Meadow High School Annual Governance Statement 2015-2016

Annual Govnernance Statement 2015/2016

School Name: Meadow High School

School Address: Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB8  3QU

Telephone number: 01895 443310

Contact email address: meadow@meadowhighschool.org

Website: www.meadowhighschool.org

Category of school:  Community Special Needs

DfE number: 3127004

Ofsted grading and date of last inspection: Good (October 2013)

Name of Headteacher: Ross Macdonald

Date of Statement: July 2016

 

The core functions of the governing body

As defined by the Department for Education (DfE) in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, the core functions of the governing body include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

In exercising their functions the governing body shall

  • Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school; and
  • Be open about the decisions they make and the actions they take and in particular shall be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.

 

Legal constitution of the governing body

 

Total number of governor posts on the governing body Twelve
The governing body was formally constituted on 13th April 2015

 

Category of Governor

Name

Term of Office Ends

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Governance role in another school or

college

Material relationships between governors or with school staff

Parent

Alan Deville

15/03/16

None

None

None

Parent

Chris Edwards

30/04/20

None

None

None

Parent

Andy Wallis

30/09/15

None

Coteford Junior School

None

Parent

Nikki Hill

31/10/19

None

None

None

Parent

Ricky Mills

30/04/20

None

None

None

Parent

Huma Mirza

23/05/20

None

None

None

Staff (Headteacher)

Ross Macdonald

Ex-officio

None

None

None

Staff

Sana Bhopal

30/09/19

None

None

None

Local Authority

Paul Rosen

15/12/18

None

i. Westfield Academy

ii. Bowmansgreen Primary School

iii. Yeading Infants School

None

Co-opted

Janet Ryerson

31/10/16

None

None

None

Co-opted

Pauline Hardy

30/04/18

None

None

None

Co-opted

Graeme Vickery

20/09/18

None

None

None

Co-opted

Gary Wright

31/03/18

None

None

None

Co-opted

Richard Burton

20/09/18

None

None

None

Associate

Kiran Kalia

20/03/20

None

None

Mother of teachers Ms Kalia and Mrs  Shukla

 

           

 

 

   

The Clerk to the Governors is

Gill Duncan

The Chair of Governors is

Richard Burton

The Vice Chair of Governors is

Gary Wright

 

How the governing body delegates and distributes its duties

The governing body agreed to form a Resources Committee and an Achievement Committee. This is reviewed annually.

 

Resources Committee  Achievement Committee 

Committee membership details
A minimum of five governors plus the deputy headteacher Mrs Rigby.

Committee membership details
A minimum of four governors plus the deputy headteacher Mrs Rigby.

   
Remit of committee and key delegated duties Remit of committee and key delegated duties
See the Terms of Reference See the Terms of Reference
   
Number of meetings held in academic year Number of meetings held in academic year
Five Five

Specific panels of the governing body are convened as required for

  • School Complaints
  • Staff Grievance and Discipline
  • Staff Contract Reviews
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Appeals

The governing body delegates some specific functions to some governors covering specific areas of school life.  These governors are known as Link Governors. Our school has the following link governors.

Area of responsibility

Named Governor

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Janet Ryerson

Child Protection & Safeguarding (Deputy)

Graeme Vickery

Looked After Children

Janet Ryerson

Health & Safety

Alan Deville (until 15/3/16)

Ricky Mills

Student Voice

Janet Ryerson

Literacy & Reading Intervention

Gary Wright

Numeracy

Richard Burton

ICT

Gary Wright

Website

Gary Wright

 

Governing body and committee meeting attendance

 

Full Governing Body - Meetings and Attendances

Governor
Name

Autumn
Term
21/09/15

Autumn Term 30/11/15

Spring Term 01/02/16

Spring Term 14/03/16

Spring Term 21/03/16

Summer Term 25/04/16

Summer Term 23/05/16

Summer Term 13/06/16

Summer
Term
27/06/16

Chris
Edwards

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Alan Deville

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Absent
without
Consent

Absent
without
Consent

 

 
 
 
 

Ricky
Mills

 

 

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Andy
Willis

Apologies
given and
accepted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki
Hill

 

Apologies
given and
accepted

Absent
without
Consent

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Ross
Macdonald

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Sana
Bhopal

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Paul
Rosen

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Janet Ryerson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Pauline
Hardy

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Graeme
Vickery

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Gary
Wright

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard
Burton

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Huma
Mirza

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Karin
Kalia

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

 

  Resources Committee - Meeting Dates and Attendance
 

Autumn
Term
16/11/15

Spring
Term
07/03/16

Spring
Term
21/03/16

Summer Term
16/05/15

Summer Term
27/06/16

Chris
Edwards

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ross
Macdonald

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Paul
Rosen

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Graeme
Vickery

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Richard
Burton

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Pauline
Hardy

Attended

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Attended

Nikki
Hill

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Attended

Apologies
given and
accepted

Apologies
given and
accepted

Ricky
Mills

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Huma
Mirza

 

 

 

 

Attended

 

  Achievement Committee - Meeting Dates and Attendance
 

Autumn Term
24/09/15

Autumn Term
23/11/15

Spring Term
14/03/16

Summer Term
09/05/15

Summer Term
06/06/16

Gary 
Wright

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Janet
Ryerson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Alan
Deville

Apologies
given and
accepted

Absent
without
consent

Absent
without
consent

 

 

Ross
McDonald

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Sana
Bhopal

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ricky
Mills

 

 

 

Attended

Absent without
consent

Huma
Mirza

 

 

 

 

Apologies
given and
accepted

Karin
Kalia

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

 

Governing body effectiveness and impact

Governors receive regular updates on pupil performance and are aware of the school systems for tracking pupil progress and achievements.  Governors are also aware that those pupils not making expected progress are carefully monitored.

 

There are dedicated roles for Governors including Child Protection / Safeguarding / Health & Safety / Student Voice / Looked After Children / Literacy / Numeracy / ICT / Website.

 

Governors meet with key staff who provide updates about their departments:  Data Manager / Transition / Sixth Form / Outreach / Vocational.  This allows governors to have an understanding of different aspects of the school.

 

Governors ensure all aspects of Teacher performance management are met.  Governors formally sign off the Head Teacher and staff ensuring that progression matches results.

 

Governors trained in a variety of key activities:  Safeguarding / Safer Recruitment / PREVENT / Health & Safety ensuring full understanding and knowledge of current requirements in these areas.

 

Governors have managed school finances (including audit) to remain within budget and meeting the objectives of the school development plan.  Impact is that planned activities can be achieved.

 

Governors have spent time in school checking and ensuring key aspects of day to day expectations are met including shadowing staff.  Governors are aware of how the school day operates.

 

Governors meet (see schedule) regularly and discuss with Senior School Leaders (who attend Governor meetings) various aspects including Curriculum / Health & Safety / Finance / Resources.

 

Governors regularly check all Health & Safety procedures and policies are compliant ensuring a safe environment for all.

 

Find out more about our school...


Link to school's pupil premium statement  
www.meadowhighschool.org/key information/pupil premium
 

  • Link to Parent View which seeks parents' opinions on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

The governing body can be contacted about this statement by enquiring through the school office.  01895 443310.