Moorside Infant and Junior School
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"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, work well together and are motivated to succeed."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School

Governing Board

September 2017

Governors are the largest group of Volunteers in the UK. The statutory core roles of the Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Although Moorside Infant and Junior Schools have to maintain their own Governing Board: the same Governors are on both Boards. This will greatly enhance our Strategic role over both schools and will further aid school improvement in both schools.

The Governing Board consists of nine members:

  • Headteacher
  • One Local Authority Governor
  • Two Parent Governors
  • Four Co-opted Governors
  • One Staff Governor

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for their particular skill(s) and/or expertise.

The Governing Board may also appoint Associate Governors for a particular project or for their skill(s) and/or expertise. Newly appointed Governors will be an Associate Governor until they have participated in Governor training / education to enable them to understand the role and its remit. Associate Governors cannot vote.

Please see the Governor Profile document for further information about the governors.

This Governing Board does not have any committees: all Governors attend all meetings. Governors may work independently or serve on Panels.

Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan on all the factors relevant to the School and the education provision for the children. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our previous Academic year’s work.  The Members Profile and the Structure Chart will give you more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.

The Governing Board summary Minutes will also be published on the school website: they can only be published when agreed / approved at the following meeting. Please ask at the school office if you would like to see the full Minutes.

Please ask at the school office if you require a hard copy of any policy / information on our website: there is no charge for this.

The Register of Governors Business Interests is kept in the School Administration Office. Please ask if you would like to review it.

Contact myself or the other Governors if you have any queries or would just like to meet / chat with us. Governors will try to attend school events as these are important and a good way to meet you. On a personal note, I look forward to meeting you.

Mary Kelly, Chair Of Governors.

How to contact Governors:

Email at: [email protected]  or  [email protected]

The general email address for the Governors:  [email protected] (for either board).  Or leave a message / letter at the School Office for the Chair of Governors or any Governor by name.

The Clerk to Governors is Antonia Praud:  [email protected]  Or leave a message / letter for her at the School Office.

Click on the following links for more Governance information:

Moorside Infant School Governing Board

The Governing Board Members Profiles

The Governing Board Members Attendance 2016-17

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Board Structure

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governor Code of Conduct

Governing Board Delegation Planner

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Link /Monitoring Visits)

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link / Monitoring Visits)

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Planner

Governors Year Planner September

Governor School Handbook

Governors Annual Statement 2015-16 Academic Year.

Governors Register of Interests

Moorside Junior School Governing Board

The Governing Board Members Profiles

The Governing Board Members Attendance 2016-17

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Board Structure

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governor Code of Conduct

Governing Board Delegation Planner

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Link /Monitoring Visits)

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link / Monitoring Visits)

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Planner

Governors Yearly Planner 

Governor School Handbook

Governors Annual Statement 2015-16 Academic Year

Reviews from the Children

Year 6

“The best thing about this school is that our learning is fun and we have lots of trips to new places so we have many new experiences.”

Emily Year 5

“We get to go on great school trips.”

Year 2

“I can make hot chocolate in the woods.”

Year 6

“We learn to build shelters and climb trees.”

Angus Year 1

“I like playing football.”

Owen Year 1

“We get to play outside.”

Year 6

“I think the best thing about Moorside is we have a variety of specialised teachers for specific subjects.”

Freya Year 3

“We’ve got amazing teachers and the best art teacher, PE teachers and every teacher.”

Ben Year 4

“In the morning I'm really excited to see the teachers.”

Jack Year 6

“Your not treated as pupils – your treated as a family.”

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Head Teacher: Mrs C Rowett (Acting)

School Contact: Please contact the School Office

General Email: [email protected]