Meadow High School Annual Governance Statement 2016-2017

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 2017

 

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 or Ended

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Governance role in another school or

college

Material relationships between governors or with school staff

Parent

Chris Edwards

30/04/20

Coteford Junior School

Bishop Ramsey Academy

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

Kiran Kalia

01/11/20

None

None

Mother of teachers Ms Kalia and Mrs  Shukla

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 Member

Kiran Kalia

31/10/16

None

None

Mother of teachers Ms Kalia and Mrs  Shukla

 

The Chair of Governors is

Gary Wright

The Vice Chair of Governors is

Chris Edwards

The Clerk to Governors is

Gill Duncan

 

 

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

See the Terms of Reference

Remit of committee and key delegated duties

See the Terms of Reference

 

 

Number of meetings held in academic year

Five

Number of meetings held in academic year

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

Number of visits to school in this role in academic year

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Janet Ryerson (until 31/10/16)

Graeme Vickery (from 1/11/16)

8

Child Protection & Safeguarding (Deputy)

Graeme Vickery (until 31/10/16)

Chris Edwards (from 1/11/16)

-

Looked After Children

Janet Ryerson (until 31/10/16)

Graeme Vickery (from 1/11/16)

2

Health & Safety

Ricky Mills

1

Student Voice

Janet Ryerson (until 31/10/16)

Kiran Kalia (from 1/11/16)

4

Literacy & Reading Intervention

Gary Wright

2

Numeracy

Richard Burton

2

ICT

Gary Wright

2

Website

Gary Wright

2

MDT

Nikki Hill

2

Vocational Faculty

Nikki Hill

1

EAL

Kiran Kalia

4

Pupil Premium

Paul Rosen

-

 

Governing Body and Committee Meeting Attendance

Full Governing Body

Dates and Attendance

Governors

Autumn
Term 12/09/16

Aututumn Term 07/10/16

Autumn
Term 07/11/16

Autumn
Term
05/12/16

Spring
Term
6/02/17

Spring
Term
27/03/17

Summer Term
22/05/17

Summer
Term
26/06/17

Summer
Term
30/06/17

Chris Edwards

(Vice Chair)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Nikki Hill

 

Did not attend

Did not attend

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ricky Mills

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Did not attend

Attended

Huma Mirza

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ross Macdonald

(Head)

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Jenny Rigby

(Acting Head)

 

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

Sana Bhopal

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Paul  Rosen

Attended

Did not attend

Attended

Attended

Did not attend

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Janet Ryerson

 

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin Kalia

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Pauline Hardy

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Graeme Vickery

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Gary Wright

(Chair)

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard Burton

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

 

Resources Committee Meetings

Dates and Attendance

Governors

Autumn Term
 26/09/16

Autumn
Term 05/12/16

Spring Term 13/03/16

Summer Term 08/05/15

Summer Term
 12/06/16

Chris Edwards

(Chair)

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ross Macdonald

(Head)

 

Attended

 

 

Attended

Attended

Jenny Rigby

(Acting Head)

 

 

Attended

Attended

 

 

Paul Rosen

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Graeme Vickery

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Richard Burton

 

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Pauline Hardy

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Nikki Hill

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Ricky Mills

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Kiran Kalia

 

 

Attended

 

 

 

Gary Wright

 

 

 

Attended

 

 

 

Achievement Committee Meetings

Dates and Attendance

Governors

Autumn Term 17/10/16

Autumn Term 21/11/16

Spring Term

16/01/17

Spring

Term

27/02/17

Summer Term

24/04/17

Gary Wright

(Chair)

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Janet Ryerson

 

Attended

 

 

 

 

Ross Macdonald

(Head)

 

Attended

 

 

 

 

Attended

Jenny

Rigby

(Acting Head)

 

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Sana Bhopal

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ricky Mills

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Huma Mirza

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Karin Kalia

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

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 Governing Body 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.