The Pauntley School Governors
Welcome to the Governor’s section. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Their role is voluntary.
The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school, and to ensure the clarity of its vision, ethos and strategic direction. We work with the Headteacher and staff to set the school’s aims and objectives, and establish policies for achieving these.
We contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of the leaders. The Governing Body also oversees the financial performance of the school, and makes sure its money is well spent. We ensure that the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and assist with a wide range of specific tasks.
The Governing Body is NOT responsible for the day to day running of the school.
Being such a small governing body we find that a lot of the roles overlap and therefore we are all invited to attend the committees and share the load. It is particularly rewarding to visit the school in our capacity as Governors and see the school in action through learning walks, work scrutinies and pupil conferencing.
Who we are:
Finance and Resources Committee is Chaired by Amy Washington and all Governors are invited to attend.
Steering Group (Review of the Headteacher role and how well school is linked) is Chaired by Pauntley or The Federation of Newent School's Chair dependant on the school where the meeting is held.
None of the Governors own, or work for businesses that deal directly with the school.
Annual Statement of the Governing Body of Pauntley School 2021/22
Much like last year, this year has been filled with challenges for the Governing body, school staff, pupils and parents. It has been a stop/start year, as we were getting to the end of the year, COVID struck again meaning all the year sixes and Mrs Greaves missed their last week of primary school. The resilience and resourcefulness of staff, children and the whole school community leaves me in awe. We literally conducted the final assembly on our knees as we accommodated the laptop cameras so we could ZOOM the service.
Governors continue to review policies and make sure we are up to date with training in Safeguarding as well as curriculum, finance and all aspects of governance.
We are looking forward to getting into school to do more face-to-face monitoring, it is one of the greatest aspects of governance to meet staff and children and to see the progress that is being made.
This year the school has set out 6 key priorities for development and these will be closely monitored by the school governors:
Priority 1: Monitoring Teaching & Learning
Priority 2: Developing the teaching of Reading & Writing
Priority 3: Developing the teaching of Maths
Priority 4: Curriculum development
Priority 5: Developing leadership and management
Priority 6: Developing the Christian Distinctiveness of the school