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As Chair of Governors I welcome you to our governance page.

 

Our Governing Body supports St Matthew's C of E Primary and Nursery Academy and St George's C of E Primary Academy. We are part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust, and our delegated authority and responsibilities are clearly defined by the MAT board of directors. Governors are all volunteers with different skills and experience, but have a commitment to education and the schools, children, staff, parents and carers. All governors are part of the local governing body known as the LGB which meets every term and also hold various portfolios as part of either the resources or teaching and learning committees which also meet every term. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in the schools and its key functions are to:

 

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

It is a privilege to be part of this professional team across both schools, and our LGB works with a ‘hands on’ approach, and any discussion with parents and carers is most welcome.

 

Peter D Hume

Chair of Governors

Governors 2017-18

 

Name

Category of  Governor                 

Term of Office                               

Business Interests

Pecuniary Interests                       

Other Governorships

Andrea Smith Headteacher Post Related No Director at Eddy’s Pre-School.  

Peter Hume  (Chair of Governors)

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Director at Eddy’s Pre-School.

 

Sally Eales

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/05/2017

No

Trustee for Cavitron Fund  and Trusts associated with The University of Mark and St John.

 

Sally Hutchings

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Rev Chris Routledge

Foundation - Appointed  by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Chair of St Edward's PCC and associated Trusts.  A member of Endeavor Learning Community. A member of Christchurch Council at Estover.

Governor at St Edward's CofE Primary Academy

Jon Rood (Vice Chair)

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Ian Johnston

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Mike O’Sullivan

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Anne Newall

Co-opted- Appointed by Governing Body

03/09/15 -02/09/2018

School Improvement Partner

No

 

Theresa Thompson

Parent Governor - Appointed by Parents

11/12/15 -10/12/2018

DfE Employee

Parent

 

Peter Barlow

Parent Governor - Appointed by Parents

11/12/15 -10/12/2018

Company Director of Outersight UK

Parent

 

Sarahjane Searl Staff Governor - Appointed by staff - Maternity cover  01/06/2017- return of Megan Hammett No Staff Member  

 

Governors have specific areas of responsibility:

 

Chair of Governors – Pete Hume

Vice Chair – Jon Rood

Student and Family Support- Sally Hutchings  and Anne Newall

Learning Environment – Chris Routledge and Theresa Thompson

Pedagogy and Curriculum – Sally Eales and Peter Barlow

Christian Distinctiveness –  Rev. Chris Routlege and Theresa Thompson

Finance - Jon Rood

Buildings and H&S – Ian Johnston and Teina Allenby

Personnel – Pete Hume and Jon Rood

Leadership: Mike O'Sullivan  Mr Pete Hume

 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email office@stmatthewsstcmat.org  or admin@stgeorgesstcmat.org

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2016-17

Name of Governor

20/10/16

22/01/17

09/03/17

06/07/17

Andrea Smith    

Peter Hume

 

 

Sally Eales

 

 

Sally Hutchings

x

x

 

 

Rev. Chris Routledge

x

 

 

Rev. Leon Sim

x

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jon Rood

 

 

Teina Allenby

 

 

Ian Johnston

x

 

 

Mike O’Sullivan

 

 

Anne Newall

 

 

Theresa Thompson

 

 

Peter Barlow

 

 

Megan Hammett x N/A    
Louise Brown x x    
Emma Callicott x x    

 

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2015-16

Name of Governor

03/09/2015

15/10/15

26/11/15

07/01/15

17/03/16 07/07/16

Malcolm Hunt

x
Andrea Smith

Peter Hume

Sally Eales

x

Sally Hutchings

x

Rev. Chris Routledge

Rev. Leon Sim

x

Jon Rood

x

Teina Allenby

N/A

x

Ian Johnston

x

x

Mike O’Sullivan

x

Anne Newall

N/A

x

Theresa Thompson

N/A

N/A

N/A

Peter Barlow

N/A

N/A

N/A

Megan Hammett N/A N/A N/A x
Louise Brown N/A N/A N/A x x x
Emma Callicott N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A x

 

Governor meeting minutes are held outside the school office for public viewing

 

Previous Governors

 

Malcolm Hunt 01/09/2015-31/08/2016

Leon Sim 03/09/2015 -20/10/2016

Megan Hammett - 01/04/16-09/12/16 (Maternity Leave)

Issue

Action

Key Persons Involved

Outcome

  • Reconstitution of  a new governing body for St Matthews and St Georges
  • Carry out full review of the governing body, reflecting on the changing needs and roles required involvement of Devon Governor support .
  • HT, Board of Directors MH, Diocese, MAT CEO
  • Governing body successfully reconstituted &  in place September 2015
  • Budget setting, monitoring and review

 

  • agree a set budget and monitor it on a termly basis to ensure sound financial management.
  • presented to and agreed by full governing body

 

  • Finance Portfolio , HT and business manager
  •  full governing body annually
  • Governors are satisfied that the school is meeting the requirements of the SFVS autumn, spring , summer
  • Policy documentation review
  • To review Academy policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the 2 Academies and meet most recent national recommendations where appropriate
  • Comprehensive list of MAT Policies and individual Academy Policies is established
  • Portfolio holders to review policies and present to Full Governors - ongoing
  •  All Academy  policies reflect up to date recommendations and developments and fit the needs of the 2 Academies
  • Policies reviewed as per cycle, autumn, spring , summer
  • Review the Academy CQA, Implementation Plan and SIP
  • Full governing body will review and accept the Academy improvement plans for the academic year, ensuring it meets the key priorities of the Academies
  • All Stakeholder involvement
  • HT, Chair, Portfolio Holders
  • The Improvement Plan written and agreed  for St G
  • CQA on both academies , written and shared with portfolio governors. 
  • Implementation plans written for both academies, written and shared with portfolio governors
  • Review standards and performance for all pupils and groups across both schools , locally and nationally
  • To review data and results and challenge Academy leads on the performance of both Academies
  • School Improvement, AfL ,SAFS, Learning Environment Portfolio holders
  • The governing body have a clear understanding of the performance of both Academies and are able to challenge where appropriate
  • Appraisal process
  • Review the target setting process for all staff members .
  • Carry out performance management programme of HT
  • HT Performance management subcommittee - AN,PH,JR
  • HT and DHT 
  • Challenging targets set  by October which drive improvements across both academies. Interim review- spring , final review in July
  • Review subject performance and implementation in school
  • Link portfolio holders  to meet with co-ordinators and take part in learning walks linked to their designated area
  • Link governors meet with staff in school to find out about developments in their area of interest
  • Governors are knowledgeable about their subject area and developments within  and across both Academies
  • Review and upkeep of buildings and site
  • Actions presented by Portfolio leads to  full governing body
  • Portfolio holders for H&S to meet with Head and Business Manager termly
  • A planned approach to Health & Safety /building spending is evident. All requirements are met.

 

Information about the role of the Governors

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