The Governors met with Mr Holbrook, our school support from the Enquire Learning Trust to review all aspects of the schools work. The Governors have a secure site where all of the important documents are stored and can be retrieved at any time. Aspects of the school inspection schedule were discussed including safeguarding, leadership and teaching and learning.
The Learning Council met with Mrs Hawkins, Governor and Mrs Spruce to launch the activities for 2016-17. We reviewed the learning walk from the previous year and then set out a plan to investigate pupils views of rubrics. The Leaning Council team will be meeting with a randomly selected group of pupils from Y2 to Y6 in with some rubric examples that the children select and complete a questionnaire; audio recording may also be used. Picture is from the Learning Councils visit to Springfield Academy to take part in a learning walk with their school council.
This was the first meeting in the new style with all business in one meeting. Previously there were a number of separate committees but due to our Academy status our Governors are a committee of the Trust. As a result of this change Mrs Johnson, Business Manager, has become a Governor. At the meeting attendance was discussed, due to a recent court ruling some alterations to policy will be made and then published to parents. We are waiting for SATs results then these will be fully discussed in the July meeting. The budget for 2016-17 was discussed and approved and suggestions were put forward for improving outdoor areas. Recent visits to school by individual Governors were shared with the full Governing body. Health and safety was discussed and when the latest audit is available it will be monitored in the meetings. Governing body business also has a part B which is confidential.