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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

September 2021

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 a little 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 in a safe and happy environment, and ensuring the school makes the best use of its budget.

In the last school year (from September 2020 to August 2021) we faced the continuous challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and some of these challenges remain as we move forward this year. The governors at Lander Road will continue to work closely with the Headteacher and all staff to ensure we support the relevant government regulations while trying to make school life as normal as possible for our pupils.

Last year the governors continued to meet (using ‘Zoom’) to monitor the school’s response to Covid-19 as well as ensuring that the school continued to make progress despite the challenges of the pandemic. We will continue to monitor the school’s response to Covid-19 through the Covid Governor Monitoring Group. However, we intend to return to more “normal times” in 2021/22.

Our mission and aims are central to what we do. The vision is articulated through the document  ‘Mission, Aims and Curriculum Statement of Intent’.  (https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/landerroad/UploadedDocument/26bb596a9d9f415a90e0bd7b7e9afcd8/mission-statement-aims-and-curriculum-intent-october-2020.pdf)

The vision has been developed principally through consultation with our children, as well as with parents and staff. The governors consulted with our children about what sort of school they want Lander Road to be. This vision informs our curriculum which provides both breadth and balance and enriches the learning experiences of all our children. We believe it is an excellent preparation for when our children move to their secondary school and beyond as young adults.

When visiting school, governors undertake a variety of activities to gather evidence of how well the school is doing. Our visits often focus on the progress being made in relation to the school’s priorities. These priorities are captured and outlined in the School Development Plan – which is agreed with senior staff and governors at the beginning of each school year. The governors report to the Board about progress being made following Governor Impact Visits (or GIVs). Each GIV will gather evidence about a particular aspect of the work of the school. Evidence is based upon a variety of activities such as talking to senior staff, subject leaders and teaching and learning staff, presentations by staff, meetings with groups of children from across all classes and scrutinising the children’s work (mainly through their books) with senior leaders. Following each visit, the governors will produce a report for the board and senior leaders to consider findings from the feedback and any actions to be taken.

In addition to monitoring progress against the school’s priorities, we will continue to monitor and review other aspects of the school. This is undertaken by ‘lead governors’ responsible for such areas as finance, safeguarding, health and safety and the provision for vulnerable groups of children.

In 2021/22, the governors will continue to meet formally through three committees - the Governing Board, ‘Inclusion and Safeguarding’ and the ‘Pay and Performance’ committees. The Covid -19 Governor Monitoring Group will report to the Governing Board. The Governing Board meets at least 7 times a year and the other two committees normally 3 or 4 times a year.

Finally, working in partnership with our parents and carers is very important. We will continue to consult with our parents and carers as well as other stakeholders (children and staff) in 2021/22 to help us make Lander Road Primary School the best school it can be for all our children.

 

Yours sincerely

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

 

 

Lander Road Primary School Governing Body 2021/22

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 AshcroftParent12/12/2019Parents4 Years 

Mr Carl Hyslop

Parent

01/09/2021

Parents

4 Years

TBC

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

replaced by Sara Bailey whilst on Maternity Leave

Staff

19/9/2019

Staff Election

4 Years

 

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.

Ms Victoria Westacott

TBC

01/09/2021

TBC4 YearsInclusion & Safeguarding
Ms Sharon McCarthyParent05/12/201904/12/20234 Years 

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Co-Opted

07/12/2017

Governing Body

4 Years

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

Mr Chris Prescott

Co-Opted

05/02/2019

Governing Body

4 Years

Finance & Environment 

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 (Vice 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

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 FieldingLocal Authority31/07/2019Local Authority4 Years17/09/2020
Mr Iain MaherParent27/09/18Parent Election4 Years25/11/2020
Mr Mark RobertsCo-opted19/09/2019Governing Body4 Years01/09/2021

Committees

Inclusion & Safeguarding 

Finance & Environment 

Pay & Performance

Chair

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Chair
Mr Stephen Foord

Chair
Mr Paul Davies

Mr Michael Sheerin*

Mr Chris Prescott

Ms Jean Sloan

Ms Victoria Westacott

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

Mr Stephen Foord

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Ms Jean Sloan

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Mr Jeff Taylor

Mrs Yvonne Dineley*

Mr Michael Sheerin*

Mr Michael Sheerin*

* In attendance 

Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mr Jeff Taylor

No business or financial interest declared

Mr Steve AshcroftNo 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 Carl Hyslop

No business or financial interest declared

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

No business or financial interest declared

Ms S McCarthyNo business or financial interest declared

Mrs Jean Sloan

No business or financial interest declared

Ms Victoria Westacott

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 2020/21

Name

Scheduled
Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies
Accepted

Absent

Mr Steve Ashcroft 

7

4

2

1

Mr Paul Davies

10

10

 

 

Mrs Sarah Bailey joined  Feb 2020

4

4

 

 

Mrs Yvonne Dineley

10

10

 

 

Mr Stephen Foord

10

10

 

 

Ms Andrea Mallaburn

7

7

 

 

Mr Iain Maher

2

1

1

 

Ms Sharon McCarthy 

1

1

 

 

Mr Chris Prescott

7

6

1

 

Mr Mark Roberts

7

2

5

 

Mr Michael Sheerin

10

9

1

 

Ms Jean Sloan

10

9

1

 

Mr Jeff Taylor

10

10

 

 

Some meetings were held remotely 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
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