Governance

Academy Trust and Governing Body

The Governing Body plays an important role in guiding the school strategically in conjunction with the Executive Head and Leadership team, with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01789 762444 or by letter addressed to :

Mr N Moon
Chair of Governing Body
Coughton C of E Primary School
Coughton Lane
Coughton 
B49 5HN

The Governors at Coughton CofE Primary School are responsible for:-

  • Monitoring the effective delivery of the National Curriculum;
  • Financial management;
  • Professional advice on the adequacy and deployment of resources within the school;
  • Monitoring the academy’s self-evaluation;
  • Establishing clear priorities and procedures for the effective support of the academy;

The governing body is also split into 2 committees that meet every term.  The committees are;

Resources Committee – Stuart Tilsley, chair

  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reviewing policy and performance in relation to financial management and compliance with reporting and regulatory requirements. They oversee the staffing structure and payment reviews. They also receive reports from the Responsible Officer and draft the annual budget.

Performance & Standards Committee – Helen Reading, chair

  • This committee focuses on the teaching and learning within the school. They monitor pupil’s progress and attainment through RAISE online and other means of self-assessment.   It evaluates the impact of focused Pupil Premium spending. It is also kept informed about curriculum changes and the effect on future resources. They are consulted on policy development prior to policies being approved by the full governing body.

Governors join at least one committee and have the responsibility for focusing on specific topics/areas ranging from standards of education, fabric of the school buildings, staffing, budgets and community.  Each committee has terms of reference, objectives and delegated powers.  The chair of each committee provides feedback to all governors during full governing body meetings and certain issues are presented and then voted on by all governors.

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE & INTERESTS

Governor

Category

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance 17/18

Term of Office:

Start Date – End Date

Full

Committees

Adam Walsh

Executive Head

n/a

5/6

 

 

Emma Acors

Co-Opted Governor

P&S committee

3/6

3/5

11/2017 – 11/2021

Wayne Bates

Parent Governor

P&S Committee

4/6

1/5

12/2018 – 12/2022

Peter Taaffe

Co-Opted Governor

Resources Committee
H&S 

3/3

2/4

02/2019 – 02/2023

Alex Kolb Head of School n/a

2/2

1/1

Started in April 2019

Katie Langley

Head of School

n/a

4/4

4/4

Left April 2019

Nick Moon

Parent Governor

Chair

5/6

4/4

11/2016 – 11/2020

Pat Newbold

Foundation Governor

Resources and Foundation Committees

6/6

5/6

3/3

1/2018 – 1/2022

Tom O’Hanlon

Parent Governor

P&S Committee

4/6

4/5

11/2015 – 11/2019

Helen Reading

Foundation Governor

Vice Chair

P&S and foundation committee

SEN governor

4/6

5/5

 3/2019 – 3/2023

Diane Steed

 Co-opted Governor

Resources committee

4/6

5/6

10/2016 – 10/2020

Stuart Tilsley

Foundation Governor

Resources & foundation committee

Safeguarding

5/6

5/6

3/3

9/2019 – 9/2023

Alison Wheway

Co-opted governor

P&S committee

4/6

3/5

3/2018 – 3/2020

 

Governor

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Governance role in other educational institutions

Relationship between governor and school staff

Adam Walsh

None

None

None

Emma Acors

None

None

None

Wayne Bates

None

None

None

Peter Taaffe

None

None

None

Alex Kolb

None

None

None

Katie Langley

None

None

None

Nick Moon

None

None

None

Pat Newbold

None

None

None

Tom O’Hanlon

None

None

None

Helen Reading

None

None

None

Diane Steed

None

None

None

Stuart Tilsley

None

None

None

Alison Wheway

None

None

None

Freedom of information: publication scheme

All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.

Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.

The guide should specify:

  • the documents available
  • the format of the documents
  • any charges made for the information
  •  

Please click here to view our published guide to information:Published-guide-to-information COP

 

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