Goonhavern Primary School Governance Statement
I am delighted to confirm the recent additions of 2 co-opted governors to our Governing Body, this will take us to a full compliment. Our 2 new members will bring a wealth of educational experience to our board and they are most welcome.
It is a real pleasure to be fully back into “in-person” school monitoring visits rather than the virtual world we have been so used to recently. This essential role of governance allows oversight into specific areas of the school’s performance and is, in my opinion, much richer for taking place at school where we can get a true feeling for the environment at Goonhavern.
I am satisfied that our budget is being appropriately allocated and utilised. I am very grateful for the chairing of the Finance, Staffing and Buildings committee by Mrs Adele Bull who leads direct oversight of this area of our Governance responsibilities.
The Governing Board of Goonhavern School continues to provide oversight of the strategy and ethos of the school together with ensuring robust financial scrutiny of the budget. This has continued throughout the pandemic with virtual visits from Governors together with in-person school monitoring visits (when allowed), where individual Governors meet with teachers and pupils to assess areas of the curriculum they are responsible for. Additional funding from the government related to the pandemic has been carefully and appropriately spent with excellent progress in reading as a result.
I am proud to lead a team of volunteers who care about the education and welfare of the pupils at Goonhavern. We are always on the lookout for new members of the Governing Body; if you know of someone (not a parent of a current pupil) who may be interested in finding out more then please get in touch via the school.