Welcome

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 office@moathall.staffs.sch.uk or send correspondence to the school address and this will be passed on.

Useful Links

https://www.governorsforschools.org.uk

https://www.inspiringgovernance.org

Meet the Governors

Michael Deakin Chair of Governors - Safeguarding- Asset Parent Governor
Georgina Raybould Vice Chair - Pupil Premium Co-opted Governor
Clelia Freeman Vice Chair - Discipline / Appeals Co-opted Governor
Deana Mucklow-Smith EYFS Parent Governor
Lee Taylor Standards Co-opted Governor
Lee Bowen Finance Co-opted Governor
Maddison Gough Assets Co-opted Governor
Jo Evans   Local Authority
Jane King Headteacher Headteacher
Jess Cross Safeguarding Staff Governor
Jackie Robinson SEND Staff Governor
Carole Smith Clerk to Governors  

 

Moat Hall Governors

Type

Name

Start

date

End Tenure

PAR

Mr Michael Deakin

1.2.11

1.2.20

COP

Mr Lee Taylor

27.9.18

27.9.22

PAR

Mrs Deana Mucklow-Smith

27.9.18

27.9.22

PAR

Mrs Georgina Raybould

28.3.18

28.3.22

Staff

Miss Jess Cross

27.9.17

27.9.21

Staff Mrs Jackie Robinson 20.11.19 20.11.22

HT

Mrs Jane King

27.9.17

N/A

Clerk

Mrs Carole Smith

 

N/A

Here is some information that Governors may find useful:

Please click on the links below

Governors Attendance 2019-20

Register of Interests

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