The school demonstrates good practice in:
Severn Teaching School Annual Summary Report to Governors September 2020
It goes on to say
All schools have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. They work in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority (Feb 2020). They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity. Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.
Whilst the Head teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are frequently involved with such things as: ensuring pupil premium funding is allocated effectively to close the gaps leading to accelerated progress and raised attainment; staffing; curriculum; health and safety; safeguarding; school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities.
Recently St.Matthew’s governing body have gone to great lengths to understand the school and its strategic direction and are totally committed to drive standards and attainment upwards in close partnership with the Head teacher and Senior Leadership team together with our Local Authority School Improvement Partner.
We have a talented Governing Body who believe passionately that our distinctively Christian Ethos, Aims and Values which are embedded in our School Community make us a rich, inclusive learning environment where all children are nurtured to achieve their true potential. We are extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring the very best education for all our children at St.Matthew’s.
How can you contact a Governor?
Governors at St.Matthew’s C.E (Aided) Primary School and Nursery are always approachable through contacting the school office or emailing directly from the following email list
Mrs Anna Hill Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors
Link Governor CIC, Safeguarding, English
Vice Chair Mrs Heather Cooper
Governor for Pupil Premium
Mrs K Clark Headteacher
Mrs Rebecca Wilson Deputy Head responsible for SEND/ Safeguarding
Mrs Beverley Porter
LA co-opted Governor responsible for SEND / EYFS
Ex-officio- Rev.Paula Smith
Link Governor for RE
Mrs K Rivers
Mr Daniel Antwi
Foundation Gov - Mrs Jacqueline Sach
Link Governor for PE/IT/ Health and safety