The governing body is made up of voluntary members representing the community, Local Authority , parents, staff and students. The role of the governing body is to make long term strategic decisions for the future of the school. The governing body is made up of sub-committees. Governors work as a team within their sub-committee to set the ethos, budget, staffing levels and standards of behaviour for the school, pupil attendance and pupil attainment targets, as well as ensuring the National Curriculum is delivered with the overall aim to raise the standards in education. Each sub-committee is mirrored by a cabinet in the Student Parliament. The Chair of Governors is Mrs Margaret Hughes she can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors Mr T Evans email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone : 01792 410400.
Governing Body at Pentrehafod School
Mr D Harris
Mrs L Tucker
Mr P Thomas
Mr S Hammond
Mrs K Williams
Mrs M Johnson
Mr P Black
Mr D Blann
Mr M White
Mrs M Hughes (Chair of Governors)
Mr G Thomas (Deputy Chair of Governors)
Mrs L Absalom
Mrs S Davies
Mrs C Harris
Mr K Day
Mr C Holley
Mrs L Carroll
Mr D Day
Miss B Thomas
Mrs J Ford
Clerk to the Governing Body
Mrs T Evans
Mr P Harrison
Each sub-committee has its own agenda which includes each area listed below.
Ethos and Wellbeing
- To promote and facilitate links with the wider community served by the school.
- To promote and facilitate links with the local authority.
- To promote pupils wellbeing in all aspects of school life.
- To consider matters in relation to the school community and assist in the creation and maintenance of a positive school ethos.
- To maximise use of the school premises.
- To establish a framework for the identification of community needs.
- To improve the friendly atmosphere of the premises which makes the community welcomed and valued.
- To establish a mutually beneficial partnership which provides a secure foundation and the best resourcing and expertise available.
- To forge links with the LA, the Colleges and other relevant agencies in order to provide courses, activities and events appropriate for the needs of the members of the Community including the young people.
- To advise the Governing Body on matters relating to pupil admissions.
- To decide upon preferred placement requests, having due regard to LA procedures and current legislation.
- To make recommendations to the Governing Body on school policy in respect of
Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Education
Standards and Provision
- To monitor the implementation of curriculum policies and the National Curriculum, (including Religious Education) making such reports as necessary to the Governing Body.
- To promote and support curriculum development.
- To monitor testing and assessment arrangements.
- To receive an annual report on external examination performance
- To provide advice to the Governing Body and other committees on staffing levels based upon a curriculum led staffing model.
- To contribute to the development of curriculum policy and to make recommendations to the Governing Body.
- To consider annual curriculum plans.
- To advise the Governing Body on SEN policy and implementation in partnership with the Special Needs Committee.
- To consider reports on the School Curriculum by external agencies, e.g. ESTYN and advise the Headteacher of action to be taken.
- To participate in School Improvement Planning.
Teaching Learning and School Improvement
- To receive updated information on the school’s procedures for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning standards.
- To receive reports on the school’s self-evaluation processes.
- To monitor the performance of pupils in the school making such reports as necessary to the Governing Body.
- To review pupil performance data each Autumn and to agree targets.
- To review yearly pupil performance targets previously agreed against all available pupil performance data and to review targets as necessary.
- To review and evaluate the effectiveness of the School Evaluation Development Plan in improving pupil performance.
- These terms of reference must be read in conjunction with the legislation appertaining to the responsibilities of Governors for setting school targets on an annual basis.
Finance , Personnel and Premises
- Pay Policy/Annual pay reviews
- The School Finance, Personnel and Premises Panel will be responsible for implementing Performance Related Pay including reviewing the performance of the Headteacher. (This first should be read in accordance with the Pay Policy).
- To provide guidance to the Governing Body and the Headteacher on all matters relating to finance, taking full consideration of the Financial Regulations of the City and County Council.
- To consider the School Evaluation Development Plan and to draw up an annual budget (on the basis of the same) to be approved by the Governing Body.
- To monitor income and expenditure and report termly to the Governing Body.
- To agree the level of day to day financial management to be delegated to the Headteacher.
- To receive and decide upon recommendations from the Headteacher for virement and expenditure in accordance with LA procedures.
- To receive the auditor’s report.
- To receive a regular report on all premises related matters.
- To authorise refurbishment, development and improvement of the school site and buildings.
- To evaluate SLA’s offered by the LA and decide which SLA’s are to be purchased.
- To advise the Governing Body on all matters in relation to competitive tendering for services.
- To participate in School Improvement Planning.
- To be regularly updated on staff absence data, implications and impact.
- Staff capability.
- Staff grievance.