Chapel Break Infant School

  • "The school provides pupils with a very exciting, creative and innovative curriculum, which enables pupils to develop outstanding speaking & artistic skills and an excellent level of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
    Ofsted 2010
  • "Attainment is consistently above average writing, maths and reading when the pupils leave the school."
    Ofsted 2010
  • "The excellence in many pupils outcomes is the result of high quality teaching and the very innovative and imaginative curriculum."
    Ofsted 2010

  • "Teachers have an excellent knowledge of pupils needs on an individual basis."
    Ofsted 2010

  • "Lessons are often very challenging & need pupils full attention & concentration, which they willingly give."
    Ofsted 2010

  • "Not only do pupils achieve exceptionally well but they demonstrated real love of learning and school which is evident in the high quality of their work."
    Ofsted 2010

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Chapel Break Infant School

Governance Statement 2017 - 2018

 

Governors -  What are School Governors and what do they do?

 

The School Governors are like a Board of Directors who have legal duties, powers, and responsibilities.

 

All governors serve for a term of four years. We are a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school, supporting its aims and values and helping it to strive and achieve the highest standards possible in all aspects of school life.

 

 

The 3 main roles of the Governing Body are:

 

• Ensuring that the School has a clarity of Vision and strategic direction

• To hold the Head Teacher to account for the school’s educational performance

• To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that its money is well and appropriately spent.

 

 

So how do the Governors do this at Chapel Break?

 

 Meetings of the Full Governing Body are held at least once every half term where all aspects of the school are reviewed and discussed. Governors also regularly spend time at the school on an individual basis to both help with and monitor all aspects of daily school life.

 

We also have 3 Sub Committees who meet at least once a term:

 

  • The Finance & Personnel Committee’s main responsibility is to oversee the school budgets, staffing policies and matters relating to the buildings and grounds.

 

  • The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee reviews the school’s curriculum to ensure that it meets the standards required, that the assessment processes in place are robust and effective and that all pupils, whatever their ability, make the required levels of progress and maximise their potential •

 

  • The Behaviour & Welfare Committee monitor and review such things as the Safeguarding of both Children and Staff, Health & Safety policy and the level and quality of extra curricular activities at the school.

 

 

Attendance at governance meetings

 

During 2017-18, all Full Governing Board meetings and Committee meetings have been quorate.

 

The Governing Body is made up of:

 

  • Parents (proposed and elected by other parents who have children at the school)

 

  • An elected Member of Staff at the school

 

  • A Local Authority Representative

 

  • Co-Opted Community Representatives

 

 

What have the Governors achieved in 2017-18?

 

As part of the three main roles shown above, the Governors have been instrumental in working with the Head and staff on the following:

 

  • Continuing to update the vision for the school and developing a five-year plan, taking into account changes that will be required moving forward

 

  • Working with similar thinking schools in Norfolk

 

  • Consulting with the Local authority on future school provision for Bowthorpe

 

  • Ensuring the school premises and equipment are fit for purpose

 

  • Working with the Local Authority on a proactive approach to budgeting whilst ensuring that the School receive a green overall financial rating.

 

  • Visiting the school regularly to monitor progress against the school’s improvement and development priorities.

 

 

Who are the Governor’s at Chapel Break Infant School and how do I contact them? 

 

 

 

 

Current Term of Office

Committee Membership

 

Governor

Governor Category

Date First Appointed

From

To

Finance

Behaviour

Teaching

& Learning

Head’s

PM

Declarations of Interest

Alison Borthwick

Co-opted

01/09/2014

01/09/2018

31/08/2022

 

 

Y

Y

None declared 9/10/18

Jonathan Bugg

Co-opted

24/07/2013

24/07/2017

23/07/2023

Y

Y

 

 

None declared 9/10/18

Kevin Jermy

Co-opted

01/02/2014

03/10/2017

02/10/2021

Y

 

Y

 

None declared 9/10/18

Sara Johnston

Headteacher

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

Y

Y

Y

 

None declared 9/10/18

Helen Lamb

Co-opted

09/07/2013

03/07/2017

08/07/2021

Y

 

Y

Y

None declared 9/10/18

Sam Lee

Parent

18/01/2016

18/01/2016

17/01/2020

 

Y

Y

 

None declared 9/10/18

Angela Moore

Staff

24/7/2013

19/09/2017

18/09/2021

 

Y

Y

 

None declared 9/10/18

Ian Prior

Parent

18/01/2012

18/01/2016

17/01/2020

Y

Y

 

 

None declared 9/10/18

Kevin Hunn

Co-opted

03/10/2017

03/10/2017

02/10/2021

Y

Y

 

 

None declared 9/10/18

Kevin Holland

Co-opted

20/03/2018

20/03/2018

19/03/2022

 

Y

Y

Y

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Vacancy

Local Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Fowler

Co-opted

30/09/2014

30/09/2014

29/09/2018

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Ndiaye

Local Authority

13/06/2014

13/06/2014

12/06/2018

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Governors: Ian Prior

Clerk to Governors: Jennie Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel Break Infant School

Governing Board Attendance Record September 2017 to August 2018 

 

 

 

Governing Board Attendance

 

Committee Attendance

Governor

Governor Category

Finance

Behaviour

Teaching & Learning

Head’s PM

Alison Borthwick

Co-opted

83%

 

 

100%

100%

Jonathan Bugg

Co-opted

83%

75%

100%

 

 

Kevin Jermy

Co-opted

100%

75%

 

50%

 

Sara Johnston

Headteacher

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

Helen Lamb

Co-opted

33%

50%

 

0%

100%

Sam Lee

Parent

83%

 

100%

100%

 

Angela Moore

Staff

100%

 

67%

100%

 

Ian Prior

Parent

100%

100%

100%

 

 

Kevin Hunn

Co-opted

100%

75%

 

 

 

Kevin Holland

Co-opted

67%

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Local Authority

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Fowler

Co-opted

67%

75%

100%

 

 

Alice Ndiaye

Local Authority

83%

 

100%

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 If any parent / carer would like to contact the Governors, please telephone or leave a message with the school office.

 

Our school number is: 01603 749 550