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Governors' Corner (Autumn 2018)

Within a few weeks of the new school year starting, the school was advised that they would be receiving an OFSTED inspection.  The school receives less than 24 hours’ notice of the inspection and I would like to thank all of the staff and governors for the work and effort put into the inspection.  As staff and Governors, we were aware that this could happen and a tremendous amount of preparation had been taking place over the last 12 months.  The outcome was very pleasing, being assessed as Good, and the Report highlighting many areas of strength and progress since the last inspection in 2013.


There were some next steps identified, which need to be focused on, these being

  • Continued focus on improving school attendance
  • Embed mathematics
  • Develop and deepen skills and knowledge across the curriculum
  • Provide increased challenge for the most able pupils


The OFSTED visit was followed a few weeks later by an assessment for the retention of our Inclusion Quality Mark.  Once again, the outcome of this was highly supportive and encouraging of all that goes on in the school.  Reports of the OFSTED inspection and the Inclusion Quality Mark assessment are available on the school website.

Once again, a big thank you to all staff and Governors for their commitment and efforts in these achievements.


On the Governor front, Fiona Askins will now become a co-opted governor as her term of office as a parent governor ended in November 2018.  We still have a vacancy for a parent governor, as there were no nominations following the September request.  We would really like to add a parent governor to our team so if you have an interest in this or would like to know more, please contact me via the school office or speak with Mr Pincombe.


Finally, on behalf of all the Governors of the school, may I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!