Catshill Middle School and Catshill First School and Nursery Federation Governing Body

A Message from the Governing Body
 
 
Full Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 3 December 2019
 
 
A meeting of the Full Governing Body was held on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at this meeting a number of items were discussed including - school performance data, policy updates , staffing and budgets and the school development plans.
 
Arrangements were made for Governors to see presentations from staff at future meetings in the year focusing particularly on English and Math's delivery.
 
Two new Governors were appointed to the Governing Body.
 
 
Meeting 19th November 2019 Premises, Staffing & Finance
 
At the meeting held on Tuesday 19th November 2019, the Governors from the Sub Committee reviewed the budgets for the schools and current performance against budgets, it was pleasing that the schools are operating within reasonable budget parameters even though the funding environment is still very challenging. The priority of the schools is to ensure resources both in teaching and support are in place to help pupils develop in their education.
 
We recently had a local authority audit on governance and finance and the schools did very well with an excellent report.
 
We also looked at the latest premises and maintenance updates and staffing review processes.
 
Mike Hill
Chair of Governors
 
Meeting 3rd September 2019.
 
At this meeting the Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body were re-elected for a further year. The Committee considered training needs, the governors risk register, the school mission and strategy and the governing body performance review, these items will be followed up further at the next meeting. At future meetings the pupil performance data for the First and Middle school will be looked at in detail and policies will be reviewed and approved for the current year, also a training session for governors on the new Ofsted Framework for inspection schools will be undertaken.
Welcome back to the new school year, as a Governing Body we will be trying to keep you up to date of our work in the newsletters and on the schools websites. So far this term we have reviewed a number of policies and updated the schools strategic vision and strategic plan, we have also reviewed with the schools management the performance data on pupil achievements for the last school year. As the year goes on I will keep you updated on the work of the Governors.
 
Mike Hill
Chair of Governors
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Premises, Staffing and Finance Committee Links to other GB Profession
Emma Aston Parent Staffing, Premises and Finance   Self employed cosmetic industry
Luke Attwell Co-opted Staffing, Premises and Finance   Project Co-ordinator
Paul Essenhigh Co-opted Executive Headteacher   Executive Headteacher
Michael Hill LA (Chair of Committee) Chair of Governors   Self-employed consultant to Further Education Colleges
Deborah Thomas Co-opted Staffing and Finance   Project Manager
Kate Sabin Staff – non Governor Staffing and Finance   School Business Manager – CFSN & CMS
Graham Wilson Staff – Non Governor Site Manager – CFSN & CMS   Site Manager – CFSN & CMS
         
School Improvement Committee    
Liz Dane Co-opted School Improvement   Qualified Teacher
Paul Essenhigh Co-opted Executive Headteacher   Executive Headteacher
Jayne Harper Staff School Improvement   Behaviour Management / Attendance / Safeguarding Deputy
Anne McNaughton Co-opted School Improvement   Training and Development Co-ordinator
Georgia Plant Staff Head of School – CFSN   Head of School
Catherine Shearwood Co-opted School Improvement (Vice Chair of Governors)   Retired Headteacher
Anna Smith Co-opted (Chair of Committee)

School Improvement

Safeguarding & SEND

  Retired Headteacher/Ofsted Inspector/Consultant
James Thompson Staff Head of School – CMS   Head of School
Richard Williams Co-opted School Improvement   Director
Bakul Kumar Co-Opted School Improvement   Retired Consultant Health Service
Dave Morris Co-Opted School Improvement   Teacher of Science

 

Governor Attendance Record - Academic Year 2018-2019

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UPDATE FROM GOVERNORS

Meeting 3rd September 2019.
 
At this meeting the Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body were re-elected for a further year. The Committee considered training needs, the governors risk register, the school mission and strategy and the governing body performance review, these items will be followed up further at the next meeting. At future meetings the pupil performance data for the First and Middle school will be looked at in detail and policies will be reviewed and approved for the current year, also a training session for governors on the new Ofsted Framework for inspection schools will be undertaken.
Governors meeting Tuesday 7 July 2019.
 
It was a busy end of term meeting and governors discussed a wide range of topic's including the budgets for next year, attendance information, absence issues with a small number of pupils, safeguarding policies and updates.
 
We review very encouraging pupil progress data for the First school and as usual asked challenging questions of staff on pupil attendance and likely end of year outcomes.
 
I am sure all parents will work with the school staff and your governors by ensuring the best possible attendance of children at school and by not taking children out of school in term time as this is disruptive to pupils and is against school procedure and can lead to fines being imposed, which I am sure everyone wants to avoid
 
At the next meeting in September we will review governor performance in the previous year and look at our strategic role as governors and  key issues we are going to focus on in the next school year.
 
Governors meeting held on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
 
As part of our process of keeping parents informed I thought you would be interested in the key things we discussed at our recent Governors meeting.
 
The focus was on presentations by managers at both schools on the performance of pupils and we looked at the progress of groups of learners and we discussed some attendance issues.
 
I would remind parents that it is your responsibility to ensure your children attend the school on a regular and timely basis, while in overall terms our pupil attendance is good we have some issues in certain areas which need addressing.
 
We also looked in detail at the proposed new Ofsted Inspection Framework 
with its focus on the wider curriculum experience pupils receive.
 
We reviewed the development plans of both schools and discussed the Head Teacher's termly report on current issues and developments.
 
 
 
At the Governing Body meeting on Tuesday 4th December we welcomed four new parent governors recruited from our recent advert for new governors. 
 
At the meeting we had a presentation from the Executive Head as part of his termly report to Governors and we had updates from each Head of School on the School Plans and achievements to date along with work still in progress.
 
A key focus for governors is on pupil absence and the role parents have in helping improve this and the role the school needs to have in engaging with parents in helping parents contribute to their children's learning plans.

 

 

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