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THE MINUTES OF THE FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETING OF ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL HELD AT 7.00 P.M. ON 7 DECEMBER IN THE YEAR 6 CLASSROOM AT THE SCHOOL. PRESENT:, R Martin (chair), A Denzey, , S White, R Beeson (head), C Halliday, Sister Dorothy, C Clarke, Z Betts W Hart (vice-chair) (7.30 ish). The meeting was quorate. 1. Opening Prayer The meeting was opened with a prayer at 7.05 p.m. 2. Apologies for Absence H Harwin, A Caulkett, L Cowell (clerk), C Harrison, T Roberts, J Lynes, S Larham, A Chandler – all accepted. 3. Declaration of Interest in any Agenda Item None declared. 4.Minutes of last Meeting The minutes of the last meeting held on 12 October were signed by the Chair as a true record. 5. Matters Arising Item 7. Rachel reported that even more opportunities were available to school from the LA. No further information regarding the building work adjacent to the school, which stands at 8 houses. 6. Future Admissions to All Saints Sian Phillips, Education Officer attended the meeting and delivered a paper to the governing body detailing the future demographic pressures on primary schools in March. She outlined the background and stated that September 2013 is when demand at Reception exceeds the number of places available in the town again. She answered several of the governor’s questions and what the next steps were going to be – primarily a site assessment is to take place, then an options appraisal and then consultation. The results would be reported back to school in the Spring Term. The governors at the meeting then voted in favour of growth of the school. After more discussion it was decided that the school should promote itself more rigorously in the churches via the clergy to increase church criteria admissions. Sam Surtees, the manager of the Council’s School Admissions Team was also present at the meeting to answer any specific admissions-related issues. 7. Changes to Curriculum and Committee structure An in-depth report has been produced by Chris detailing all the information gleaned from recent discussions to bring the Governor committees in line with the schools strands. This was circulated to governors on the 9 December and will be tabled at the next full governing body meeting. 8. Academies To be discussed at next meeting. 9 .Headteacher’s Report/School Development/ SEF Rachel had previously circulated her report. She mentioned that school will be mainly judged on data for progress and attainment and that the RAG rating is based on last year’s figures. A downward trend for 2 to 3 years could trigger an Ofsted by 2013. Governors asked what steps were being taken regarding accelerating progress of current year 6 and Page 1 of 2…. All Saints Primary School, March Chair…………………..………Date………….….Page No………. requested milestone data for KS1 and KS2 Sats for January meeting. Rachel reported that she had recently attended the New Ofsted Regulations briefing, and she would be sharing this with staff first after Christmas. A governor asked a number of questions to clarify progress against the SSE timetable. The school had opted not to send Yr 6 Sats papers for marking but to make the judgement ourselves. Staff would be attending training for this. Rachel said that Murrow School was still needing support and mentoring. 10. Chairman’s Report Ruth’s previously prepared report had not been circulated because of the Clerk’s absence from work so she delivered the main items verbally. This included the correct protocol to be followed if a Governor is approached with a concern. The report was circulated on 9 December. 11. Committees Curriculum – This group last met on 1 November. The minutes had been previously circulated and the next meeting is on Jan 18 at 7.00 p.m. Finance and Personnel – The last meeting was on 3 November and the main focus was low attendance at Ace Base and consequently insufficient income to cover costs. If matters are not improved the provision could be lost by Easter. The Terms of Reference, Statement of Financial Control, The Best Value Statement and the Policy on Paying Allowance to Governors were all recommended to the full governing body for approval. These documents were unanimously accepted. Next meeting 10 Jan at 7.00 p.m. Buildings Lettings and Safety – This group last met on the 3 November and the minutes were not available. Chris was thanked for his hard work on the Fire Risk Assessment, the reviewed Terms of Reference were then proposed and unanimously accepted by the full governing body. Next meeting to be on 19 Jan at 5.30 p.m. Church Liaison/Diocese – This group is to meet on 10 January 2012. Extended Schools – Preschool - Met on 3 Nov, the main discussion item was the bid for the new building. The next meeting is set for 19 January at 6.30 p.m. Friends – Zoe updated the group; the Friends were congratulated on hosting two very good evenings – The Fireworks and the Xmas Fayre. 12. Circulation and Signing of Code of Conduct This had been previously circulated to governors, signatures to accept the policy to be collected at the next meeting. 13. Governor Training Zoe and Steph had attended induction training. Wendy and Chris to do Headteachers Performance Review training 14. Dates of Next Meetings Wednesday 25 January, 21 March, 9 May, 4 July 2012 15. Any other Business Chris asked for governors to be contacted by text the day before a meeting to be reminded. Julia O’Connor is to do a talk on Academies at the next meeting. The meeting was closed with a prayer. Page 2 of 2 All Saints Primary School, March Chair…………………..………Date………….….Page No………. 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