OFSTED May 2016 ‘Governors hold school leaders to account well in an atmosphere of care where everyone feels valued’.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The school became part of The Yare Education Trust on 1st July 2020.

Details of the Trust’s Funding Agreements, Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation, Financial Information and other detailed governance arrangements can be found on the Trust’s website.

Governing Body responsibilities

 A key responsibility of the LGB is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Local Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Trust.  Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.  It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term.

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement (see below)
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based
School Improvement Targets 2020/2021
  1. Quality of Education – To improve the quality of education for all pupils and raise attainment in line with national levels 
  2. Behaviour and attitudes – To improve procedures and staff practice to improve attendance and develop more positive attitudes towards learning for all stakeholders
  3. Personal Development – Implement evidence-informed practices to improve mental health and wellbeing of all pupils.
  4. Leadership and management – To strengthen governance, leadership and management of the school
Declarations of Interest
Interest NatureNotesFrom
Mr Robert Coyle (Co-opted)06/10/2020None
Mrs Alleisha Dixon 15/09/2020NCC EmployeeClerk for various schools21/04/17
Mr Edward Dooley (Associate Member)16/09/2020 None No voting rights
Mrs Nida Kidwai (parent)30/09/2020 None
Mrs Lucy Martin (associate member)30/09/2020 None
Helen Plowman (headteacher)04/10/2020 None
Jane Rolph (co-opted)14/09/2020 None
Yvonne Thompson (co-opted)30/09/2020 None