Lutley Primary School

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Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Lapal and Lutley Primary School Federation 2015/16.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of our Governing Body are: 

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction; 

2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and for the performance management of staff; 

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

Our instrument of governance is comprised of the following categories: 

    • 4 parent governors 
    • 1 staff governor 
    • 1 Local Authority governor 
    • 5 co-opted governors 
    • The Executive Headteacher 


The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term, we also have 2 committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail and 3 committees to carry out statutory functions. These committees are:

  • Learning and Development Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Performance Management Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee. 

The work that we have completed in our committees during the past year includes:

Annual review of the work of the Governing body carried out

School budget monitoring 

Pupil premium / sports fund monitoring 

Health and Safety issues and building works monitored 

Scheduled policies and procedures updated and reviewed  

Staff allocation monitoring 

New Curriculum implementation and assessments monitored to ensure pupils develop their learning

Data analysed to ensure that pupils make good progress from their starting points 

Attendance monitored and tracked 

Parent Workshops attended 

Multi Academy Trust conversion consultation carried out with stakeholders.


Our Governing Body Development Plan 2016-2017 hopes to achieve the following:

Multi Academy Trust conversion completed and roles & responsibilities established 

Move to newly structured Members, Board of Directors and Local Governing Board meetings 

Revise governor induction policy to establish robust recruitment criteria and ongoing commitment to governor training and development.


How you can contact the Governing Body 

We welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas and are happy to provide more information if you are interested in finding out about becoming a governor. The Chair of Governors, George Craig, can be contacted via the School Office. 


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