Eastlands Primary School has strong governance which assists us to fulfil the seven Nolan principles of public life:
selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Governing Body Diversity Data
As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:
- target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
- develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
- prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
- address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks
Information about the role of the Governing Body
The governing body of Eastlands Primary School conducts its business to take account of the three roles outlined in the Governors’ Handbook:
- 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; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and senior leadership team.
The composition of the governing body
The governing body has re-constituted for September 2015. It comprises 11 governors in total. Every governor appointed to the governing body is appointed on the basis of the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The number of governors in each category is determined through the Instrument of Government and is currently:
- 1 head teacher
- 1 elected staff governor
- 3 elected parent governors
- 1 local authority governor
- 5 co-opted governor
Governing Body Membership Details
CLICK HERE for Eastlands Primary School current Governing Body details.
Governor Impact Statement 2023 click HERE
Governing Body Terms of Reference 2022 - 2023 click HERE
Governor Impact Log 2016-17 click HERE
Business & Financial Interests
Register of governors’ interests (From September 2016)
The attached document sets out the following:
- relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern
- relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
2020 - 2021 click HERE January 2021 click HERE February 2022 click HERE 2019 - 2020 click HERE 2018 - 2019 click HERE 2017 - 2018 click HERE 2016 - 2017 click HERE 2015 - 2016 click HERE
Reporting salaries of high paid staff.
All local authority maintained school are required to publish annually on their website the number of individual ( if any) earning over 100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.
2021 -22 - No staff at the school earn more than 100k a year.
Click HERE to view training courses attended by governors.
Meetings of the governing body - attendance
The full governing body meets seven times a year with no committee meetings; all meetings are clerked. Records of Governors' attendance at meetings:-
|2019 - 2020 click HERE
|2020-2021 click HERE
|2022-2023 click HERE
|2022-2023 Spring click HERE
|2018 - 2019 click HERE
|2018 - 2019 click HERE
|2017-2018 click HERE
|2016 - 2017 click HERE
|2015-2016 click HERE
Governor Meetings Minutes
How to become a governor
For further details about our vacancies on our governing body please contact our Clerk via email@example.com