Chair of Governors Letter

                                                                                                                                          July 2017


Dear Parents and Carers,


As we come to the end of another school year I would like to bring you up-to-date on what the Governors have been doing.


As Governors we are involved with a variety of issues but we consider the welfare of the children to be our most important role. We try to see the school in action by visiting during the day, observing in class, talking to the children at lunchtime and in the playground as well as going on school trips. These activities are always very enjoyable and the children are always happy, willing to talk and polite and helpful. We also attend Parent Consultation Evenings so that as parents you can talk to us and we encourage you to complete the annual
survey. We like to keep up to date so Governors have also had training on Safeguarding as part of our training programme this year.


As Governors we attend committee meetings termly where we discuss the budget, policies and the children’s attainment. We always appreciate the reports that we receive from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the opportunity to ask questions. This helps us to gain a better understanding of the school and challenge the Leadership team. We need to know what is going on.


As you know, this year has been a challenging year for us with regards to the budget and the financial implications of this and we have had advice from County before making some difficult decisions.


This year we had a fantastic Cross-Curricular week of Maths and all the Governors really enjoyed the muddy expedition to Aldenham Country Park, almost as much as the children. We are very happy to celebrate the progress of all the children and in particular the SATs results in Year 6. Good luck to the Year 6 moving onto their Secondary Schools.


As we move into the new year, we will be focusing on how we will continue to provide the best all round education for your children. We have a good school for local children. We will continue to have a dedicated, experienced and innovative teaching team and we will still have our Cross-Curricular week, clubs, open days, and the events throughout the year.


We are always impressed with how committed Mrs Pipe and all the staff are to doing their best for all the children and would like to thank them for their hard work. We would like to wish those staff who are leaving, our best wishes for the future.


I would like to wish you all a restful summer holiday with hopefully some warm, dry weather.


Liz Griffiths
Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors Letter