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The Chair and the Headteacher met today. We discussed the results of the recent parent survey - generally feedback was extremely positive, particularly around the school's handling of COVID restrictions. Parents also made some constructive suggestions for improvements which the school leadership team are already discussing and looking to implement. The Headteacher will share more on this soon. Thank you to all those parents who engaged with the survey!


The Governors recognise that staff have been under a lot of additional pressure as a result of COVID, and another focus of our discussion today was regarding how the school can help staff to be mindful of their own wellbeing and support them to actively manage it. We shared a lot of ideas on this subject which the Headteacher will discuss with the school leadership team and decide how to implement. Thank you to all school staff for their positive attitudes and hard work during these challenging times.


The Resources Committee met this evening to monitor the school's budget for this year, as well as agree pay recommendations for the teachers in school and agree important policies. We are very pleased and proud of how hard the staff have worked over the past year, considering the very challenging circumstances. We are also pleased that the school budget is looking very positive, despite the additional costs of additional cleaning and resources to keep everyone safe. There are plans to use a large amount on new resources to enhance children's learning in school, particularly around Reading.  

Keep your eyes open for our latest updates!



This evening the curriculum committee met with the literacy coordinators in school - Miss Weston and Mrs Green. We gained an insight into the leader's role within school. We looked at how reading, writing and phonics was delivered throughout the school. It was useful to look at the new action plans for the year and what is being put into place to support the children with their literacy skills. It sounds like this is going to be a great school year with lots of exciting things lined up for the children! We can't wait to see their learning


The Chair of Governors met briefly with the Headteacher today to discuss various matters including the impact of COVID-19 in the year so far. The impact of COVID-19 both on attainment and on wellbeing of staff and pupils will feature as one of the priorities for the school to address this academic year on its annual "School Development Plan", which is to be formally approved by the Governors in November. The school is already working hard in this area and we look forward to hearing more about its next steps at our November meeting.

16th September 2020


Hi everyone and welcome to the new school year. This evening a full governing board meeting was held to discuss and reflect on the new routines and changes that have taken place since the opening of school following the holidays. The staff at school are extremely pleased with how the children have adapted to the new routines and how well they have returned to learning. 


As part of the meeting new governor roles have been updated. (See the attached table).

Governor Role



Child Protection Governor

Helen Lovell


Communications Governor

Danielle Weston

Clare Stanley

Data Governor

Rob Brownlow


Health & Safety Governor


Andy Bernard

Pupil Premium Governor

Kathryn Knowles

Naomi Pearson

SEND Governor

Val Penycate

Val Penycate

Governors are allocated an area of responsibility within school. Over the year, it was agreed that each governor will visit school to discuss their area.



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