Governor Newsletter: December 2019

Governors are responsible for setting the school’s vision and strategic direction, for holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team to account for educational performance, and for ensuring the School’s money is spent well.

It’s been a busy term for Governors. We started the term with a full governor training session delivered by Schools Choice on the new Ofsted Framework and a few weeks later had a session to consider the school’s ethos, vision and aims and whether what is published is still appropriate. The consensus was that it largely is, but perhaps with a few tweaks in some areas to reflect how our school operates and what it aims to achieve today and going forward. Those changes will be updated on the website and publications in due course.

We have also been supporting the school with the School Development Plan, a summary version of which you can find on the website under the Policies section. Many of our monitoring visits this term have been arranged around this. The Governor Action Plan is also now updated and available on the website, so please feel free to take a look to see what we aim to achieve over the forthcoming months.

Thank you to all of those who stopped to talk with us at the Consultation evenings back in October and take part in the Parent/Carer survey. We had a fantastic response rate with over 100 surveys completed. If you didn’t get a chance to complete a survey, we would welcome your views and you can complete a survey at anytime at parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. We are now busy collating all of the data and will feedback to you in due course with the results.

In the New Year we are hoping to launch a Head and Chair open morning every term, providing you with the opportunity to come along and meet us and discuss any matters you would like to. In the meantime, we would like to wish all staff, pupils, families and volunteers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Governor Newsletter: July 2019

Governors are responsible for setting the school’s vision and strategic direction, for holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team to account for educational performance, and for ensuring the School’s money is spent well.

Welcome to:

  • James Baalham - LA Governor, elected 11 July 2019
  • Matt Paisley - Parent Governor, elected 11 July 2019
  • Mike Finch - Co-Opted Governor, elected 12 July 2019

Farewell to:

Brendan Clancy and Chris Herron – Brendan and Chris have served 4 and 8 years respectively and contributed much in that time. We thank them for their service and wish them well.

Focus: What have we done this term?

  • Hosted the BBQ stall at the school fete
  • Carried out a monitoring visit reviewing the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision
  • Invigilated at SATS exams
  • Visited camp to see the fun and adventure the children get to experience
  • Observed a Maths Mastery class being delivered
  • Met with the school’s Standards and Excellence Officer who was assessing the Early Years provision
  • Attended training on Safeguarding matters
  • Carried out Safeguarding checks on the school
  • Reviewed the school’s compliance with GDPR legislation

Future Plans:

Governors are in the process of arranging training for next term so they can better understand the new Ofsted Framework and Curriculum which comes into place in September, and we are also working on creating a Governor Action Plan to focus our attention on key areas.