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Information for Parents January 2021
Welcome to the Governance section of the Poltair School Website. The Governing Board of Poltair School are all volunteers who represent the community and help shape the direction and aims of the School. Some are elected directly by parents and staff, while others are selected by the Local Authority or co-opted by the Governing Board.
The Governing Board have a number of functions, some of which are delegated to committees or to the Headteacher. Primarily our role is to support and challenge the school, its staff and students, to achieve the very best quality of secondary education. Groups of governors:
For more details please review the sections below and/or contact us through our Clerk to the Governing Board, Mrs Hilary Dipper, [email protected]
The Clerk to the Governing Board is Mrs Hilary Dipper.
Information for Parents January 2021
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All feedback and concerns will be taken very seriously. We also like to hear when you are pleased and you may wish to use the Parent View facility on the front page of the website.
The Governors will hear complaints about the School, but only after all efforts to resolve the problem have been exhausted.
Step 1: Contact your child’s tutor or subject teacher or the member of staff responsible for that area of the school to discuss the problem. If you are unsure who that is, the office staff will be pleased to point you in the right direction. If you remain unhappy, the Head of Faculty or Head of Year can be contacted.
Step 2: If previous efforts to help resolve the position have not worked, please contact the Head’s PA, Mrs E Pennell. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, usually the Deputy Head or one of the Assistant Heads will be assigned to investigate. If the issue remains unresolved, the Headteacher will follow up and get back to you.
Step 3: If further action is required, you may contact the Governors through their clerk, Mrs Hilary Dipper, as detailed above.
Each Governing Body in England is required to have an “Instrument of Government” which lays out the membership. Regulations introduced in 2012 changed the format in response to Department for Education policy to reduce the number of Governors for each school. Our Governing Body was last reconstituted in June 2015.
Parent Governors are elected by the parent board as and when each Parent Governor Term of Office finishes. These are staggered so that elections are held in most years. They have a four year term of office. We have two Parent Governors. Any vacancies will be advertised on the website and a letter sent out to parents.
Trust Governors are elected by the St Austell Co-operative Trust. They have a four year term of office.
Co-opted Governors are people with particular expertise and skills (for example in finance, running a business, higher education) who are co-opted onto the governing body with the approval of the full Governing Body. They have a four year term of office. They may be parents, staff, or members of the wider community. There are currently six Co-opted Governors.
The Staff Governor is the single member of staff elected by all staff working in the school. They have a four year term of office.
The Headteacher is also a Governor and remains a Governor unless he resigns or retires from the post.
In 2015/16 we have introduced Associate Members to the Governing Body. These are additional parents, staff and members of the community who will be appointed to join a committee for one year as a non-voting member. The aim is to enhance the required Governor skills that we have identified through our own self-evaluation process.
In 2015/16 we introduced Associate Members to the Governing Body. These are additional parents, staff and members of the community who will be appointed to join a committee for one year as a non-voting member. The aim is to enhance the required Governor skills that we have identified through our own self-evaluation process.
Accepted by Poltair School Governing Board in September 2016
In ensuring that they support the aims and objectives of the School and that they fulfil their legal responsibilities Governors will work within the following broad principles of good practice:
Families of children that are eligible for free school meals will receive a voucher to the value of £15 per week for Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, M&S Food, LIDL or Waitrose. Poltair School is using Wonde.com to distribute these vouchers. Below is some useful information for you.
If your child is eligible for free school meals then you should have been notified directly by the school and also received one of the following: