Another term is drawing to a close and wow what a packed one it has been! The governors have met on several occasions, in committee meetings and our full governing body meeting to discuss the progress of the school targets set by the School Improvement Plan.
We have conducted many monitoring visits this term to see policies, procedures and improvements in practice. We do this in a number of ways by meeting with staff, attending workshops, visiting classes and talking with parents.
It is impossible to get a feel of the school by looking at paperwork alone and so these visits are a vital part of our role.
In particular for our school, no amount of paperwork, targets or statistics could reflect the warmth, drive and passion felt throughout the classes on a daily basis. The strength and resilience shown by key members of staff when faced with the various challenges that can occur during the school day is an inspiration and a brilliant example to the pupils, who are always enthusiastic and happy at work.
On behalf of the governors, I would like to thank you all, pupils, staff and families for your hard work and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy a well earned break!
Caroline Bell Vice Chair of Governors