Governors

Chris Price Chair of Governors

Julia Hardwick Vice Chair

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL AND CORE FUNCTIONS

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing boards, the three core strategic functions of the Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding The Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

OUR VISION

Our school provides a stimulating primary education in a beautiful rural environment. It is a happy, special place full of learning, fun and friendship. Through our Learning Philosophy we develop a love of learning, inspired by quality teaching that builds upon the strengths of our children, valuing them each as individuals. Scarning embraces creativity and imagination, developing future passions and talents. Our broadly balanced, practical and inspirational curriculum fosters enthusiasm, perseverance and life-long learning. Children, our partnership with their families, and the Scarning community, are at the heart of everything our school does.

SCHOOL AIMS 

We aim for all of our children to

  • Feel safe, valued and happy to be themselves.
  • Have a “Can-Do” attitude that gives them the confidence to be the best that they can be.
  • Feel inspired about learning and develop the skills to express themselves effectively and creatively.
  • Apply their knowledge to the world beyond our school and be excited by the opportunity and diversity our world offers.
  • Gain a wide understanding of their role and responsibilities at a local, national and global level.
  • Embrace our school values and follow “Scarning’s Golden Code”. 

Governance arrangements

The Governing Body is made up of a broad range of individuals from across the local and wider community. The Governing Body includes people with experience as education staff, finances, H&S and school policy. A full current list is provided on the schools’ website.

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year (5x FGB and 1x Strategy meeting).

A current list of governors, their type and terms of office is included in Appendix A.

Attendance record of governors

Details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings are included in Appendix B.

The work that we have done in our committees and in the governing body

The Governing Body take its responsibility to ensure that children and staff are safe at school and that those children or staff with additional needs are supported. This includes ongoing review and management of the facilities and provisions for all.

  • Policies are reviewed and agreed in accordance with the policy timetable.
  • Minutes of the Governing Board meetings are public documents which are available from the school office.
  • Finances are ratified according to school policy and approved by the FGB.
  • Premises are reviewed at least 3 times throughout the school year and remedial and preventative action is agreed.

Future plans for the governors

The Governing Body continues to manage and monitor the school, to ensure it is appropriately fit to meet the needs of the children and staff. Pressures on Budgets and Finance are always a consideration for the Governing Body.

How you can contact the governing body

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents. You can contact the Chair of Governors via email chairofgov@scarning.norfolk.sch.uk.

Governors

Appendix A

NAME ROLE APPOINTED BY VOTING RIGHTS TERM OF OFFICE BUSINESS INTERESTS RELATIONSHIP
Daniel Chapman Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 5.12.23 –  4.12.27 Nil Nil
Rachel Ellis Parent Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates Yes 5.12.23 – 4.12.27 Nil Nil
Hayley Fiddy Parent Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates Yes 5.12.23 – 4.12.27 Nil Nil
Julia Hardwick Foundation Governor Scarning Endowed School Trust Yes 17.10.20 – 16.10.24 Nil Nil
Margaret Hollingworth Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 3.12.19 – 2.5.24 Member of Staff. Chairperson Scarning Pre-School. Member of Seckar Trust. Nil
Clare Jones LA Governor Governing Body Yes 6.12.22 – 5.12.26
Nick King Headteacher ex officio as Head Teacher Member of Staff Nil
David Langley Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 1.11.23 – 31.10.27 Nil Nil
Sheila Leighton Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 28.3.22 – 27.3.26 Safeguarding Consultant Nil
Lyn McLean Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 28.3.22 – 27.3.26 Rental of Land Nil
Chris Price Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 23.9.21 – 22.9.25 Nil Nil
Rachel Slade Staff Governor Staff Yes 4.9.23 – 3.9.27 Member of Staff Nil
Nathan Thompson Co-opted Governor Governing Body Yes 1.12.22 – 30.11.26 Nil Nil

Governor committees/responsibilities

 

Finance & Personnel

Standards

Chris Price (Chair) All Governors
Julia Hardwick
Nick King
Nathan Thompson
Margaret Hollingworth (Substitute)
Lyn McLean
Clare Jones

 

Premises, Health & Safety

Curriculum

David Langley (Chair) Danny Chapman (Chair)
Danny Chapman Margaret Hollingworth
Rachel Slade Nick King
Nick King Nathan Thompson
Nathan Thompson Sheila Leighton

 

Pay Committee

Appeals Committee

Danny Chapman (Chair) Dave Langley
Julia Hardwick Chris Price
Chris Price

 

Special Responsibilities:

Chris Price Numeracy & PE
Margaret Hollingworth SEND,LAC
Nathan Thompson Computing, Cyber Security, Website Compliance & Pupil Premium
Julia Hardwick History, Child Protection(Safeguarding), Attendance & E-Safety
Danny Chapman Curriculum Development
Shelia Leighton English
Lyn McLean Science
Clare Jones EYFS Link

 

Governors Attendance

Appendix B

 

Name 11.10.22 6.12.22 7.2.23

12.4.23

(Extraordinary)

25.4.23 11.7.23
Daniel Chapman Present Present Present Apologies Accepted Present Present
Julia Hardwick Present Present Present Present Present Present
Margaret Hollingworth Present Present Apologies Accepted Present Present Present
Clare Jones X Present Present Present Present Present
Nick King Present Present Present Present Present Present
David Langley Present Present Present Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted
Sheila Leighton Present Present Present Present Present Present
Lyn McLean Absent Present Present Present Present Present
Chris Price Present Present Present Present Present Present
Rachel Slade Present Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted
Nathan Thompson Present Present Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted Present

 

Name 10.10.23 5.12.23
Daniel Chapman Present Present
Rachel Ellis X X
Hayley Fiddy X X
Julia Hardwick Present Present
Margaret Hollingworth Present Present
Clare Jones Present Apologies Accepted
Nick King Present Present
David Langley Present Present
Sheila Leighton Apologies Accepted Present
Lyn McLean Present Apologies Accepted
Chris Price Present Present
Rachel Slade Present Apologies Accepted
Nathan Thompson Present Present