Annual Statement of Issues Faced and Addressed by the Governing Body






  • Review curriculum and subject performance and implementation in school
  • Link governors to meet with coordinators, and take part in learning walks linked to their designated area.
  • Curriculum development explored at Teaching and Learning committee
  • Link governors meet with staff in school to find out about developments in their area of interest.   Shared with wider governing body.
  • All governors - ongoing
  • Governors are knowledgeable about their subject area and developments within the school inclusive of rationale, implementation and impact of new curriculum. 
  • Review standards, pupil progress, child outcomes and performance of the school
  • To review data and results and challenge the management on the performance of the school
  • The full governing body & the teaching and learning committee will receive and review the most recent data and results of the school.
  • Teaching and Learning committee & full governing body – September 2014
  • The governing body has a clear understanding of the performance of the school and challenge where appropriate.  This is inclusive of the schools comparative performance with others and of class and pupil groups within the school.
  • Review the school action plan
  • To carry out a review of the school action plan to ensure it meets the needs of the school
  • Full governing body will review and accept the school improvement plan for the academic year, ensuring it meets the key priorities of the school
  • Full governing body
  • The development plan is fit for purpose and addresses the key priorities of the school.  Reassurance is provided on implementation and impact of the plan.

Reconstitution of Governing body

Carry out full review of the governing body, reflecting on the changing needs and roles required

Chair and Vice chair review and full governing body agreement

Full Governing body January to July 2015

Governing body successfully reconstituted, sub-committees and governor roles and expectations clarified and revised

Changing learning landscape and future options for the school

  • Governors ensure they have a grip on the national changes affecting the governance of schools and of the importance of school to school support.  Forming a basis from which future choices can be made that best address the ethos and aspiration of the school.
  • Regular FGB discussions.  Governor investigation of background information.  Formation of sub-group to take forward.
  • FGB and sub-group
  • Consensus on priorities for Tang Hall School in any future arrangements.   Commitment to ensure the school is well placed to make decisions in the best interest of the learning of local children. 
  • Budget setting, monitoring and review
  • To agree a set budget and monitor it on a termly basis to ensure sound financial management
  • Budget set by HT, School business Manager & resources subcommittee, then presented to and agreed by full governing body
  • Subcommittee and full governing body annually to set and termly monitoring - ongoing
  • School budget position remains healthy, if challenging, and governors are satisfied that the school is meeting the requirements of the SFVS
  • Performance management
  • To carry out performance management programme for Headteacher and to provide ongoing support and challenge to school leadership
  • Review and target setting made by performance management subcommittee and presented to and agreed by full governing body
  • Regular contact between school leadership and governors
  • Pay subcommittee and full governing body - ongoing
  • Challenging targets set for Headteacher  which drive improvements in school.  Appropriate ongoing conversation on progress between school leaders and governors. 
  • Review and upkeep of buildings and school site
  • Review ongoing maintance of school building and oversee a rewire in the Summer
  • Actions presented by HT and agreed by full governing body
  • Full governing body – summer term 2015
  • Governors fully aware of implications of work across school, works effectively delivered. 
  • Policy documentation review
  • To review school policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the school and meet most recent national recommendations where appropriate
  • Full governing body reviews policy documentation at termly meetings
  • Full governing body - ongoing
  • All school policies reflect up to date recommendations and developments and fit the needs of the school.