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Our Staff

Teaching Staff

Mrs. Robinson – Headteacher

Mrs. Muckle and Mrs. Lacey – Co-Deputy Heads

Mrs. Sherwood and Mrs. Riches – Foundation Stage Teachers

Mrs. Patel – Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs. Muckle and Miss Harrison – Year 2 Class Teachers

Ms. Mason – Year 3 Class Teacher

Mrs. Collington and Mrs. Bailey – Year 4 Class Teacher

Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Bennett – Year 5 Class Teachers

Mrs. March and Mrs. Bennett – Year 6 Class Teachers

Mrs. Bennett-  SENCO

 

Support Staff

In addition to the class teacher, each class has at least one Learning Support Assistant to provide extra support where needed.

Office Staff

Mrs. Birch – School Business Manager

Mrs. Moore – Administration Assistant

School Governors

The main role of the governing body

To help set up and keep under review the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school. In order to do this the governing body aims to focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

  • To monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness, acting as a ‘critical friend’.
  • To ensure accountability, that is, ensuring good quality education in the school and ‘value for money’.

Parents will be invited to stand for election as parent governors every four years or as vacancies arise. Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education via the Parish Church. These appointments may be people who are not parents, but are keen to encourage the good ethos of the school.

All the governors give their time freely in order to ensure the conduct and general principles of the school are upheld. They are appreciative of comments and views held by parents.

The governing body of St. Edward’s Church of England School is made up of:

Mr. R. Worley – Chair of Governors
Parent governor
Term of Office ends on 12.1.21
Member of Finance & Staffing Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Finance & Staffing Committee Meetings
Mrs. M. Robinson – Headteacher
Member of  Finance & Staffing Committee, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee and Achievement Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 8/9  Committee Meetings
Mr R. Younger
Co-opted  governor
Term of office ends on 12.7.19
Member of Achievement Committee
Link Governor for SEND
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Achievement Committee Meetings
Mrs. R. Lacey
Teacher governor                                                                              
Term of office ends on 5.1.21
Member of Health & Safety, and Safeguarding Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 2/3  Health & Safety and Safeguarding  Committee Meetings
Mrs. S. Birch
Co-opted governor
Term of office ends on 12.7.19
Member of Finance & Staffing Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Finance and Staffing Committee Meetings
Rev A Micklewaithe
Foundation governor – Ex Officio
Chair of Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee Meetings
Mrs. L. Mandeville
Foundation governor
Term of office ends on 19.9.20
Member of Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee Meetings
Mrs. K. Rhodes                                                 
LA governor
Term of office ends on 25.4.20
Chair of Finance & Staffing Committee
Attended 3/3 FGB and 3/3 Finance and Staffing Committee Meetings
Mrs. P. Peel
Co-opted governor
Term of office ends on 12.7.19
Chair of Achievement Committee
Attended 2/3 FGB and 3/3 Achievement Committee Meetings
Mr H. Bird
Parent governor
Term of office ends on 8.11.20
Member of Achievement Committee
New to the Governing Body for 16/17
Mr A. Taylor
Parent governor
Term of office ends on 8.1.21
Member of Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee
New to the Governing Body for 16/17
Mr K. Pritchard
Parent governor
Term of office ends on 8.1.21
Member of Finance and Staffing Committee
New to the Governing Body for 16/17
Mr. H. Pollard
Clerk to the governors
Governor attendance at FGB meetings over the year 2015 – 2016 was 96%.
The following Governors have completed their term of office during 2015-16:
Mrs L. Newman-Wood
Member of Finance and Staffing Committee
Mr B. Kibble
Member of SEN, Curriculum and Data Committee

Terms of Reference for Committees

Finance and Staffing Committee:

Terms of Reference

The group shall have absolute discretion in the following:

  1. To provide support and guidance for the Head-teacher and the governing body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance within the agreed framework, County Council’s financial regulations and any central Government legislation.
  2. To ensure that all policies relating to finance and staffing are reviewed and amended where appropriate and are in line with any statutory requirements.
  3. To have the delegated power to make decisions in relation to finance and staffing; with the exception of the annual approval of the School Budget
  4. To receive and review budget monitoring reports on a termly basis.
  5. To consider each year’s School Development Plan in line with the 5 yr strategic/financial plan and ensure priorities are identified and adequately provided for in the School budget.
  6. To operate the governing bodies arrangements for obtaining quotation and inviting tenders in accordance with the County Council’s financial regulations.
  7. To monitor expenditure of the School Fund and ensure that the annual audit is carried out and the outcome is reported to the governing body.
  8. To ensure that the School Value Financial Standard (SFVS) is completed and reviewed annually.
  9. To recommend to the governing body a Charging Policy in accordance with legislation and guidance provided by the local Authority (LA).
  10. To ensure insurance arrangements are appropriate and sufficient.
  11. To be aware of funding opportunities and how these can be accessed.
  12. To ensure that annual inventory check is completed.
  13. To authorise write-offs and disposals of assets in accordance with the County Council’s Finance Regulations and ensure that such decisions are included in the annual inventory check report to the governing body.
  14. To review the Individual Salary Range (ISR) of the school annually.
  15. To review the school’s staffing structure annually, including the costing of this.
  16. To monitor the school’s procedures for staff development and support for any NQT’s.
  17. To monitor the implementation of the Schools Performance Management and Pay Policy.
  18. To support the Head Teacher as necessary in dealing with staff discipline and grievance issues.
  19. To review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well being, including monitoring of staff absence.
  20. To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings.
  21. Monitor the committee’s action plans.

Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee

 Terms of Reference

The group shall have absolute discretion in the following:

  1. To provide support and guidance for the Head-teacher in all matters relating to Safeguarding, the school premises and grounds, security and health and safety to ensure the school complies with all relevant Health & Safety Regulations.
  2. To ensure that formal CRB checks are carried out for all new members of staff and that the school maintains a ‘Single Central record’ for inspection purposes.
  3. To ensure the school fulfils its role in relation to Child Protection issues and has the required procedures in place.
  4. To ensure that the school follows Safe Recruitment practices and has a formal induction programme for all new staff members.
  5. To receive and review the annual Safeguarding audit and Health & Safety reports.
  6. Ensure an annual cycle of risk assessment is carried out.
  7. Monitor the effectiveness of the school’s Health & Safety arrangements, making periodic inspections of buildings, plant & equipment and annually report to the Governing body. Oversee and make recommendations on aspects of school site security.
  8. To draw up, and keep under review, an Accessibility Plan, which will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended and updated by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and to report on measures taken by the school to ensure that pupils with disabilities are treated no less favourably than other pupils.
  9. To establish and maintain policies relating to Behaviour, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Care & Guidance.
  10. Oversee Educational Visits Policy and approve Category B visits where necessary.
  11. To attend or commission appropriate governor training.
  12. To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings.
  13. To ensure the school deals with racism and inequality issues and reports to the Governing Body at each meeting.
  14. Monitor the groups’ action plan.

Achievement Committee

Terms of Reference

The group shall have absolute discretion in the following:

  1. To provide support and guidance for the Head-teacher in all matters relating to achievement, data, curriculum, SEND to ensure the standards of the school are maintained and improved and that the children receive their entitlement under the New Curriculum, OFSTED and SEND criteria
  2. To receive and monitor any reports, external or internal, and to monitor Teaching and Learning within the school.
  3. Ensure an annual cycle of monitoring is carried out.
  4. To draw up, and keep under review, an Accessibility Plan, which will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended and updated by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and to report on measures taken by the school to ensure that pupils with disabilities are treated no less favourably than other pupils.
  5. To establish and maintain policies relating to Curriculum including assessment, data, pupil progress, behaviour .
  6. To attend or commission appropriate governor training.
  7. To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings.
  8. To ensure the school deals with racism and inequality issues and reports to the Governing Body at each meeting.
  9. Monitor the groups’ action plan.