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Monitoring and Challenge

Our Governors as part of their role come into school to monitor different parts of school life. Every term they get an extensive report of what happens in school but it is always worthwhile seeing the school in action.
Please see below a timetable of who is coming into school this term and what evidence they will be looking at.


Jan and Jim - complete a Learning Walk focus on impact of TAs, Class Ambassadors and Classroom Environment (Completed)
Barbara Grosvenor - Meet with Mrs R Johnson regarding Literacy and action plans (Completed)
Jim - met with Mrs J. Graham regarding Online Safety and Computing Action Plan (Completed)
Andrea Cartlidge - met with Miss H. Glebocki for SEN Updates (Completed)
Seb Daly - meet with Gemma W to complete Learning Walk (Completed)

Claire Smith - met with Andrea Long regarding PSHE (Completed)

Doreen  - met with Caroline and Rebecca who has been updated on the new Safeguarding Policy (Completed)
Carole Kind - met with Sophie Mills to discuss Science and PSQM (Completed)
Jim and Jan - met with SR to go through the Governor Action Plan 2016/17 (Completed)
John Cheetham meet with Gemma Whittingham and Beki Johnson to focus Mathematics Mastery (Completed)
Reverend Peter Jones and Reverend Peter Chantry to meet Simon Hewitt to discuss Collective Worship
Sam Ray to meet with Jan Phillips and Jim Cartlidge to discuss Raise Online (Completed)
Sam Ray to meet with Jan Phillips and Jim Cartlidge to discuss Finance and Personnel and Raising Achievement - Curriculum Sub Committees (Completed)
Barbara Grosvenor - Learning Walk - focus on basic skills and marking  (Spring Term 2017) (Completed)
Jan Phillips - met with Mrs Ray to discuss Performance Management Evidence and recommendations  (Completed)
Jim completed a Learning walk (Completed)
Barbara Grosvenor - Beki Johnson and Sarah Cowen to discuss the Writing Action Plan (Completed)
Barbara Grosvenor - Beki Johnson and Kim Foy to discuss Reading Action Plan (Completed)
Doreen Belcher - Meet with Caroline and Beki to be updated on any Safeguarding concerns (Completed)
Claire Smith - meet with Andrea (PSHE) to go through action plans (Completed)
John Cheetham - meet with Gemma to go through Action Plan and monitor maths meetings at Betley (Completed)
Carole Kind - meet with Sophie - focus on Science Action Plan and  look at portfolio for PQSM (Completed)
Andrea Cartlidge - meet with Kim Foy (SEN) (Completed)
Mechele Carpenter - meet with Rachel Stafford to discuss Artsmark (Completed)
Debbie Maughan - meet with Claire Smith to discuss action plan and formulate plan for the Spring Term (Completed)
Andrea Cartlidge - meet with Kim Foy (SENCO) (completed)
Dennis Morris - meet with Emily Kirkham (H&S) (completed)
Barbara - meet with Beki Johnson (Safeguarding and Literacy) (completed)
John Cheetham - meet with Gemma Whittingham and Rachel Stafford (Maths) (completed)
Jan Phillips - meet with Sam Ray (Assessment and Pupil Premium) (completed)
Mechele Carpenter - meet with Rachel Stafford (Arts) (completed)
Seb Daly - meet with Gemma Whittingham (EYFS) (completed)
Carole Kind - meet with Sophie Baker (Science) (completed)

Andrea Cartlidge - meet with Kim Foy - Learning Walk (Completed) 

John Cheetham - meet woth Gemma - watch maths lessons (Completed)

Meeting taking place Spring Term 2022

Nature of Meeting

People Present

(including staff and Governors)

Safeguarding and LACHelen Finn, Gemma Whittingham and Caroline BegleyFebruary 2022

Pupil Premium Strategy

Jan Phillips and Sam RayApril 2022

SEF and Learning Walk

Helen Finn, Andrea Cartlidge, Jan Phillips and Sam RayMarch 2022


Seb Daly and Gemma WhittinghamMarch 2022


Seb Daly and Shaun Slater March 2022


John Cheetham and Rachel StaffordMarch 2022


Katy Goetzee and Kim FoyFebruary & March 2022

Performance Management reviews 

Jan Phillips, Jim Cartlidge, Sarah Luty (external)  and Sam Ray February 2022

Pupil Voice (Focus on Reading and Diversity)

Sarah Luty (external), Jim Cartlidge, Jan Phillips and Sam Ray February 2022


Naomi Soto and Gav BartelsMarch 2022

History and Geography

Andrea Cartlidge and Lily DawsMarch 2022

PE (including Sports Premium)

Samantha Turner and Emily KirkhamApril 2022

Art, Design and Technology and Music

Mechele Carpenter and Rachel StaffordApril 2022


Nature of MeetingPeople Present (including staff and Governors)Month/Year 
Safeguarding Helen Finn & Gemma WhittinghamSeptember 2023


John Cheetham & Gemma WhittinghamOctober 2023
RERuth Fish & Gemma WhittinghamSeptember and October 23
REPeter Jones & Gemma WhittinghamNovember 2023
EYFS Katy Goetzee & Gemma WhittinghamNovember 2023
Art Hilary Griffiths, Rachel Stafford & Lauren RamsayNovember 2023