Governors

The Governing Body

The Governing Body has a statutory responsibility for the strategic management and development of the school.  It is the Governing Body’s statutory duty to promote high standards of educational attainment and ensure effective management of the school’s resources.

We are responsible for ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are in place and that appropriate targets are set.  We monitor and review the school budget and appoint staff, including the head teacher.

We are not responsible for the day to day management and operation of the school.  This is the responsibility of Head Teacher, Mrs A Smith and her Senior Leadership Team, with whom we work closely to fulfil our statutory obligations.

If you would like to speak to our Chair of Governors, Jan Pollard, please contact the school via office@shipley.bradford.sch.co.uk. Please feel free to use our contact form.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets at least once per term to discuss financial governance matters and every month to review the financial performance of the school. 

The primary purpose of the committee is to oversee the Financial Management of the school, ensuring that school funds are used appropriately and that the right financial decisions are being made.

Key responsibilities comprise:

  • Reviewing, understanding and challenging the forecast school expenditure for the year
  • Reviewing the school financial performance in the context of other similar schools
  • Approving the annual school budget and 3 year financial prediction
  • Assuring the suitability of the school’s financial controls and that these financial controls are appropriately applied
  • Monitoring the management and use of school funds and ratifying their use against exceptional circumstances
  • Monitoring the implementation and review of relevant school policies
  • Ensuring that all school resources are being managed in a way that facilitates the delivery of the School Improvement Plan

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee meets at least once per term to discuss curriculum matters and every month to review the financial performance of the school. 

Shipley C of E Primary Curriculum Committee takes its role in monitoring and scrutinising standards seriously. We are responsible for monitoring the way the school curriculum is implemented.  The school curriculum is underpinned by the values that are important in our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating pupils in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

As well as supporting the school in its implementation of the curriculum, pupil progress and SAT results are analysed to help identify focus areas. The Curriculum committee review the data provided and help to identify, monitor, and review improvement and development targets. 

Key responsibilities comprise:

  • Monitoring the implementation and review of relevant school policies
  • Ensuring that all school resources are being managed in a way that facilitates the delivery of the School Improvement Plan
  • To ensure the quality of provision of care and education offered by the School
  •  Monitoring and ensuring that the requirements of children with special educational needs are met
  •  To understand the system admissions into the School and to consider any admission changes

Governing Scrutiny Committee

The Governing Scrutiny Committee is a new committee created following the recent Ofsted report . It meets every month to review the performance of the school in greater depth.

Members of this committee include Jan Pollard, Barbara Whifield, Andrew Middlemass and Jennie Biglands (plus, all Governors will attend this committee at least once).

The primary purpose of the committee is to oversee, support and scrutinise in more depth the performance of the school and its outcomes, ensuring that school makes timely and specific decisions in line with the recent Ofsted results.

Key responsibilities comprise:

  • These will be listed following the committees initial meeting in September 2017

Governors and their roles within the School

Governor Information, Duties and Disclosure