The main role of the Governing Body is to support the Head of School and staff to reach targets as identified in the School Development Plan and the School Evaluation Form. These two documents highlight strengths of the school and areas for development. They help us to plan how to move towards excellence in all areas of school life.
Our legal duties include:
- Teaching and Learning
- Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
- Appointing, challenging and supporting the Head of School
The Governors meet at least once a term.
Middlezoy Primary and Othery Village Schools currently have an Interim Executive Board.
What is the purpose of an IEB?
An ‘interim executive board’ (IEB) can be put in place if the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) or incoming Trust has concerns about a school’s governance. This may be due to the school not making good enough progress, pupils not achieving expected results or concerns about leadership or safeguarding measures, for example.
An IEB may also be appointed due to concerning results from a recent Ofsted inspection, for instance, if a school has moved from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’.
Othery Village School was deemed ‘Inadequate’ in December 2019.
The purpose of an IEB is to provide interim expertise and high-quality governance to support future improvement in a school, including the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.
At present, the members of the IEB are as follows:
- Lindsay Hayward – Headteacher
- Ceri Gardiner – Staff Governor
- Richard McElwaine – Director Appointed
- Luke Talmage – Director Appointed
- Nicola Mannion – Parent Governor
The IEB will remain in place for the rest of this academic year and if necessary, until the school/outcomes for pupils improve and the school has secure leadership.