Governors serving on this Committee are:
Joanne Tapp (Vice-Chair of Governors/Chair of SID/Foundation Governor), Liz Hooper (Foundation Governor), Caroline Moore (Headteacher), Louise Robinson (Foundation Governor), Lynne Stanley (Foundation Governor), Janet Pittaway (Foundation Governor) and Clare Pain (Parent Governor).
The Key Functions of the SID Committee are as follows:
The School Development Plan (SDP) sets the priorities for the coming year and makes a detailed plan to meet the targets for those priority areas.
Finally a Raising Achievement Plan (RAP) looks at a key area of the school’s responsibility that Governors and Staff feel needs some improvement and sets a detailed plan to make those improvements.It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to prepare these plans and the Governors have oversight of these preparations. In particular, the preparation of the SDP starts with a meeting between SID Governors and all staff to set out the priorities for the coming year and ideas for development. The Headteacher then develops the plan which Governors approve.
Governors take this responsibility very seriously and have oversight of this process, through a dedicated SEN Governor, Louise Robinson, a former teacher. Mrs Robinson works closely with the SEN co-ordinator, Briony Cartwright, and makes a report to each meeting on the issues arising from the management of SEN. Miss Cartwright has access to the committee at any time and once a year is invited to review the current situation with Governors.
One of our Governors, Jo Tapp, has taken on responsibility for liaising with the Headteacher to bring these to the SID committee for their approval and she gives us her expert opinion on their suitability to our situation.These documents, once they have been approved, are placed on the school’s website.
The SID Governors meet 5 times per year, usually about two weeks before the meeting of the full Governing Body (FGB), to enable recommendations to the FGB to be passed on in a timely manner.