Governors’ Annual Statement

The strong results St Augustine’s achieved in KS2 in July 2019 are the result of hard work put in by Mrs Pierce and her teaching staff. I feel lucky that being a volunteer governor has allowed me to see first-hand how the staff pay specific attention to each individual student’s learning requirements, developing plans to develop every single child’s all-round academic abilities. Attention to detail in planning and teaching and treating pupils as individuals have all been factors that drove those results.

Also, from working directly with the school, I can see strong academic foundations being laid across every year, and that the school plans and teaches in a consistent way to develop pupils in every year group. We now have a strong working relationship with the leadership team at Brewster Avenue school, which further demonstrates how hard the teaching staff are working to put foundations in place which develop pupils across the whole of the time they are with us.

The School Development Plan for 2019-20 reflects how hard the school works to offer pupils an  inspiring and thorough education in core subjects, and also how Mrs Pierce is working to develop key elements of the broader curriculum, such as Music, Languages and PE. Activities outside of class, such as our wide range of clubs, performances, trips and opportunities to take part in local events, all reflect how the school strives to “educate” pupils, helping them to grow their all-round confidence and outlook, rather than just “teaching” them. For example, I am very proud to be the first junior school in Peterborough to have received an Eco Charter from the Peterborough Environment City Trust.

Christian Values continue to underpin the school’s ethos and approach to learning, and the governing body have been working closely with Mrs Pierce and her team to develop and embed our new school vision statement, ensuring that it becomes part of every aspect of school life.

I am proud to continue to be associated with my local school, and am looking forward to another academic year.

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