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Governors Corner October 2017
 
Autumn Term Review
 
The Autumn term has started well. All the governors were in for the school improvement inset day at the start of the year which was great and we were able to set the strategic direction for the improvement for this year. Part of that process was to take a look back at the previous year and look at what the school achieved. The school had a good year last year and the outcomes for the children were very good. I personally was proud of all the staff and the hard work they put in, and was even more proud of the results that clearly reflected the effort made by everyone.
 
Looking forward we are focusing on the “assessment for learning cycle”. This is a whole school project covering all subject areas and should have another big impact on the outcomes for children. Already there is a buzz about the school for this development and the staff is really working as a team to take the school in the right direction. It is early days, I keep reminding myself that we are only 5 weeks into the school year, so I will be able to give you more information later in the year.
 
Governor Vacancy
 
As a governor for more than 12 years now I have seen a large number of changes, not only in the school but in education as a whole. Leading a school is a very interesting challenge, hard work, but rewarding too. We currently have a vacancy for a Governor from the community. So, if you would like the opportunity to give something back and to work with the school to develop and improve. And, if you have the time to commit to the role (it is quite demanding), then please contact me. We can get together and I can answer all your questions about governance and what we are looking for. Primary education is fundamental to all children’s development and life opportunities. We as governors are the custodians of the future and as such it is just brilliant to see children develop and thrive, not only academically but as people as a whole.
 
Fund Raising
 
I’m sure that you will have all heard that schools are suffering financially. Steyning Primary is no different, year on year there is less money, because costs are going up and the amount of money we receive is either staying the same or as it did this year it was reduced. As governors of the school we are responsible for setting the priorities for the budget and for building that strategic vision for the school. We do not want our children to suffer as a result of poor funding. We are determined to look for other sources of funding and are looking to develop a sustainable fund raising programme. We need help in many ways but in particular are looking for someone who has fund raising and bid writing experience to advise us on the best strategy to follow. If you have experience or know someone who does please get in touch with me so that we can tap into the knowledge that is available in our community.
 
Kind regards,
David Peace Chairman of the Governors
David.Peace@steyningprimary.org.uk
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Mrs Sue Harrison

Mrs Harrison is the Head Teacher and is therefore automatically a crucial member of the Governing Body (ex-officio).

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Mr Matthew Mead

Mr Mead is a Co-opted Governor and has a particular interest in sport, safeguarding and IT. End of term of office - 1 Sept 2019.

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Mr John Downe

Mr Downe is a Foundation Governor who has been nominated to sit on the Governing Body by the Parochial Church Council. He has a particular interest in RE and the Travel Plan. End of term of office - 1 Sept 2018.

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Mr John Gadd

Mr Gadd is a Co-opted Governor and has a particular interest in science and literacy. End of term of office - 18 Dec 2020.

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Mrs Emily Scozzi

Mrs Scozzi is the Staff Governor for the Governing Body. End of term of office - 23 Sept 2021.

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Mrs Vanessa Bamford

Mrs Bamford is appointed by the Local Authority and is also a Vice-Chair. She has a particular interest in curriculum and data, safeguarding and online safety. End of term of office - 16 Mar 2021.

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Vacancy

Please see the advert for more details.

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Dr Malcolm Donaldson

Dr Donaldson is a Foundation Governor and has a particular interest in SEND issues within the school, literacy and RE and worship. End of term of office - 16 Apr 2019.

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Mr David Peace

Mr Peace is the Chair of Governors, and is a Co-opted Governor with a specific interest in SEND area of work within the school. End of term of office - 16 Apr 2019 

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Mr Chris Webb

Mr Webb is a Co-opted Governor and is also Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. He sits on the Pay & Staffing Committee and also has a particular interest in literacy. End of term of office - 22 Jul 2020.

 
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Mrs Claire Stocks

Mrs Stocks is a Parent Governor and has a particular interest in the Travel Plan and early years. End of term of office - 6 Jul 2020. 

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Mrs Emma Bailey

Mrs Bailey is a Parent Governor and has a particular interest in Health and Safety. End of term of office - 10 Jul 2021.