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Pudsey Grangefield School
Governing Body - Governance Statement
The Governing Body conducts its business to take account of the here roles of the Governing Bodies as outlined in the Governor’s Handbook:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic directions;
- Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent, with benchmarking and best value used at all times.
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Principal and Senior Leadership Team and the Governors regularly challenge all areas of their leadership, ensuring the student progress is paramount.
The Governing Body also ensure that the school complies fully with statutory Safeguarding procedures. All staff have signed a declaration to confirm they have read and understood Part 1 of the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Part 1 and Annex A and the Guidance of Safer Working Practice.
The Governing body have also signed a declaration familiarised itself with the documents and aware safeguarding is the responsibility of ALL Governors. The Safeguarding Governor works closely with the Safeguarding Lead in school to ensure all procedures and carried out correctly and all returns and Audits are completed.
Meetings of the Governing Body and attendance
The Full Governing Body meets 3 times a year, all meetings are clerked by a trained professional clerk. There are 3 Governing Body Committees which meet 3 times a year and have delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the Governing Body.
Governors have good attendance at meetings overall. Apologies for non-attendance are considered on an individual basis; Governors are aware through the code of conduct that non-attendance, which includes apologies not being accepted, will result in the removal of a Governor six months from the date of first non-attendance. To view the attendance at Governing Body meetings click here.
The remit of the Governing Body and its committees
The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team completed a self-evaluation of the school and took into account the examination results, the school’s internal monitoring of pupil progress and attainment, changes to the assessment of pupils and the curriculum and the recent Ofsted report. The self-evaluation then informed our school improvement Plan which has prioritised the following three areas:
- Improving the progress and achievement of students, particularly Post-16
- Improving the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school.
- Continue to monitor the rewards system.