The governing body at Moat Hall is made up of parents, staff, community members and a member appointed by the local authority. As governors we are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school; instead we attend meetings to read and scrutinise reports and then visit school to see the impact of our work...
As governors we have three main roles:
- Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
In addition to the main roles above as governors we regularly meet to oversee and scrutinise decisions about finance, the curriculum, staffing, undertake reviews of policy, set targets and carefully monitor performance to ensure standards are maintained or improved.
The priorities we have set this year as a governing body are:
- To provide a safe environment for our children to learn during the current pandemic
- To support our children in their return to school and minimise the impact of the lockdown on their education
- To continue to grow and develop our early year provision
- To carefully manage the schools finances during Covid.
To manage these priorities, we meet regularly as a governing body. We have continued to meet throughout lockdown using online meeting platforms and will continue to do so for the rest of the year. When we need to look at topics in greater detail we have link governers with a specific responsibilities and expertise to scrutinise those areas. These details can be seen on the 'meet the governers' page.
Being a Governor is voluntary and involves regular meetings, at least every month. We have legal duties and responsibilities and and we discuss and debate decisions before acting as a whole governing body, not individually. All Governors are elected for a 4 year period and have equal voting rights. Being a Governor is demanding but rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a governor, or would like to find out more about what is involved please have a look at the 'becoming a governor' page.
If you need to contact the Chair of Governors, Mike Deakin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send correspondence to the school address and this will be passed on.
Meet the Governors
|Name||Responsiblity||Type||Start Date||End of Tenure|
|Steve Woods||Chair of Governors||Parent Governor||01.09.2021||01.09.25|
|Georgina Raybould||Vice Chair - Pupil Premium||Co-opted Governor||28.03.2018||28.03.2022|
|Clelia Freeman||Vice Chair - Discipline / Appeals||Co-opted Governor|
|Mike Deakin||Safeguarding /Assets||Parent Governor||01.02.2011|
|Deana Mucklow-Smith||EYFS||Parent Governor||27.09.2018||27.09.2022|
|Lee Taylor||Standards||Co-opted Governor||27.09.2018||27.09.2022|
|Lee Bowen||Finance||Co-opted Governor|
|Ian Yewer||Parent Governor|
|David Perry||Co-opted Governor||01.09.2021||01.09.2025|
|Hayley Summerfield||Assistant Headteacher||Staff Governor||01.09.2021|
|Frank Turner||Support Staff||Staff Governor||01.09.2021|
|Carole Smith||Clerk to Governors|
Here is some information that Governors may find useful:
Please click on the links below
- Governance Handbook https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/481147/Governance-handbook-November-2015.pdf
- Keeping children safe in education https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/44759/KCSIE-July-2015.pdf
- National Governors Association https://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx
- Department for Education http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
- The Key http://www.thekeysupport.com/
- Staffordshire Governors Association http://www.staffsga.org.uk/
- Modern Governor https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted