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Annual Governance Statement

What does the Governing Body do?

As Governors, we are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures.

Our role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

Our main functions are to:

  • Help set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Help to ensure our policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.

The Governing Body structure comprises of:

1 LEA Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Headteacher
2 Parent Governors
5 Co-opted Governors
2 Foundation Governors

Total = 12 Governors

The name of the body entitled to appoint foundation governors is
The Lantern Learning Trust (Inner City North, Leeds)

The school has a trust entitled The Lantern Learning Trust (Inner City North, Leeds)

The term of office of governors is to be 4 years

There are three sub-committees of the Governing Board: Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support; Resources; Performance Management and Pay.

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support Committee - Responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions. Also responsible for pupil behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities and other partnerships.

Resources Committee - Responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENDCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.

Pay Review Committee – responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy.

Pay Appeal Committee – responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.

Governors' Details

Blenheim Primary School

2 parents – Aurel Oprea, Yongxing Wang

1 LEA governor – Javaid Akhtar

1 staff governor – Karen Allen

1 headteacher - Mo Duffy

5 co-opted governors -, Debs Davey, Nikki Hawcroft, Helena Darby, Suman Hargun, Richard Whewell

2 foundation governors – Philip Marsland, Kuldeep Bajwa

Governors' Responsibility Matrix Feb 18

If you wish to contact any of the school governors then please contact the schools main office.

If you are interested then becoming a Parent Governor then please enquire at the school office for further details.

Are you eligible to be a Parent Governor