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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

 

Governors’ meeting (GB)

Quorum (one half of the number of governors in post)     Yes/No : YES

Chair: H. James
Clerk: L. Prendergast

 

Date of Meeting: 26th November 2012 - 6.15pm

 

 

 

Attendance

Name

Governor

Associate Member

Present/Absent/Apologies

Harry James (HJ)

ü

 

Present

Penny Cox (Head) (PC)

P

 

Present

Marie Ashton (MA)

ü

 

Present

Alex Ridall (AR)

ü

 

Present

Trevor Patterson (TP)

ü

 

Present

Geraldine Stride (GS)

ü

 

Present

Lee Jerwood (LJ)

P

 

Present

Morag Lucas (ML)

P

 

Apologies (fam circ)

Lucy Ashby (LA)

 

P

Present

Robert Hawker (RH)

P

 

Present

Tony Tresigne (AT)

P

 

Apologies (work commitment)

Niki Crookdake (NC)

P

 

Apologies (work comm.)

Michele Marcus (MM)

 

P

Present

Claude Scott (CS)

P

 

Present

       

Mr Andrew Gallini and Mrs Kate Chalker-Wye were present as observers.

 

Item

 

Minute

 

Person(s) responsible for action (if any)

Date to be completed

1.

Prayers were led by TP.

   

2.

The minutes of the 1st October meeting were agreed and signed.

   

3.

Matters arising;

Item 8. RH still converting policies to PDF format, so that they can go on to the school website.

Item 9. There had been a request for more information about the movement in and out of year groups.   PC and LA had been working on unpicking the data available. Pupil movement had had an effect but English as an additional language (EAL) was a key issue within that cohort. Further details are in the curriculum committee minutes and there is a very detailed report on Raise Online. Login details have been distributed to all govs.

PC had discussed the results with the School Improvement Partner, Mike Slaughter who had been happy with statistics and progress of the pupils in the current year 2 since they had joined the school.

Q; Are baseline assessments taken when a child joins the school mid year?

A; Not always if the child has come from another school in England or Wales as they may come with up to date information. If they come from elsewhere or have low levels of English, reading, spelling and comprehension tests will be done. The outcome is also based on how long the child has been in school if they have come from a country with a different age of school entry. The school also provides extra provision for EAL children if required. This is not a statutory requirement and does not take place in all schools.

Item 9. PC had been concerned that 10% of pupils had said in their pupil questionnaire that they felt they didn’t have an adult they could go to if they were worried at school. She plans to have a repeat questionnaire before Christmas to see if opinions have changed amongst pupils. It will be more age specific and the children will be asked if they mind having their names on the forms.

Item 12. HJ reminded Chairs of committees to make sure questions are highlighted in minutes and to make sure terms of reference are still valid. The number of times a matter has arisen should also be noted in minutes. Also, when reviewing policies, ask how changes have impacted on the work and progress of the children.

RH

2nd action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC

 

 

 

Chairs of committees

Next mtg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next mtg

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

4.

Head teacher’s report.

The School Development Plan was distributed at the meeting.

PC reported that there hadn’t been any exclusions for a considerable time. Thanks were given to LJ and his team and is also as a result of continued and ongoing staff training.

Confidential minute re; staffing. (Attached)

   

5.

Chairs Report.

HJ requested that all governors check the training available through the local authority, Diocese and online. Training will be an agenda item at all FGB meetings in future. All governors should have completed the National Training Programme for governors by the next meeting.

All govs

Next mtg

6.

Committee reports.

All were agreed.   Signed copies to clerk by return please.

Chairs of committees

By return

7.

Govs Plan.

Up to date for the term.   Committees to use this as a working document to check their work is up to date.

   

8.

Any other business

A reminder that the Christmas Fair is on December 1st from 11.30am.

   

15.

Date of next meeting; Monday 4th February   at 6.15pm

 

 

16.

Signed;

 

Chair; Harry James

 

 

 

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