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Governing Body Annual Statement

Annual Statement of Issues Faced and Addressed by The Governing Body 2018







Budget setting, monitoring and review

To agree a budget and monitor it on a termly basis to ensure sound financial management.

Budget set by the headteacher, Business Manager and school budget officer in the Spring term and presented to Governors for approval.

Governors monitor the budget termly.

Resources Committee

Full governing body

Governors are satisfied that school is meeting the requirements of SFVS

Performance Management

To carry out annual performance management of headteacher

Performance objectives are agreed and reviewed annually.

An external adviser is engaged to support and advise governors.

Performance management committee

Challenging targets are set which drive improvement.

Policy documentation review

To review school policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the school and the most recent national requirements.

Governors review policies annually in the Autumn term.

All policies are signed by the Chair.

School Improvement Committee

Chair of Governors

All school policies reflect current recommendations and fit the needs of the school.

School Improvement Plan Review

To carry out a review of the School Improvement Plan to ensure it meets the needs of the school.

Governors review and approve the School Improvement Plan for the academic year ensuring that it addresses the key priorities of the school

School Improvement Committee

The school improvement plan is fit for purpose and addresses the key priorities of the school.

Review of standards and performance of the school

To review performance data and challenge the SLT on the performance of the school.

Governors receive termly performance data via the headteacher’s report. 

School Improvement Committee

Governors have a clear understanding of the performance of the school and are able to challenge where appropriate.

Review subject performance and implementation in school.

Link Governors to meet with subject co-ordinators, observe lessons and take part in learning walks

Link governors meet with staff to keep abreast of developments in their area of interest.

Link governors

School Improvement Committee

Link governors are knowledgeable about their subject area and developments in school.

Review and upkeep of buildings and school site

Health and safety audit carried out.


To complete actions identified in the fire risk assessment.


Rolling programme of toilet refurbishment

Actions presented by Head and agreed by governors.

Resources Committee

Fire risk assessor and environmental health officer are satisfied that all actions have been carried out.


Toilets completed to standard.