Governing Body

Any queries or contact to be made via the Clerk to the Governors, via admin@emlyn.carms.sch.uk
The Chair of the Governors (Elaine Sharpling) can be contacted via the Clerk (contact details above) or by leaving a message at the School Reception for a return telephone call.

Membership

Details of the members of the Governing Body can be seen by clicking on the “Full Governing Body” tab.

Parent Governors:  Our Parent Governors are Elaine Sharpling, Emma Morgan, Susan Leonard, Tony Bristow, Deborah Howlett and Bridget Hiser.

Communication

– The Governing Body would like to communicate with parents using email and text.

– Annual Parents Meetings are no longer a statutory requirement.  Refer to the thumbnail to the left “Annual Report” for details on how to submit a question to the Governing Body or how to call a meeting.

– The dates of the full GB meetings for 2015/16 will be shown here in due course

Please CLICK on “News/Information for Parents” tab for links to consultations, “How to Make a Complaint” and other useful information.

Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales

In March 2014 Professor Graham Donaldson was asked to conduct a fundamental review of curriculum and assessment arrangements from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4.

http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/curriculuminwales/curriculum-for-wales/?lang=en

Academic Calendar

The following link shows the schedule of Governing Board and Sub Committee meetings for 2014/15. 2014-2015 Governor Meetings 9 September 2014

This document can be subject to change and additions throughout the year.  Any queries can be referred via the Clerk to the Governors on email to admin@emlyn.carms.sch.uk.

The schedule of Governing Board and Sub Committee meetings for 2015/16 will be shown here in due course.

Full Governing Body
Elaine Sharpling (Chair)

Lyn Evans

Emma Morgan

Maureen Webley (Vice Chair)

Tony Bristow

Hazel Evans

Karen Thomas

Deborah Howlett

Meredydd Williams

Marion Peckham

Jackie Williams

Hugh Thomas

Emyr Evans

Matt Morden

Helen Pulman Slater

Ceire Merrison

Lisa Wolfe

Sally Worsley

Diane Miller

Finance & Premises

Meredydd Williams (Chair)

Hazel Evans (Vice Chair)

Jackie Williams

Hugh Thomas

Lyn Evans

Nerys Davies

Tony Bristow

Curriculum and Standards

Karen Thomas (Chair)

Elaine Sharpling

Hugh Thomas

Matthew Morden (Vice Chair)

Tony Bristow

Lyn Evans

Emyr Evans

Lisa Wolfe

Sally Worsley

Pastoral and Well being

Emma Morgan

Hugh Thomas

Deborah Howlett (Chair)

Marion Peckham

Helen Pulman Slater (Vice-Chair)

Seamus O’Sullivan

Ceire Merrison

Diane Miller

Lisa Wolfe

Staffing

Maureen Webley (Chair)

Karen Thomas

Hazel Evans

Meredydd Williams

Marion Peckham

Jackie Williams (Vice Chair)

Hugh Thomas

Deborah Howlett

Diane Miller

Annual Report

2014-15 Reports

The Governors’ Annual Report 2014-15 can be viewed here.
Governors Report 2014 2015 Welsh version.pdf
Governors report 2014 2015 English Version.pdf

Should you wish to submit a question to the Governors, please complete and return this form. APM Feedback Sheet.docx

ANNUAL PARENTS MEETING 2013

Thank you to all those who attended the Annual Parents Meeting (Tuesday 23 April 2013). A copy of the notes from the evening can be downloaded here. APM Notes 23 April 2013.docx Should you wish to submit a question to the Governors, please complete and return this form. APM Feedback Sheet.docx

FUTURE PARENTS’ MEETINGS

The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 (The Act) removed the requirement for school governing bodies to hold an annual meeting with parents. Instead, new arrangements were introduced to enable parents to request up to 3 meetings in any school year with a governing body, on matters which are of concern to them.

If parents wish to use their rights under the Act to hold a meeting, 4 conditions will need to be satisfied:

1. Parents (of at least 30 pupils) will need to raise a petition in support of holding a meeting.
2. The meeting must be called to discuss matters which affect the school
3. A maximum of 3 meetings can be held during the school year
4. There must be at least 25 school days left in the school year

Please contact the Clerk to the Governors on admin@emlyn.carms.sch.uk

Further details of the conditions can be found here GB Meeting called by Parents.docx
Statutory Guidance:
English:http://www.governorswales.org.uk/publications/2013/05/09/parents-meetings-statutory-guidance/
Welsh: http://www.governorswales.org.uk/cyhoeddiadau/2013/05/09/cyfarfodydd-rhieni-canllawiau-statudol/

Previous Annual Reports

Previous Governors’ Annual Report can be viewed here.
Annual Reports

Link Governors
  • Child Protection Governors (Jackie Williams and Marion Peckham)
  • SEN Governor (Jackie Williams)
  • Health & Safety Governor (to be confirmed)
  • Pay Review Panel (Meredydd Williams, Karen Thomas, Emma Morgan, Maureen Webley)
  • Pay Review Appeal Panel (Hazel Evans, Elaine Sharpling, Deborah Howlett, Tony Bristow)
  • Staff Disciplinary and Dismissal Committee (Elaine Sharpling, Hazel Evans, Caroline Roberts)
  • Staff Disciplinary and Dismissal Appeals Committee (Tony Bristow, Karen Thomas, Deborah Howlett)
  • Pupil Discipline and Exclusions Committee (Maureen Webley, Tony Bristow, Lyn Evans, Meredydd Williams, Caroline Roberts)
  • Head Teacher Performance Management Panel (Maureen Webley, Hazel Evans plus LA Advisers)
  • Curriculum Area Link Governors
    • Science: Lyn Evans
    • English: Maureen Webley
    • Literacy: Elaine Sharpling
    • Welsh: Hazel Evans
News - Information For Parents

Contact the Governing Body:

Any queries or contact to be made via the Clerk to the Governors, via on admin@emlyn.carms.sch.uk
The Interim Chair of the Governors (Elaine Sharpling) can be contacted via the Clerk (contact details above) or by leaving a message at the School Reception for a return telephone call.

The Governing Body would like to communicate with parents using email and text.
Please follow this link for the latest letter.
Annual Parents Meetings are no longer a statutory requirement. Refer to the thumbnail to the left “Annual Report” for details on how to submit a question to the Governing Body or how to call a meeting.
The dates of the full GB meetings for 2015/16 will be confirmed here in due course.

Complaints Procedure
-The Governing Body’s Complaints Procedure can be found here (GB Complaints Procedure.pdf). All complaints regarding the governance of the school should be communicated in the first instance to the Clerk to the Governors via(admin@emlyn.carms.sch.uk) clearly marked “FAO Clerk to the Governors”. If your complaint is regarding the day-to-day management or arrangements in school, please address your complaint to the Headteacher (hught@emlyn.carms.sch.uk)

School Categorisation

The new system replaces secondary school banding and includes the Programme for Government commitment to introduce a primary school banding system. It will help make sure schools receive the help and support that they need to secure the very best outcomes for their pupils. (Guide for Parents: 150119-parents-guide-en.pdf

School Performance and Achievement Report 2013-2014 and National Categorisation: Adroddiad Cyflawniad a Chategoreiddio Cenedlaethol.pdf
Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales

In March 2014 Professor Graham Donaldson was asked to conduct a fundamental review of curriculum and assessment arrangements from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4.

http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/curriculuminwales/curriculum-for-wales/?lang=en

Governor Information - Forms

Governor Visit Guidance: 16Guidance notes for Governor Visits.
Governor Visit Form: 17Governor Visit Form 2.

Governors’ Wales: Website and email advice available 24/7 with an extensive range of information, news and references relating to law and procedures: www.governorswales.org.uk

School Categorisation System
The new system replaces secondary school banding and includes the Programme for Government commitment to introduce a primary school banding system. It will help make sure schools receive the help and support that they need to secure the very best outcomes for their pupils.
150121-guidance-en.pdf

OECD Review of Education (10 April 2014)
OECD report.PDF

The Hill Report (June 2013) outlines the future of education in Wales. It is a very long document but very readable and contains reference to governance, school improvement and teacher improvement. Follow this link to the summary (130 pages)

http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/consultation/130621-delivery-of-education-report-en.pdf
Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales

In March 2014 Professor Graham Donaldson was asked to conduct a fundamental review of curriculum and assessment arrangements from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4.

http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/curriculuminwales/curriculum-for-wales/?lang=en
Learning Wales’ Partner Sites

There are a number of useful partner sites supporting education in Wales for you to explore. http://learning.wales.gov.uk/about/parter-sites/?lang=en
Governor Training Sessions
(Bookings available across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion)
Carmarthenshire Gov Train Prog – Spring 2015.
22Pembs training prog 2014-15.pdf
21Ceredigion Training Programme 2014 -2015.pdf