Little Munden enjoys the services of a strong team of enthusiastic Governors with a wealth of experience and expertise from the teaching and business professions. There is representation from, and strong links with, the Friends of Little Munden (FoLM), the LA, the Parish Council, the Church, local business and the farming community.
The Governing Body is accountable to the LA for the overall management of the school including budgetary control, staffing, premises and curriculum. Additionally, we fully support the Headteacher and her staff in the day-to-day running of the school. It is our aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our pupils.
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Little Munden School: Committee Structure 2016/17
||Chair: Steve Ford
||Chair: Nikki Berry/Steve Ford
|Child Protection / Safeguarding/ CLA
|Health and Safety
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5th December 2017
The governing body under Steve Ford’s leadership has worked hard with Mrs Breeze, the teaching and support staff to ensure we are able to deliver a school environment and curriculum which helps your children to learn and reach their potential.
However Steve has has decided that with a new job and added commitments he was unable to lead the governing body and has stepped aside as Chair of Governors. On behalf of the board of governors I’m sure you will join me in thanking Steve for his considerable input into the role over the last couple of years.
Following on from our full governor body meeting on Monday 4th December I am delighted to have been elected the new chair of governors.
The Governing Body also welcomed Tovah Sutherland to the board as a parent governor and I’m sure she will add to the board’s role of challenging and being a ‘critical friend’ of the school to ensure the children reach their potential.
Already we are starting to see progress on our school development plan with a successful Art week, the planting of new trees by the children, weekly maths challenges, new challenges for children’s weekly reading, the choir performing at Haileybury College and Rocksteady about to begin their rock band sessions in January (ear buds at the ready!)
As a governing body we will continue to monitor and challenge the progress of the children, the staff and the school to ensure that Little Munden Primary School is able to create and sustain a rich learning environment in which each child can develop their full potential, intellectually, physically, socially and morally, building upon the skills which you have fostered in your child at home.
Finally on behalf of the governors I’d like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a successful 2018.
We hope that you have all settled in well to the new academic year and would like to extend a warm welcome to our new pupils, parents and carers.
There has been so much to be proud of at Little Munden in the past year. We have recorded good progress in learning, aspects of the school have been judged as outstanding and we’ve seen a range of fantastic experiences for our children, such as their participation in the concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The children and staff have all done remarkably well, and their hard work is clearly reflected in their results.
Attention has now turned towards our school making further achievements and it was great to witness the vibrant and positive learning atmosphere first hand when Mr Law and I met with the School Council a couple of weeks ago. We were invited along to speak with the whole school about our roles and how governors use our own experiences to provide both support and challenges to Mrs Breeze and her team to ensure that each and every one of our children at Little Munden reach their potential. The children worked collaboratively in their House teams to compile a list of excellent questions for us, which they read out confidently and clearly.
Thank you Mr Willis…
At the end of last year we said good bye to our Vice-Chair, Tony Willis. Tony has always made significant contributions to the school during his time on our governing body, as well as supporting the school on premises improvements and school vacations, and we thank him for all of his hard work and commitment.
Your School Needs You!
This term we have an exciting opportunity for two individuals (parents or otherwise) to join our governing body. This is a fantastic chance to help us ensure that our school continues to provide an inspiring environment where children are encouraged to learn, be curious about the world and develop the desire to fulfil their potential. Any interest would be welcomed; perhaps come along and sit in on a meeting before committing if you wish?
If you would like to find out more about what is involved please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the office for me to contact you.
Chair of Governors.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Message from the Chair of Governors. April 2016
Here we are already in the Summer Term and there are many things to be proud of at Little Munden School.
Just before the Easter break the Local Authority visited our school to carry out a Joint Annual Review (‘JARV’). The visit involves an assessment of all areas of the school and the feedback received has been very encouraging as we continue to strive for an outstanding status. The report includes comments such as:
“Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is outstanding”
“The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good”
“…the school is demonstrating an increasing number of outstanding traits”
Mrs Breeze and I met with the advisor and he was very complimentary about the confidence and excellent attitudes our children have, so well done to all. Actions have already been agreed as the focus now switches to improving further.
Last term Little Munden had already achieved two outstanding grades; firstly in the SIAMS inspection that assessed that the school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very effectively. To achieve this is no mean feat as the assessment levels have been raised over the past few years. Secondly, the school received the highest grading in the County Council’s Health & Safety assessment of our premises.
In the coming weeks you will notice that the school building will be improved. All of the windows and doors will be replaced following a successful application to County for funding. The replacement windows will not only enhance the appearance of the building and save a considerable amount of money in energy costs but will also improve the comfort and quality of the children’s learning environment.
A recent focus for governors has been to review and approve the budget for the new financial year, something that will continue to be a challenge for all schools in the coming years. This term governors will continue to focus on raising standards and will monitor improvement through the priorities in the School Development Plan; it is our role to support and challenge.
We also welcome Jo Stephens on to the Governing Body. We are delighted Jo is on board and the skills set she brings are already proving to be valuable to the school.
Lastly, we value everyone’s thoughts and ideas and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the School Development & Learning Without Limits meeting at the school next Wednesday 27th April at 6.30pm.
Message from the Chair of Governors. 8th October 2015
Dear Parent and Carers
Firstly, I wish to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new parents, children and staff to the school, and for those of you returning I hope that you were all able to spend some enjoyable time with your families over the summer period.
The Governing Body, led by Simon Smith, worked hard last year to ensure we have an already GOOD school working towards an OUTSTANDING judgment the next time OFSTED come calling.
However, at the end of last term Simon felt it was time to step aside and, following a Governor’s meeting in September, I am delighted to have been elected as Chair of Governors at our school. I’m sure you will join me in thanking Simon for his efforts over the past few years.
All of our Governors have their own careers, parenting and day-to-day responsibilities but they voluntarily dedicate time to the school when they are able to. Together with Mrs Breeze and the teaching and support staff we are passionate about ensuring our children receive the best possible education available during the school year ahead; we will reflect on the last academic year, identifying what worked well, what could be better and to implement plans for improvements this year.
In addition, our role is to support the school to deliver an environment and curriculum that is fun and exciting for the children to learn, whilst also robustly challenging and being a ‘critical friend’ to ensure all of our children reach their potential.
Here’s to a successful and rewarding school year for everyone.