On the Governing Board there are people representing different groups such as Parents, Teachers and members of the local community.

The overall purpose of the Governing Board is to help St. Giles Junior School provide the best possible education for its pupils, in order to develop every child's full potential. This involves, in particular:

  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and acting as a critical friend to the Head Teacher
  • Setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, its local community, those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs

Good governance makes an impact in the classroom and St. Giles Junior School Governors aim to contribute to high standards of attainment, together with good quality teaching and pupil behaviour.

The Governors aim to encourage a caring partnership between the School, Parents and Governors based on trust and a shared understanding in order that the child's education can be for the benefit of the child, school and community.

ORGANISATION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD

Instrument of Government

Structure and remit of governing board

The Governing Board works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, once in each term, without any separate committees. An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing Board is required to consider, and the governing Board will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.

In addition to ‘commissioning’ activities or actions on their behalf, the governing Board may wish to delegate monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Plan.

In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the Governing Board at the next meeting.

A full copy of the Terms of Reference for the governing board is available on request.

Appointments

The following table provides details of governors appointed to the Governing Board.

 

Name

Governor Category

How appointed

Date appointed

Term of office end date

Business Interests Declared 2016

1

Robert Mann

Head

Ex-Officio

N/A

N/A

Staff member

2

Julia Gaughan

Chair

Co-Opted Member appointed Jan 2020 Jan 2024

Director
3J School Improvement Specialists Ltd

3

Dr Adrian Yeo

Vice Chair

Local Authority

Member appointed

Nov 2017

Nov 2021

Civil Servant

4

Tom Gibbins

Co-Opted

Member appointed

Jan 2020

Jan 2024

Employee Lawn Tennis Association

Director/Trustee/Vice Chair Core Education Trust

5

Alison Glynn

Staff

Elected by staff

Dec 2018

Dec 2022

Teaching Assistant St. Giles Junior School

6

Lynda Small 

Co-Opted

Member appointed

July 2017

July 2021

None

7

Phil Felgate

Co-Opted

Member appointed

July 2017

July 2021

Business Manager Eden Girl's School Coventry

8

Ranjeet Lyall

Co-Opted

Member appointed

October 2020

October 2024

None

Associate members

Adam Lee, Deputy Head Teacher

Attendance record 2019-20

Name

Sep 2019

Nov 2019

Jan 2020

Feb 2020

June 2020

July 2020

Attendance (%)

Total Meetings

Robert Mann

Present

Present Present Present Present Present

100%

6/6

Claire Geddes

Present Present Present N/A N/A N/A 100% 3/3

Phil Felgate

Present Present Present Present Apologies Present 83% 5/6

Adrian Yeo

Apologies

Present Present Present Apologies Apologies 50% 3/6

Tom Gibbins

Present Present Present Apologies Present Present 83% 5/6

Julia Gaughan

Present Present Apologies Present Present Present 83% 5/6

Lynda Small

Present Present Present Apologies

Present

Present 83% 5/6

Alison Glynn

Present Present Present Present Present Present 100% 6/6

Contacting the governing board

The Governors are always keen to talk to Parents and hear their views on the school, the school can only be really successful if the School, Governors and Parents work together.  

If you have any questions about one of the school’s policies, or feel that some changes are needed, you are welcome to raise this with a Governor. All communication and correspondence is treated with confidentiality and a response will be given to any issues raised.

If you have a specific concern or complaint we would encourage you to speak to a Teacher or the Head Teacher first, but if you are unwilling to do this, for any reason, please speak to a Governor via the school. Your concerns can be emailled to admin2571@welearn365.com and they will be forwarded, if you feel this is not approptiate, please contact the office and ask for the Chair of Governors email address, or leave a letter in an sealed envelope addressed to Chair of Governors. 

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