The Governing Body of JRCS was re-constituted on 17th February 2015 and is now made up of:
- 2 parent governors
- 1 LA governor
- 1 staff governor
- 1 headteacher
- 6 co-opted governors
The term of office of all categories of governor is 4 years.
Governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. Detailed pen portraits which highlight the skills our governors bring to their role can be found on the school website. The table in appendix 1 and 2 summarises the roles of our governing body for this and last academic year.
The full Governing Body meets once each term, and we also have a number of committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail. These also meet termly in addition to the full governing body meeting.
At JRCS we have the following committees:
Looking at issues regarding finance, premises and personnel, health and safety and safeguarding arrangements.
Looking at issues regarding student progress and attainment, student attendance, progress of different groups including disadvantaged students and SEND, monitor school curriculum and ensure appropriate safeguarding arrangement and promotion of British values within the school
We also have a Headteacher performance management committee and a panel A and panel B (for appeals) committee for pupil exclusions, staff discipline, competence, grievance and redundancy.
Terms of reference for the committees can be found on the school website under the governor page.
Attendance records of governors
Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not “quorate” (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made). See appendix 1 and 2 for details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings.
The work that we have done on our committees and in the governing body
- The governing body was reconstituted in the spring term 2015. The new appointees have brought with them a wider range of educational, business and financial experience. This has resulted in a much sharper focus upon accountability and the role of governance within a secondary school. An ongoing programme of governor induction training has been put into place to ensure that all members have an up to date knowledge of all key educational issues and practice.
- The resulting impact has meant the governing body meetings are now much more focussed upon the issues of raising attainment and promoting pupil progress than at times they had been in the past.
Future plans for the governors
- To ensure that the appropriate training programme supports governors developing knowledge of education and financial systems.
- To ensure that governors have the opportunity to involve themselves in the full life of the school community in order to broaden their understanding of their role and the impact their actions can have.
In addition to this the governing body will support the headteacher and the staff in the school in achieving the following school improvement targets:
- To ensure we continue to achieve the very best student outcomes as measured by the key performance indicators (%A*- C including English and Maths, progress 8, attainment 8, % ebacc new sixth form indicators) ensuring an upward trend.
- To significantly improve outcomes for students who enter the school with a KS2 APS of 30+ or for those who pupil premium provides support (disadvantaged pupils).
- To raise achievement by improving the quality of learning and teaching across all key stages.
- To further develop and review our curriculum to ensure we meet new statutory guidance and targets and to prepare for 10FE
- To raise achievement by enhancing our literacy and numeracy provision across the curriculum
How you can contact the governing body
We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents – please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Graham Bramley, via the school office. You can see the full list of governors; their attendance at meetings; minutes of governing body meetings and more information about what we do, on the Governors’ page of the school website and in appendix 1 and 2 of this document.