Meet the Governors
Take a look at some of the ways our Governors get involved with the children, families and community at Bewsey Lodge...
Annual Governance Statement September 2018
The Governing body of Bewsey Lodge Community Primary School comprises the following governors.
- Head teacher – Mrs Emma Wright
- 1 Vice Chair governor - Mr Nigel Spencer
- Parent governors – Mr Mike Jones & Mr David Wright
- 1 staff governor – Mrs Melanie Hunt
- 1 Local Authority governor - Mr David Barlow
- Up to 7 co-opted governors.
For a full list of Governors please follow the link at the bottom of the page
Our Headteacher Mrs Wright was appointed 7 years ago and has led our school through the challenges of a full redevelopment project. The physical environment of our school continues to improve year on year as the accommodation expands to meet the needs of our children and is used effectively to their learning. This year we hope to finalise the plans for an extension to provide space for community/ parent work, group interventions and meetings.
The Governors form part of the Leadership of the school. Together with the Senior Leadership Team we have helped develop the school strategy and development priorities. We have strengthened our own systems to support improved monitoring. This has happened through termly Full Governing Body meetings and regular committee meetings. In addition each Governor now establishes an understanding of school management, curriculum and learning through individual visits to meet staff and observe lessons and other activities. In addition Governors have attended training sessions during the year.
Governing Body has 3 core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction;
- Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
We have reviewed our effectiveness as a Governing Body and revised our structure in line with the core functions of a Governing Body. We have established 2 committees: Children and Learning and Resources. Both committees have Terms of Reference and a cycle of business, non-confidential minutes can be accessed by clicking here. Minutes are made available to the full governing body termly. The minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings are available by clicking here. From time to time highly confidential matters are discussed and these happen in Part 2 of the agenda.
All Governors sign a Code of Conduct annually together with a declaration of pecuniary interests.
Effectiveness and Impact
The Governing Body consistently challenges itself on how the work it is doing helps to develop the quality of teaching, learning and progress for our children. We question the school on its priorities, targets and action plans underpinning the School Development Plan. Governors question what impact these actions have achieved and how any shortfall will be corrected to achieve the targets set.
We will continue to support the development of skills within the governing body and staff across school by aligning our training budget with development priorities and skills analysis. In the coming year Governors will seek further opportunities to engage with parents and will focus training on their monitoring role.
The Governors are pleased to report to all parents, carers, friends and staff that throughout this year Bewsey Lodge has continued to build on the excellent foundation established by Mrs Wright and we look forward to another successful year.
If you would like to contact a Governor or you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.
Please click on the links below to find out more about our Governing Body