The Work of Carr Hill Governors
Governors at Carr Hill give their time to perform a number of different activities:
They attend Full Board Meetings once a term;
They attend at least one Committee Meeting one a term;
They make themselves available for Extraordinary Meetings (e.g. to make appointments, to attend disciplinary hearings, to speak with Ofsted Inspectors) as and when they arise; and
To visit the school at least twice a year. These visits can be divided into two groups:
Those which are concerned with Compliance; and
Those which are focused specifically on School Improvement
Compliance includes the following:
i. Policies Update
ii. Health & Safety Inspection
iii. Safeguarding & Central Record Checks
iv. Website & GDPR
v. HT Appraisal
vi. Specific Funding Areas – e.g. PPG; Sports Grant; Catch-Up Premium
Each Governor takes a responsibility for one of these Compliance areas.
School Improvement Visits focus on specific Improvement Targets identified in the School’s Evaluation and Improvement Plans. Currently these are:
1) To increase rates of pupil progress and attainment in writing.
2) To further strengthen quality first teaching (QFT) in order to continue to raise standards in core subjects and further mitigate the impact of school closures.
3) To further develop leaders at all levels in order to continue to raise standards across the wider curriculum.
4) To strengthen and increase engagement of parents with the process of their child’s learning in order to improve pupil achievement, with a particular focus on disadvantaged pupils
In this way Governors are part of the School Improvement Team.