Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

School Governors

November 2019

Dear Families

Welcome to our school on behalf of Governors.

 

Our role as Governors is to:

  • Set the strategic direction for the school – through our vision for the school;
  • to hold the senior leadership of the school to account for the school’s performance (the progress that children make); and
  • to ensure that financial and other resources are appropriately managed (we work within an ever more challenging budget).

We aim to keep the vision for Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary school meaningful to the school community, irrespective of external factors that are constantly changing and evolving.  We believe in our vision and it provides our guiding purpose – creating a community of open hearts and open minds.

 

The vision for our school:

"As an inclusive and welcoming church school, we work towards creating a community with open hearts and open minds. We strive to ensure that all members of our school community understand themselves to be valued for who they are.

Our inspiring and ambitious learning environment enables pupils and adults to aspire to fulfil their hopes for the future. Through challenge and support, we help each other overcome barriers so that everyone can feel confident in pursuing excellence in all they do."

 

I’ve highlighted the parts of the vision that I feel make our school distinctive, that set out who we are as a school community.  We focus on the children in our school and extend this to the broader school community, who play a vital role in the school.

Going forward we face opportunities and challenges, as do other Primary schools, which we will work through, always focussed on our vision.  We have a strategic plan and a school improvement plan to support the delivery of the school’s vision.  Each year the school shares with parents the school priorities – the areas that have been identified that we would really like to focus on across the school.  The partnership we have with parents and families is essential in delivering our vision and supporting the implementation of the school priorities.  

We welcome feedback and discussion on how we are performing in respect of the vision, so please contact me or another Governor is you have some ideas or feedback to share.  Our families are key stakeholders in the school and your input is important to us.

Since becoming a Governor, I’ve been inspired by the commitment and dedication of those who give up their time to make a positive contribution to the school. We want to enable teachers and support staff to deliver the school’s vision and ensure that pupils and adults in the school community are able to fulfil their hopes for the future. 

Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and everyone else who contributes to our school.

Claire Lea, Chair of Governors

full Governors information:

2018 2019 (Click here)

Governor Pen Portraits:

Pupils and Curriculum

Chair: Mrs Paula Cullen 
  Mrs Patricia Ruff
  Mrs Angela Hopson
  Mr Stuart Hanson
  Miss Suzi Balasz
Mrs Claire Lea

Finance and Premises

Chair: Mrs Esther Watt Jones
  Mrs Patricia Ruff
Mrs Claire Lea
 

Mrs Sue Rawlins 

Mrs Paula Cullen

Revd. Paul Ievins

Mr Shaun Caig

Vacancies

We are currently seeking to appoint three co-opted governors. If you would like to be part of our Governing team and in particular have a sound financial background, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the School Office.

Attendance Record

Terms of Reference - The role and procedures of the Governing Body

Code of Conduct for Governors

Governor Committees Policy

Declaration of Financial Interest

Date of next meeting:

Dates for Governor Meetings Academic Year 2018-19

Meeting Times routinely 6pm start.  Close of meeting 8pm at latest

Please read paperwork in advance of the meeting.  Agenda will indicate timings

Tuesday 4th December 2018– AGM

Dates for Governor Meetings Academic Year 2018-19

Meeting Times routinely 6:15pm for refreshments and 6:30pm start.  Close of meeting 8:30pm at latest

Please read paperwork in advance of the meeting.  Agenda will indicate timings

 

Full Governing Body

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

 

Finance, Premises and Staffing

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

 

Pupils and Curriculum

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Tuesday 30th April 2019