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Governors

Information regarding UAT Directors and Local Governor’s appointments and business interests are held centrally on the Uffculme Academy Trust Website – Governance Documents — Uffculme Academy Trust (uffculmetrust.org)

Neroche Primary School is part of the Uffculme Academy Trust, a Multi Academy Trust whose mission is to enable effective collaboration and partnerships that will support outstanding educational experiences for pupils attending each of the Trust’s schools.

The Trust’s mission is to deliver excellent education from the ages of 2-18 so that children and young people fulfil their potential, lead safe happy lives and make a positive contribution to society

The Trust is creating and supporting a network of exceptional schools where:

  • each school within the Trust sits at the heart of its community
  • aspirations and expectations are high, and achievable, for everyone
  • the culture is joyful and children and staff enjoy coming to work and learn

Information about the Trust, its structure and how it works may be found on the Uffculme Academy Trust website.
Local Governing Committee (LGCs) provide oversight for each of the schools within the Trust. LGCs are made up of Governors who are recruited locally. Their work resembles that of the governing bodies of maintained schools and is set within the vision, values and policies defined by the Trust.

A scheme of delegation sets out the different roles played by the Trust and the LGCs and Terms of Reference describe the work of the LGC as well as the Trust’s Board and Committees.

Information about governors’ attendance at meetings and their business interests can be seen on the Uffculme Academy Trust website.

Governing Body Mission Statement

The Governing Body ​fully supports the School Mission statement ​TO LIVE AND LEARN FOR LIFE. In doing so, the Governing Body’s Mission Statement supports the school by stating :

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  • We will work with the school to ensure an effective strategic direction, whilst fulfilling all our statutory obligations.
  • We will help to provide a school where a well-rounded, creative and inspiring education is accessible to all pupils.
  • We will continually develop the school through forward thinking, shared ambition, and a passion to create an amazing place to live and learn for life.

Organisation

Safeguarding (Gary Smith)
EYFS (Tracey Ward)
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (Tim Gibson)

LGC meetings for the academic year 2021-22 :

  • Monday 13th September
  • Monday 8th November 
  • Monday 7th February
  • Tuesday 3rd May 
  • Monday 20th June 

Some committees are established for specific purposes :

  • Headteacher’s Performance Management
  • Admissions
  • Appeals
  • Complaints
  • Disciplinary

Activities

​Governors also organise specific monitoring activities linked to the School Improvement Plan or their specific roles and responsibilities. These visits include a variety of activities according to the area being discussed or monitored. They could include: talking to children; talking to parents and carers; talking to staff; talking to subject leaders; undertaking learning walks; looking at children’s work and displays. All Governors are involved in these activities. ​Governors work hard to ensure that through their meetings and visits to school they know the school very well. Knowing the school very well enables Governors to make more informed decisions when moving the school strategically forward.

Formal records of all Governor meetings are taken and filed by our Clerking Professional. Once agreed, minutes are then available to view. Should you wish to read any of the Governor minutes, please make a request via the school office.​

Impact

​Governors regularly provide parents and carers with updates on their work through newsletters. The purpose of these newsletters is to explain the intentions of the LGC in making a strategic decision, the implementation of decisions, including mon​itoring value for money and use of resources, and the impact any of their strategic decisions have​ made to outcomes for our children. Feedback indicates that these newsletters are well received.

Governors at Neroche Community Primary School wish families a happy association with our school – we look forward to meeting and working with you all !​​