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School Improvement Plan (SIP)

 

The school is well on the way to realising its vision of becoming an outstanding school

OFSTED 2015

 

To help us on our journey towards outstanding, all stakeholders have had an input into our school improvement plan. Please see the document below for the overview of our plan. We see this as a two year journey - one which excites us all. If you have any questions, please feel free to have a chat with me. Alternatively, you could attend a Parents in Partnership meeting (PIPs). These are advertised in the school newsletters.

 

Mr De Silva

Annual Statement of Governance from the Governors of

Fair Oak Junior School 2017/8

 

Welcome to our first Annual Statement of Governance. Its purpose is to share key aspects we have been working on as a Governing Body this year and our areas of focus going forward.

 

The governing body in our school has a legal responsibility which can be summarised by three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

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

 

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

 

The governing body takes an active role in contributing to the School Improvement plan and receives regular updates via the Senior Leadership team on progress made against all targets.

 

Governors visit the school throughout the year to monitor the School Improvement Plan.

 

All documentation uses the same III format (Issue, Initiatives and Impact).

 

 

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

 

We meet every half term as a full Governing Body, and have two main sub committees. These are the Resources committee, responsible for financial aspects of the school, and the Curriculum and Standards committee whose purpose is to focus on the curriculum itself as well as children’s attainment and progress.

 

There is also a Pay Committee which meets once a year to ratify pay awards to members of staff and a Headteacher Performance Management Committee to manage the Headteacher’s performance.

 

We also have committees that meet, if required, to consider pupil discipline and staffing matters.

 

Link Governors are appointed to oversee, monitor and report on specific aspects of the school, such as Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Safeguarding, Sports Premium or subject matters like English and Maths.

 

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

 

All our decision making is against a context of increasing financial pressure in the education sector. As a high performing school in an area of low deprivation we receive a lower level of funding per pupil than many schools. As Governors, we work alongside the leadership team to ensure our money is spent in the areas that have the most positive impact on our children.

 

The work we have done in the Governing Body meetings:

 

·Considered the reports of the Headteacher dealing with student performance data and strategic issues facing the school;

 

· Interrogated and challenged through questioning the data to see what, if anything, the school can do better for our children;

 

· We are also focused on our “vulnerable groups” of children and monitor how the Pupil Premium Grant is being spent by the school and what impact this has on their outcomes.

 

· Considered the staffing required to run the school effectively;

 

· Considered the financial management of the school including monthly budget monitoring reports and completing the Schools Financial Value Statement;

 

· Ensured that the physical fabric of the school is well maintained by the prudent use of the Capital and Revenue resources available to the school;

 

· Considered strategic issues which will affect the school in the future;

 

· Ensured that the school’s policies are up to date by undertaking an annual review of all policies;

 

· Ensured that Health and Safety at the school is of the highest order by considering the reports of and by undertaking inspections of the school premises and taking action on any issues identified through the reports and visits.

 

Future plans for the Governing Body

 

We are excited about the future for Fair Oak Junior School and our role within that as we continue the journey to outstanding.

 

We will be implementing new roles and responsibilities within our Governing Body and will be looking at more ways of actively seeking input from our parents, pupils, staff and the local community.

 

We will continue to keep a close eye on the budget and proactively manage our finances but, most importantly, we will continue to make decisions in the best interest of the children here at Fair Oak.

 

How you can contact the governing body

 

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents. Please contact the School Office who will put you in touch with a governor.

 

 

The Governing Body at Fair Oak Junior School

 

Governor Name

Governor Type

End of Term of Office

Responsibilities

Andrew DeSilva

Headteacher

N/A

Headteacher

Ralph Bateman

Co-opted

18th March 2022

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

Finance & Resources

 

 

 

ICT Lead Governor

Robert Gardner

Co-opted

17th January 2021

Vice Chair of Governors

 

 

 

Chair of Finance & Resources

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Lead Governor

 

 

 

Headteacher Performance Review

 

 

 

Modern Britain Lead Governor

Julie Chambers

LA Governor

29th January 2021

Standards & Curriculum

 

 

 

Safeguarding Lead Governor

 

 

 

Health & Safety Governor

 

 

 

Pay Committee Member

Emma Downer

Staff Governor

14th September 2018

Standards & Curriculum

Sally MacLennan

Co-opted

18th March 2022

Standards & Curriculum

 

 

 

SEND Lead Governor

Gina Peters

Co-opted

18th March 2022

Standards & Curriculum

 

 

 

Maths Lead Governor

 

 

 

Sports Premium Lead

 

 

 

Headteacher Performance Review

Nigel Phipps

Co-opted

10th November 2019

Finance & Resources

 

 

 

Pay Committee Member

 

 

 

Training & Development Governor

Geoff Winn

Co-opted

18th March 2022

Standards & Curriculum

 

 

 

Pay Committee Member

 

 

 

Science Lead Governor

Scott Kirby

Co-opted

8th November 2020

Finance & Resources

Marc Harder

Co-opted

4th July 2021

Chair of Standards & Curriculum

 

 

 

English Lead Governor

 

 

 

Teaching & Learning Governor

 

 

 

Headteacher Performance Review

John Verrico

Parent

7th February 2022

Standards & Curriculum

Abigail Holbrook-Bull

Parent

7th February 2022

Finance & Resources

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

Julia Burton

N/A

N/A

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

 

 

 

Emergency Closure Procedures

 

If the school is unable to be opened in the morning because of an emergency or bad weather we may have to adopt our emergency closure procedure.

 

This could involve the head teacher liaising with the other campus heads (in the case of bad weather) to ensure a consistent approach but when a decision is made, we will notify parents, as soon as possible, via Parentmail and we will also update the school website. We will also advise Hampshire County Council who add the school’s name to the Emergency School Closure list and make arrangements for details to be shared on local radio.

 

If the decision has to be taken during the school day we will once again contact parents via Parentmail asking them to collect their children as soon as is possible. This action will also be advised to County who will arrange for the news to be shared on local radio.

Privacy Notice

Parents' Evening Questionnaire Results March 2018

SATs results 2017

SATs Results 2016

Pupil Premium Strategy

Prevent Duty

As a school we are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter – Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of our functions to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This duty is known as the Prevent Duty and the document below sets out how our school will meet this obligation.

Sport Funding Statement 2016-17

Assessment


Rochford Review


As a result of the new national curriculum being introduced and the removal of levels it has been recognised that a small number of children would be working below age related expectations. The Minister for Schools commissioned a review to look at assessment for these pupils who have significant additional and different needs and are unable to complete the key stage 2 programme of study.


The Rochford Review developed an interim solution for these pupils to reflect their attainment. This introduced pre key stage standards to be used by teachers to assess pupil attainment for 2016. These standards have been shared with year 6 staff and the SEN team to use with current year 6 pupils who meet the criteria.

 

For further information please see the document below.
 

Other Important Documents and Links

 

Please find below important documents and information about our school.

Special Educational Needs

  • Fair Oak Junior School
  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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