Trinity CE Primary School: Governing Body
Mr R Evans (Chair)
Term of office ends: 20/02/2022
Mrs R Mason (Vice Chair)
Term of office ends: 08/04/2023
Mrs S Mann
Term of office ends: 30/09/2022
Vacancy - Appointment imminent
Mr J Rowe
Mrs E Price
Term of office ends: 18/03/2023
Mr P Pryce
Term of office ends: 24/02/2025
Mr C Price
Term of office ends: 02/10/2022
Mrs E Jones
Term of office ends: 13/02/2023
Election to be held Spring Term 21
Mr J Pittaway
Term of office ends: 08/04/2023
Governor's roles and responsibilities and register of business interests
Governor's attendance record 2019/20 & 2020/21
Parents' Survey 2019
The outcomes from our last survey to parents is published below. This was last completed in Spring 2019.
The school also had an Ofsted inspection in February 2017. The opinion of parents was also gauged at this inspection via Parent View.
Governors’ Review of the Year 2019-20
In a challenging year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the governors have nevertheless continued to play an active role as a ‘critical friend’ to Trinity CE Primary School. The work has been crucial in helping the school to continue to develop and improve. Governors moved to ‘remote support’ from Spring 2020 meeting via videoconference but still remaining very much connected and engaged in providing support, challenge and strategic direction to our school.
In the Autumn term, governors have been routinely involved in book trawls, observing teaching, ‘drop in’ visits to the school in addition to accompanying children on educational trips and visits. The outcomes of these activities have enabled governors to fully appreciate the range of activities within school, look at the impact of school improvement initiatives and inform school self-evaluation. Governors took part in a range of ‘visioning’ activities to strengthen the school curriculum and to refresh the school’s vision and values. This has supported the school in identifying the ‘intent’ of the curriculum; designing a curriculum to be a good match to the needs of children at Trinity.
Governors have been involved in a range of activities to support safeguarding. The safeguarding governor has scrutinised the single central record to ensure that the necessary checks and procedures are followed in the recruitment of staff and other adults who work with children. Furthermore, the buildings, security, health and safety committee has also examined issues relating to safeguarding and has scrutinised procedures and policies. All governors were regularly involved in the review of risk assessments to support the changing role of the school in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. This has provided reassurance to staff, parents and pupils that the school is as ‘Covid secure’ as possible in these challenging times.
The school curriculum committee’s role changed from Spring 2020 as a result of Covid-19. The committee monitored the continued development of the school curriculum. This ensured that subjects were sequenced logically to support children’s ability to know more and remember more. The work of the committee was paused from March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Towards the end of the year, the committee began to scrutinise the work of the school in supporting the recovery of learning.
The school finance committee has closely worked with the school to ensure that the school achieves the best value for money. The finance committee ensured that money allocated for specific purposes, namely to support disadvantaged children and money for PE and Sport is also spent appropriately. Governors monitored the financial impact of Covid-19 pandemic. The school was able to claim some money back from DfE but the school was financially impacted through the reduction in income on childcare and school meals, and therefore savings had to be made as a consequence to ensure financial stability.
This year the governors will be again supporting the school to address school development priorities and to mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19. The focus this year will be on further strengthening the school curriculum, implementing work to support the recovery of learning and continuing to mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19.