Ofsted September 2018 said:
"Governors are highly effective in their roles. They share the high aspirations of school leaders and work with a strong determination to sustain the good quality of education. Governors have a good range of skills and actively seek other members to make their governing body stronger. They keep their knowledge up to date through training and regularly review how well their own actions help the school to improve."
For all information about the formation of our governing body members including membership of committees, please look at the tabs on the left and look at the terms of reference. This details their roles and responsibilities, when the committees were formed and when their terms of office come to an end. All governor information is updated during the autumn term as each meeting takes place.
Mr Nic Bouskill - Chair of Governors and Chair of Learning and Achievement Committee. Co-opted Governor.
Mr Bouskill serves on the Learning and Achievement Committee and the Full Governing Body. He is is responsible for making sure leaders are monitoring reading, writing, maths, science and language through Year 6 and throughout the school as part of the Learning and Achievement Committee. He checks the strengths and weaknesses identified by school leaders shown through the schools data. He carries out regular monitoring of actions the school has taken to address these weaknesses to ensure the school is challenged to provide the best possible education for all pupils.
Mr Gary Wathan - Vice Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
Mr Wathan serves on the Learning and Achievement committee. He has a wealth of knowledge in STEM.
Miss Katie Adams - Staff Governor
Miss Adams key actions are providing governors with information they need about standards across the curriculum and across the school, through liaising between staff and governors.
Mrs Julie Ward - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Ward is responsible for monitoring SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) and gathering the views from the children (pupil voice). She then feeds this information back into the learning and achievement committee to make sure the emotional needs of the pupils are met as well as their spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs.
Mr Michael Little - Co-opted Governor Chair of the Resources Committee
Mr Little serves on the Resources Committee. Mr Little is responsible for making sure leaders manage the allocated budget wisely to meet the needs of the school. He attends all finance meetings with the Finance Support Officer from Norfolk County Council and reports back to committee governors. He advises the governing body on building matters and health and safety matters. He also advises the governing body on remedial works which feed into the premises plan and where necessary, the accessibility plan.
Mrs Sue Kew
Mrs Kew is the school's Business Manager. She provides monthly budget reports to the Resources Committee. She also gives detailed breakdowns of each line within the budget and prepares benchmarking data so the committee can monitor its spending against similar schools. Mrs Kew also helps governors access any training modules and produces reports showing which training has taken place not only for governors but also members of staff.
Mr Stuart Graver - Local Authority Governor
Mr Graver serves on the Learning and Achievement committee. He is an ex head teacher and part of an Ofsted team.
Dr. Ric Sandifer - Co-opted Governor
Dr. Sandifer serves on the Resources Committee. He has particular expertise in data analysis and the natural environment.
Mrs Emily Nell - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Nell serves on the Learning and Achievement Committee. She is a teacher so is very knowledgable about the curriculum.
Mrs Annalisa West - Parent Governor
Mrs West serves on the Learning and Achievement Committee.
Mr Joe Whitmore - Co-opted Governor
Mr Joe Whitmore serves on the Resources Committee. He has an engineering background and a depth of knowledge in STEM subjects.
Mrs Carrie Smith - Clerk to the Governing Body
Mrs Carrie Smith is the Clerk to Governors and attends each meeting to take the minutes.
The Governing Body submits reports each year explaining what has happened during the year. Following parent and carer feedback after the last report, the governors’ reports will be shorter and easier to understand.
Our governors use a document from the Department for Education called 'A Competency Framework for Governance'. This is to make sure our governors are as effective as possible. You can see this document below.
We have two committees who meet each term. These are the Learning & Achievement Committee and the Resources. Further information about these committees can be found by follow the links on the left.