Dear Parents/Carers and Pupils,
Welcome to the Trinity St Mary's C of E Primary School Governors Page.
I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors here at Trinity St Marys' School and to be part of a fantastic governance team. We are extremely fortunate to have a governing body who are committed, together with the staff, to achieve the very best outcomes for all of our pupils.
Regards and very best wishes to you all.
Chair of Governors.
Mrs Karen Munro - Chair
Mrs Margaret Partridge - Vice Chair
Revd. Carol Ball
Mr Mike Williams - Headteacher
Dr Nicola Campbell
Mrs Maureen Graham
Mrs Geri Humphries
Mr Colin Marshall
Mrs Debbie Olsen
Miss Maureen Ponton
Mr Michael Smith
Miss Janet Hoy
|Name of Governor||Designation||Date of Appointment||End of Term of Office|
|Mrs Karen Munro||Foundation||Oct 1995||Aug 2018|
|Mrs Debbie Olsen||Foundation||Aug 2012||Aug 2020|
|Mrs Margaret Partridge||Foundation||Aug 2011||Aug 2019|
|Dr Nicola Campbell||Foundation||Aug 2006||Aug 2019|
|Mr Colin Marshall||Foundation||Oct 2008||Oct 2020|
|Mrs Maureen Graham||Foundation||Oct 2008||Oct 2020|
|Ms Maureen Ponton||L.A.||Oct 2006||
|Mr Mike Smith||Parent||Nov 2015||Nov 2019|
|Mrs Geri Humphries||Parent||Mar 2017||Mar 2021|
|Mr Mike Williams||HT||Sept 2017||Ex-Officio|
|Rev Carol Ball||Incumbent||June 2012||Ex-Officio|
Mrs Karen Munro - Chair of Governors, Chair of Executive and Personnel and Pre-School Committees
Mrs Margaret Partridge - Chair of Finance and Premises Committee
Dr Nicola Campbell - Chair of Curriculum Committee
Mrs Maureen Graham - Chair of Admissions Committee
Ms Maureen Ponton - Chair of Joint Premises Committee
TRINITY ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY REVIEW OF 2017/18
In accordance with Government requirements for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Trinity St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School Governing Body are:
This year, our school has welcomed Mr Williams as the Headteacher. Governors are delighted that he is maintaining many of the unique features of Trinity St. Mary’s, whilst creating his own unique vision for the school.
There are 12 members of the Governing Body who all serve a 4 year term of office. They consist of; 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher,) 2 elected Parent Governors and 7 Foundation Governors. School Governors are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the UK.
Foundation Governors are appointed to represent either the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity or the Diocese of Chelmsford. They include a member of the Holy Trinity Methodist community, family members of past and present pupils, and the Incumbent of the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity. All parents are invited to stand when a Parent Governor vacancy arises. Governor committees look at the many aspects of school life. Business is divided into; Pre-school Management, School Admissions, Finance and Premises, Curriculum, and Executive and Personnel. Most hold termly meetings. Discussions and meetings relating to staff and pupil matters are held if required. Governors may be attached to a specific class, some have a teaching background and are able to support pupils, both individually, and in groups, they also attend, and may assist at, special events held during the school year.
GOVERNANCE SEPTEMBER 2017-JULY 2018
Keeping pupils safe is a high priority at Trinity St. Mary’s, it is highlighted at every Governor meeting. The Safeguarding lead is Mr Williams, with Miss Hoy as deputy lead. Mrs Karen Munro is the nominated Governor. All specific issues are treated with confidentiality. During this year, external agencies have undertaken a full safeguarding audit, there has also been a review of actions taken and record keeping. All actions were found to be robust.
FINANCE AND PREMISES
The annual school budget was drawn up by the School Business Manager and Headteacher. In a challenging financial climate, they identified development priorities for the forthcoming year. Finance Governors agree, oversee and manage the budget on behalf of the Governing Body. Deviations from budget predictions and detailed spending reports are circulated monthly. The Governors receive a small income from lettings of the school hall. This year the main financial commitment has been a project which renewed the domestic water system and boilers. This liability will be met by repayments over 5 years. Work to enhance Fire Protection in the school will be carried out during the summer, this is a joint project with our neighbours, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
The allocation of Sports Premium and Pupil Premium funding has been closely monitored.
Curriculum committee members have discussed the teaching and learning of various subjects. Rigorous discussions regarding the progress of all pupils have been held, and attainment data has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure the best possible outcomes. Specific subject monitoring by governors has taken place. The new General Data Protection Regulation legislation has been introduced during this academic year, compliance has touched on many areas of administration within the school. Dr Nicola Campbell has undertaken the link governor role.
GOVERNORS WHO ALSO SERVE ON THE GOVERNING BODIES OF OTHER SCHOOLS
Ms Maureen Ponton St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary
Dr Nicola Campbell William de Ferrers
All committees held 3 meeting in 2017/18. Governor attendance in brackets
|Curriculum||Finance||Executive & Personnel|
|Dr N Campbell (2) Chair||Mrs M Partridge (2) Chair||Mrs K Munro (3) Chair|
|Mr M Williams (3)||Mr M Williams (3)||Mr M Williams (3)|
|Mrs M Partridge ( 3)||Ms M Ponton (3)||Mrs M Partridge (0)|
|Mr C Marshall (1)||Mrs M Graham (2)||Mrs M Graham (3)|
|Miss J Hoy (3)||Rev C Ball (0)||Dr N Campbell (3)|
|Mr M Smith (0)||Mr M Smith (3)|
|Mrs K Munro (3)||Mrs K Munro (3)|
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE (No meetings needed during this year)
Mrs M Graham Chair Mrs M Partridge
Mr M Williams Mrs D Olsen
Mrs K Munro
FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 3 Meetings held
|Mrs K Munro (3) Chair||Mrs M Graham (3)|
|Mrs M Partridge (2) Vice Chair||Mrs G Humphries (2)|
|Rev C Ball (0)||Mr C Marshall (3)|
|Mr M Williams (3)||Mrs D Olsen (3)|
|Miss J Hoy (3)||Ms M Ponton (2)|
|Dr N Campbell (3)||Mr M Smith (3)|
All apologies for absence submitted were accepted.
A panel of governors met during this year to review a parental complaint.
DECLARATIONS OF GOVERNORS BUSINESS INTERESTS
Ms Maureen Ponton - Facilitator of the Woodham Ferrers Partnership of Schools.
GOVERNORS PLANS FOR 2018-19
Safeguarding training, focusing on the latest updates for Governors, has been arranged for the Autumn term. Governors will be familiarising themselves with the new SIAMS (Society of Inspectors of Anglican and Methodist Schools) framework. There will also be a monitoring focus on the teaching and learning of Mathematics throughout the school.
The governors may be contacted through the Chair, Mrs Karen Munro, via the school office.