Governors’ Annual Statement

I continue to be impressed by the work done by the Head and her staff, as they strive to provide children studying at St. Augustine’s with the highest possible standard of education in a caring and Christian environment.

I see first-hand how the teaching staff pay specific attention to each individual student’s learning requirements, developing plans to develop every single child’s all-round academic abilities, whilst also taking care to instil in them the positive values and behaviour which are so highly valued in our school.

The School Development Plan for this academic year reflects the excellent work the Head continues to do, to improve and maintain results and standards in core subjects, to continuously improve teaching standards, to develop all of her staff to realise their potential.

The Head and her team, with the guidance and support of Rev. William Gammon (Father Bill) and our new Christian Character Committee, place Christian values at the centre of the school day, and this can be seen in so many different ways in daily school life – in how the children are encouraged in class, in the number of enriching, extra-curricular activities and clubs available to them, in the school’s very diligent approach to child protection, in the children’s behaviour. The children are challenged to achieve their best, in a caring, supportive environment where Christian fellowship shines through. Governors embrace those same Christian values in our dealings with the school and receive support and encouragement for our work in return.

At Governors’ meetings, of course it’s important that we analyse data and the academic results the school is achieving. For me, that data only tells a small part of the story at St Augustine’s – whenever I come into school, I am impressed by the breadth of activities I see children getting involved in, by the care and concern the staff demonstrate for the children, and by the children’s good behaviour and respectful attitude.

James Fordham, Chair of Governors

 

Our School Governors

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided (VA) Junior School the governors are the schools employers and not the Local Authority. The governors are a critical friend and provide challenge and strategic direction to the school. They meet at school at least once in each term when the Headteacher reports on past activities and future programmes. Matters relating to health, welfare and safety and to the efficient running and upkeep of the school are dealt with and general school policies and finances are discussed, agreed and planned.

In the section ‘Our School’, you will see our Governors in the ‘Meet the Team’ section. Each Governor has shared with you his or her background and years of commitment shown to the school.

Governing Body Code of Conduct

The link below will take you through to the Code of Conduct which is adhered to by all Governors and reviewed and ratified every two years.

Governing Body Code of Conduct

Governors’ Attendance

The report summarises Governors’ attendance at Full Governing Board and Committee meetings throughout the academic year.

Governor Attendance 2018-2019

Governing Body Register of Pecuniary Interests

It is a statutory requirement for all Governors on the Governing Body to disclose whether they have pecuniary interests in any business, be it suppliers, third party providers etc. to the school. The register for 2016-2017 is attached below for your information.

St Augustine’s Junior School Governing Body Register of Pecuniary Interests 2018-19

Further relevant information

  • None of our governors have relationships with the school staff (this includes spouses, partners and relatives)
  • The Rev William Gammon has business interests in both St Margaret’s Church and St Augustine’s Church in Fletton.
  • Philip Wing governs Brewsters Avenue Infants and Nursery School.
  • There are no other relevant business interests for our governors to declare.

Governing Body- List of Governors, Dates of Office and Responsibilities

Name of Governor Governor Category, Appointing Body, and Dates of Office Committee Membership and Individual Responsibilities
 Jean Asher Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 16/03/16 to 15/03/20

Member of the Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee

James Fordham Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 15/04/13 to 14/04/17

Chair of the Governing Body

Chair of Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee

Appointed governor for Child Protection and Health & Safety, Collective Worship.

Iwona Sejbuk-Jamroszczyk Elected Staff Governor

Term of office: 20/09/2018-19/09/2022

Member of the Christian Character Committee and Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Appointed governor of Collective Worship.

 

Rev William Gammon

Ex-officio Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese Chair of the Christian Character Committee

Appointed governor of Collective Worship.

 David Kingdom Local Authority Governor

Term of office: 27/07/14 to 26/07/18

Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee

Appointed governor of Collective Worship.

 Nicola Pierce Ex-officio Governor (Headteacher) Member of all Committees
Susan Thurston Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 16/03/16 to 15/03/20

Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee and the Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Appointed governor for Maths and Collective Worship.

 Vacancy Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 

 Rozanne Williams Elected Parent Governor

Term of office: 12/2/16 to 11/2/20

Member of the Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Appointed governor for SPaG, Reading and Collective Worship.

Vacancy Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 

 Hilary Hull Elected Parent Governor

Term of office: 25/11/16 to 24/11/20

 Member of the Personnel and Curriculum Committee SEND, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium and Collective Worship.

 

 

Recent Resignations

 

Philip Wing Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 16/03/16 to 15/03/20

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee

Governor responsibility for health and safety

Clare Widmann-Dardis Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 25/03/14 to 24/03/18

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee

Paul Fulstow Elected Staff Governor

Term of office: 19/09/2016 – 18/09/2020

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee

Kate Marsh-Baxter Elected Parent Governor

Term of office: 09/10/12 to 08/10/16

Member of the Personnel and Curriculum Committee
Lesley Nightingale Foundation Governor appointed by the Ely Diocese

Term of office: 15/04/13 to 14/04/17

Member of the Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Member of the Christian Character Committee