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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.

Karen Munro.

Chair of Governors.

 

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF

TRINITY ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL – 2018/2019

 

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:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS

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. 

 

During this year, Mr Mike Smith resigned as a Parent Governor, the Governing Body are grateful to Mike for his contributions to the life of our school, particularly in the area of sport.  A Parent Governor election was held in which we were fortunate to have 4 candidates.  After a closely fought contest Miss Katie Peach was duly elected.

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 who have a teaching background may support pupils in classes, both individually, and in groups.   Governors also join and assist with trips and visits outside of school and are fortunate to attend 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.  Any specific Safeguarding issues are treated with confidentiality.  A level 2 Safeguarding update session was held for Governors in the Autumn term.  The Safeguarding lead is Mr Williams, with Miss Hoy as deputy lead.  Mrs Karen Munro is the nominated Governor.  All have attended specific Safeguarding training and updates during this year.

 

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.  During recent years the main financial commitment has been to a project which renewed the domestic water system and boilers.  This liability is being met by repayments over 5 years.  Work to enhance Fire Protection in the school has been undetaken, this was a joint project with our neighbours, St. Joseph’s. 

The allocation of Sports Premium and Pupil Premium funding has been closely monitored.

 

CURRICULUM

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.

 

ADMISSIONS

2 Admissions committee meetings have been held during this year.

 

TRINITY ST MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2017/18

Governor designations and terms of office

FOUNDATION (Diocesan Board of Education)

 

Mrs Karen Munro    Chair of Governors       August 2022

Rev Carol Ball                                                     Whilst in post

Mrs Debbie Olsen                                             August 2020

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Ms Maureen Ponton                                        January 2022

FOUNDATION (Holy Trinity Anglican Parochial Church Council)

Dr Nicola Campbell                                           October 2019

Mrs Maureen Graham                                      October 2020

Mrs Margaret Partridge   Vice Chair               October 2019

Mr Colin Marshall                                              November 2020

STAFF

Mr Michael Williams    Headteacher               Whilst in post

Miss Janet Hoy        Deputy Headteacher       September 2021

ELECTED PARENTS

Mrs Geraldine Humphries                                 March 2021

Miss Katie Peach                                                 March 2023

 

GOVERNORS WHO ALSO SERVE ON THE GOVERNING BODIES OF OTHER SCHOOLS

Ms Maureen Ponton            Christ the King Federation (St. Joseph’s & St. Francis Catholic Primary)

Dr Nicola Campbell               William de Ferrers

Mr Colin Marshall                  William de Ferrers

 

COMMITTEE STRUCTURES

Governor attendance in brackets

All apologies for absence submitted were accepted.

CURRICULUM  (3 meetings held)    FINANCE (3)                                      EXECUTIVE & PERSONNEL (3)

Dr N Campbell     (3)Chair                Mrs M Partridge   (3)    Chair           Mrs K Munro  Chair (3)

Mr M Williams    (3)                          Mr M Williams      (3)                        Mr M Williams          (3)

Mrs M Partridge (3)                          Ms M Ponton        (3)                        Mrs M Partridge       (3)

Mr C Marshall     (2)                          Mrs M Graham     (3)                        Mrs M Graham         (3)

Miss J Hoy           (3)                           Rev C Ball               (0)                       Dr N Campbell          (3)

Mrs K Munro      (3)                           Mrs K Munro         (3)

                                                             Miss K Peach         (1)

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE (2 meetings held)

Mrs M Graham  (2)  Chair                     Mrs M Partridge  (2)

Mr M Williams   (2)                                Mrs K Munro        (2)                         

            

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS     3 Meetings held

Mrs K Munro         (3)        Chair                                         Mrs M Graham          (3)                                  

Mrs M Partridge   (3)         Vice Chair                               Mrs G Humphries     (3)             

Rev C Ball               (2)                                                          Mr C Marshall           (2)

Mr M Williams      (3)                                                          Mrs D Olsen              (3)

Miss J Hoy              (3)                                                          Ms M Ponton            (3)                                                     

Dr N Campbell       (2)                                                          Miss Katie Peach      (2)

 

DECLARATIONS OF GOVERNORS BUSINESS INTERESTS

Ms Maureen Ponton - Facilitator of the Woodham Ferrers Partnership of Schools.

Dr N Campbell - Business Director, RJC UK Ltd/ TMAR Ltd, Cahrity Trustee for William De Ferrers School

Mrs Margaret Partridge - External adviser for NQT Management

Miss Katie Peach - Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Anglia Ruskin University

Nil Return:
Mrs K Munro, Rev C Ball, Mr Williams, Mrs M Graham, Mr C Marshall, Mrs D Olsen, Mrs G Humphries, Miss Hoy

GOVERNORS PLANS FOR 2019-20

No large building works are currently planned, however routine maintenace will be completed.  Governors will continue to meet their financial commitments towards earlier projects. 

Training sessions in the new Ofsted framework and Safeguarding will be held.   Governors will be updating their methods of monitoring to align them with the new framework.

 

The governors may be contacted through the Chair, Mrs Karen Munro, via the school office.

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