The constitution of the governing body is:
- 1 Local Authority governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body
- 2 parent governors, elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested
- 3 co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body
- 1 staff governor, elected by staff employed at school
- 2 foundation governors, appointed by the NWLET (North West Leeds Education Trust) of which the school is a member
- A number of associate members (currently 3), appointed by the governing body because of their specific skills.The governing body operates with the following committees:
- Resources committee – responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, implementation of the Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.
- Joint review group – 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.
- Headteacher performance review group – responsible, with help from the school’s Improvement Advisor, for setting objectives for the Headteacher, reviewing performance against these objectives on an annual basis and agreeing any annual pay progression.
- Pay Appeal committee – if required, responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.
You can contact the governors via the school office:
Tel: 0113 2256868 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governance Statement for the Iveson School Governing Body
The governing body has three core strategic functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the preformance management of staff;
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher and senior leadership team.
The governing body also ensures that the school complies fully with statutory safeguarding procedures. All staff have signed a record to confirm they have read Part 1 of the DfE statutory guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education”. The governing body has familiarised itself with the document and are working with the safeguarding lead in school to complete the annual safeguarding audit.
The remit of the governing body is to help monitor the top three school development priorities:
- to formulate a clear vision and strategic three year plan for the future of the school involving all stakeholders
- to continue to narrow the gap against national standards in order to secure combined age related expectations and demonstrate accelerated progress over time
- to embed differentiation, pace and independence in all lessons to ensure best use is made of all learning time.
The effectiveness and impact of the governing body 2015/2016
The governing body completed a review of governance in March 2016. The areas for development identified on our governors’ action plan are:
- To ensure governors have a clear, shared vision for the school
- To ensure the governing body is well engaged with the school and wider community
- To ensure the actions of the governing body have a continued positive impact on outcomes for pupils.
Resulting Impact :
Governors have a clear understanding of attainment and progress.
Governors are better able to hold school leaders to account for pupils’ progress and attainment.
Governors are well informed about the context of the school.
Governors understand what parents and the wider community think about the school.