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GOVERNORS 2017 – 18

Governors 2017-2018

Position

Name

Committees

Register of Interests

Term of Office

Chair of

Governors and member

Tim Lynch

Publicity and Promotions

 

Governor and member

appt: 19.03.17

end: 18.03.21

Vice Chair of Governors and member

Mrs Kerry Hutchins

SWAN Governor

Attainment and Progress Working Party

Monitoring: SEND and LAC

 

Governor and member

appt: 23.03.15

end: 23.03.19

Vice Chair of Governors and member

Mrs Amanda Furlonger

Attainment and Progress Working Party

Monitoring: English (Aim 1)

 

Governor and member appt: 23.03.15

end: 23.03.19

Governor and member

Mrs Beverley Prentice

Chair Extended Schools Committee

Attainment and Progress Working Party

Subject Governor Early Years

 

Governor and member appt: 06.08.13

end: 14.03.20

Governor and member

Mr Aidan Relf

Chairman Pay Review

Finance Working Party (Aim 4)

Audit Committee

Monitoring: Maths (Aim 2)

Attainment and Progress Working Party

 

Governor and member appt:26.09.03

end: 29.11.19

 

Governor and member

Mr Mike Woods

Admissions Committee

Monitoring: Safeguarding

Mike’s wife works in the school office.

Governor and member appt: 17.11.05

end: 17.11.21

Governor and member

Mr Stuart Collins

Finance Working Party – (Aim 4)

Audit Committee

Admissions Committee

 

Governor and member appt: 8.12.11

end: 8.12.19

Governor and member

Mr William Stanning

Publicity and Promotions

 

Governor and member

appt: 1.12.16

end: 1.12.20

Governor and member

Anthony Wilson

Monitoring PSHE and Eco (Aim 3)

 

Governor and member

appt: 23.03.17

end: 22.03.21

Governor and member

Charlotte Wheeler

Chair Publicity and Promotions

 

Governor and member

appt: 23.03.17

end: 22.03.21

Staff Governor and member

Miss Emily Brake

Admissions

Audit Committee

Teacher in the school.

Governor and member appt: 03.09.15

end: 03.09.19

Staff Governor and member

Mrs Trine Sharpe

Publicity and Promotions

TA in the school.

Governor and member appt: 03.09.15

end: 03.09.19

Headteacher

Mrs Glen Alder

All committees

 

Governor and member

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Carolyn Beddows

Full Governors Meeting - minutes

Children and Learning Resources Committee – minutes

Resources Committee – minutes

Scope of responsibility

As governors we acknowledge we have overall responsibility for ensuring that The Oaktree School Academy Trust has an effective and appropriate system of control, financial and otherwise. However, such a system is designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve business objectives, and can provide only reasonable and not absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss.

 

The Governing Body has delegated the day-to-day responsibility to the Headteacher, as accounting officer, for ensuring financial controls conform with the requirements of both propriety and good financial management and  in accordance with the requirements and responsibilities assigned to it in the funding agreement between The Oaktree School Academy Trust and the Secretary of State for Education. They are also responsible for reporting to the Governing Body any material weaknesses or breakdowns in internal control.

 

Governance

The information on governance included here supplements that described in the Governors' Report and in the Statement of Governors' Responsibilities. The Governing Body has formally met four times during the year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the Governing Body was as follows:

 

Governors

Meetings attended

Out of possible

B Prentice (Chair)

4

4

G Alder (Accounting Officer)

4

4

A Relf (Vice Chair)

4

4

J Moralee (Vice Chair)

4

4

S Collins

4

4

C Fenwick  (Resigned 30 November 2015)

1

1

K Howard  (Resigned 22 July 2016)

4

4

M Woods

4

4

A Furlonger

2

4

K Hutchins

4

4

E Brake  (Appointed 3 September 2015)

4

4

A Sharpe  (Appointed 3 September 2015)

4

4

S Guthrie  (Appointed 3 December 2015)

1

3

I Date  (Appointed 3 December 2015 and resigned 22 May 2016)

1

2

 

The composition of the board of governors remains the same as previous years, with some flex in numbers due to resignations. The Oaktree School have continued their efforts to recruit new governors using parentmail and the weekly newsletter to advertise for specialist governors. This has proved a challenge and as such no new governors had been appointed at 31.08.16.

 

 

An internal review of the effectiveness of the Governing Body was undertaken in Spring 2015 and a Governors’ effectiveness plan was started in Autumn 2015:

  1. To build governor capability and effectiveness;
  2. To improve the quality of monitoring;
  3. Governors to raise awareness of data sources and the implications the data has to the children’s outcomes; and
  4. Working collaboratively with partners.

 

The majority of actions were completed by the end of the academic year with; new governors were inducted into the FGB with support, monitoring and data training undertaken and the FGB were successful working across the SWAN Trust on a number of levels. In the Spring Term a skills and knowledge audit was again undertaken and 1:1 meetings carried out by the Chair of Governors resulting in a 2016-17 Governors’ Effectiveness Plan.

 

 

The Resources Committee is a sub-committee of the main governing body. Its purpose is to monitor the Academy’s finances and assets.

 

Attendance at meetings in the year was as follows:

 

Governors

Meetings attended

Out of possible

B Prentice (Chair)

2

3

G Alder (Accounting Officer)

3

3

A Relf (Vice Chair)

2

3

J Moralee (Vice Chair)

3

3

S Collins

3

3

C Fenwick  (Resigned 30 November 2015)

1

1

K Howard  (Resigned 22 July 2016)

1

3

M Woods

2

2

 

Review of value for money

As accounting officer the Headteacher has responsibility for ensuring that the academy trust delivers good value in the use of public resources. The accounting officer understands that value for money refers to the educational and wider societal outcomes achieved in return for the taxpayer resources received.

 

 

 

 

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