Full Governing Board meeting – 19.02.24.

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Standing items

  •  Safeguarding – although no incidents of concern have occurred, discussions took place around improving site security
  • Pupil attendance – the Interim Head, Sandra Miller, advised that attendance remains high, but she would like to see a decrease in term-time absence for holidays
  • Health & Safety – governors were advised that an unannounced routine inspection of the main school kitchen had been carried out by a Vale of White Horse Environmental Health office, with the highest food hygiene rating (5) once again being awarded

Head’s Report – verbal

Miss Miller advised that work continues against the School Development Plan, and that recent visits from Oxfordshire County Council advisers have highlighted noticeable improvements to issues arising from last year’s Ofsted inspection.  She commented that a schedule of meetings with the new Headteacher, Dr Crellin, is in place to ensure an effective handover.

Schools Financial Value Standard

The School Business Manager, Emma Fox, explained that this is a checklist which maintained schools must submit
to the Local Authority annually and helps to provide governors with assurance that they are meeting the basic standards necessary to achieve a good level of financial health and resource management.

EYFS Framework – compliance

Clare Willetts advised that, in line with the recently updated framework, Long Furlong remains compliant.

School website – required content

Emma Fox advised that, with the exception of end of Key Stage 2 203 assessment data, all content is now up to date.  The assessment data will be updated at the earliest opportunity.

Policies for approval

OCC’s “Pay Policy – Support Staff” was adopted by the school.