NAPIER PRIMARY ACADEMY Local Governing Body Annual Impact Report 2019-2020 

Summary of Achievements During the Year 

In December2019 Napier had an Ofsted visit. The outcome of the two day inspection was that Napier was rated as Good in all categories. This outcome was the result of much hard work on behalf of the Executive Head and the Headteacher alongside all the staff who have worked tirelessly to move the school forward. As a Governing Body we were delighted by the outcome and now hope the school will progress further to achieve the Outstanding status. A new Head of school appointment was made in the summer term and Ciaran Mc Cann was appointed to replace Matt Harris. The Spring term brought the onset of Covid 19 and this has had an obvious effect with the initial closing of the school then in the summer term the gradual opening again of the school. The impact of this has obviously affected pupils learning and the outcomes that had been planned. The organisation of the school has been done efficiently to ensure everyone stays safe .It has been a huge learning curve for everyone and Governors have tried to keep abreast of developments by our online meetings. The school budget remains on track however the extra costs of dealing with Covid in the school and all the extra cleaning and sanitisation will have an impact. 

Governance at Napier Primary within TKAT Napier Primary Academy is part of TKAT, a multi academy trust. The trust is a charity and its board of trustees must ensure that it complies with its charitable objects which relate to the provision of education in its schools. As such it is the trust board which is accountable for the performance of the schools in the trust, and in turn, it is held to account by the Department of Education. The trust can choose to appoint committees for each of its academies and where it does so, theses are known as a local governing body or LGB. The LGB's responsibilities are set out in a document known as the Scheme of Delegation which is available on TKAT's and Academy's website. 

Napier Local Governing Body 

At the beginning of the year we were able to welcome three new members to the governing body. Plus we were able to appoint a parent governor with particular responsibility for Parent Communication and Marketing governor. The Marvellous Me App seems to be going down well with parents. We would obviously welcome more Governors as attendance at our meetings can be sporadic. 

Governance functions

The core functions of governance in publicly funded schools are;

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils, and the performance management of the staff 

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

In MATS these functions must be carried out at board level, and in some cases aspects of these functions will be delegated to LGB's. 

1 Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

• Napier Primary Academy fully embraces TKAT's vision for the trust which is 

inspiring Learners, Changing Lives. Napier Primary Academy's ethos and values are about Respect, Equality, Friendship, Enjoyment ,Contribution and Trust. Shaping Lives and building futures. Napier Primary Academy's core purpose is defined as meeting the needs of everyone in the establishment so they reach their full potential. Napier Primary Academy's vision is to provide the foundations for outstanding outcomes by quality teaching and learning. Promoting outstanding learning behaviour across the school and supporting emotional wellbeing across the school. Napier Primary Academy's strategy is to build on the now solid foundation and with the influences of the new headteacher work to make the school “Outstanding”.

2 Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the performance management of staff. Agreeing Outcomes Monitoring progress Contributing to Performance management of the Headteacher and agreeing pay progressions for the staff 

3 Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent At each Governor meeting we are given the breakdown of the budget by our finance manager Lorrayne Sanders. The accounts she produces are also audited by TKAT. We as Governors are very grateful for her efficiency and excellent control of the budget.

Local Governing Body Effectiveness

It is fair to say that the Governing body could be more effective but at this time, when it is not advisable to go into school it makes this even more difficult .On line meetings are better than nothing but not as effective as we would like. 

Future plans

To support the new Headteacher to assist him and the Executive Headteacher to move the school forward during these trying times. 

To improve communication with parents. 

Chair of Governors: Stella Dillon Date: Autumn 2020