Oakdale Governance Statement

The strategic functions of the governing body are;

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors receive termly reports from the Headteacher which gives updates regarding what has been happening in school and progress against school improvement priorities.

The Governing board regularly review the self-evaluation audit which results in actions that are developed in the annual governors plan for ensuring we support the strategic functions of a Governing Body.

Governors established a working party to identify the issues related to becoming an academy.  The working party has established a set of non-negotiables to support our offer to an academy and what we would want for our school and children.

Governors have met 6 times this year for Full Governing Body Meetings;

Autumn Term                        11h October 2017 & 29th November 2017

Spring Term                          31st January 2018 & 21st March 2018

Summer Term                       9th May 2018 & 2nd July 2018

Learning Assessment and Achievement Committee.

The committee have met 4 times on:-

Autumn Term                        22nd September 2017 & 10th November 2017

Spring Term                          23rd March 2018

Summer Term                       26th June 2018

Governors of this committee have a good overview of the quality of teaching and learning and of the systems that are in place to measure achievement and progress.

This year the committee have undertaken a learning walk and met with curriculum teams to review their school improvement plans and discuss next steps.

Governors have regular updates with regard to the school self evaluation document.  Governors have had information regarding achievement and progress in relation to the specific measures used by school and have termly updates regarding overall progress as well as the progress of identified groups such as those children in receipt of pupil premium (PPG), children who are looked after, ethnicity, gender and gifted and talented.

Behaviour and Safety Committee.

The committee have met 3 times on:-

Autumn Term                        14th November 2017

Spring Term                          6th March 2018

Summer Term                       12th June 2018

This committee has a wide brief that considers health & safety, safeguarding, behaviour and hazard reporting.

They have reviewed policies and undertaken the annual health & safety audit.

Michelle Bailey is the Safeguarding Governor.  As part of this role she attended Behaviour & Safety Committee meetings.  Michelle has ensured confident challenge to senior leaders on strategies for monitoring & improving the behaviour & safety of pupils.

Leadership and Management Committee

This committee have met 4 times on:-

Autumn Term                        23rd October 2017

Spring Term                          5th March & 18th March 2018

Summer Term                       21st May 2018

This committee has delegated responsibility for strategic financial management; personnel issues including appointments and performance management.  In addition this committee also overviews premises issues.

This committee receives a termly report from the School Business Manager and discuss the challenges we face in changing financial times.