Governors

 

Who we are

There are 9 governors on the Local Governing Committee of Seal Primary Academy. The current governors are:

 

Name

 

Start date

End date

Type of Governor

Responsibilities 2017/18

Attendance at LGC Meetings 2016-17

Number

%

James Munt

28.02.17

27.02.21

Executive Headteacher (ex-officio)

 

2

50

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Melanie Strachan

28.02.17

27.02.21

Headteacher

(ex-officio)

 

4

100

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Geoff Conway

28.02.17

27.02.21

Executive Chair of TKAT South Local Governing Body (ex officio)

Strategy / SEN / Progress and Achievement

3

75

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Kirstie Hayler

28.02.17

27.02.21

Appointed Governor

SEND / PP

4

100

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Mark Kyrillou

28.02.17

27.02.21

Appointed Governor

Safeguarding

3

75

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Henry Lushington

28.02.17

27.02.21

Staff Governor

 

2

50

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Judy Sharpe

28.02.17

27.02.21

Appointed Governor

PP

2

50

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Neil Sherlock

28.02.17

27.02.21

Appointed Governor

H & S

3

75

Declaration of interests:

NONE

Andrew Jenkins

26.09.17

25.09.18

Appointed Governor

 

NA

NA

Declaration of interests:

NONE

                   

 

For a short profile of each governor and a summary declaration of interests for the Local Governing Committee members, please click on this link.

 

What we are expected to do

As governors, we have three core roles:

·      To ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;

·      To hold the senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff;

·      To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

These three core roles are broken down into many separate activities. Details of these activities can be found on this link.

 

How we are organised

Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy works as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). As a TKAT school, the strategic and operational roles of governors are delegated to the school by the TKAT Board of Trustees. The framework for this relationship is set out in the ‘TKAT Scheme of Delegation’, which you can find on this link.

 

More information about The Kemnal Academies Trust can be found on this link.

 

TKAT South - Local Governance Organisation

Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy works in a very close partnership with Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy and Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy. This partnership is called ‘TKAT South’.

 

In early 2017 the three schools were reorganised into a new structure to manage leadership and governance across the partnership. You can find the constitution of the TKAT South partnership on this link.

 

The constitution includes the terms of reference and remits for each of the committees within our structure.

 

The TKAT South governance structure looks like this:

 

 

 

 

TKAT South Local Governing Body (TKAT South LGB)

‘TKAT South Local Governing Body’ includes all the governors from all three schools. Its role is to set the strategic direction for the TKAT South partnership. It meets once a year at the start of the autumn term to review progress in the previous year and to agree a development plan for the following year.

 

Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee

Each school has a Local Governing Committee (LGC). The LGC membership includes the Executive Headteacher for TKAT South, the headteacher, staff governors, parent governors, co-opted governors and the Executive Chair of the TKAT South LGB.

 

The role of the LGC is to monitor, evaluate and (where appropriate) advise the school regarding:

·       its curriculum offer, teaching and learning

·       the provision of effective safeguarding and health and safety

·       promotion of the school’s ethos, aims and vision

·       pupil progress, standards of achievement and attainment of year groups, classes and vulnerable groups

·       standards in relation to end of year targets and predictions

·       budget setting and expenditure

·       staffing and appointments

·       attendance and behaviour

·       the revision and implementation of all statutory policies that do not require approval of the TKAT South Executive Committee.

 

The LGC meets twice each term. The first meeting each term is focused on pupil achievement and other curriculum items. The second meeting is focused on finance and resources.

 

To see the standing agendas for the LGC meetings, please click on this link.

 

Local Governing Committee - Official Positions

The Local Governing Committee (LGC) has the following official positions:

·       Chair of Local Governing Committee (Chair)

·       Vice Chair of Local Governing Committee (Vice Chair)

·       Headteacher (ex officio)

·       Executive Chair of the TKAT South Local Governing Body (ex officio)

·       Clerk to the Governing Body (the Clerk)

 

Local Governing Committee - Other Responsibilities

Members of the LG have responsibility for supporting and monitoring the following areas of school activity:

·       Child Protection & Safeguarding; Finance and Resources; Headteacher Performance Review; Literacy Development; Numeracy Development; Pay; Premises; Pupil Premium; SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities); Student Attendance; Student Behaviour; Student Progress and Achievement.
 

 

TKAT South Executive Committee

The TKAT South Executive Committee membership includes the Executive Headteacher, the headteachers from each of the three schools, a non-teacher representative from each school and the Executive Chair of the TKAT South LGB.

 

The role of the Executive is to provide strategic leadership for the TKAT South partnership. It does this by:

·       maintaining an overview of educational provision

·       challenging and supporting senior leaders

·       providing strategic overview of financial management

·       ensuring equality of opportunity and provision across the schools through fair capacity sharing and ensuring no school is disadvantaged.

 

The TKAT South Executive Committee LGC meets once each term. This meeting is held after the cycle of LGC meetings, at each of the TKAT South schools, has been completed.

 

To see the standing agendas for the TKAT South Executive meetings, please click on this link.

 

Pay Committee

Each school Local Governing Committee has a Pay Committee. This sub-committee is made up of a small group of governors. It is responsible for approving any annual salary changes proposed by the headteacher.

 

What we do and how we do it

To carry out our responsibilities the members of the Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee hold a set of meetings and make visits to the school.

 

Meetings

The annual schedule of meetings is as follows:

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

First Half

TKAT South LGB (Sept.)

Local Governing Committee

(Curriculum/T&L focused)

Local Governing Committee

(Curriculum/T&L focused)

Local Governing Committee

(Curriculum/T&L focused)

Local Pay Committee

Second Half

Local Governing Committee

(Finance and resources focused)

TKAT South Executive

Local Pay Committee

Local Governing Committee

(Finance and resources focused)

TKAT South Executive

Local Governing Committee

(Finance and resources focused)

TKAT South Executive

 

To see the standing agendas for the Local Governing Committee meetings, please click on this link.

 

Visits

To be excellent governors we need to have an excellent knowledge of the school. To make this possible we support our committee meetings with visits to the school. These visits usually involve a meeting with a member of staff to discuss a particular area of school activity and the observation of pupils at work in their classrooms.

 

Governors’ Action Plan

To make sure that governors work in a systematic and coordinated way that best supports the school, visits are organised under an annual Governors’ Action Plan. The Action Plan for this school year can be found on this link.

 

The minutes of our meetings and other key documents

You can find the minutes of our meetings for the last year and other important documents by clicking on this link.

 

What we have done in the past year

All school governing bodies should produce an annual report or accountability statement. This sets out what the governors have done over the past year and what difference we have made.

 

To see the Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy Governors Annual Report and Accountability Statement, please click on this link.

 

Our key documents

Our key documents about the governance at Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy can be found on this link.

 

How do I get in touch with the Governors?

You can contact members of the Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee as follows:

 

By phone: Phone the school Reception on 01234 56789 and leave a message. Your message will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors.

 

By email: office@seal-tkat.org

 

 

By post: Send correspondence, for the attention of the ‘Chair of Governors’, to the school address at:

East Street,

Selsey,

PO20 0BN


 

 

Responsibilities of the Local Governing Body are delegated by the Trust through the Scheme of Delegation. This document can be found here and sets out the responsibilities the Local Governing Body has in managing the school.

All governors must state any business or pecuniary interests annually. There are currently no registered interests for the academic year 2016-17. Please see the following statutory pieces of information:

Governors Annual Report from 2016-2017 and Impact Statement

Key information about the Local School Committee

List of current Governors

List of leaver Governors