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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Governance

We moved to the area mid-year and were really impressed with how the school team supported our two children to fit in.

Parent of 2 children new to the area

2017-05-12T13:39:20+00:00

Parent of 2 children new to the area

Lunch staff know the kids so well, my kids are much more adventurous food wise thanks to them

Parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:47:29+00:00

Parent of 2 children

The school’s warm and nurturing atmosphere enables each child to develop confidence in their own individual voice/identity.

Parent of year 2 child

2019-07-30T20:45:57+00:00

Parent of year 2 child

Sport is very inclusive, all about taking part & enjoying it

parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:50:01+00:00

parent of 2 children

Excellent extra-curricular activities – books at bedtime with your teddy & hot chocolate – brilliant idea!

Parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:49:38+00:00

Parent of 2 children

We are very proud of our school and our Christian ethos is the basis for every decision we make. The governors, together with our Head teacher, Teaching and Support Staff, all work extremely hard to ensure every child has the help and support they need to reach their full potential.

 

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When compared to a business, the Governing Body is the Board of Directors with the Headteacher being the Managing Director.

Many responsibilities are delegated to the Headteacher:-

  • Setting the school’s aims, vision and values
  • Planning the school’s long term future;
  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Appointing senior staff, including the Headteacher
  • Setting, agreeing and overseeing budgets
  • Setting school policies

 

Contacting Governors

If you wish to contact a Governor, for any reason, please do so via the school office.

The formal Instrument of Governance provides for 12 governors which consists of:-

  • 3 Foundation Governors; appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester
  • 1 Local Authority Governor; appointed by the Local Authority
  • 4 Parent Governors; proposed and elected by parents and carers of children at the school
  • 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher where s/he chooses to be a Governor and 1 of the schools staff, proposed and elected by staff at the school)
  • 2 Co-opted Governors: appointed by the Governing Body

The term of office for each Governor is 4 years from date of appointment or election.  Governors are selected based on their skills and experience.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester to bring to the Governing body an informed regard of the Church in the foundation of the school, to ensure that its Christian ethos is preserved and developed, and the religious worship reflects the tradition of the Church of England.

Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Once in place each Governor plays a full and equal part in the running and management of the school.  Nobody is there to represent their particular group.  The majority of Governors do not have an educational background, however, they bring experience and expertise from their home and work lives which the school finds invaluable.

Execution of Responsibilities

The Governing Body elect a Chair and Vice-Chair bi-annually with the term of office being 2 years. Our Governing Body is supported by 3 sub-committees – Finance & Personnel; Standards, Teaching & Learning and Foundation & Ethos. There is also a Premises working party which reports to the Finance & Personnel Committee.

Finance & Personnel Committee: responsible for budgets and finances, staffing, pay, performance management, Health & Safety and receiving reports from the Premises Working Party. This committee also monitor the spending of the Pupil Premium and Sports Funding grants and complete an annual evaluation – the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) confirming that all processes and procedures are sound and that the school leadership team and the governing body appropriately ensure financial control and best value in all aspects of school affairs.

Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee: responsible for all matters relating to the delivery and monitoring of the curriculum, achievement and attainment and monitoring progress of the School Development plan.  This committee also monitors behavior within the school.

Foundation Committee: responsible for promoting a Christian ethos within the school, to monitor the content and impact of RE and Collective Worship; to ensure the pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is nurtured throughout the school; to promote the links between the school, the local Churches in the parish and the wider community and to oversee the presence of Christian signs and symbols in and around the school.