Granby Primary School

Governance Evaluation

2018 - 2019

Priority

Objective

Source

Actions required

Timescale

Lead person

Complete

 

Governors attend all FGB, phase forum meetings and at least 1 committee meeting each

Expectations of governors

Attendance monitoring (SF) brought to all FGB meetings

On going

All

 
 

Governors undertake at least 1 governor monitoring visit per term

Expectations of governors

Monitoring visits to be on the agenda (SF) for all SIP meetings

From January 2018

GM & All

 
 

Governors undertake at least 1 CPD activity per term

Expectations of governors

CPD update brought to all FGB meetings (LK/SF)

On going

All

 
 

Improving the quality and quantity of governors’

monitoring visits

Granby’s Governance objectives 2017-2018 and 2018 - 2019

Monitoring visits to be on the agenda (SF) for all meetings

From September 2018

   
 

Phase forums to lead

arrangement of monitoring visits

Granby’s Governance

objectives 2018-2019

Phase forums complete this task at every meeting

From September 2018

Phase Chairs

 
 

Improving the effectiveness of phase forum meetings

Granby’s Governance objectives 2017-2018 and 2018 - 2019

Phase forums to be refreshed and re-energised

On going

Phase Chairs

 
 

Finance Governors’ audit of

financial skills

Schools Financial Value Standard

Members of F&P undertake

SFVS skills audit (SF)

Annually, Spring term

NS (F&P)

 
 

Governors’ skills audit

Governors performance management policy

All governors undertake skills audit, SF to collate. Overview brought to P&P for further action as required

From November 2017

GJ (P&P)

 
 

Governors’ performance management meeting with

Chair/Vice Chair of Governors

Governors performance management policy

All governors have a reflective performance management

discussion with Chair/Vice Chair

January to July 2018

GM

 
 

Chair’s 360 evaluation & performance management meeting

Governors performance management policy

All governors complete 360 review, collated by SF. GM & PF meet to discuss

Spring term

GM

 
 

Clerk’s performance management

Governors performance management policy

All governors complete 360 review, collated by GM. GM & SF meet to discuss

Spring term

GM

 
 

Increase the proportion of pupils achieving the higher standard of attainment, particularly in writing

Ofsted October 2017

School Improvement strategies - PIPs and SIP

From January 2018

PF

 
 

Improve the attendance of PP & SEND pupils

Ofsted October 2017

Revised attendance policy, including action plan

From January 2018

SF

 

 

2017 - 2018

 

In October 2017, the Full Governing Board had the ultimate evaluation of governance effectiveness when Ofsted came to visit. The report said,

"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You, your staff and governors are ambitious for the pupils to do well. School leaders, including governors, have an accurate knowledge of the strengths of the school and the priorities for improvement."

Whilst we are happy that Ofsted recognised this, we will continue to seek to improve our effectiveness as a Full Governing Board.

 

2016 - 2017

 

In 2016, Granby Governors continued to evaluate their effectiveness by working with a retired head teacher to explore their level of Ofsted readiness. This involved looking at a series of challenging questions testing their clarity of strategic vision and the extent to which the head teacher is held to account. The governors were able to use this exercise as a basis for an action plan from June 2016 to July 2017.

Governor preparation for Ofsted

20 key questions for governing boards

 

2015 - 2016

 

Early in 2015, Granby Governors identified the need for an independent evaluation into the effectiveness of governance at Granby. Education consultant David Burgess was brought in to undertake this work which was based on the criteria for the effectiveness of governance as laid out in the Ofsted School Inspection Handbook. This review is published below.

In response to the report of the review, governors devised an action plan. Actions were identified which aimed to increase the effectiveness of governance and this has been regularly monitored to ensure that actions have been implemented. The latest version of the action plan is also published below.

Governance Review March 2015

Action Plan Nov '15 - Governance Review