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Governors' Corner (Summer 2019)

As we come to the end of the school year, it is time to reflect on the achievements of the school and its pupils.  The school had an Ofsted inspection in September 2018 and we were very pleased to be rated as GOOD, having made significant progress since the 2013 inspection.  The Governors are working with the Headteacher and staff to implement the areas that were identified, namely to:

  • Continue to focus on improving school attendance
  • Embed Mathematics and mastery
  • Develop and deepen skills and knowledge across the curriculum
  • Provide increasing challenge for the most able pupils


The Ofsted inspection was closely followed by the Inclusion Quality Mark inspection which, again, was very successful following extensive work by the staff and Miss Rollings in particular.  The report recommended that the school apply for ‘Centre of Excellence’ status, which is as good an endorsement that we can receive.


On the Governing body front, we have welcomed two new members –

  • Elizabeth Appleby as our Local Authority Governor and
  • Marie Gates as a new Parent Governor

Additionally, Christine Mason will now become a Parent Governor following her role as a Co-Opted Governor.  Fiona Askins (our Vice Chair), having been a parent Governor for four years, has kindly agreed to stay on as a Governor in a Co-Opted capacity.  Thus, after a few years, we are now at our full complement of 12 Governors. 


In September this year, Jean Atkinson’s term of office as a Parent Governor will come to an end and we would like to thank her for the service she has given to the school as both a Governor and a helper.  This will create a vacancy for a Parent Governor and we will be sending out details of the process for the election of a new Parent Governor early in the new school year.  If you would like to know more about the role of a Governor, please contact me via the school.


We would like to wish all the Year 6 leavers continued success for the future in their chosen schools.

It remains for me to thank all of the helpers, parent, staff and Governors for their significant contributions during the year to the success of the school.  Please enjoy the summer break and we look forward to welcoming you all along with the new Year 3 pupils in September.