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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

CHAIR'S WELCOME

 

September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Governing Board at Lander Road Primary School and tell you about what we do.

 

The main role of the Governing Board is to ensure the future of the school through a continuous journey of improvement, based upon all our children achieving their potential and ensuring the school spends its budget effectively.

 

This year has provided a new challenge. Like all schools in England, 2020 has been an extraordinary one due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The governors at Lander Road worked closely with the Headteacher and all staff to ensure we met the government regulations, ensuring the school could re-open to all pupils in September 2020. In the meanwhile, our dedicated staff continued to provide learning activities, support and guidance from March to July 2020 to facilitate home-based learning as well as the school remaining open for key workers and vulnerable children.

 

From March 2020 governors continued to meet virtually to monitor the school’s response to Covid-19. At the start of this school year the Governing Board set up a Covid-19 Monitoring Group to continue to support and monitor the school’s response to the pandemic. The governors and senior staff remain committed to continue to improve our school, despite Covid-19, so that all our children can succeed. To do this, we have adapted how we work as a Board in 2020/21. We will continue to meet as a Board on at least 7 occasions across the school year. As well as reviewing the school’s progress through Board meetings, we have identified ‘lead governors’ to undertake specific monitoring responsibilities – these are listed below.

 

This year we will continue to focus on monitoring progress made in relation to the school’s improvement priorities as agreed with the Board at our first meeting of the school year. We will also continue to monitor other aspects of the work of the school such as safeguarding, health and safety, provision for vulnerable children and the school environment. We do such monitoring through designated ‘lead governors’ and the Covid-19 Monitoring Group.

We are particularly proud of the school’s curriculum which is based upon the vision and hard work of all our staff. We believe the curriculum provides both breadth and balance and enriches the learning experiences for all our children. We believe it is excellent preparation for when our children move to their secondary schools and beyond as young adults.

 

When visiting school, governors undertake a variety of activities to gather evidence of how well the school is doing. This includes talking to pupils and staff, looking at books and visiting classes. Following each visit to school, the governors submit a report to the Board. This enables the Board to monitor the school’s progress using evidence primarily based upon the pupils’ experience. These activities will have to be limited during 2020/21 due to Covid-19.

The Board reviews its own performance each year and from this we agree a Governor Improvement Plan.

In 2020/21, we have two committees – The Governing Board and the Pay and Performance Committee.

The clerk to the Board and Committee is Steve Travis.

 

Finally, working in partnership with our parents and carers is very important. We will be consulting with parents and carers as well as other stakeholders (pupils and staff) in 2020/21 to help us to review the values and aims of the school. We remain dedicated to making Lander Road Primary school the best school it can be for all our pupils.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Paul Davies
(Chair of Governors, Lander Road Primary School)

 

 

Lander Road Primary School Governing Body 2020/21

Headteacher: Mr Jeff Taylor

Chair: Mr Paul Davies

Vice-Chair: Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Clerk to the Governors: Mr Steve Travis

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Roles and Committees

Mr Jeff Taylor

Headteacher

01/09/2015

Governing Body

N/A

Headteacher, Inclusion & Safeguarding, and Finance & Environment and attending Pay and Performance committee

Mr Steve Ashcroft Parent 12/12/2019 Parents 4 Years TBC

Mr Ross Clark

Associate Member

07/12/ 2017

Governing Body

4 Years

Inclusion & Safeguarding

Mr Paul Davies

Co-opted

22/09/2016

Governing Body

4 Years

Chair of Governors, Staff Hearing & Grievances (Chair), Pay & Performance (Chair), Lead Gov for Governor CPD & Support

Mrs Jess Dickinson

Staff

19/9/2019

Staff Election

4 Years

TBC

Mrs Yvonne Dineley

Associate Member

19/09/2019

Governing Body

4 Years

Attends all committees as a non voting observer plus Equality & Diversity Working Group (Facilitator)

 

 

 

 

   

Mr Stephen Foord

Co-opted

22/09/2016

Governing Body

4 Years

Finance & Environment (Chair), Pay & Performance, Lead Gov for Health & Safety.

Mr Iain Maher

Parent

27/09/18

Parent Election

4 Years

Finance & Environment 

Ms Sharon McCarthy Parent 05/12/2019 04/12/2023 4 Years TBC

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Co-Opted

07/12/2017

Governing Body

4 Years

Vice Chair of Governors, Inclusion & Safeguarding, Finance & Environment

Mr Chris Prescott

Co-Opted

05/02/2019

Governing Body

4 Years

Finance & Environment 

Mr Mark Roberts

Co-Opted

19/09/2019

Governing Body

4 Years

Inclusion & Safeguarding, Finance & Environment, Lead Gov for Safeguarding

Mr Michael Sheerin

Associate Member

19/09/2019

Governing Body

4 Years

Attends all committees as a non voting observer

Ms Jean Sloan

Co-opted

28/09/2017

Governing Body

4 Years

Inclusion & Safeguarding (Chair), Pay & Performance (Vice Chair), Staff Grievances & Hearings Group, Emergency Management, Lead Gov for Safeguarding, Lead Gov for Pupil Premium, Equality & Diversity Working Group

 

Former Governors 2018/20

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Stood Down

Mr Lee Crispin           

Parent

17/03/2016

Parent Election

4 Years

11/7/2019

Mr Andrew Goulbourne

Staff

01/09/2015

Staff Election

4 Years

31/08/2019

Mrs Diane Thomas

Parent

31/12/2018

Parent Election

4 Years

30/01/19

Mrs Margaret Wheeler

Co-opted

22/09/2016

Governing Body

4 Years

20/07/2019

Mrs Sara Fielding Local Authority 31/07/2019 Local Authority 4 Years 17/09/2020

Committees**

Inclusion & Safeguarding ***

Finance & Environment ***

Pay & Performance

Chair
Ms Jean Sloan

Chair
Mr Stephen Foord

Chair
Mr Paul Davies

Mr Ross Clark*

Mr Chris Prescott

Ms Jean Sloan

Mr Mark Roberts

Mr Mark Roberts

Mr Stephen Foord

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Mr Michael Sheerin*

Mr Michael Sheerin*

Mr Michael Sheerin*

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Mr Iain Maher

 

Mr Iain Maher

 

* In attendance 

** Standards & Quality Committee discontinued in 2019/20

*** Inclusion & Safeguarding and Finance & Environment discontinued in 2020/21

Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mr Jeff Taylor

No business or financial interest declared

Mr Steve Ashcroft No business or financial interest declared

Mr Iain Maher

No business or financial interest declared

Mr Paul Davies

External Adviser to Merseyside Boroughs ITT Partnership & member of Pathfinder MAT East Midlands

Mr Chris Prescott

No business or financial interest declared

Mrs Jess Dickinson

No business or financial interest declared

Mrs Yvonne Dineley

No business or financial interest declared

Mr Stephen Foord

Director of Edutec Solutions Ltd

Mr Mark Roberts

No business or financial interest declared

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

No business or financial interest declared

Ms S McCarthy No business or financial interest declared

Mrs Jean Sloan

No business or financial interest declared

Miss Sara Fielding

No business or financial interest declared

 

Please note: Any declaration of personal interests between governors and staff of Lander Road Primary School are made to the Chair of Governors and Headteacher.

 

 

Record of Attendance 2019/20

Name

Scheduled
Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies
Accepted

Absent

Mr Steve Ashcroft joined 12.12.19

4

3

 

 

Mr Paul Davies

10

8

2

 

Mrs Jess Dickinson joined 19.9.19

8

6

2

 

Mrs Yvonne Dineley

14

12

2

 

Mrs Sara Fielding

6

5

1

 

Mr Stephen Foord

12

12

 

 

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

11

10

1

 

Mr Iain Maher

12

8

4

 

Ms Sharon McCarthy joined 5.12.19

5

2

3

 

Mr C Prescott

9

7

2

 

Mr Mark Roberts

10

5

5

 

Mr Michael Sheerin

14

13

1

 

Ms Jean Sloan

11

11

 

 

Mr Jeff Taylor

14

14

 

 

Some meetings in April & May cancelled due to Covid-19

 

 

ATTENDANCE
Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
HOUSE POINTS
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744
Please see the 'COVID 19 information and letters' section under 'News and Events' for the latest information regarding school closures. May 11th Update - The government's ambition is for all primary school children to return to school for a month before the summer if feasible, though this will be kept under review.
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