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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.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Dovecot Primary School.

 

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Dovecot Primary School Governing Body are:

 

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction;

2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

The Governing body is made up of 12 Governors:

1 head teacher governor, 2 parent governors, 1 staff governor, 1 Local Authority governor and 7 co-opted governors.

The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term, we also have 2 committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail. These committees are:

  • Resources and Resources Committee

  • Curriculum Committee
     

The Governing Body has had a particularly busy year so far, focusing on continuous school improvement and implementation of the new curriculum which was introduced in September 2014 and Reconstitution and changes in new Governor roles and personnel.

 

The Resources and Finance Committee looks at the maintenance and development of the school premises, and makes decisions about how the school should use its budget. One of the roles for the governors is reviewing and agreeing school policies, and this year we have considered a number of key policies.

 

The Curriculum committee has spent time evaluating the introduction of a new curriculum next year and governors also discuss key data giving the results of pupil achievement and progress, so that we can be sure that the school is on track to fulfil its ambitious targets for all pupils. We continue to focus on “vulnerable groups” of children and how the Pupil Premium and Sports Grants are being spent by the school and what impact this has on their outcomes.

 

This committee updates the Health and Safety and SEND Policies, monitored and tracked attendance and overseen all aspects of Safeguarding. Miss Louise Everitt is the nominated safeguarding Governor, she gives a termly report to the governors about any safeguarding matters and oversees the role of the Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Tracy Douglas Headteacher.

Minutes of Governing Body and Committee meetings are public documents you will find them on the Governors’ page of our website or you can ask at the school office if you would like to see any of the minutes of our meetings.

 

Governors Body development plan 2016-2017

 

   Dovecot Primary School

   Instrument Of Government

 

  1. The name of the school is Dovecot Primary School.
  2. The school is a community school.
  3. The name of the governing body is: “The governing body of Dovecot Primary School”.
  4. The governing body shall consist of the following representatives: Headteacher, LA governor(s), staff governor(s), parent governor(s), Co-opted (community) governors
  5. The term of office of all categories of governor is 4 years.
  6. This instrument of government comes into effect on                 30 June 2015.
  7. This instrument was made by order of Liverpool Local  Authority 30 June 2015.

 

 

 

Governor Details 2016/17 

Governor Name

Governor Type (eg. Community, LA., Staff etc

Governor Position (eg. Chair, Vice Chair, Parent Governor, Teacher etc

All Committees Including disciplinary appeals etc

Initial Start date on Governing Body

Date from (Current team of Office)

End date

Appointing Body

Declared Interests

and governance roles in other educational institutions

Christine Nurse

 

Chair

Link:

Safeguarding

Health & Safety

RE/SMSC

Resources (Finances, Staffing & Premises)

Curriculum & Standards

Development

Pay Review

Admissions

Grievance/Disciplinary Appeals

 

 

 

 

None

 

Tracy Douglas

Head of Dovecot Primary

Ex-officio

Resources (Finances, Staffing & Premises)

Curriculum & Standards

Development

Behaviour

Jan. 2016

N/a

N/a

Ex-officio

Governor at another primary school

 

Cllr Ged Taylor

Local Authority

Link: History

Geography

Sport/Health

Resources (Finances, Staffing & Premises) (Chair)

Curriculum & Standards

Pay Review

Grievance/Disciplinary

 

 

  •  

Governing Body

None

 

Sue Buckle

Staff

 

Curriculum & Standards

Development

 

 

  •  

Staff  Body

None

Louise Everitt

Community

Link: Inclusion

Numeracy

MFL

Resources (Finances, Staffing & Premises)

Curriculum & Standards

Development

Behaviour

Pay Review Appeals

 

 

  •  

Governing Body

Head at Mosspits Lane Primary School

Julie Moss-Jones

Community

Link: Literacy

Music

Curriculum & Standards (Chair)

Resources (Finances, Staffing & Premises)

Development

Behaviour

Pay Review

Grievance/Disciplinary

 

 

  •  

Governing Body

None

Colette Giblin

 

Community

Link:  Art/DT

ICT

EYFS

Development

Behaviour

Pay Review Appeals

Feb. 2016

Feb.2016

Feb. 2020

Governing Body

None

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Body

 

DOVECOT PRIMARY SCHOOL BREAKDOWN OF GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE AT         GOVERNING BODY & COMMITTEE MEETINGS AUTUMN 2015 TO SUMMER 2016

Key

ü= Present

A = Absent with Apologies

X = Absent without Apologies

-  = Not a Governor at that point in time

* = Renewed Term of Office

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

NAME

Governor Category

Appointment Date

19/10/15

29/02/16

16/05/16

TOTAL

Christine Nurse (Chair)

COP

20/12/1999

ü

ü

3/3

Julie Moss-Jones

COP

29/09/2004

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Louise Everitt

COP

01/10/2014

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Colette Giblin

COP

29/02/2016

-

ü

ü

2/2

Vacancy

COP

-

-

-

-

-

Vacancy

COP

-

-

-

-

-

Vacancy

COP

-

-

-

-

-

Cllr Ged Taylor (Vice Chair)

LA

16/01/2013

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Danny Williams

P

01/01/2014

ü

A

A

1/3

Vacancy

P

-

-

-

-

-

Sue Buckle

S

07/07/2009

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Alison Whittaker

HT

01/09/2011

ü

-

-

1/1

Tracy Douglas

HT

01/01/2016

-

ü

ü

2/2

 

TOTAL GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP = 12

 

 

Resources Committee Meetings

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

12/10/15

14/03/16

09/05/16

TOTAL

Cllr Ged Taylor (Chair)

LA

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Christine Nurse

COP

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Louise Everitt

COP

A

ü

A

1/3

Julie Moss-Jones

COP

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Colette Giblin

COP

-

ü

ü

2/2

Danny Williams

P

A

A

ü

1/3

Alison Whittaker

HT

ü

-

-

1/1

Tracy Douglas

HT

-

ü

ü

2/2

Sue Buckle

S

 

ü

 

1/1

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee Meetings/

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

14/09/15

10/02/16

29/06/16

TOTAL

Julie Moss-Jones (Chair)

COP

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Christine Nurse

COP

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Louise Everitt

COP

A

ü

ü

3/3

Cllr Ged Taylor

LA

ü

A

A

1/3

Danny Williams

P

ü

A

A

1/3

Sue Buckle

S

ü

ü

ü

3/3

Alison Whittaker

HT

 

-

-

1/1

Tracy Douglas

HT

-

ü

ü

2/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Categories

GOVERNOR TYPE

APPOINTING BODY

 

COP = Co-opted Governor

Co-Opted Governors are nominated and appointed by the Governing Body.

LA = Local Authority Governor

LA Governors are nominated by the Local Authority but must appointed by the Governing Body. The Governing Body has the power to reject the nomination.  (Staff who work at the school are not eligible to become an LA Governor).

P = Parent Governor

Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school.

S = Staff Governor

Staff Governors are elected by other staff (Teaching and Support) at the school.

HT = Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is a member of the Governing Body by virtue of office.

AM = Associate Member  (NB No voting rights)

 

Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body. They are not Governors and so have no voting rights. However, they can vote on decisions made by committees to which they have been appointed.

 

 

Ann Whitelaw (Clerk to Governing Body)

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