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BOZEAT COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY GOVERNOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES

Key Priority 1:

To improve engagement with all stakeholders

Objective 1.1

To improve communication and relationships with the school-based community

Objective 1.2

To improve communication and relationships with Northamptonshire business and community groups

 

Key Priority 2:

To improve governor effectiveness and efficiency

Objective 2.1

To develop a strategic vision for the future of the school

Objective 2.2

To ensure minutes of meetings always evidence the impact of decisions by the Governing Body

 

Key Priority 3:

To develop governors’ knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day running of the school

Objective 3.1

To establish clear protocols to ensure that all governor visits relate to school development plan priorities

Objective 3.2

To provide opportunities for governors to participate more actively in the day to day life of the school

Key Priority 4:

To increase governor involvement in school self-evaluation

Objective 4.1

To establish protocols with regard to the writing of the school’s self-evaluation document that enables all governors to contribute to the commentary that relates to their link governor role

 

BOZEAT COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY GOVERNOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES

PRIORITY 1

To improve engagement with all stakeholders

 

Actions

Responsible/ Support

Financial

Cost (exc. staff and governor time)

Timescale/Milestones

Monitoring

 

Evaluation Questions

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

   

Objective 1.1

To improve communication and relationships with the school-based community

 

Governors roles and responsibilities to be published on school website

 

Headteacher

None

Each governor profiles completed. Information will be on the school website

 

Changes will be updated

Changes will be updated

Chair of governors

Are up to date governor details on the website?

 

 

All governors minutes from the beginning of the Autumn Term published on the school website

 

D. Cox/Clerk

 

None

Autumn term FGB and committee minutes will be on the school website

 

Spring term minutes will be on the school website

Summer term minutes will be on the school website

Chair of governors

 

Are the minutes of governing body meetings on the school website?

 

 

Questionnaire to be sent to identify what governors could do to improve links with parents

Deputy Head/School admin

Paper and copying

(£25)

Questionnaire will have been designed, agreed by FGB and sent to parents

Questionnaire will be analysed and action points will have been identified and begin to have been implemented

Main action points will have been addressed

FGB

Has the questionnaire been carried out and analysed?

Have action points been identified and addressed?

Objective 1.2

To improve communication and relationships with Northamptonshire business and community groups

 

Identify a press liaison officer (this may be better done from within school and could be happening already)

Helen Rowlay

None

All school events throughout the year for which the school wishes to target for press coverage will have been identified.

Press liaison officer to update governing body through a verbal report to FGB

Impact of press liaison officer will have been reviewed

FGB

Has the role of press liaison officer increased the amount of positive publicity for the school?

 

Identify and appoint a link governor to liaise with

community groups and religious leaders

R.Tysoe/L. Moy

None

Link governor will be in place and have taken action to liaise with community groups and religious leaders

Link governor will present verbal report to FGB on the developing links with community groups and religious leaders

Impact of link role to be reviewed

FGB

Has the role of link governor forged constructive links with community groups and religious leaders?

How can the role be strengthened?

 

Identify and appoint a link governor to liaise

business and industry

FGB

None

Link governor will be in place and have taken action to liaise with the business community

Link governor will present verbal report to FGB on the developing links with the business community

Impact of link role to be reviewed

FGB

Has the role of link governor forged constructive links with the business community?

How can the role be strengthened?

                   

PRIORITY 2

To improve governor effectiveness and efficiency

 

Actions

Responsible / Support

Financial

Cost (exc. staff and governor time)

Timescale/Milestones

Monitoring

 

Evaluation Questions

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

   

Objective 2.1

To develop a strategic vision for the future of the school

 

 

Consider the future status of the school i.e. as an LA community school or academy

P.Dudley-Smith/Headteacher and FGB

None identified

Initial discussion will have taken place at governor level with regard to school status

A decision will have been made with regard whether or not to work towards academy status

Governor will be in a position to articulate their decision with regard to future status and where the school is in relationship to this position

 

What is the rationale for the school either becoming or not becoming an academy?

Should governors take action to move towards academy status?

Objective 2.2

To ensure minutes of meetings always evidence the impact of decisions of the Governing Body

Governing body need to review the way we evidence the impact of decisions by giving clear inputs that show what we are going to do about issues, who is doing it and the timescale we are working towards.

Governing Body.

None

General adoption of a clear system that delivers clear evidence for an outsider reading the minutes to understand that we are an effective body.

As of April.

End of school year review of effective working by the Governing Body.

Governing Body.

Do the minutes clearly show the input by Governors and is the Governing body challenging all aspects of school life?

PRIORITY 3

To develop governors’ knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day running of the school

 

Actions

Responsible / Support

Financial

Cost (exc. staff and governor time)

Timescale/Milestones

Monitoring

 

Evaluation Questions

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

   

Objective 3.1

To establish clear protocols to ensure that all governor visits relate to school development plan priorities

 

All governors will ensure that any visit undertaken to the school will review school improvement plan (SDP) priorities in so far as they relate to the theme of the visit

P D-Smith/FGB

Individual responsibility

None

Governor visits policy will make reference to need to link visits to SIP priorities.

All visits will make reference to SDP priorities as appropriate.

All visits will make reference to SDP priorities as appropriate.

Feedback to FGB will include reference to SDP priorities

Review the impact of action on governor knowledge of the school and school effectiveness

 

Do governor visits make reference to school improvement plan priorities?

Does linking governor visits to SDP priorities enhance governors’ knowledge, expertise and contribution to the FGB?

Has school effectiveness been improved in consequence?

Objective 3.2

To provide opportunities for governors to participate more actively in the day to day life of the school

 

Governors to be made fully aware of all school events and special occasions via access to school newsletters and website

School admin

None

Governors will be aware of all school events in which governor involvement would be welcomed by the school

Governors’ involvement in school events will have increased

Review the impact of governor involvement in school events and special occasions

 

Has governor involvement in school events and special occasions increased?

What has been the impact of the planned increase in governor involvement?

PRIORITY 4

To increase governor involvement in school self-evaluation

 

Actions

Responsibility / Support

Financial

Cost (exc. staff and governor time)

Timescale/Milestones

Monitoring

 

Evaluation Questions

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

   

Objective 4.1

To establish protocols with regard to the writing of the school’s self-evaluation document that enables all governors to contribute to the commentary that relates to their link governor role

 

Identify the aspects of the school’s self-evaluation (SSE) documentation to which governors can make a valuable written contribution

P. Dudley- Smith/Headteacher

None

Specific aspects of SSE to be drafted by will have been identified

Governors’ SSE contributions will have been incorporated into the full document

Impact of governors writing aspects of SSE will have been reviewed

 

Are all governors contributing to one or more aspects of the SSE document?

 

Identify which governor will contribute to which aspect

P Dudley-Smith /FGB

None

Governors who will write specific aspects of the SSE will have been identified

SSE sections will have been completed by identified governors

SSE updates will have been completed

 

Has the involvement of governors in SSE strengthened the school’s overall effectiveness?

Has the involvement of governors in SSE increased governor expertise?

Objective 4.2

 

Better use of Benchmarking Data that underpins judgements on whether best value has been achieved.

Get better use out of the Governor Dashboard information. Clearly identify key data and monitor it closely throughout the year. Make key members of staff responsible for areas of key concern i.e. decline in standards in a subject area.

Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher

Time used for analysis.

Update to Governors by HT and DHT. Using data from scrutiny’s, Child performance meetings, and agreed assessment opportunities.

Consider areas for improvement and budget in monies for future improvement

Review data from end of year assessments. Discuss improvements/failures and see if best value has been achieved.

Day to Day HT and DHT, overall by Governing body.

Are standards improving? How do we know? Are there areas that need input on an week by week basis?

Objective 4.3

Share Sports and Pupil Premium funding with school community and Governors need to show impact on improving standards.

Review spending from past year with school community. Place information on website in a restricted way.

Deputy head, Head teacher and Governing Body.

Deputy heads time used for analysis.

Monitor progress, Deputy Head to report to Governors meeting.

Budget should reflect commitment to the development of children through PP and SP.

Look at data from Pupil Premium children; is there a rise in standards in this group? Review outcomes also from Sports premium.

Deputy head

Have our PP children made the expected progress? Have we used our SP appropriately to give all children maximum opportunities?

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