We value our governors greatly and appreciate the voluntary work that they do.
Governors Annual Statement 2018-19
How do we support the work of the school?
Our mission statement; to understand the strengths and weaknesses of The Brigg Infant School, acting as a critical friend for senior leaders, driving improvement forward for the children of South Normanton.
The Governors of the Brigg Infant School are responsible for ensuring that the school provides a good quality education for the pupils. Along with the Headteacher, they set the school aims and policies and determine how school budget is spent. By acting as critical friends, Governors monitor and evaluate performance and challenge and support the Headteacher to achieve the schools targets.
The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
What Are We Proud of in 2019?
Firstly, the governors are very proud that the school achieved its main challenge and achieved OfSTED 'Good' in our most recent inspection (July 2019). In particular, we are pleased that...
- Pupils love coming to our school and are polite, tolerant and friendly.
- Parents are very positive about The Brigg and 94% would recommend us to others.
- The governors know the school well and understand its strengths and weaknesses.
- Outcomes for pupils at the end of Reception have further improved and continue to be in line with National expectations.
- Outcomes for pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 continue to be in line with National expectations in all subjects.
- Most pupils make strong progress in English and Maths.
- Disadvantaged pupils achieve equally well when compared to other children in all areas.
- Our effective safeguarding policy and practices ensure that children are safe at our school. They learn how to stay safe and seek help when needed. Parents agree this school is a safe place for their children.
- Our positive ethos is very strong throughout the school; children and adults show respect toward one another. Everyone is welcomed and we have an open door policy.
What are our Main Challenges for 2019-20?
- Ensuring that our School Improvement Plan addresses the key issues raised by OFSTED.
- Supporting the headteacher in achieving our vision for improvements within EYFS.
- Maintaining our standards to be in line with or exceed National expectations across the school.
- Ensuring that The Brigg Infant School is consistently good in its provision and strives for excellence.
How will we achieve this?
- The governors will work alongside the staff more frequently throughout the year. This will enable governors to understand the work of the school.
- Following a review of our structure and effectiveness, we will be more proactive with less focus on formal committee meetings and more upon governors present within the school day.
- In response to OFSTED's findings that governors could challenge senior leaders more effectively, we will report our finding about the school more independently and ask increasingly probing questions.
- We will monitor anonymized pupil data regularly and challenge leaders to seek continued improvements.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list but outlines our main priorities for 2019 – 20.
For more details do contact our Chair of Governors.
Mr Charles Bagworth CBagworth@brigg.derbyshire.sch.uk
See below for infomation on how our governing body is made up
(Instrument of Governance)
The Full Governing Body meets four times a year. A Committee has been formed to support the Resource Management of the school (RMC). This committee meets four times a year and then feeds back to the Full Governing Body. The Resource Management Committee has the following responsibilities:
- Personnel and HR policies
- Budget and Finance
- Premises and Health and Safety
- Performance Management
- Business Management
- Home School Agreement