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Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Governors

The Governing Body of Homelands Primary School is made up of people nominated by Torbay Council, members of the local community, parents and staff.

All Governors can be contacted through the school office.

 

Governor Information 2017-2018

 

Angela Urquart Head teacher

Date appointed:  09.2018

Term of Office: N/A

Appointed by: N/A

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities:

Attendance at Meetings: 100%

 

Maurice Codd - Chair of Governors

Date appointed: 16.06.2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities: Safeguarding/Data/Reading

Attendance at Meetings: 73%

 

Helen Porter

Date appointed: 06.11.2013

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Parents

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities: Data

Attendance at Meetings: 100%

 

Amy Wyatt

Date appointed: 08.12.2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Parents

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities: Maths

Attendance at Meetings: 80%

 

Shirley Fowler

Date appointed: 08.03.2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities: SEN

Attendance at Meetings: 80%

 

Tom Daniel

Date appointed: 16.06.2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities:

Attendance at Meetings: 86%

 

Darren Hales

Date appointed:

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Responsibilities: Parental Engagement

Attendance at Meetings:

 

David Murray

Date appointed:

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business/Pecuniary Interests: PFI

Responsibilities:

Attendance at Meetings:

 

PARENT FEEDBACK

Governors received extremely positive feedback from their discussions with parents during parents’ evening week in November:

 

In total the team spoke to around 70 parents, representing over 85 children across the school.

 

Does your child enjoy their time at school?

There was 100% positive response to this question with particular acknowledgement of our nurturing approach as well as our induction for children moving from other schools.

 

What is your view of our new class shares?

Again, there was 100% positive response to the initiative—even though there can be timing issues, parents would like this to continue. Indeed more are already planned in for this term with staff and children enjoying them as much as parents!

 

How do you rate the communication you receive from classteachers?

Responses for every year group were positive. Parents recognised that staff are aware of individual needs, including the support required for children with special educational needs and for those with high ability:

‘needs...being handled very well’

‘over and above.., not the sort of thing you would expect from a school’

‘...it is really inspiring her!’

 

What are your thoughts on homework?

While around half of those parents with children in Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 felt that there was too much homework given, there was positive feedback for the Year 6 Homework Logs.

Governors have asked that the homework policy be reviewed and monitored in the light of these concerns.

 

Is the school led and managed effectively?

There was 100% positive response with parents commenting that issues had been dealt with very well.

 

All parents spoken to felt welcomed and encouraged to take part in school life and all parents were enthusiastic about the good range of activities Homelands offers after school.

 

There were some mixed comments about trips and residentials—the majority of parents felt that school trips were excellent, good value for money with a good choice of experience which enhances school life. Governors and leadership regularly review the costings for trips, as well as the impact they have on the wider curriculum for children at Homelands, and will be mindful of parental concerns.

 

All parents were aware of the school’s safeguarding policy but not all were aware that governors can also be approached if there are safeguarding concerns—Maurice Codd is the lead governor for child protection.

 

 

 

School Attendance
  • FS 96.6%
  • Year 1 98%
  • Year 2 98.6%
  • Year 3 95.6%
  • Year 4 94.6%
  • Year 5 95.8%
  • Year 6 96%
  • School 96.4%
House Points
  • Kodiak Bears 98 points
  • Killer Whales 108 points
  • Golden Eagles 111 points
  • Bengal Tigers 88 points
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