The Governing Body of The Bellbird School has overall statutory responsibility for the school. The Headteacher has responsibility for the educational performance and daily management of the school. Governors along with the headteacher approve and support the vision and ethos of the school. They develop the strategic direction, ensuring the accountability of the headteacher for educational standards.
The Governors ensure that the school makes sound, proper effective use of its financial resources.
Matters pertaining to School’s Financial Resources can be found on the DfE School’s Financial Reporting webpage view here.
The Governing Body is made up from parents, staff, Local Authority and co-opted governors.
All Governors except the Headteacher are appointed for a 4 year term. All Governors attend the Full Governing Body meeting which meet twice a term. Most Governors also attend a relevant sub-committee eg. Resources and Partnerships, Health & Safety or School Standards.
Governors visit the schools to view the implementation of various policies and procedures, to gain insight on the daily life of the school and to review the delivery of good teaching & learning.
If you wish to contact any of the Governor’s or have a general question please click here and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate Governor. If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please use the contact form on this website.
Please access here for the Governing Body membership and roles – here
Governor attendance at 2021/22 committee meetings can be viewed here
Governor attendance at 2020/21 committee meetings can be viewed here
Covid19 – Risk Assessment – here
The School continually reviews the covid-19 risk assessment to ensure the safety of staff and pupils to allow the education of pupils to continue.
Governor Body meetings occur twice each term. Each Governor is linked into a particular aspect of school life, e.g. teaching and learning subject area, assessment, property, finance, e-safety etc. The Governors also convene with working parties on current issues.
2020/21 Annual Governors Report – View PDF
2021/22 Annual Governors report – View pdf
Instrument of Government – view pdf
Complaint procedures: At The Bellbird Primary School we feel that we would be able to listen and answer any reasonable request or concern you or your child may have during their time at the school. However, we also recognise that on a very few occasions when an answer or solution cannot be reasonably dealt with by either the class teacher or Headteacher then a formal complaints procedure will need to be entered into. Please view the documents below for information you might need to follow the complaints procedure. Complaints leaflet – view PDF Complaints procedure – view PDF
Governor code of conduct – view PDF
Governor expenses policy – view PDF
Governor induction policy –view PDF
Governor visits – code of conduct – View PDF
New Governor notes – view PDF
Privacy Notice for Governors and Volunteers – view here
Disclosure of Business Interests and Staff payments
The Governors report that there is no employee whose gross annual salary is above £100,000.00
The Governors have disclosure the following pertinent business & relational interests.
|Governor: Mr John Rimell||Interest: Employee – Cambridge University Press|
|Governor: Mr Andrew Irons||Interest: Spouse of School Employee|
|Governor: Dr Kate Graham||Interest: Employee – Abzena (Science Company)|
|Governor: Mr Henry Weir||Interest: Supply teacher – The Bellbird Primary|
|Governor: Dr. Tim Wreghitt||Interest: Employee – Cambridge University Press
Member of local Charity – The Challis Trust
|Governor: Ms Florence Roegiers||Interest: Employee – Lloyds Banking Group/Bidwell Estate Agent|
View the results of the 2021 survey sent to parents and the feedback received. – view pdf
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