The names of the governors are listed below; they meet formally at least once a term.

 

Name of Governor                  Governor type             Start date                    End of term of office

Chair of the Governing Body:

Mr Peter Edge                         Co-opted                     07.02.2012                  February 2020

 

Vice-chair of the Governing Body:

Mrs Sandra McCurrach           Co-opted                      21.01.2002                  January 2018

 

Mrs Heather Gosney               Headteacher               01.10.2000

Mrs Joanne Eaton                   Teacher                       01.09.1996                  September 2020

Ms Kay Clayton                       Foundation                  19.10.2010                  October 2018

Mrs Jan Page                          Co-opted                     11.05.1977                  May 2020

Mr Myles Leslie                       Parent                         24.02.2014                  February 2018

Mrs Stacey Harland                Parent                          07.03.2013                  March 2017

Mrs Sara McCarthy                 Parent                         07.02.2012                  February 2020

Mr Toby Porritt                         Parent                         12.10.2016                  October 2020

Mrs Julia Hewgill                      Foundation                 12.10.2016                  October 2020

Vacancy                                   Local Authority

 

Clerk to the Governing Body               Miss Gillian Evans

Quorum: 6 – one half of the number of governors in post

Interest arising from relationships between Governors or relationships between Governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): -                                                          

Sarah Williams, Teaching Assistant and Sandra McCurrach, Community Governors = sisters.

   

 

What do the governors do?

  1. They have responsibility for the school’s budget under L.M.S. (Local Management of Schools)

  2. They visit the school as often as they can

  3. Where possible, they attend the Christmas, Easter, Harvest Celebrations, End of Year concert and help wherever and however possible with fund-raising

  4.  They help with pupils’ visits and activities

  5. Parent governors attend meetings of the Friends of Biggin School

  6. Dedicated governors for Special Needs governor, Health & Safety, Numeracy, Literacy governor and Pre-school link

  7. They have four working committees that report back to the full governing body

 

Governor monitoring rota 2016 / 17

September          Local Authority

October               Peter Edge

November           Julia Hewgill

December           Jan Page    

January               Toby Porritt

February              Sara McCarthy

March                  Stacey Harland

April                     Myles Leslie

May                     Julia Hewgill

June                    Kay Clayton

July                      Sandra McCurrach

They meet at least once a term as a full governing body 

 

 

Governors’ Statement of Aims

The aims of the school are to help pupils: -

 

  • To feel welcome and secure in an exciting environment where they want to come to learn.

  • To encourage curiosity and a desire to investigate, question and understand.

  • To communicate clearly and confidently with others, particularly through developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, I.C.T. and number skills.

  • To enjoy the arts, science, technology, history, geography and physical activity.

  • To be respectful and tolerant of our world and environment, the people and things in it, through working and sharing tasks.

 

Attendance Record 2015/2016

Heather Gosney                      Head Teacher                                     13/13

Joanne Eaton                          Teacher                                               7/8

Peter Edge                              Co- Opted Governor                            8/8

Miles Leslie                             Parent Governor                                  6/9

Sara McCarthy                        Parent Governor                                  7/9

Jacqueline Pearson                 Parent Governor                                 4/9

Stacey Harland                        Parent Governor                                 4/7

Janice Page                             Co-Opted Governor                            8/8

Sandra McCurrach                  Co-Opted Governor                            8/8

Christopher Ashurst                L A Governor                                       6/10

Howard Kilner                         Foundation Governor                          4/8

Kay Clayton                             Foundation Governor                         6/9

  

Work of the Full Governing Body 2016 - 17

The  Governing Body met in October 2016(AGM), February, March, May and July 2017.  At each meeting the Governors received a report from the Head about pupil achievement; other targets in the School Improvement Plan (SIP); activities in school; professional development opportunities for staff; and management meetings. Reports from the Curriculum, Health and Safety, Finance and Personnel Committees were received and recommendations approved and adopted.

Members of the Governing Body recieved direct feedback from the OfSTED and SIAMS inspecotrs, discussed the reports and ensured areas for improvement were added to the School Improvement Plan. 

 

The members also received information about and discussed the following items:

  • Safeguarding updates
  • Results of the Parental Questionnaire
  • Future changes
  • Approved the school budget for the financial year 2017 - 18
  • SIRR - report from the Local Authority Adviser
  • Reports on Headteacher's Performance Management

The SIP was reviewed and new targets agreed for 2017 - 18

The following policies were discussed and agreed directly by  the Full Governing Body:

 

 Safeguarding Policy;

External Contributors Policy;

Drugs/Substance Misuse Policy and Guidance

Tackling Extremism

Maternity/Paternity Leave 

Equality and Diversity

Private Fostering

 

Succession Planning was discussed at each meeting.

Individual Governors visited the school as part of their monitoring role.  They spent time in classes, observed playtimes and lunchtimes and attended open days and school trips.  They reported back to the Full Governing Body.