Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Information about our governing board
The structure and remit of the governing board: The Governing Board of Fairmeadows Foundation Primary school was reconstituted on 31st January 2018. The Governing Board manages academic performance and holds the headteacher and teaching staff accountable for performance. The Governing Board is responsible for developing community links and community partnerships, in addition to:
Assuring the quality of the educational experience for all pupils
Performance Management of the Headteacher
The monitoring of teaching and learning, curriculum delivery and school performance
The Quality of education experienced by pupils
The Governing Board consist constitutes 1 Headteacher, 1 LA governor, 3 parent governors, 1 staff governor, 4 co-opted governors, 2 partnership governors and a staff representative who sits as an observer.
Committee structure and membership: As well as the Full Governing Board there are 2 standing committees; Teaching, Learning and Community (TLC) and Resource Management Committee (RMC). In addition there is a Pay Committee, and a number of other Committees that convene as required.
Information about our governors
Name of the Chair of Governors: Miss Sadie Jordan
Chair of the Teaching Learning and Community Committee: Mr Henry Murray
Chair of the Resource Management Committee: Mrs Jillian Yalden
Chair of the Pay Committee: Miss Sadie Jordan
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Lindsey Page
The table below highlights Governor membership of the standing committees.
GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS
CONFLICTS / INTERESTS
|Miss Sadie Jordan||Co-opted||22.10.19||21.10.2023||Chair of Governors|
Mr Andrew Reeves
Mrs Lindsey Page
RMC & Safeguarding
Mrs Jillian Yalden
Chair of RMC
Family member is also on school staff
Mr Henry Murray
Chair of TLC & member of RMC
Mrs Suzanne Causer
Vice-Chair of TLC
|Mrs Elizabeth LeQuelenec||Staff||23.11.2020||22.11.2025||TLC|
|Mr Simon Fox||Parent||23.11.2020||22.11.2024||RMC||Family member is also on school staff|
|Miss Sharon Rafferty||Parent||01.11.2021||30.10.2025||TLC|
Mrs Alison Hoogerwerf
|Mrs Nicola Baker||N/A||N/A||N/A||Clerk to Governors|
GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE RECORD
Mr Andrew Reeves
Mr Toby Boulter
Mrs Lindsey Page
Mrs Lyndsey Wain
Mr Oliver Moores
Mrs Jill Yalden
Mr Tony Yalden
Mrs Nikki Baker
Miss Kerry Stone
|Mrs Jessica West||N/A||100%||100%||Resigned|
Ms Sadie Jordan
Mrs Suzanne Causer
|Mrs Elizabeth LeQuelenec|
|Mr Simon Fox|
Governing Body Members 2021/22
Resource Management (RM)
Teaching, Learning and Community (TLC)
The work of the Governing Board during 2020 - 2021
Each year, Governors like to update you with what’s going on in The Governing Body of Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. Here, the Chair of Governors and of the two Committees give you a short overview…
Full Governing Board
The Full Governing Board meet each half term to look at the strategic direction of the school, and make decisions about the plans and activities that affect the pupils, staff and parents within the school community. It is the job of the Full Governing Board to make sure that the school is providing a good standard of education for all pupils, and also to make sure that this is being done in a way that makes sensible use of the school’s finances.
Teaching, Learning and Community Committee (TLC)
The Governing Board’s Teaching, Learning and Community Committee consists of five Governors and Mr Andrew Reeves. The purpose of this Committee is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around the curriculum and its provision and around pupils’ attainment and progress. This means looking at how well children do in tests at the end of Key Stages and how much improvement they make between the Key Stages. We consider all of the pupils in the school, as well as groups of pupils, such as pupils from different backgrounds, pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) etc, Pupil Premium and the Coronavirus catch up premium. We look at how well the children at our school are doing compared to other children nationally, and we also consider how well the school is doing compared to previous years.
A key priority for the Teaching, Learning and Community Committee is to consider how well children that are receiving extra support are doing, ensuring that we are considering the wider community and effects on the families of our school. This means looking at the school’s assessment and tracking information, and receiving information about intervention programmes and Nurture groups. This year we have spent a lot of time looking at how the school is tracking children’s attainment and progress without National Curriculum Levels.
This committee also considers the Pastoral issues within the school, and has spent time this year looking at the Child Protection Policies including online safety Policy and adopting any new policies.
Finance and Resources Committee
The Finance and Resources Committee is made up of five Governors and Mr Andrew Reeves, and its core functions are school finance, staff and their well-being and health and safety. The committee meets termly and each meeting begins by considering the school’s staffing, and ensuring that everyone is best placed to meet the needs of the children and the school’s community.
The Finance and Resources Committee always considers the school’s financial position as well as looking at the budget position, whether that be setting the annual budget for the financial year, or reviewing it throughout the year. This year, the main focus has been to ensure we provide the correct provision to meet the children's needs whilst ensuring we are achieving a better financial position for the future.
A key priority for the Finance and Resources Committee is to consider how to make effective use of the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives, and to ensure that this is being directed at the children that it is intended for. The committee discusses the best ways to utilise the funding, and then considers the impact the ways that this has been successful.
In addition, the Finance and Resources Committee is responsible for ensuring that the school premises are well maintained, and that all statutory responsibilities are adhered to. Mrs Page (School Business Manager) reports to each meeting regarding the maintenance issues, and the Committee prioritises any planned works according to need and cost.