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Meet the Governors

Sue Pardon - Chair of Governors Message:

As a Governing Body, we are dedicated to ensuring the pupils at Chaucer Infant School receive the best education possible. We are committed to continually improve the teaching and learning experience of our children, to ensure the pupils receive a broad, balanced, creative curriculum. We strive to create an environment where pupils can access a wide variety of opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

Members

Name of Governor

Date of Appointment

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointed By

Any Business Interests to declare

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions

Any relationship to school staff

Attendance in 2018/2019

(out of 5 meetings)

Mrs Sue Pardon - Chair

6.7.15

Co-opted

5.7.23

Governing Body

No

No

No

5

Miss Kate Beattie

 

Headteacher

 

Governing Body

No

No

No

5

Mrs Lisa Nappin

4.10.16

Staff

3.10.20

Governing Body

No

No

No

3

Councillor Frank Phillips

24.9.17

Authority

23.9.21

Governing Body

Director- Erewash Community Transport, Derbys Comm Minibus Ltd

Yes

Larklands Infants

No

4

Mr Alan Green

6.12.17

Co-opted

5.12.21

Governing Body

No

No

No

4

Mrs S Melbourne

4.10.16

Co-opted

3.10.20

Governing Body

No

No

No

2

Miss H Shelton

8.5.19

Parent

7.5.23

Governing Body

No

No

No

2/2

Mr J Smith

24.9.18

Co-opted

23.9.22

Governing Body

No

Yes – Chaucer Junior School

OIEA

Yes – husband of Mrs N Smith

4

Mrs Vivienne Thomas – Chair of Teaching & Learning

6.7.15

Co-opted

5.7.23

Governing Body

No

No

No

4

Mrs C Wojtania

1.9.16

Co-opted

31.8.20

Governing Body

No

No

No

3

Ms Siobhan Leahy

5.12.18

Co-opted

4.12.22

Governing Body

No

No

No

3

Miss L Whalin

4.7.18

Parent

3.7.22

Governing Body

No

No

No

4

Mrs Alison Rothon

 

Clerk

 

Governing Body

No

No

No

6

Members stepped down in the last 12 months

Name of Governor

Date of Appointment

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointed By

Business Interests to declare

Any Governor Roles in other Institutions

Any relationship to school staff

Date Stepped Down

Mrs Sarah Palmer

27.9.17

Co-opted

26.9.21

Governing Body

No

No

No

5.12.18

Governors are expected to attend full governing body meetings termly and also to participate in one of the 2 committees that feed into the main governing body.

1. Resource Management Committee - Focussing on finance and the leadership and management of the school

Members:  Mr Green, Councillor Phillips, Mrs Melbourne, Mr Smith, Mrs Pardon, Miss Whalin, Miss Beattie

2. Teaching and Learning Committee - Focus on the curriculum, standards, the safety and wellbeing of our children

Members:   Mrs Pardon, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Nappin, Ms Leahy, Miss Shelton, Mrs Wojtania, Miss Beattie

 The Governing Body adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum, Performance Management and Pay Policy. They are also involved in the planning, delivery and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan.

Governors have a link to a specific area of school.  This is dependent upon the school's priorities for each year.  For this academic year they are as follows:

Safeguarding Mrs Sue Pardon

Safeguarding and Anti-Bullying Mr Alan Green

Pupil Premium  Mrs Christine Wojtania, Mrs Sue Melbourne, Mrs S Pardon

Teaching and Learning

KS1 Mrs Hayley Shelton  

EYFS Mrs Sue Pardon

Attendance     Mrs Viv Thomas

These governors focus on the 4 areas for School Improvement:

  1. To improve the quality of teaching and learning throughout school
  2. To improve our pupil’s attainment in Reading and phonics, particularly for boys and Pupil Premium pupils
  3. To develop a coherently planned curriculum, that is sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning
  4. To develop a behaviour policy setting clear routines and high expectations for the behaviour of pupils across all aspects of school life, that reflects our Vision and Values

The governors will also monitor our continuing development and refinement of our 2018-2019 School Improvement priorities:

  • To develop the outdoor learning environment in the EYFS so that it strongly supports the planning of child initiated and meaningful learning across the curriculum for both Reception and Nursery
  • To improve our mathematics outcomes, especially for Pupil Premium pupils through further embedding Maths Mastery throughout school and developing teacher expertise and knowledge through affiliation with a Maths Mastery Hub
  • To improve the learning and progress of disadvantaged pupils through more timely and tightly focused monitoring and intervention procedures and continued priority on improving the attendance of these pupils

These governors are kept fully informed about the above issues and these are reported back to the full governing body.

Please contact Sue Pardon or any Governor via Chaucer Infant School, Cantelupe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire,

DE7 5LN 01159325629