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Governors

Our Governing Body

Governors are people who have an interest in the role of schools in society and wish to make a positive contribution to their communities. They will have enquiring minds and contribute to the effective running of the school and the educational achievements of its pupils. A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school. This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to assess progress and determine appropriate action. Typically, a governor's duties will average at around 6 hours of time each month. Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a 'critical friend' who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school.

 As part of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust, we work with a Scheme of Delegation to the Members and Trust Board - you can read this below:
Our governing body does not have any committees - instead it meets as a full board approximately once per month. In this way, every governor is fully involved in all aspects of governance.
The LGB has a close working relationship with the MAT Board of Trustees as detailed on the STAR MAT website. Our Local Governing Board for 2019-20 is constituted:
 
Name Governor TYpe Links Start date End of term

Ian Yapp

Headteacher

 

 

 

Alison Woodward

Staff

 

01/01/2017

31/12/2020

Andrew Warnes

Parent (Appointed)

SEND/PP

12/11/2018

11/11/2022

Peter Carr

Parent

 Sport

01/12/2017

30/11/2021

Ian Butler

Trust Appointed

Safeguarding

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Charlie Heard

Trust Appointed

 Curriuclum

12/02/2019

11/02/2023

Vacancy

Trust Appointed

 

 

 

Carolyn Walker

Trust Appointed

Chair

03/04/2019

02/04/2023

Rick Miles

Trust Appointed

Vice Chair

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

John O'Callaghan

Trust Appointed

H&S/premises

23/10/2018

23/10/2022

Vacancy

Trust Appointed

     
 

Register of business interests:

Riverside School 1819 Register of Business Interests

Governor meeting attendance:

LGBAttendance1819

Governor Newsletters:

GovsNewsletter Autumn 2018

pdfSummer 2017

pdfAutumn 2016

pdfAutumn 2015

pdfSpring 2015

pdfAutumn 2014

pdfSummer 2014

pdfSpring 2014


From our OFSTED report in January 2013:

Governance has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Governors have a full understanding of data and how it relates to pupils’ progress. They keep a close eye on the impact of any spending, including the pupil premium funding. Governors canvassed staff opinion as part of their self-evaluation. They responded positively to the criticism that they seemed a bit remote and have worked on raising their profile in the school. Consequently, governors go into lessons, look at teachers’ planning and accompany staff on ‘learning walks’ so they have a thorough knowledge of what goes on in school. They keep themselves up to date. They make sure that staff and pupils are safe.

Minutes of recent meetings:

pdf2018-09-10_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2018-10-08_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2018-11-12_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2018-12-17_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2018-01-21_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2019-02-18_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2019-04-08_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2019-05-13_Riverside_Primary_FGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2019-06-24_Riverside_Primary_LGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

pdf2019-07-08_Riverside_Primary_LGB_Final_Minutes.pdf

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General queries to:
Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

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