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Governor Information

Who can be a Governor?

There are a number of different categories of governor as follows:

  • Parent - chosen by and from parents with children at the school
  • Foundation - appointed by the Church authorities and have a special care for the school's Christian character
  • Local Authority - appointed by Hampshire County Council
  • Co-opted - elected by the governing body to bring specific skills
  • Staff - the Head Teacher automatically becomes a staff governor when they take up their post, other staff governors are made up of teaching and non teaching staff.

Freedom of information:
Minutes of Governing Body meetings and financial summaries are held in the school office.

Our Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

The Education and Inspectors Act 2006 and DfE guidance (Behaviour in Schools, 2012) requires the governors to make and frequently review, a written statement of general behaviour principles. The purpose of this statement is to provide guidance for the Headteacher in drawing up the school’s Behaviour Policy so that it reflects the shared aspirations and beliefs of Governors, staff and parents for the pupils in the school as well as taking full account of law and guidance on behaviour matters. Practical applications of these principles are the responsibility of the Headteacher and are detailed in the school’s Behaviour Policy. This statement has been adopted by the Governing Body as a whole and is informed by our vision and value statements.

At the heart of our school are a set of core Christian values. These underpin our whole ethos, curriculum and school life and aim to ensure our pupils leave Silchester CE Primary School as happy, secure, caring and responsible citizens. The values we promote are important within the school community and are values which will be important throughout life. In all that we do, we strive to share, encourage and demonstrate positive values with our children in order that they understand them and strive to live by them. Our values are Challenge, Friendship, Peace, Tolerance, Honesty and Respect.

As a school, we aspire to deliver the highest possible standards of education. For this to be effective, we know we must also create an environment where both our children and parents feel safe, nurtured and respected.

Behaviour Principles:

  • We believe that all members of our school community should be able to learn and achieve in a safe, secure and purposeful environment. We value the development of strong, positive and appropriate relationships among all members of our school community so that everyone feels welcome and included. Every pupil has the right to be heard, to learn and to be safe in body and mind and to be valued and respected.
  • We have high expectations of everyone and we will actively promote equality of value whether race, gender, age, sexuality, religion or disability. The behaviour policy is based on our belief in, and respect for, the value and contribution of all members of our community and their right to succeed. We seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • It is expected that all staff, governors and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times.
  • The Behaviour Policy will be applied with consistency and fairness by staff with regard to each individual situation. The emphasis will be on encouraging positive behaviour through high expectations; a focus on learning; appropriate praise and celebration of outcomes.
  • When children do not meet the expectations, either through consistent low level disruption or more severe incidences, we will always try to teach the child what is expected, without humiliation or in public view. At these points, we will enable the child to reflect on, and learn from, their behaviour and to make reparation wherever possible. On occasions, sanctions may be necessary to demonstrate that challenging behaviour is not acceptable to provide boundaries and make our expectations clear. Sanctions should be known and understood by all staff and pupils and applied fairly, consistently, proportionally and reasonably. It is recognised that the use of rewards and sanctions must have regard to the individual situation and the individual student. These sanctions and rewards are detailed in the Behaviour Policy.
  • The school will work in partnership with parents and carers to encourage positive behaviour. Where there are concerns over a pupil’s behaviour, the school will work with parents to inform and update each other about strategies being used in school and at home and progress being made by the child.
  • Children with special educational, physical or mental health needs and looked after pupils can, in some cases, experience particular difficulties with behaviour and the school will seek to ensure that such pupils receive behavioural support according to their need. However, when making decisions, the school must balance the needs of the individual with those of the school community. Where pupil behaviour places others at risk, the safety of the pupil body as a whole is paramount.
  • The Governing Body support the school’s authority to consider exclusions, particularly those that are permanent, as the very last resort.
  • Given the overriding need to keep children safe, the school will utilise its powers to search and to use reasonable force in order to keep individuals from harming, or further harming, themselves or others. All such difficult situations will be handled with utmost respect of all the individuals involved, including children, their families and staff.
  • The governors wish to emphasise that violence, threatening behaviour or abuse by pupils or parents towards the school’s staff will not be tolerated in any circumstance.

We will always work with parents and carers to understand their children within the context of school life and believe this relationship is an important part of building a strong learning community. Similarly, given our duty of care to the pupils, this written statement and the policies that both stem from it and are influenced by it (for example, appropriate contact, behaviour, anti- bullying and exclusions) applies to all pupils when in school, when travelling to and from school, and when engaged in extra-curricular activities such as educational trips and visits (residential and non- residential).

REGISTER of GOVERNORS’ PECUNIARY INTERESTS 2020-2021

Name Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment Date of Cessation of Interest Date of Entry
Catherine Brown           14Nov18
Mary Viney           18Oct18
Cynthia Howells         18Oct18 18Oct18
David Livingstone Parish Councillor     Sep17   18Oct18
Sally Raeside           18Oct18
Robin Scott           18Oct18
Rob Seymour Glanville Projects Construction Consultancy Owner of Business Dec20   10Dec20
Steve Wells       Mar20   26Mar20
Anna Cremer-Evans       Dec20    
Paul King       Dec20    
Karon Nickerson Silchester School Staff         18Oct18
Rev Richard Harlow            
Kathryn Day Silchester School Staff         18Oct18
             
             
             

GOVERNORS' MEETING ATTENDANCE 2020-2021

GB Attendance 2017-2018
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