pauntley Parochial Church Council.

The principal officiating minister of the ecclesiastical parishes of Pauntley shall be a foundation governor ex officio.

The Governing Body meets at least six times per school year.

 Governor's Attendance at Meetings

A document showing the attendance at Governing Body meetings is available here.

The Terms of Reference for the Governing Body can be found below.

The Governing Body's Terms of reference are as follows:

  • To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the Governing Body has discretion

  • To ensure that the School has a clear School Development Plan with clear strategic priorities and objectives
  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate
  • To hold at least six Governing Body meetings a year*
  • To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair*
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Governing Body*
  • To establish the committees of the Governing Body and their terms of reference*
  • To appoint the Chair of any committee (if not delegated to the committee itself)
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee*
  • To suspend a governor*
  • To decide which functions of the Governing Body will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals*
  • To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the Governing Body is necessary*
  • To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To keep the Health and Safety Policy and its practice under review and to make revisions where appropriate
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually*
  • Review school’s SATs results – Determine action as appropriate
  • To ensure that there is a comprehensive programme of Governor visits annually at the School with clear objectives and outcomes in line with the School’s Development Plan
  • To meet twice a year with parents in an open forum

*these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual

Membership - As per the Instrument of Government

Quorum - One half of the Governors in post

Disqualification - as per Regulation 20 and Schedule 6 of the Constitution Regulations