Governance Statement

St Anne’s Primary School

Governance Statement

The Governing Body has had another successful year supporting St Anne’s and ensuring the school priorities are addressed.  Governors have visited school and met regularly (remotely through Teams), both at full governing board meetings and through committee meetings.

Governors have completed annual skills audits and taken part in regular training to ensure they are fully aware and up to date with current issues for school and have the right skills to support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

An important role for governors is ensuring the safety and well-being of the children and we have a nominated governor for safeguarding who reports to the governors about any safeguarding matters.   This has been an incredibly difficult year due to the Covid-19 crisis and the governors have helped to ensure that the children of St Anne’s have had access to the school curriculum whilst maintaining a safe environment in which to work.

Governors review and agree key school policies regularly and routinely throughout the year.

The conversion to church school has been a constant item on the governing board meetings this year and there has been some small steps made in the process, including meetings with the Diocesan Director of Education and engagement with the PCC of St Anne’s Church.

Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are public documents and can be obtained from the school office.

During the next academic year the governors will focus on aspects of the school development plan to ensure that standards for all groups of children remain high and that all children are supported to reach their full potential.

The conversion to church school will also remain high on the agenda and Governors will support SLT in the conversion.