Governors

We value our governors greatly and appreciate the voluntary work that they do.  They meet 4 times a year as a full body and 3 more as a committee.  They also meet with teachers to discuss pupil progress and our plans for school improvement. 

Thank you to all our Governors;

Mr Charles Bagworth Chair of Governors 

Ms Siobhan Johnston Vice Chair (also Chair at South Normanton Nursery)

Mrs Catherine Norman and Mrs Joanne Mason, Community Governors

Mr Mark Smith, Ms Danielle Lawn and Ms Sara Parker, Parent Governors

Mr Stuart Reeson and Mrs Jane Mackney, Staff Governors

Miss Claire Brown, Clerk to the Governors

Governors' Annual Statement 2021-22

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 strategic partners 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 all pupils. Along with the Headteacher, they set the school aims and policies and determine how school budget is spent. By acting as strategic partners, 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 2021 - 22? 

The main challenge in 2021-22 was sickness absence for staff and pupils, leading to a high level of persistently absent pupils.  This was due to ongoing COVID 19 illness, isolation and related problems and also pupils had more illnesses than usual due to low immunity.  We are proud of our actions to improve attendance including an action plan, which focussed upon;

-support for families from our Family Support worker

-referral to School Nurse for support with health issues

-attendance monitoring across the school

-attendance clinics to support parents to understand the importance of good attendance

-new rewards for pupils with good and improving attendance

-a new webpage for attendance

We are pleased to say that our attendance in Term 1 2022/23 is now 97% which is above national average and persistent absence is greatly reduced at 10% currently. We will continue to monitor and support attendance, as this is the key to success for all pupils.

Governors were proud of positive results in our end of year data for 2021/22; Our Phonics Screening and our Reading results were above national average in 2022.  Maths and Writing results were broadly in line with National average.  Pupil progress was good across the school, considering the high amounts of absence caused by illness in all year groups, relating to COVID 19.  The governors would like to thank the staff for their continued hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last year and as always, in promoting pupil progress.

In 2021-22 the school continued to work hard to address the issues raised regarding governance during OFSTED in July 2019;

  • Our new structure for governors had good impact upon the way we work with school leaders.  Governors were proactive, with less focus on formal committee meetings and more upon governors being present within the school day to bring about successful change, in-line with the School Improvement Plan. 
  • Governors feel more informed about the curriculum, pupils' work and results due to their involvement with lesson visits and book looks over the year.
  • Governors were very impressed that almost all pupils made good progress in the school terms last year, with some making exceptional progress.
  • Governors were more able to challenge senior leaders more effectively.  They reported their findings about the school more independently and asked increasingly probing questions due to being able to visit school, following the end of COVID restrictions. 
What are our Main Challenges for 2022 -23?
  • Ensuring that our School Improvement Plan addresses the key issues raised by OFSTED 2019 and also the demands of the latest OFSTED framework.
  • Continuing to support the headteacher in achieving our vision for improvements within EYFS and Phonics.
  • Providing support for the staff to help pupils catch up with lost learning time and that pupils achieve highly. 
  • Ensuring that The Brigg Infant School is consistently good in its provision and strives for excellence.

 

How will we achieve this?
  • Review the School Improvement Plan and progress against targets set at each meeting.
  • Monitor and embed successful changes in EYFS including staffing, training, resourcing and facilities. 
  • Review pupil data termly for all pupils and key groups. 
  • Visit the school for learning walks, book looks and meetings with middle and senior leaders regularly to review school improvement.

 

Please note this is not an exhaustive list but outlines our main priorities for 2022 -23.

For more details do contact our Chair of Governors;

Mr Charles Bagworth CBagworth@brigg.derbyshire.sch.uk

See our 'Instrument of Governance'  below for infomation on how our governing body is made up. This has not changed for 2022-23. 

Also see our 'Governors Register' below to see who the governors are and how often they attended meetings. You can also see here if they had any business interests to declare. 

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 three 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
  • Admissions
  • Benchmarking
  • Performance Management
  • Business Management
  • Home School Agreement
  • Lettings