Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Fairburn Community Primary School 2019
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of Fairburn C P School Governing Body are:
The Governing Body of Fairburn C P School is made up of:
4 Parent Governors
1 Local Authority Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Staff Governor Head teacher
2 Co ‑opted Governors
1 Associate Governor
The total number of Governors is 10
The range of skills required to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school are reflected in the following governor experience:
The governing board has a programme of meetings throughout the school year and a committee structure that focuses on two specific areas of governance; Finance and Resources and Curriculum. The board meet four times in one academic year and the two additional committees meet in advance of the full board meetings, feeding in updates and reports.
Attendance Record of Governors
A record is kept by the Clerk to the Governing Body, of Governors’ attendance at meetings. Details of governor attendance can be supplied upon request.
Meetings need to be ‘quorate’ to ensure that key strategic decisions can be made. A meeting is quorate if 50% or more governors are in attendance.
All meetings have gone ahead except the Curriculum Committee meetings. This has been due to not being Quorum.
The work we have done on our committees and in the Governing Body meetings
The governors have spent time in school observing lessons and speaking with staff about progress of areas highlighted in the School Development Plan. The following priorities have been monitored by assigned governors:
Due to small cohorts, our pupil performance data is not available on our website but it accessible by contacting the school.
The Finance and Premises Committee have overseen the strategic financial management of the school’s budget and, in particular, have discussed and implemented the following:
All school policies are reviewed on a rolling programme. Appropriate amendments are agreed and adopted by the Governing Body following robust discussion and reflecting a clear evidence base for the need to review key elements.
Strategic Planning for the future
The following areas have been identified by the governing board as being key to securing Fairburn C P School’s long term success: