Governors

I have been a Governor for many years and was happy to take over the position of Chair of Governors following Gillian Finney’s appointment as a temporary Teaching Assistant at the school. I am pleased to introduce the Governing Body of Ovingham CE First School to you. We are a group of appointed volunteers who each with their own skills and strengths have the common aim of working closely with the Headteacher and staff to promote the high standards of our outstanding school.

 

The 11 Governors meet regularly and comprise members from different categories, those of; Co-opted Governor (4 members), Staff Governor (2 members), Parent Governor (3 members), Foundation Governor (1 member) and Local Authority Governor (1 member).

 

Our role is to be accountable for the performance of the school and working with the Headteacher and staff set the aims of the school and its priorities for improvement. We agree, monitor and evaluate the policies, targets and actions by which the school will move forward, including setting and monitoring the school budget.

 

At Ovingham CE First School we are proud that our school creates a happy, caring, environment, with very high standards of attainment and behaviour, together with a Christian ethos in which every child is valued and nurtured.

 

Our aim is to remain committed to that ethos and support our children, parents and staff in being able to rise to the challenges of the curricular and extracurricular activities.

 

Our culture of learning, friendship, caring cooperation and determination is embedded within the learning environment of the school as we endeavour to prepare our children to take their place in the world.

 

Together we work with the Headteacher and staff to assess the effectiveness and quality of teaching with an emphasis on the personal development, behaviour and welfare of our children.

 

We want to continue our commitment to ensure open communication with our parents and we welcome your feedback. We have recently published the results of a parent questionnaire, which offered an opportunity to send us your thoughts and suggestions. We have provided our responses to matters that have been raised. You will also find a member of the Governing Body at parent interviews.

 

As Governors, we aim to make parents feel welcome at all times in our school and we welcome any interest in the work of the Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact me, another member of the Governing Body or member of staff for further information.

 

Joe Edgoose

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL GOVERNORS 2016 / 2017

 

Headteacher Governor  

Mrs J Raistrick

Co-Opted Governors

Mrs G Finney

 

Mr G Bunn (Vice Chair)

 

Mrs K Robson

 

Mr J Smith

Foundation Governor

Mr J Edgoose (Chair)

Authority Governor

Mrs M Phillips

Parent Governors

Mr S Hayles

 

Mr P Bryden

 

 Mr C Wallis

 

 Dr M Thomas

 

Staff Governor

 

Mrs R Aldridge

 

 

Ovingham CE First School Attendance Record – Academic Year 2015/2016

 

Date

Governing Body / Committee Meeting

Names of Attendees

15.10.15

Autumn Term

Full Governing Body

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mr. G. Appleby, Mrs. J. Overton, Mrs. K. Robson

16.10.15

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. K. Robson, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. J. Edgoose

12.11.15

Autumn Term

Interim Governors Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. S. Hayles, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. K. Robson, Mrs. J. Overton

16.11.15

Health & Safety

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. S. Hayles.

4.02.16

Spring Term

Interim Governors Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mrs. J. Overton, Mrs. K. Robson, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Rusby, Mrs. T. McCullagh, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. J. Smith

3. 03.16

Spring Term

Full Governing Body

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mrs. J. Overton, Mrs. K. Robson, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Rusby, Mrs. T. McCullagh, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. J. Overton, Mr. P. Bryden

07.03.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith

15.03.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith

11.04.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith

28.04.16

Finance

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. M. Phillips

12.05.16

Summer Term

Interim Governors Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith, Mr. S. Hayles, Mrs. J. Overton, Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. G. Bunn

27.05.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith

09.06.16

Summer Term

Full Governing Body

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mrs. J. Overton, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. J. Smith

15.06.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. J. Smith

15.09.16

Extraordinary

Governors Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. A. Harper, Mrs. K. Robson, Mrs. M. Phillips,

22.09.16

Extraordinary

Governors Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. A. Harper, Mrs. K. Robson

10.10.16

 

Finance

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick, Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs. M. Phillips

10.10.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. J. Smith

13.10.16

Autumn Term

Full Governing Body

Mrs. J. Raistrick (HT), Rev. E. Lewis (Chair), Mrs. G. Finney, Mr. S. Hayles, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mr. G. Bunn, Mr. J. Smith, Mr. J. Edgoose, Mrs A. Harper

13.10.16

Staffing

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick, Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. J. Edgoose

18.10.16

Health & Safety

Committee Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick, Mrs. G. Finney, Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. G. Bunn, Mrs. M. Phillips

24.11.16

Autumn Term

Interim Governing Meeting

Mrs. J. Raistrick, Mrs. K. Robson, Mr. G. Bunn, Mrs. M. Phillips,

Mr. J. Edgoose, Mr. P. Bryden, Mr. J. Smith, Mrs. A Harper , Mr. C Wallis (observer)

24.1.17.

Policy Group Meeting

Mrs J Raistrick, Mrs R Aldridge, Mrs G Finney, Mrs K Robson, Mr S Hayles

 02.02.17

Interim Governing Meeting 

Mrs J Raistrick, Mrs G Finney, Mr G Bunn, Mrs K Robson, Mr J Smith, Mr J Edgoose, Mrs M Phillips, Mr S Hayles, Mr P Bryden, Mr C Wallis, Mrs A Harper

 27.02.17.

Staffing Sub-committee 

Mrs J Raistrick, Mrs K Robson, Mrs M Phillips 

 02.03.17.

Termly Governing Board Meeting 

Mrs J Raistrick, Mrs G Finney, Mr G Bunn, Mr j Smith, Mr J Edgoose, Mrs M Phillips, Mr S Hayles, Mr C Wallis, Mrs A Harper

 16.03.17.

Interim Governing Board Meeting 

Mrs J Raistrick, Mrs G Finney, Mr G Bunn, Mrs K Robson, Mr J Smith, Mrs M Phillips, Mrs R Aldridge