CONEY HILL AND FINLAY COMMUNITY FEDERATION
Coney Hill Community Primary School and Finlay School are governed by the CHF Community Federation.
The CHF Community Federation governs both Coney Hill Community Primary School and Finlay Community School.
Both schools work closely together to share knowledge, expertise and resources and the CHF Community Federation Governors come from all walks of life and play a vital role in shaping the schools and ensuring educational standards are met.
Governors may be contacted through the clerk to governors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CHF Community Federation's aim is to ensure that the unique identity, visions and values of both schools and their communities, are maintained.
Using the high level of expertise of staff across the federation the governors strive to ensure that all children reach their full potential.
Aspirational - creating lifelong learners
Community - working in partnership
Respect - for everyone's choices and views
Inclusive - celebrating differences
Wellbeing - promoting happiness, health, and self-worth
What does the Governing Body do?
Governors are responsible for several areas including attainment, finance, policies, and procedures. Their role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team at both schools to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and where learning is fun.
Their main functions are to:
Help set the aims and objectives for the school
Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support
The Governing Body has 2 sub-committees: Standards & Curriculum and Resources Committee.
Other working groups may be set up when needed to address or discuss issues or research a particular area and report back to the full governing body.
The overall purpose of the Standards & Curriculum Committee is to:
Monitor the standards pupils achieve, making sure they make at least expected progress and that the school is at least in line Nationally.
Monitor the school's success in promoting inclusion
Ensure that the school development plan is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school
Ensure that policies are reviewed on a regular basis to promote improved standards
Advise the Governing Body of the school's curriculum policies and oversee the National Curriculum statutory obligations are met.
Contribute to, monitor and evaluate parts of the self-evaluation summary, the school development plan and policies relating to resources issues, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body
The overall purpose of the Resources Committee is to:
Formally approve the annual school budget at the start of each financial year.
Monitor purchasing and authorise purchases above a set amount.
Monitor income and expenditure at regular intervals.
Act as personnel and authorise staff pay rises in line with the school's pay policy.
Audit accounts and acts on the school’s audit action plan.
Agree on the staffing structure with the Head Teacher
Adopt the Health and Safety appropriate to the needs of each school.
Provide support and guidance for the Head Teachers and Site Managers on all matters relating to the school premises and grounds, security and Health and Safety
Inspect the premises and grounds with the Site Managers termly and prepare a statement for the committee.
Ensure the school complies with Health and Safety regulations, seeking external advice if necessary.
Complete the Accessibility plan for the school in consultation with either the Site Managers or Head Teachers.
To review and agree on arrangements for school meals
Meet The Team
Co-Opted Governor – Finlay Community School Headteacher
Parent Governor and IT Link Governor
Co-Opted Governor Chair of Governors and Safeguarding and Pupil Premium Link
Health and Safety Link Governor
Local Authority, Additional Governor
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CONEY HILL AND FINLAY COMMUNITY FEDERATION
Executive Head: Mrs Rachel Lane Head Teacher: Mrs Hannah Williams
Assistant Head: Mrs Heather Willis and Miss Sasha Palmer
SENDco: Mrs Katie Kirby (email: email@example.com)
Address: Finlay Community School, Finlay Road, Gloucester, GL4 6TR