Watermore Primary School

Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

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Committees & Chairs

Personnel & Communications Committee

The primary role of this committee is to support the Headteacher and the staff at Watermore to ensure that they are a happy and committed team as this makes a better learning environment for the children. However we are concerned with everything related to staffing within the school and communication to parents.

As part of our roll, we have responsibility for, staff planning – including recruitment/selection and contracts, ensuring staff receive regular and adequate training, plus we make recommendations to the finance committee regarding the annual budget for pay scales. We are also responsible for establishing and regularly reviewing personnel policies and procedures which include: - performance management, disciplinary procedures (for misconduct or leave of absence), disciplinary rules, personal information, equal opportunities, grievance procedure, redundancy, harassment and Health and Safety.

The other major roll of this committee is to ensure that there is good communication between the school, parents and the wider community.

Please feel free at any time to contact this committee should you have questions, concerns or comments regarding the school - good or bad.

 

The Finance and Premises Committee

• The Finance and Premises Committee consists of five governors and the Head teacher and meets six terms a year to review all aspects associated with the schools management of finance and premises, which in our case includes both the buildings and grounds on the Woodend Road and Lower Stone Road sites.

• The management of the schools finance is a primary function of this committee, setting the budget provision and monitoring expenditure and value for money during the year.  There are over 100 areas of school finance, from staff and building costs to stationery and teaching resources, all of which require careful management throughout the year.  The committee reports to the full governing body, making a recommendation on the future budget setting provision, in conjunction with the Head teacher and Senior School Administrator.  The committee are responsible for ensuring that the school can operate a balanced budget within the strict guidelines produced by the Local Education Authority.  These are challenging times with finite financial resources and therefore it’s of great importance that all school budgets are well managed to ensure the school remains viable going forward.  In addition there are also a number of finance policies that the committee reviews on an annual basis, such as Charging Policy, Purchasing Policy, Letting Policy, Governor Allowances Policy and agreeing the limits of expenditure for staff and managers within the school.
 
• The school buildings and sites require on-going management to ensure strict adherence to all health & safety legislation.  This requires regular inspections of the sites by a dedicated premises governor, who is able to identify issues requiring urgent action.  It is for this reason that the premises and finances are managed within the same committee, as running two sites also impacts on the schools finances.  The school is also supported by the Local Authority Property Dept on all aspects of future planned maintenance, through a 5 yearly condition survey.  The committee is also responsible for reviewing health and safety policy and all matters associated with risk assessments across the sites.
 
• The school and governors maintain their ambition of bringing the whole school community onto a single site and this committee continues to liaise with the Local Authority to make that a reality.
 
Curriculum Committee
The Curriculum Committee is made up of:
 
Janet Hoyle- Head Teacher, Margaret Robbins- Senco, Christine Marshall - Chair, Nick Harris and Jenni Coles
 
What we do:
 
•  A strong Curriculum Committee is vital to the success and growth of any School.
•  As a Committee we meet regularly to discuss, develop, review and make policy determinations regarding the School’s Curriculum.  We monitor the Schools progress towards achieving quality and ask challenging questions of the Head.
•  In depth discussions take place with Teachers who are Curriculum Leaders for subjects such as English and Maths being invited in to showcase their work to give us an understanding of marking, expectations content and workload.
•  We are a subcommittee and meet before the Full Governing Body Meetings and take our minutes to this meeting for approval.   


Pecuniary and Business interest 2017 - 2018

   

 

Name

Register of interests

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Governor at another educational establishment

Relationships with staff members

Margaret Robbins

None

No

No 

Karen Mitchell

None

No

No

Patricia Hockey

 

Parish Councillor for Frampton Cotterell which owns the Brockeridge Centre

No

No

Daniel Tapscott 

Neighbour to Orchard site

No

No

Linda Porter 

None

No

No

Jennifer Coles 

None

No

No

Janet Hoyle 

None

No

No

Janet Ilieva 

Child at school

No

No

Colin Thompson

Child at school

No

No

Nicolas Harris 

None

No

Yes

Andy Dyer

Child at school

No

No

Peter Halliday

None

Yes

No

Christine Marshall

Challenge & Support Partner & Intensive Challenge and Support Partner – Wiltshire

No

No

Linda Hanney

Grandparent to child at school

No

No

Emma Vowels

None

No

No

Mandy Cole

None

No

No

 

Name

Appointing body

Term of office

Committee

membership

Additional

Responsibilities

Margaret Robbins

Staff

16.09.15 – 15.03.19

C&S

 

 

Karen Mitchell

FGB

16.09.15 – 15.03.19

P&C

Safeguarding/Child protection 

 

Patricia Hockey 

LA

04.03.15 – 03.03.19

C&S

Maths

 

Daniel Tapscott 

FGB

16.09.15 – 15.03.19

F&P, Vice Chair

New Build 

 

Linda Porter 

FGB

16.09.15 – 15.03.19

F&P, P&C Chair

SEN, H&S

 

Jennifer Coles 

FGB

16.09.15 – 15.03.19

C&S

Attendance

 

Janet Hoyle 

 

 

All Committees

 

 

Andy Dyer

Parents

25.01.17 - 24.01.21

F&P

Alliance, EYFS

 

Janet Ilieva 

Parents

03.03.15 – 08.04.18

P&C, Vice Chair

Pupil Premium

 

Colin Thompson

Parents

01.07.15 – 30.06.19

P&C, Chair 

New Build

 

Nicolas Harris 

FGB

25.11.16 - 24.11.20

F&P Chair

 

 

Mandy Cole 

FGB

03.03.15 – 02.03.19

 

Associate member

 

Christine Marshall

FGB

01.03.17 - 28.02.21

C&S Chair 

Assessment & Data 

 

Peter Halliday

FGB

01.03.17 - 28.02.21

F&P

English, Staff PD

 

Emma Vowels

FGB

01.03.17 - 28.02.21

C&S

 

 

Linda Hanney

FGB

01.03.17 - 28.02.21

P&C

Associate member

 

Governor Attendance 2016-2017

Committee

FGB

C&S

F&P

P&C

Margaret Robbins

4/5

3/3

N/A

N/A

Karen Mitchell

4/5

N/A

N/A

5/5

Patricia Hockey

5/5

3/3

N/A

N/A

Daniel Tapscott

4/5

N/A

5/5

N/A

Linda Porter

4/5

N/A

5/5

5/5

Jennifer Coles

4/5

3/3

N/A

N/A

Janet Hoyle

5/5

3/3

5/5

5/5

Janet Ilieva

5/5

3/3

N/A

5/5

Colin Thompson

4/5

N/A

4/4

5/5

Nicolas Harris

4/5

N/A

5/5

N/A

Mandy Cole

5/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Andy Dyer

3/3

N/A

2/2

N/A

Christine Marshall

2/2

1/1

N/A

N/A

Peter Halliday

1/2

N/A

1/1

N/A

Emma Vowels

1/2

1/1

N/A

N/A

Linda Hanney

2/2

N/A

N/A

2/2