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Instrument of Governance.

1. The name of the school is Cooper Perry Primary School

2. The school is a community school

3. The name of the governing body is: 'The governing body of Cooper Perry Primary School.'

The governing body shall consist of:

a. 4 parent governors:

Cat Davies (parent of 2 children currently in school),

Sallie Churchill (parent of 1 child currently in school), 

John Davies,

Kathryn Light (parent of 3 children currently in school),

 

b. 1 local authority governor: Robert Simpson

c. 1 teacher governor: Harriet Fletcher

d. 1 Head teacher governor: 2 acting co Head teachers: Michelle Vogtlander & Claire Jones

e. 5 co-opted governors:

Claire Jones, Michelle Vogtlander, Jean Wetton, Paul Heath and Sarah Garner (parent of 1 child currently in school),

5. Total number of governors: 12

6. The term of office for all governors is 4 years

7. The instrument of governance comes into effect on 1 September, 2015.

8. This instrument was made by ordered Staffordshire Local Authority on 31 August 2015

9. A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and the Head teacher if not a governor), any trustees and to the appropriate religious body.

 

Clerk to School Governors: Jacqueline Turton Entrust

 

 

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Reading discussions at Cooper Perry as experienced during a Governor open day. Left to right: Kathryn Light, Jean Wetton, Sallie Churchill, Sarah Garner

Reading discussions at Cooper Perry as experienced during a Governor open day.  Left to right: Kathryn Light, Jean Wetton, Sallie Churchill, Sarah Garner 1
Reading discussions at Cooper Perry as experienced during a Governor open day.  Left to right: Kathryn Light, Jean Wetton, Sallie Churchill, Sarah Garner 2
Reading discussions at Cooper Perry as experienced during a Governor open day.  Left to right: Kathryn Light, Jean Wetton, Sallie Churchill, Sarah Garner 3
Reading discussions at Cooper Perry as experienced during a Governor open day.  Left to right: Kathryn Light, Jean Wetton, Sallie Churchill, Sarah Garner 4
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
 
 
 

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

 

Who can be a school governor?
You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations.
 
What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people.


Effective governance will include these core features:
  • Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
  • Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
  • Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters

 

 

 

Governor Open days are an opportunity for governors to come into school to visit our setting on a work day when pupils and staff are in class; they have  at least 1 focus which is linked to our School Development Plan. The day takes the form of: a learning walk, book discussions, pupil voice meeting, lunch with staff and children, a review of curriculum requirements and a discussion and feedback session with Senior Leaders.

 

These days are supplementary to Governor Committee meetings which are held during each term where governors meet with representatives of this committee to review policy, the school development actions as well as challenge the day to day running of our school and the roles and responsibilities of all members of staff.

 

Full Governors Meetings are held each term, they are a formal clerked meeting where the minutes of each committee are reviewed and the Head teachers present a report which covers: policy, data, attendance, subject developments, communication with governors and an overview of the term with key development areas moving forward all linked to the School Development Plan, any Ofsted development areas and The SEF (self evaluation framework).

 

 

Parent Governor Applicants Personal Statements

Governor Information

 

 

Contact details:

Acting Co Head Teachers: Michelle Vogtlander and Claire Jones headteacher@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Robert Simpson (Chair):  rsimpson@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Sarah Garner (Vice Chair):  sgarner@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Paul Heath (Vice Chair):  pheath@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Sallie Churchill:  schurchill@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Cat Davies:  cdavies@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

John Davies:  jdavies@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Jean Wetton:  jwetton@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Michelle Vogtlander (Staff):  mvogtlander@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Claire Jones (Staff):  cjones@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

Kathryn Light (Parent):  klight@cooperperry.staffs.sch.uk

 

 

 

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