Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. If you would like to contact any of the Governors, please do so via the school office, at email@example.com
The governing board of Dry Drayton CE(C) Primary School provides strategic leadership and accountability in school. It has three key functions:
The governing board has constituted two committees to assist in this work: “Resources”, and “Curriculum & Learning”. The Terms of Reference for each committee set out the particular areas of responsibility and delegated functions. Briefly, these are finance, personnel, premises, and health and safety for the Resources committee, and ensuring high standards of educational achievement for the Curriculum & Learning committee. Committee membership is shown below:
Resources Committee 2023/24
Curriculum & Learning Committee 2023/24
Stephen Gardner (chair)
Nicole Chaney (chair)
Tina Carver Mead
Individual governors may also have one or more portfolios, which allow focus on specific areas of governance. The current portfolio areas are: safeguarding; staff and pupil wellbeing; SEND, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children; SIAMS and RE; maths; English; and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Portfolio governors are responsible for monitoring their specific area of governance, for example by visiting the school; meeting and questioning school leaders; talking to teachers, pupils and parents; meeting with Local Authority advisers; and reporting back to the relevant committee or full governing board.
Governor portfolios and committee membership are reviewed at the start of each academic year to ensure that governor work is focussed on key priorities for the school, and that we are meeting our responsibility to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. For the 2023/24 academic year, the key priorities for school are:
Key priority 1 will be monitored by the link governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage, key priorities 2 and 4 will be monitored by the link governor for English and key priority 3 will be monitored by the link governor for maths. Key priority 5 will be overseen by the Curriculum and Learning committee, with monitoring activities shared between governors. Progress against all the key priorities will be recorded in the School Development Plan and reviewed by governors every half term.