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Annual Statement of Issues Faced

2015-2016 Annual statement of issues faced and addressed by the governing body






  • Review of Governance
  • Carry out full review of the governing body looking at the effectiveness in key areas including strategy and roles
  • Self-audit carried out by Full Governing Body
  • return was completed for the diocese
  • Full Governing Body September 2015
  • Highlighted areas for improvement
  • Budget setting, monitoring and review
  • To agree a set budget and monitor it on a termly basis to ensure sound financial management
  • Budget set by HT & Finance & Personnel committee, then presented to and agreed by Full Governing Body
  • Subcommittee and Full Governing Body annually to set and termly monitoring - ongoing
  • Governors are satisfied that the school is meeting the requirements of the SFVS
  • Overhaul of all policy documentation and more effective monitoring and recording
  • To review school policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the school and meet most recent national recommendations where appropriate
  • Sub-committee and Full Governing Body where appropriate reviews policy documentation at meetings
  • Sub-committee and Full Governing Body - ongoing
  • All school policies reflect up to date recommendations and developments and fit the needs of the school.
  • Review the school Development plan
  • To carry out a review of the school action plan to ensure it meets the needs of the school
  • Full Governing Body will review and accept the school improvement plan for the academic year, ensuring it meets the key priorities of the school
  • Full Governing Body
  • The development plan is fit for purpose and addresses the key priorities of the school
  • Review standards and performance of the school
  • To review data and results and challenge the management on the performance of the school
  • The Full Governing Body & the Pupil & Curriculum committee will receive and review the most recent data and results of the school
  • Pupil &  Curriculum & Full Governing Body – November 2015
  • The governing body have a clear understanding of the performance of the school and are able to challenge where appropriate
  • Performance management
  • To carry out performance management programme of HT
  • Review and target setting made by performance management subcommittee and presented to and agreed by Full Governing Body
  • Performance management subcommittee and Full Governing Body - ongoing
  • Challenging targets set for HT which drive improvements in school
  • Review subject performance and implementation in school
  • Link Governors to meet with co-ordinators, observe lessons and take part in learning walks linked to their designated area
  • Link Governors meet with staff in school to find out about developments in their area of interest
  • All Governors - ongoing
  • Governors are knowledgeable about their subject area and developments within the school
  • Reviewed Governors skills
  • Undertook a skills audit for all Governors and revised the committee membership and structure according to Governors skills
  • All Governors completed a skills audit and a subcommittee reviewed results and identified skills set
  • All Governors
  • Committees restructured to enhance the effectiveness of the governing body
  • Monitoring attendance data of pupils
  • Governors review reports on actions taken to improve attendance
  • Data provided by school’s bursar and Governors review effectiveness of any action taken to improve attendance
  • Pupil & Curriculum and Full Governing Body
  • Attendance is steadily rising
  • Monitoring pupil premium funding and sports funding
  • Governors regularly review reports on spending and
  • measuring the impact
  • Data provided by school’s bursar, performance data provided by Head Teacher
  • Finance & Personnel, Pupil & Curriculum and Full Governing Body
  • The progress of pupil premium.
  • The provision for sports and physical activity has improved